Garg Joins UAMS Myeloma Institute as Research Professor

By Jon Parham

Garg, appointed as a research professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Myeloma Institute in 2009. He works with Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and director of clinical research for the Myeloma Institute, on research on natural killer cell therapy development for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood’s plasma cells.

Garg earned his doctorate in zoology in 1992 from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Before completing his postdoctoral fellowship at the Myeloma Institute, he completed a fellowship in 2005 in the UAMS Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences.

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