Janai R. Carr-Ascher, M.D., Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Janai R. Carr-Ascher, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in Residence

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Molecular Biology/Medicine


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Carr-Ascher is committed to providing comprehensive and innovative care for her patients. She believes that compassion, honesty, and shared decision making are the cornerstones of medical practice. Dr. Carr-Ascher focuses on treating the whole patient while providing high quality evidence based care. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Carr-Ascher is a medical oncologist providing care for adults with cancer. She has an expertise and clinical focus on sarcomas, tumors of connective tissue. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Carr-Ascher's research focuses on understanding the biology of sarcoma with the goal of identifying new treatment options. She is working to characterize new ways of studying sarcoma development and metastasis. 


Hematology and Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of California San Diego, San Diego CA 2002

Medical School

M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL 2013

Other School

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL 2013


Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2013-2015


Hematology/Oncology, UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2015-2019

Chief Fellow, UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) program, 2018

Resident Teaching Award, 2017

UIC College of Medicine Research Forum Award, 2009

National Ruth Kirshstein Service Award, F31, National Cancer Institute, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

National Academy of Science Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow, 2005, 2006, 2007

Mukhopadhyay NK, Chand V, Pandey A, Kopanja D, Carr JR, Chen Y, Liao X, Raychaudhuri P. Plk1 Regulates the Repressor Function of FoxM1b by Inhibiting its Interaction with the Retinoblastoma Protein. Scientific Reports. 2017 April;7(46017).

Kopanja D, Pandey A, Kiefer M, Wang Z, Chandan N, Carr JR, Franks R, Yu D, Guzman G, Maker A, Raychaudhuri P. Essential Roles of FoxM1 in Ras-Induced Liver Cancer Progression and in Cancer Cells with Stem Cell Features. Journal of Hepatology. 2015 Aug;63(2):429-436. 

Wang Z, Zheng Y, Park HJ, Li J, Carr JR, Chen YJ, Kiefer MM, Kopanja D, Bagchi S, Tyner AL, Raychaudhuri, P. Targeting FoxM1 Effectively Retards p53-null Lymphoma and Sarcoma. Mol Cancer Therapy. 2013 Feb 20. 

Carr JR, Kiefer MM, Park HJ, Li J, Wang Z, Fontanarosa J, DeWaal D, Kopanga D, Benevolenskya E, Guzman G, Raychaudhuri P. FoxM1 Regulates Mammary Luminal Cell Fate. Cell Reports. 2012 June;1(6):715-729.

Wang Z, Park HJ, Carr JR, Chen YJ, Zheng Y, Li J, Tyner AL, Costa RH, Bagchi S, Raychaudhuri P. FoxM1 in Tumorigenicity of the Neuroblastoma Cells and Renewal of the Neural Progenitors. Cancer Research. 2011 June;71(12):4292-302. 

Park HJ, Gusarova G, Wang Z, Carr JR, Li J, Kim KH, Qiu J., Park YD, Williamson PR, Hay N, Tyner AL, Lau LF, Costa RH, Raychaudhuri P. Deregulation of FoxM1b Leads to Tumor Metastasis. EMBO Mol Med. 2011 Jan;3(1):2134.

Carr JR, Park HJ, Wang Z, Kiefer M, and Raychaudhuri P. FoxM1 Mediates Resistance to Herceptin and Paclitaxel. Cancer Research. 2010 June;70(12):5054-63. 

Park H., Carr J., Wang Z., Nogueira V., Hay N., Tyner A., Lau L., Costa R., and Raychaudhuri P. FoxM1, a critical regulator of oxidative stress during oncogenesis. EMBO Journal. 2009 Oct;28(19):2908-18. 

Oppegard S, Nam K, Carr J, Skaalure S, Eddington D. Modulating temporal and spatial oxygenation over adherent cellular cultures. PLOS Biology. 2009 Sept;4(9):e6891.