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Akhilesh Pandey M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Center for Individualized Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Founder and Director, Institute of Bioinformatics

Dr. Akhilesh Pandey obtained his medical degree from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and completed his residency in Pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A. in Molecular Biology. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Harvey Lodish at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A., where he used computational and molecular biology tools to clone and characterize a novel cytokine receptor. Later, as a Visiting Scientist in the group of Prof. Matthias Mann at the University of Southern Denmark, he developed the SILAC method for quantitative proteomics. He served as a Professor for 16 years at the McKusick- Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Departments of Biological Chemistry, Oncology and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

He is currently a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he oversees a systems biology laboratory. In proteomics, he has pioneered methods for quantitative proteomics, analysis of post-translational modifications, protein-protein interactions and proteogenomics. His interests are in developing novel assays for clinical diagnostics and in using systems biology approaches to study a variety of human diseases ranging from cancer and infectious diseases to inherited genetic disorders.

Dr. Pandey has received numerous prestigious awards including the Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award by the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) . He was named a Margdarshi Fellow by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance under which he has established a Center for Molecular Medicine at NIMHANS in Bangalore. He serves as an Editorial Board member of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Proteomics and Journal of Clinical Investigation and as an Associate Editor of Clinical Proteomics.