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Akhilesh Pandey, M.D., Ph.D. is currently a Professor at the Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Departments of Biological Chemistry, Oncology and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He obtained his M.D. from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and completed his residency in Pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He obtained his Ph.D. in the laboratory of Vishva Dixit at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1995 and carried out his Postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Harvey Lodish at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1996-1999. He was a Visiting Scientist with Matthias Mann at the University of Southern Denmark from 1999-2002 before joining Johns Hopkins in 2002.
Dr. Pandey developed the SILAC method in Matthias Mann's laboratory and continues to apply this technique in many areas including signaling and biomarker discovery. Dr. Pandey's laboratory is known for taking a systems biology approach by combining many 'Omics' technologies. He has received numerous prestigious awards including the Experimental Pathologist-In-Training Award by the American Society for Investigative Pathology, Howard Temin Award from the National Cancer Institute, Sidney Kimmel Scholar Award by the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research and the Beckman Young Investigator Award by Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. He has recently received the Era of Hope Scholar Award by the Department of Defense which is "intended for exceptionally talented, early-career scientists who have demonstrated that they are the best and the brightest in their field(s) through extraordinary creativity, vision, and productivity, and who have shown a strong potential for leadership in the breast cancer community as well as a vision for the eradication of breast cancer." He is a past Editorial Board member of Genome Research and BMC Bioinformatics and currently serves as an Editorial Board member of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Journal of Proteome Research, Proteomics, Clinical Proteomics, Journal of Translational Medicine and DNA Research and as an Associate Editor of Journal of Proteomics. He is also the Founder and Director of the Institute of Bioinformatics, a non-profit research institute in Bangalore, India.

+1 410-502-6662 pandey at jhmi dot edu

Xinyan Wu, Ph.D. is an instructor in Dr. Pandey's lab. He obtained his Ph.D. from Shanghai Institute of Hematology at Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he studied breast cancer biology as a postdoctoral follow at the Breast Cancer Research Program of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In Dr. Pandey's lab, he continues to pursue his study of breast cancer using molecular biology and proteomic approaches to identify biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
+1 410-502-6665 xinyan at jhmi dot edu

Jun Zhong, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. He carried out his graduate studies on characterization of signal transduction pathways activated by a key cytokine receptor, TSLPR, which is involved in the pathogenesis of asthma and leukemia, by combining molecular biology techniques with quantitative mass spectrometry. He is interested in refining phosphoproteomic methodologies and applying them to study signaling pathways activated by a number of cytokines in a systematic and global fashion.
+1 410-502-3194 jzhong at jhmi dot edu

Tai-Chung Huang, M.D. obtained his M.D. from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan and completed his residency in internal medicine and a research fellowship in hematology and bone marrow transplantation at the National Taiwan University Hospital. He was an Attending Physician in the Division of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the National Taiwan University Hospital before joining the Human Genetics Program at Johns Hopkins University. He is investigating the functions of dicer and using proteomic methods to identify miRNA targets.
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Min-Sik Kim, Ph.D. obtained his M.Sc. degree in Physical Chemistry from Korea University, in Seoul, South Korea where he used Fourier Transform mass spectrometry for proteomics. He obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Biological Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is applying mass spectrometry to a number of areas of medicine and biology.

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Pamela Leal-Rojas, Ph.D. obtained her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from University of La Frontera in Temuco, Chile. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Molecular Pathology Lab, CEGIN-BIOREN, University of La Frontera and her principal focus is study the gallbladder cancer molecular biology. As a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Pandey's lab, she is currently working on a joint project with the Chilean Funding Agency (FONDECYT) for the identification and validation of biomarkers for early diagnosis of gallbladder cancer in Chilean patients using quantitative proteomics.

+1 410-502-3194 plealr at jhmi dot edu

Chan-Hyun Na, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. from POSTECH, South Korea. He studied ubiquitin biology using proteomic approaches as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Profs. Ted and Valina Dawson in the Institute of Cell Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is collaborating with the Pandey Lab to incorporate proteomic approaches to understand the molecular basis of Parkinson's disease.

+1 410-502-3194 chanhyun at jhmi dot edu

Mustafa A. Barbhuiya, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Centre for Genomics at Jiwaji University in India. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Profs. Ted and Valina Dawson in the Institute of Cell Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is collaborating with the Pandey Lab to incorporate mass spectrometric analysis to understand the molecular basis of Parkinson's disease.

+1 410-502-3194 mustafa at jhmi dot edu

Chris Mitchell obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is interested in utilizing both computational as well as experimental biology approaches to address biomedical research questions. He is currently involved in analyzing structural variations in individual human genome sequences. He is also using proteomic approaches to study cytokine signaling pathways.

+1 410-502-6665 cmitch48 at jhmi dot edu

Saddiq Zahari obtained his B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the University of Nottingham in England and his M.A. in Biotechnology from Columbia University in New York. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is interested in identifying biomarkers and therapeutic targets in various cancers using molecular biology and proteomic approaches.

+1 410-502-6665 saddiq at jhmi dot edu

Sneha M. Pinto obtained her M.Sc. degree in Medical Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University in India. She is pursuing her Ph.D. at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India and is currently working on a joint project with the laboratory of Dr. Anirban Maitra to study pancreatic cancer using proteomic approaches.

+1 410-502-6665 pinto at jhmi dot edu

Raja Sekhar Nirujogi obtained his M.Sc. degree in Human Genetics from Andhra University in India. He is pursuing his Ph.D. at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India. He is currently working with Dr. Richard Huganir in the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins and is collaborating with the Pandey lab to study protein turnover in brain synaptosomes using SILAC mice.

+1 410-502-6665 raja at jhmi dot edu

Srikanth S. Manda obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in India. He is pursuing his Ph.D. at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India. He is currently working with Dr. Ted Dawson in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins and is collaborating with the Pandey lab on computational analysis and interpretation of proteomics and next-generation sequencing data.

+1 410-502-6665 srikanth at jhmi dot edu