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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, Clinical Proteomics, Journal of Translational Medicine and DNA Research, an Associate Editor of Journal of Proteomics and a Senior Editor 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

Ratnam Bandaru, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Institute for Cell Engineering, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Center for Biotechnology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India. He then completed Postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and then he promoted as Research associate and Assistant Professor at the same department. His current research is to better understand metabolic alterations that occur in neurological infectious diseases. His current research is focused on the identification and validation of novel biomarkers for neurological disordered patients using Mass Spectrometry approaches.

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

Xinyan Wu, Ph.D. is an Instructor in the Department of Biological Chemistry. He obtained his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Shanghai Institute of Hematology Shanghai Second Medical University. Subsequently he joined Dr. Sara Sukumar's lab to study breast cancer biology as a postdoctoral fellow at the Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research interest is using mass spectrometry based proteomics, molecular and cellular biology approaches to study cancer signaling and identify novel therapeutic targets with a particular focus on breast cancer.

+1 410-502-6665 xinyan 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. After he moved to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a Postdoctoral Fellow, he incorporated proteomic approaches to understand the molecular basis of Parkinson's disease. He also studied on the annotation of alternative translation initiation sites using proteogenomic approaches. He is currently working as a Research Associate and the manager of the Center for Proteomics Discovery. He is closely collaborating with the Pandey Lab for proteogenomic projects as well as the development of new proteomic approaches.

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

Santosh Renuse, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India. He is applying Fourier transform mass spectrometry for top-down proteomics and for optimizing methods for studying multiple post-translational modifications. He is also analyzing signaling pathways using quantitative phosphoproteomics.

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

Ruiqiang Chen, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. from Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, China. He studied plant proteomics in University of Maryland, North Carolina University and Vanderbilt University as a postdoctoral fellow. He has specialty in bioinformatics and computer programming.

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

Daein Kim, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Burke. Subsequently he joined Dr. Kyle Roux’s group at Sanford Research as a postdoctoral fellow and played an instrumental role in the development of proximity-dependent biotin identification (BioID). His research interest is proteomic and cellular characterization of protein-protein interactions that potentially lead to great therapeutic breakthroughs in cancer treatment.

+1 410-502-6665 daein.kim at jhmi dot edu

Jevon Cutler obtained his B.Sc. degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon, Oregon. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Human Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is currently characterizing oncogenic signaling in leukemia using phosphoproteomic and protein-protein interaction based approaches.

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

Raiha Tahir obtained her B.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is currently characterizing oncogenic signaling in a number of biological systems.

+1 410-502-3194 rtahirr1 at jhmi dot edu

Gajanan sathe obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from University of Pune, India. He is pursuing his Ph.D. at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India. He is currently working with Dr. Abhay Moghekar in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins and is collaborating with the Pandey lab on proteomic analysis of CSF samples and brain tissues from various neurological disorders.

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

Snehal Raskar obtained her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Pune, India. She is involved in proteomics and bioinformatics projects.

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

Anil K. Madugundu obtained his M.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics from University of Hyderabad. He was a Senior Research Fellow at Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture in Hyderabad where he worked on the identification of abiotic stress-responsive genes in maize. He obtained the prestigious Bioinformatics National Certification and is funded by the BINC Junior Research Fellowship from DBT, Government of India. He is pursuing his Ph.D. at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India. He is currently working on computational analysis and interpretation of proteomics and next-generation sequencing data.

+1 410-502-3194 anil.madugundu at jhmi dot edu

Yaoyu Xu obtained his M.Sc. degree in Immunology from Soochow University, China. After his graduation, he worked as a Senior Clinical Laboratorian at Anyang Renmin Hospital. He conducted research in screening small molecular drugs on depression in East Tennessee State University, Tennessee. He is pursuing his Ph.D degree in the Immunology program at Peking Union Medical College, China. As a research trainee in Dr. Pandey’s laboratory, he is studying signaling cascades driven by tyrosine kinases in breast cancer using mass spectrometry-based proteomic approaches.

+1 410-502-6665 yxu82 at jhmi dot edu

Ye Liang obtained her B.S. degree from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Subsequently, she worked in the Pediatric Surgery Department as lab technician at Medical College of Wisconsin. She is currently pursuing her M.S. degree in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at Johns Hopkins University. She is involved in proteomic studies on breast cancer.

+1 410-502-6665 yliang25 at jhu dot edu