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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

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

Seul Kee Byeon, Ph.D. obtained her Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from Yonsei University, South Korea. Her research was focused on using flow field-flow fractionation and LC-MS for analysis of lipids from various biological samples including plasma, urine, and tissues. She is currently working in the Pandey Lab as a joint postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Abhay Moghekar in the Department of Neurology for proteomic analysis of various neurological disorders and to develop and apply novel methodologies for proteome and lipidome analysis.

+1 410-502-3194 seulkee 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

Savita Udainiya, Ph.D. obtained her Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India where she investigated molecular mechanisms of metastasis in cancer. Subsequently, she worked at Syngene International in Bangalore, India where she was involved in developing cell-based assays and screening of compounds. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow funded by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and is investigating signaling pathways in cancer using the CRISPR/Cas9 system and BioID with Biotinylation Site Identification Technology (BioSITe).

+1 410-502-6665 savita 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

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

Yunmei Wang obtained her M.D. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. Subsequently, she worked as a resident and as an Attending doctor in the Department of Oncology at the Shaanxi Province Tumor Hospital. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Oncology at Xi'an Jiaotong University. As a research trainee in Dr. Pandey's lab, she is involved in clinical proteomics including analysis of formalin-fixed (FFPE) tumor samples.

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

Hongming Song obtained his B.S. degree in Medicine from Weifang Medical University in China followed by an M.S. degree in Surgery from Tongji University. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Surgery at Tongji University School of Medicine in Shanghai, China. He is currently a Visiting Student in Dr. Pandey’s laboratory where he is characterizing alterations in breast cancer using genomic and proteomic approaches.

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

Xiangyu Wang obtained his medical degree from Harbin Medical University in China followed by specialization in Surgical Oncology from Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Peking Union Medical College. As a researcher in Dr. Pandey's lab, he is involved in studying breast cancer using proteomics.

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

Yaoyu Xu obtained his M.Sc. degree in Immunology from Soochow University in China. After graduating, he worked as a Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist at Anyang Renmin Hospital before moving to East Tennessee State University in Tennessee where he screened small molecule drugs for use in depression. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D degree in the Immunology program at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China. As a research trainee in Dr. Pandey’s laboratory, he is studying signaling pathways and protein-protein interactions in breast cancer using mass spectrometry-based proteomic approaches.

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

Jaehun Jung obtained his M.Sc. degree in Pharmacology from Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Proteomics, Lipidomics and Metabolomics at the Kyung Hee University in South Korea. As a research trainee in Dr. Pandey’s laboratory, he is developing novel methodologies for metabolome and lipidome analysis using mass spectrometry in addition to applying proteomics for studying post-translational modifications in the context of cancer signaling.

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