Akhilesh Pandey, M.D., Ph.D. 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 oversee a systems biology laboratory. Prior to joing Mayo Clinic he was 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.

+1 507-293-9564 pandey.akhilesh at mayo dot edu

Xinyan Wu, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic he was an Instructor in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins Univerisyt School of Medicine. 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.

+1 507-293-9614 wu.xinyan at mayo 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.

+1 507-293-9900 byeon.seulkee at mayo 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.

+1 507-293-9613 renuse.santosh at mayo 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).

+1 507-293-9900 udainiya.savita at mayo 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.

+1 507-293-9900 madugundu.anil at mayo dot edu