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Pravin D Potdar

Pravin D Potdar Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, India

Dr. Potdar is presently heading Department of Molecular Medicine & Biology for last 10 years. He has more than 30 years of research experience in the field of Cellular and Molecular Biology of cancer and other genetic disorders. He has worked as a Senior Scientist for 20 years at Cancer Research Institute (Present ACTRECT), Tata Memorial centre, Mumbai and done extensive research on establishing Biomarkers for early detection of lung and other cancers. Dr. Potdar is a fellow of National Institute of Health (NIH), USA and also worked as a faculty at M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas, USA for 2 and half years. He has cloned 3 Novel genes such as GGT-REL, KPL1 & KLP2 during his fellowship at NIH, USA. Dr. Potdar is a recipient of prestigious National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA award and a Birla Smarak Kosh, Mumbai award for his contribution in cancer research. He has visited several universities in USA including Dr. James Watson’s (Noble Laureate) laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. At Jaslok, Dr. Potdar has established a Molecular Diagnostics and Stem Cell Research laboratory and carrying out various Research Programs in the field of Cancer Research and Stem Cell Research. Dr. Potdar’s Laboratory is considered as a one of the reference laboratory for R&D in Molecular Medicine and Stem Cell Research. He has trained more than 400 students in this field in which almost 75 students done research projects under his guidance for their dissertations of their M.Sc., M.Tech, M. Pharm and DNB degrees from various universities from India & abroad. Many of his students are doing their further studies in USA, UK, Australia, Saudi Arabia etc. Dr. Potdar has published more than 55 papers in national & International journals in the field of cancer research & stem cell research in several Medical Journals all over the World. He has successfully sequenced BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and Wilson Diseases gene in his laboratory and discovered specific novel mutations in Indian population. At Jaslok Hospital, Dr. Potdar has established complete molecular diagnostic laboratory for cancer genes, Neurology, genetic disorders and infectious diseases. He has been associated with many organizations and hold positions in their committees. Dr. Potdar has honored with position of a Secretary for Scientific Advisory and Ethics Committee of Jaslok hospital for 5 years. He is presently “Vice President” of “Molecular Pathology Association of India (MPAI). Dr. Potdar is appointed as a reviewer for many national and international journals and attended several Conferences, Workshops and Seminars all over India and abroad. His name is also included in Marquis Who's Who in World” Book 2012. He has have been invited to be a member of organizing committees of one Cancer congress held in India and 3 Cancer congresses to be held in USA and Australia by OMICS group USA. Dr. Potdar is also appointed on an Editorial Board of 5 International Medical Journals. His profile & Publications are daily been viewed by several scientists all over the World on Research Gate. He has been invited as a member of delegation to visit Italian universities working in the field of Biotechnology, Stem cell & Regenerative medicine by Indo- Italian Chamber of Commerce (IICC), Mumbai in March 2015.

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