Aravinda Chakravarti

Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics; Professor, Institute for Systems Genetics; Professor, Department of MedicineNYU Langone Health

Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Molecular Biology & Genetics, and, Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was the 2008 President of the American Society of Human Genetics, and has been elected to the US National Academy of Science, the US National Academy of Medicine, the Indian National Academy of Sciences and the Indian Academy of Sciences. He has been a key participant and architect of the Human Genome, HapMap and 1000 Genomes project. His research is aimed at genome-scale analysis of humans and computational analysis of gene variation and function to understand the molecular genetic basis of complex human disease. For his contributions to human genetics and genomics he was awarded the William Allan Award in 2013 by the American Society of Human Genetics.

Aravinda Chakravarti received his doctoral degree in human genetics in 1979 and started his faculty career at the University of Pittsburgh (1980 – 1993), was the James H. Jewell Professor of Genetics at Case Western Reserve University (1994-2000), and the inaugural Director and Henry J. Knott Professor of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins (2000-2007). He is one of the founding Editors-in-Chief of Genome Research and Annual Reviews of Genomics & Human Genetics, and serves on the boards of numerous private Institutes and charities, international journals, academic societies, the NIH and biotechnology companies.