Vamsi Mootha

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Who is Vamsi Mootha?

Vamsi Mootha is an Indian-American physician-scientist and computational biologist. He is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor of Systems Biology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is based in the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute.

He is a 2004 recipient of the Macarthur Foundation "genius award" for his contributions to mitochondrial biology and genomics. He received the 2008 Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation from the American Philosophical Society. Dr Mootha is also the recipient of the 2014 Padma Shri, from Republic Of India, the fourth highest civilian honor for his contribution towards biomedical research.

He received his BS in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford University and his M.D. from Harvard University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and then pursued postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research.

He was raised in Beaumont, Texas, USA.

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on July 23, 2013


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