Aravinda Chakravarti

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Aravinda Chakravarti
Dr. Aravinda Chakravarti in 2018
Born (1954-02-06) 6 February 1954 (age 64) [1]
Calcutta, India
United States
Alma materIndian Statistical Institute
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
AwardsWilliam Allan Award (2013) [2]
Scientific career
InstitutionsJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
University of Pittsburgh
The Pennsylvania State University
University of Washington
ThesisThe Utility of Linked Marker Genes in Genetic Counseling [1] (1979)

Aravinda Chakravarti (born 6 February 1954, Calcutta) is a human geneticist, an expert in computational biology and the 2008 President of the American Society of Human Genetics.[3][4]

Dr. Chakravarti's research work has involved the elucidation of the genetics and molecular basis of human disease, primarily complex diseases, and includes both experimental and quantitative (statistical and computational) approaches. This work has, over the past 20 years, focused also on the development and application of numerous genetic and genome–wide tools to questions of human disease etiology.

Dr. Chakravarti served since 2000 as director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and since 2007 as director of the Center for Complex Disease Genomics. He became director of the Center For Human Genetics & Genomics at New York University on 2 April 2nd, 2018.




  1. ^ a b "Aravinda Chakravarti: CV".
  2. ^ a b "ASHG award winnres: William Allan Award".
  3. ^ "Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD: ASHG Past President (2008)". Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2009.
  4. ^ Aravinda Chakravarti Named Head of Genetic Medicine Institute Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.