Vamsi Mootha

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Vamsi K Mootha
Native name వంశీ మూతా
Born 1971
Kakinada, India
Residence Boston, Massachusetts
Citizenship United States
Education M.D.
Alma mater Stanford University
Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Occupation Professor
Employer Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Vamsi K Mootha (Telugu: వంశీ మూతా) 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.[1]

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 from the American Philosophical Society and a 2014 Padma Shri Award from the Republic of India, one of the highest civilian awards given by the Indian government. [2][3][4][5] He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2014. In 2016, he was awarded the King Faisal International Prize for Science [6]

Mootha 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.[7]