M. Ilyas Kamboh
M. Ilyas Kamboh is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pa, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in human genetics from the Australian National University in 1984. He started his academic career in 1985 as a Research Associate (Postdoc) at the same department, where he hold his current position as a Tenured Professor since January 1997. Dr. Kamboh is a molecular geneticist/genetic epidemiologist and the Director of the Human Genetics Molecular Laboratory. He has about 25 years experience working on the genetics of common diseases of public health importance, including coronary artery disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and lupus. Dr. Kamboh’s research has been continuously funded by the US National Institutes of Health’s highly competitive grants awarding mechanism since 1991 and thus far he has received several grant awards worth more than $27 million. He has published more than 230 scientific articles about his research in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Moreover, he has supervised the thesis/dissertation work of more than 25 M.S. and Ph.D. degree students and also mentored several postdoctoral fellows at his laboratory. Dr. Kamboh is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and a Founding Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Alzheimer's Cure Foundation. He is also a Member of the Delta Omega Omicron, Public Health National Honor Society. He has served on a number of US National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Ethnicity and Disease (1991–1993) and Human Biology (1994–2008) journals, and currently, he is an Associate Editor of the Annals of Human Genetics and also serving as an Editorial Board Member of the Open Genomics Journal, Open Rheumatology Journal, Open Geriatric Medicine Journal, and Open Translational Medicine Journal. He is also on the International Advisory Board of the Journal of the Dow University of Health Sciences.
Biography Updated on 22 February 2009