Dr. Auinash Kalsotra

Principal Investigator

Phone: (217) 300-7654

Email: kalsotra@illinois.edu

Mail: 461 MSB
506 South Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

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Auinash's CV


• Department of Biochemistry

School of Molecular and Cell Biology

• Department of Medical Biochemistry

College of Medicine

• The Institute for Genomic Biology

• Chemical Biology training program


• Basil O'Connor Research Award from March of Dimes Foundation (2014)

• Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Young Investigator Award (2013)

• Scientist Development Award, American Heart Association (2011)

• Post-doctoral Fellowship, Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (2009)

• President Research Scholarship, Univ. of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center (2005)

• Dean’s Excellence in Research Award, Univ. of Texas (2004)

• Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Harry S. and Isabel Cameron Foundation (2003)


Auinash (aka Nash) received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. He got his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology working with Dr. Henry W. Strobel at the University of Texas and MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he studied the role of cytochromes P450 in progression and resolution of inflammation. During his postdoctoral work with Dr. Thomas A. Cooper at Baylor College of Medicine, he identified a conserved program of alternative splicing regulation that propels vertebrate heart development.

In late 2012, Auinash started his own research group in the department of Biochemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications, invited book chapters and review articles. In his free time, Auinash likes to travel, play harmonium and ride on his Suzuki LS650.