Dr. M. Ilyas Kamboh is a Professor and the former Chair (2005-2013) of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, USA. He also holds a secondary position of Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health and a Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine. Professor,
He received his MSc degree in 1979 from the Government College (Government College University), Lahore, Pakistan with high distinction and PhD degree in human genetics from the Australian National University in 1984. He started his academic career in 1985 as a Research Associate (post-doc) in the same department where he hold his current position as Tenured Professor since January 1997.
Dr. Kamboh is a molecular geneticist/genetic epidemiologist. He directs a human genetics molecular laboratory in the Department of Human Genetics and is the director of the Neurogenetics Core of the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He has ~30 years of 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 research grant awards worth of $30 million. Dr. Kamboh is a world renowned scientist and has published more than 300 scientific research articles and his team has contributed in the identification of several novel genes for Alzheimer’s disease and lupus. Dr. Kamboh has supervised the thesis/dissertation work of ~40 master and PhD students and also mentored several postdoctoral fellows in his lab.
Dr. Kamboh is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and a founding member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Cure Alzheimer 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, including a chartered member on the “Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology (formerly Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases)” Study Section. He has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including Ethnicity and Disease (1991-1993), Human Biology (1994-2008), BioMed Research International (2009-Present), Journal of the Dow University of Health Sciences (2007-Prsent) and American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease (2012-Present). He has served an Associate Editor of Annals of Human Genetics (2003-2013) and is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (2015-Present). Dr. Kamboh is the Founding Editor-In-Chief of Current Genetic Medicine Reports (2012-Present).