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Manoj M Pillai, MBBS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

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Manoj M Pillai, MBBS

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I am a physician scientist with an interest in the regulation of hematopoiesis in the laboratory. Our group is specifically interested in how RNA mechanisms are important in normal bone marrow physiology and how it is altered in clonal myeloid disorders. Genome-wide transcriptomic techniques are used for these studies.

As a practicing hematologist, I see patients on the inpatient leukemia floor and stem cell transplant floor at the Yale New Haven Hospital.

Education & Training

  • Instructor and Research Associate
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (2008)
  • Fellow
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/ University of Washington (2005)
  • Resident
    Baylor College of Medicine (2002)
  • MBBS
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1998)

Honors & Recognition

Cancer Research Fellow of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States2005
Travel Grant, American Society of Hematology2004
NIH/NCI Training Grant, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington2003
Sir Dorabji Tata Prize for Best Undergraduate in Biochemistry1994
8th position nationwide in All India Central Board of Secondary Education’s Pre-Medical Examination1992
National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) Scholar, National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT), India1990

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