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September 15, 2012


NAME: Ajit P. Varki

CITIZENSHIP: United States

PERSONAL: Married – Nissi Mary Varki, 1975

Sarah Anna Varki, born 1984

ADDRESS: Univ. of California San Diego (UCSD)

CMM-East, Room 1065

9500 Gilman Drive MC 0687

La Jolla, CA 92093-0687

TELEPHONE: 1(858) 534-2214

FAX: 1(858) 534-5611



2008 – present Co-Director, UCSD /Salk Center for Academic Research Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA)

2006 – present Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine

1999 – present Co-Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center, UCSD

2003 – 10 Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Training, UCSD

1997 – 07 Coordinator, UCSD Project for Explaining the Origin of Humans

2001 – 06 Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UCSD

1991 – 06 Professor of Medicine, UCSD

1993 – 00 Member, Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UCSD

1998 – 99 President, American Society for Clinical Investigation

1996 – 97 Interim Director, UCSD Cancer Center

1996 President, Society for Glycobiology

1994 – 97 Associate Director for Basic Research, UCSD Cancer Center

1992 – 96 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical Investigation

1987 – 91 Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSD

1987 – 89 Co-Head, Division of Hematology-Oncology (Hematology) UCSD

1982 – 87 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Univ. of California, San Diego (UCSD)

1980 – 82 Instructor in Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine,

1978 – 82 Fellow in Hematology/Oncology, (S. Kornfeld Lab) Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

1977 – 78 Resident in Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

1976 – 77 Resident in Internal Medicine, Episcopal Hospital Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1976 Research Asst., Biochemistry Research Laboratories; University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.

1975 Resident Medical Officer, Dept. of Medicine Malankara Mission Hospital, Kolenchery, Kerala, India

1974 – 75 Rotating Internship, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore

1968 – 74 Christian Medical College, Vellore, India/University of Madras M.B.,B.S. (US M.D. equivalent), 1975

1964 – 67 Bishop Cotton Boys' High School, Bangalore, India

MEMBERSHIPS: American Academy of Arts and Sciences*

(*Elected) Institute of Medicine of the National Academies*

American Society for Clinical Investigation*

Association of American Physicians*

(**Invited) American Association for Cancer Research**

American Society of Primatologists**

American Society of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Biology

American Society for Cell Biology

American Society of Hematology

Society for Glycobiology

LICENSURE and State of Nebraska, 1976 #13480, State of Missouri, 1979 #R9122

CERTIFICATION: State of California, 1982 #A38950

American Boards in Internal Medicine (1980) Oncology (‘81) Hematology (‘82)

AWARDS/HONORS: Graduate Students Invited Lecture, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, May 2010

Bremer Foundation Lectureship, Ohio State University, May 2010

Irwin Goldstein Lectureship, University of Michigan, September 2009

Dean’s Distinguished Seminar, Univ. of Colorado at Denver, May 2009

12th Lectureship of Inst. of Cell and Developmental Bio., Stony Brook Univ., April 2009

Ranbaxy Research Award in Medical Sciences – Medical Research, 2007

International Glycoconjugate Organization (IGO) Award 2007

Elected member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2006

Distinguished Keynote Speaker, American Society for Human Genetics, October 2006

Keynote Speaker, GCRC 35th Anniversary Celebrations, Mayo Clinic, March 2006

Patrick Ledden Memorial Lecture, UC San Diego, May 2006

Honorary Distinguished Professorship, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2006

Karl Meyer Award, Society for Glycobiology, 2005

Elected member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005

Wenner-Gren Lecture, Stockholm University, 2005

Plenary Lecture, XVIII International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, 2005

Keynote Speaker, UCSD “All Graduate Student” Symposium, January, 2005

Glycoforum Lecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), September 2004

Plenary Lecture, 22nd International Carbohydrate Symposium, July 2004

Damodaran Memorial Lecture, University of Kerala, January 2004

Graduate Students Invited Lecture, University of Wisconsin, June 2003

Richard Winzler Lecture, Florida State University, April 2003

Distinguished City Lecture, CDFD/CCMB, Hyderabad, January 2003

Faculty Distinguished Lecturer, UC San Diego SOM, May 2000

Alumni Distinguished Lecturer, CMC Vellore, 2000

Elected President, American Society for Clinical Investigation, 1997

Glyco XIV Lecturer, International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, Zurich, 1997

University Lecturer, UT Southwestern, Dallas, 1997

Faculty Distinguished Lecturer, UC San Diego, La Jolla, February 1997

NIH MERIT Award, 1995-2005

Elected President, Society for Glycobiology,1995

Elected Chair, Gordon Conference on Glycobiology, 1995

Elected Member, Association of American Physicians, 1994

Latta Memorial Lecture, University of Nebraska, 1994

Elected Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 1991

Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation, 1987

American Cancer Society Senior Faculty Research Award, 1985-1990

NIH RO1 GM32373 1983-2009; NIH RO1 CA38701 1985-2010

VA Merit Review Award, 1988-1998

John A and George L. Hartford Fellow, 1982-1985

CAOG Annual Award, Houston, Texas, 1978

First rank in Medical School class, 1969-1974

Merck Award and M. David Memorial Gold Medal for the Most Outstanding Student of

the Graduating Class of 1974-75

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Award in Medicine University of Madras, 1975

Mary Israel Prize in Medicine, 1974

John S. Carman Gold medal in Surgery, 1974

Ida Scudder gold medal in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1974

TCF Silver Jubilee commemoration gold medal in Pediatrics, 1973

Professor Gault Prize in Pathology, 1972

Undergraduate Research Award, 1972

Devadatta Prize in Biochemistry, 1971

Paul Souri Gold Medal in Anatomy, 1971

First rank in High School class, 1964-1967

Appointed High School Head of Boarders, 1967

Appointed High School Chapel Prefect, 1966

ADVISORY BOARDS: National Chimpanzee Observatory Working Group (2005- )

National Advisory Committee, PubMed Central, NLM/NIH (2003-2006)

Scientific Advisory Board, University of Utah Cancer Center (2003- )

Scientific Advisory Board, GlycoMinds, Inc. (2001-2005)

Specialist Advisor, Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (2001- )

Scientific Advisory Board, Texas Biotech Corp, Inc. (1999-2004)

Scientific Advisory Board, Yerkes Primate Center (1997-2001)

Scientific Advisory Board, Oxford Glycosciences, Oxford, UK (1993-2001)

Scientific Advisory Board, NIH Center in Biomedical Complex Carbohydrates,

Univ. of Georgia (1993-1999)

Advisory Committee, Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, San Diego (1996-98)

Selection Jury, Massry Prize in Physiology and Medicine

PEER REVIEW: Consulting Editor, PloS Medicine (2004-2008)

Consulting Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation (1998-2006)

Contributing Editor, Current Protocols in Molecular Biology (1993- )

Editorial Board, Glycobiology (1990- )

Editorial Board, Journal of Biological Chemistry (1991-1992)

Pathobiochemistry Study Section Member, NIH (1987-1991)

MEETING Program Committee, 20th International Glycoconjugates Symposium, Puerto Rico, 2009

ORGANIZATION Program Committee, SialoGlyco International Conference, Russia, 2008

Role of Glycans in Hemostasis, Inflammation and Vascular Biology, Bethesda, MD, 2008

International Advisory Board, Fourth International Conference on Thrombosis and Program Committee, Hemostasis Issues in Cancer, Bergamo, Italy, 2007

Program Committee, International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, Australia, 2007

Program Committee, Sialoglycoscience 5th International Conference, 2006

Program Committee, International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, Florence, Italy, 2005

ASBMB Annual Meeting, Glycobiology Symposium, Co-Chair, San Diego, 2003

Program Committee, XVII International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, India, 2003

Program Committee, International Symposium on Glycosyltransferases, Sweden, 2002

Physician-Scientist Roundtable and Career Forum (Organizer/Chair)

Salk Institute/UCSD, “Days of Molecular Medicine” La Jolla, CA, 2002

Program Committee, ASCI/AAP Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL, 1999-2000

Organizing Committee Annual San Diego Glycobiology Symposium, 1998-present

Program Committee, International Symposium on Sialobiology, Taiwan, 1998

Program Committee, International Carbohydrate Symposium, San Diego, 1998

Program Committee, XIIIth. International Symposium on Glycoconjugates,

Zurich, Switzerland, 1997

Session Organizer, 17th Intl. Congress of IUBMB/ASBMB, San Francisco, 1997

Organizer, The JCI: Seven Decades of Biomedical Science, Washington DC, 1997

Program Committee, Society for Glycobiology, Boston, 1996

Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Glycobiology, Oxnard, CA, 1995

Vice -Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Glycoproteins and Glycolipids,

Ventura, CA, 1993

Session Organizer, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,

New Orleans, 1990

Session Organizer, The Protein Society Symposium, Seattle, WA, 1989

Session Organizer, Society for Complex Carbohydrates, Ann Arbor, MI, 1989

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Section Membership Panel, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2006-)

Expert Commentator, Science Magazine Video “Breakthrough of the Year” (Dec 2005)

Expert Commentator, KPBS, San Diego “These Days” (August 2005)

Expert Commentator, British Broadcasting Corporation (March 2005)

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Membership Committee (2005-)

Expert Commentator, NBC Nightly News (2005)

Expert Commentator, CNN Headline News (2005)

Member, UCSD Clinical Investigation Institute (CII) (2005-)

Expert Commentator, Oregon Public Broadcasting Series

"Rediscovering Biology: Human Evolution" (2004)

Co-Director, DOM Physician-Scientist Training Pathway (2002-2005)

UCSD SOM Institutional Awards Submission Selection Committee (2001-)

Department of Medicine Committee on Academic Privilege and Tenure

DOMCAP (2001-2003)

Chair, Commission for Enhancing Faculty Research Effectiveness (CEFREF)

UCSD SOM (2001-2003)

Steering Committee, Consortium for Functional Glycomics, (2001-2002)

Expert Commentator, National Public Radio, “Science Roundup”

Talk of the Nation/Science Friday (2002)

Expert Commentator, British Broadcasting Corporation

“Beyond the Genome” (2002)

Oncological Sciences Study Section Boundary Team, CSR, NIH (2001)

Member, Selection Committee for new JCI Editor (2000-2001)

Working Group on Glycobiology in Hematologic Diseases, NHLBI, NIH (2001)

Member, UCSD Institute for Molecular Medicine (2000-)

Consultant, San Diego Museum of Man, (May 2000)

NSF Special Panel on Frontiers in Glycosciences, (April 2000)

Expert Commentator, Discover Channel Canada (1999)

Executive Editor, “Essentials of Glycobiology” (a textbook on Glycobiology)

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (1999- )

Executive Committee, UCSD Generalist Physician-Scientist Training Program (1999-)

Expert Commentator, British Broadcasting Corporation (1999)

Affiliate Faculty, Living Links Center, Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA (1998- )

Invited Participant, NIH AIDS Vaccine Research Committee (1997)

Publications Committee, American Society of Hematology (1996-2000)

Chair, Selection Committee for new JCI Editor (1995-1996)

Member, MSTP (M.D./Ph.D.) Steering Committee, UCSD (1994- )

Chair, Graduate Programs Education Committee, UCSD SOM (1990-1992)

Chair, MSTP (M.D./Ph.D.) Selection Committee, UCSD SOM (1990-1992)

Member, UCSD Institute for Biomedical Engineering (1991- )

Member, UCSD Graduate Program in Molecular Pathology (1990- )

Program Director, NCI Training Program in Cancer Research, UCSD (1985-98)

Member, UCSD Center for Molecular Genetics (1987- )

Member, UCSD Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (1985- )

Member, UCSD Graduate Program in Neurosciences (1985- )

Member, UCSD Cancer Center (1982- )


1. Goldkrand, J.W., Varki, A.P., and McClurg, J.E.: Surface tension of amniotic fluid lipid extracts: prediction of pulmonary maturity. Amer. J. Obstet. Gyn. 28:591-596, 1977.

2. Goldkrand, J.W., Varki, A.P., and McClurg, J.E.: Rapid prediction of pulmonary maturity by amniotic fluid lipid globule formation. Obstet. Gyn. 50:191-196, 1977.

3. Varki, A.P., Roby, D.S., Watts, H., and Zatuchni, J.: Serum myoglobin in acute myocardial infarction: a clinical study and review of the literature. Amer. Heart J. 96:680-688, 1978.

4. Varki, A.P., Armitage, J.O., and Feagler, J.R.: Typhlitis in acute leukemia: successful treatment by early surgical intervention. Cancer 43:695-697, 1979.

5. Varki, A.P., Fritz, J.L., and Davis, R.B.: Effects of cervical dislocation on colony-forming cells in murine marrow culture. Exp. Hematol. 7:397-400, 1979.

6. Varki, A.P. and Puthuran, P.: Value of second lumbar puncture in confirming a diagnosis of aseptic meningitis: a prospective study. Arch. Neurol. 36:581-582, 1979.

7. Davis, H.D., Varki, A.P., Heaton, W. A., and Siegel, B.A.: Detection of accessory spleens with indium-111 labelled autologous platelets.
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