Ashikh Seethy completed his MBBS topping 4 subjects in the class, from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He cleared NEET-PG in the first attempt with 98.9 percentile, and joined for MD Biochemistry at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. His M.D. thesis was titled “Study of mutations [c.427A>G and c.506C>T], promoter hypermethylation and expression of Claudin-6 gene in breast cancer cell lines and breast cancer patients”, which he completed under the mentorship of Prof P.C. Ray.

He joined AIIMS New Delhi in 2016 as a Senior Resident in the Department of Biochemistry, and simultaneously enrolled in the PhD program of the Institute under the mentorship of Dr Subhradip Karmakar. The thesis addresses the role of TET2 gene in pathogenesis of Myelodysplastic Syndromes, with emphasis on genomic and transcriptomic alterations. He was also awarded Diplomate of National Board- DNB – in Biochemistry in 2017.

He has won 4 National level and 2 regional level quiz competitions in Biochemistry and allied areas. He has also won 3 awards for paper presentations at International/ National conferences. He has topped the AIIMS-New Delhi SRship exam, AIIMS-New Delhi PhD entrance exam, NEET-Super Specialty exam for DM courses (in the subject of Biochemistry) and has secured AIR-7 NEET-Super Specialty exam for DM/DNB Medical Genetics. He is the Associate Editor of Lippincott Illustrated Reviews – Biochemistry, South Asian Edition; he has contributed to 11 chapters in various subject textbooks and is a resource person in online courses like SWAYAM and e-PG-Pathshala by the Government of India. He has won the best journal club award by Department of Biochemistry – AIIMS, New Delhi in 2017. He was also acknowledged as a reviewer in Biochemistry by Stryer – 8th and 9th editions.

He has also served various roles including workshop coordinator, quiz-master, speaker, etc. in various National conferences. He also has research interest in genomics, medical genetics, and data mining and has 9 publications in international journals till date.

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