Ajay Royyuru heads the Computational Biology Center at IBM Research, with research groups engaged in various projects at the intersection of life sciences and information technology, including genomics, protein science, systems biology, and bio-nanotechnology.
Working with biologists and institutions around the world, he is engaged in research that will advance personalized, information-based medicine. Ajay led the IBM Research team with National Geographic Society on the Genographic Project. Currently he is leading the research and development of a solution for genomics based personalization of cancer treatment. Ajay has authored numerous research publications and several patents in structural and computational biology.
After his bachelors and masters education in human biology and biophysics from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Ajay obtained his Ph. D. in molecular biology from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. He had postdoctoral training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York and a brief stint at scientific software development before joining IBM Research.