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Academy of Technology LogoIBM Fellow & IBM Distinguished Industry Leader; Chief Science Officer, Healthcare & Life Sciences Research
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  International Society for Computational Biology

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Ajay Royyuru serves as Chief Science Officer for Healthcare & Life Sciences research at IBM. This team, part of Accelerated Discovery mission in IBM Research, is actively pursuing high quality science, developing novel technologies and achieving translational insights across this industry, including areas of cancer, cardiovascular & metabolic, neurological & mental health, immunological & infectious diseases. 

Working with institutions around the world, he pursues science and technology approaches to accelerating discovery in healthcare and life sciences. Ajay has authored numerous research publications and several patents in structural and computational biology. His work has featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, Forbes, Scientific American, Nature Medicine, and Nature news articles.

After his undergraduate 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.

In 2016 Ajay was named an IBM Fellow, the company's pre-eminent technical distinction. In 2021 he was named an IBM Distinguished Industry Leader. He is the first IBMer with dual distinction of highest technical and highest industry expertise in the company. Ajay is a member of International Society for Computational Biology.