Anand Venkatraman - All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Research Associate at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Davee Department of Neurology



Current location

United States

Work category

Medical and Nursing


Higher Diploma

Trained at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Anand Venkatraman has conducted innovative research both in India and in the United States. Currently a research associate at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, he investigates a degenerative, progressive genetic disorder known as spinocerebellar ataxia, or SCA. To understand this coordination and movement disorder, Dr. Venkatraman conducts chemical, behavioral, and other genetic tests on mouse model subjects.

Anand Venkatraman's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Davee Department of Neurology - Research Associate

Researcher working on mouse model of a movement disorder.

Working on spinocerebellar ataxia. I handle this project and also manage much of the mouse colony. Procedures I perform include PCR, Immunohistochemistry, Behavioral studies on rodents, and Western Blotting.

Anand Venkatraman's Education and Qualifications


Higher Diploma - Medicine

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Among top students in my batch of 50. Admission is very selective. Shortlisted for best student medal in Psychiatry. Won multiple research related awards - Summer fellowship, STS, KVPY fellowship. Published multiple research and non-research papers. Obtained clinical and research experience outside India in leading American universities. Selected to represent India on a tour to South Korea. Invited to view Republic Day parade from the box of the Prime Minister of Inda in recognition of academic excellence.

Medical School

Anand Venkatraman's Additional Information



Debating - I won awards at many prestigious debates in school and in medical school. I was one of the winners in the Debate by the Delhi Medical Council on Doctors' payscales in 2008. I also organized and participated in several debates in AIIMS, especially during my tenure as Literary Secretary of the Students' Union. Writing many articles for school and college newsletters, magazines. Also wrote for National Medical Journal of India, one of India's leading medical publications. Also wrote an article for the Students' edition of the British Medical Journal.


2008-20¬11 Medical volunteer for the NGO EduHeal Foundation’s Delhi chapter. This foundation’s goal is promoting Health awareness and health education among the students of Delhi and surrounding areas, and conducting national level Olympiads in scientific subjects. It is run by the Director of one of India’s largest student-targeted publishing houses. As a major volunteer, I have given talks, and been invited to science shows in schools, and helped spread health awareness in many other ways. • Make A Wish Foundation India chapter- brief association in 2008 where I interfaced between volunteers of the foundation and the AIIMS Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery department. The foundation aims to provide gifts, toys and attempts to satisfy wishes of child patients being treated for cancers. Also participated actively in student-organized blood donation camps at AIIMS, and in popularizing eye donation among patients.