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Name: Ankur Krishnan

Email Address: ankur.krishnan@mail.mcgill.ca

Position: Research Assistant 

Biography:

Ankur completed his undergraduate studies in Biotechnology followed by a graduate degree in Forensic Science, in India. He then worked as an Assistant editor in the Journals Editorial department of Taylor and Francis India. A graduate degree in Applied Biotechnology beckoned him to Montreal and during his graduate studies he worked on genetic analysis and metabolomics of schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders and depression. Currently, as a Clinical Research Assistant in the DEPRESSD team (Dr. Thombs lab), he is working on various projects as a part of systematic reviews and individual patient data meta-analyses (IPD-MA) to investigate and elucidate various diagnostic aspects of different depression screening tools.

Awards:

- Lectureship Position. Qualified through the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam. India, December 2014

Publications:

Trakadis YJ, Sardaar S, Chen A, Fulginiti V, Krishnan A. Machine Learning in Schizophrenia Genomics, A Case‐control Study Using 5,090 Exomes. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 2018; doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32638. [Epub ahead of print]

MacDonald K, Krishnan A, Cervenka E, Hu G, Guadagno E, Trakadis Y. Biomarkers for major depressive and bipolar disorders using metabolomics: a systematic review. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. Accepted for publication.

Presentations:

Krishnan A. Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research on Human Participants. National Seminar – Anthropology of Cardiometabolic Adversities 2015, Delhi, India. September 2015.