Pinaki Sarder

A biomedical imaging scientist, Pinaki Sarder, is an Assistant Professor of the Departments of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (primary),  Biomedical Engineering (adjunct),  and Biostatistics (adjunct) at University at Buffalo's (UB's) Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and School of Public Health and Health Professions.  Prior to joining his current position, Dr.  Sarder worked in three distinct domains: analytical statistical signal processing, experimental molecular imaging, and genomic data analysis; he has also collaborated with researchers from multiple disciplines, including theoretical and applied physics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and medicine, who have come from both academia and industry.  His current works take advantage of these experiences to bring together accurate tools for successfully executing the multidisciplinary goals of his research laboratory.

Academic Positions

  • Present 2015

    Assistant Professor

    University at Buffalo, Pathology & Anatomical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-15

    Postdoctoral training in Optical Radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

  • Research Fellow 2010-11

    Research fellowship in Biostatistics

    Harvard University School of Public Health

  • Ph.D. 2003-10

    Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical & Systems Engineering

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • M.Sc.2010

    Master of Science in Electrical & Systems Engineering

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • B.Tech.1999-03

    Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Honors & Awards

  • April 2017
    Travel Scholarship from Clinical and Translational Science Award Workforce Development Core, University at Buffalo – The State University of New York, to attend the 2017 Translational Science Meeting, Washington, DC, USA
  • 2012-13
    First author of one of the 10 best "Editors' Pick" articles in Biomicrofluidics journal from American Institute of Physics
  • September 2010
    Travel Grant Award from Foundation for the National Institutes of Health for 2010 Human Microbiome Research Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 2007
    Imaging Sciences Pathway program Graduate Student Fellowship Award at Washington University in St. Louis
    The Imaging Sciences Pathway is awarded to selected students in graduate programs in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL).  With over 40 mentors from 14 departments at WUSTL, the Pathway offers diverse, multidisciplinary opportunities.  Graduate students who complete training in the Imaging Sciences Pathway are poised to follow a unique career trajectory, which may involve imaging technology development, the chemistry and use of novel contrast agents, the visualization and manipulation of macromolecular complexes and organelles in cells and in animals, and the application of these technologies to the visualization of human disease states.  Awards in 2007 were supported by National Institute of Health under the training program titled as "21st-Century Imaging Sciences: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Training" (Project Number: T90DA022871).

Service Activities

  • February 2017
    Member, Program Committee, Visualization and Data Analysis 2017, Burlingame, USA
  • September 2015
  • 2015-Present
    Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
    Serves as liaison for the department to the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement, assists in developing strategies to promote the value of diversity and inclusion, provides support for search committees in applying best practices for attracting and developing an excellent and diverse faculty, and participates in outreach programs.