Akshay Anand graduated from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). After obtaining his post doctoral training at Department of Immunopathology in the same Institute he joined the University of Kentucky as Scientist II. After serving there for two years, he returned to join faculty of Department of Neurology PGIMER. Dr Anand is a research improvement specialist who is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration utilizing invitro, invivo, alternative and biotherapeutic approaches. His other researchinterests range from analyzing the role of genetic and other risk factors that modify ALSand AMD to screening of novel drugs for memory enhancement. He has also been involved in the discovery of animal model of AMD published in Nature Medicine. Dr Anand wasselected of ICMR Amrut Mody Unichem Prize- 2012, Annual PGI faculty award-2013, 2014, Sardar Vallabhabhi Patel Foundation9th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award, 2014, Scopus Young Scientist Award Runner up, National Academy of Sciences India, New Delhi, 2012, ICMR Shankuntla Amir Chand Award (2010), Young Scientist Award from DAE (2005), Retina Research Foundation / Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Award (2003), served as Judge at ISEF, USA (2002-3), obtained over 2 dozen International travel awards besides mentoring PhD students to lead the Swacch Bharat campaign for which the team was awarded the Bharat Nirman Award in the Behavioral change category by Ministry of Science and Technology(2017).