Dr. Baskar Ramdas received his PhD degree in Biochemistry from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India. In his doctoral training he expertized in diabetic animal models and studied how the maturation of red blood cells are affected in Type2 diabetics. His passion for blood cells motivated him to pursue his postdoctoral training in hematopoiesis and hematologic malignancies. During postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Prof. Reuben Kapur, he has studied the role of Rho kinases in oncogenic KIT and Flt3 receptor induced myeloproliferative neoplasms and acute myeloid leukemia. Dr. Baskar Ramdas is currently Assistant Research Professor, Program in Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Biology, Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis.