Pinaki Sarder PhD

Pinaki Sarder

Pinaki Sarder
PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Bioinformatics; Biomedical Image Analysis; Biomedical Imaging; Digital Pathology; Image Analysis; Machine Learning; Quantitative Histology

Contact Information
Room 4204
Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
955 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-2265
Fax: 716-829-2725
pinakisa@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

We develop novel computational methods to study and understand tissue micro-anatomy using multi-modal whole-slide microscopy images as well as associated genomic datasets. Our method facilitates decision making in a clinical work-flow (both for diagnosis and predicting progression of diseases), and also allows studying fundamental systems biology of disease dynamics. Currently, our major focus involves studying diabetic kidney diseases in mouse models and human samples.

Education and Training:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Optical Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine (2015)
  • Fellowship, Biostatistics, Harvard University, School of Public Health (2011)
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis (2010)
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis (2010)
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2003)

Employment:

  • Assistant Professor, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2015-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • Recipient, University at Buffalo Exceptional Scholars - Young Investigator Award (2018)
  • Marshal, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington University in St. Louis, Commencement (2010)
  • Recipient, Imaging Sciences Pathway program Graduate Student Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine (2007)

Research Expertise:

  • Digital Pathology
  • Image Analysis
  • Image Processing

Research Centers:

  • Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
  • Center for Computational Research (CCR)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2018–July 2023
    R01: Computational Imaging of Renal Structures for Diagnosing Diabetic Nephropathy
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,485,400
  • April 2019–March 2020
    Computational Analysis of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Lupus Nephritis Renal Biopsies
    CKD Biomarkers Consortium Pilot and Feasibility Program
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $75,000
  • November 2017–October 2019
    Computational Imaging of Renal Structures for Diagnosing Diabetic Nephropathy
    DiaComp Pilot & Feasibility Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $100,000

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Sarder P, Zhang W, Cobb JP, Nehorai A. Gene reachability using Page ranking on gene co-expression networks. Link Mining: Models, Algorithms, and Applications. 2010.

Presentations:

  • "AI for Biomedical & Clinical Applications: A Key for the Next Generation Renaissance Scientists" Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Introduction to digital pathology using examples from renal pathology" Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis (2018)
  • "Automated quantification of glomeruli features in renal pathology" SPIE Medical Imaging, SPIE, Digital Pathology (2016)

Service Activities:

  • Session: Computational Image Analysis: Shaping the Future of Nephropathology, The American Society of Nephrology's The Kidney Week 2019; Moderator (2019)
  • Program Chair, 32nd Conference on Graphics, Patterns, and Images, SIBGRAPI 2019; Chair (2019)
  • Program Committee, 2019 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing; Member (2019)
  • Plos One; Associate Editor (2018–2021)
  • Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Committee, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo; Department Representative (2015–present)

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Contact Information

Room 4204
Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
955 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-2265
Fax: 716-829-2725
pinakisa@buffalo.edu