Dr. Udai Pandey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Human Genetics and Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Pandey’s laboratory is studying the molecular pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related motor neurons diseases. The Pandey lab developed mammalian neuronal and fly models of ALS that recapitulate several key pathological features of human disease such as neurodegeneration and behavioral defects. The Pandey lab is looking for genetic and small molecule modifiers of ALS in fly and mammalian neuronal models. He serves as an editorial board member for Scientific Reports, Plos One and American Journal of Neuroscience. He also serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals such as Nature Genetics, EMBO J, Human Molecular Genetics, Brain Research, Journal of Neuroscience, Plos Genetics etc. Dr. Pandey’s laboratory has been supported by the National Institute of Health and the Robert Packard Center for ALS at Johns Hopkins.