Ulhas P. Naik, Ph.D. FAHA received his undergraduate degree from the University of Bombay in Bombay, India. He was awarded a M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bombay where he received a Gold Medal. He obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Bombay.
He was a postdoctoral fellow in Cardiovascular Biology at the Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY. He then moved to Downstate Medical College, Brooklyn New York, where he was a Presidential Scholar and also received the Ella Fitzgerald Fellowship for Research from the American Heart Association. He moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Research Assistant Professor, where he received the Young Investigator Award in thrombosis from the American Heart Association. In 1998, Dr. Naik joined the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, and moved his way up to a full Professor in 2007. In 2009 he started the Delaware Cardiovascular Research Center and became the founding Director. In 2014, he moved to Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia as Professor of Medicine to establish a Cardeza Center for Vascular Biology Research. He is currently the founding Director of the Center and also the Associate Director of Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research. He has authored more than 90 original scientific publications, largely devoted to the study of cell adhesion mechanisms. He has served on numerous Federal and non-Federal peer review committees. Dr. Naik has served as a Managing Editor of the Frontiers in Bioscience and on the editorial boards of Blood, Cell Adhesion and Migration, the Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis Journal, and the Journal of Signal Transduction. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association. He has received numerous honors including the Mario Toppo Distinguished Scientist Award, ASIOA Service Award, Juan Villamarin Mentor of the Year Award, and Delaware INBRE Leadership Award. At Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Naik was nominated twice for the Distinguished Mentor of the Year Award in 2015 and 2018. He received Dean’s Transformational Science Award two years in a row, 2017 and 2018