Dr. Ashok Jain

Title: Biology Professor, Pre-Medical Advisor, Program Coordinator
Company: Albany State University
Location: Albany, Georgia

Dr. Ashok Jain, Biology Professor, Pre-Medical Advisor, and Program Coordinator at Albany State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care education.

An accomplished medical educator, Dr. Jain has found success with Albany State University since 2005. He began as an associate professor, a position he held until 2020, and served as a pre-medical advisor from 2006 to 2010. Since 2014, he has once again served as a pre-medical advisor. Dr. Jain has also been a biology professor with the university since 2010 and a program coordinator since 2009. Prior to his work at Albany State University, he was a research scientist at Florida A&M University from 2003 to 2005, an associate in research at the same institution from 1997 to 2003, and a research associate at the University of Georgia in 1997. Dr. Jain began his career as a research associate at Texas A&M University in 1995 and as a senior research officer and program leader for the molecular biology division of the Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute in India from 1996 to 1997.

To prepare for his career as a health care educator and researcher, Dr. Jain attended Agra University, now Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, and earned a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences in 1976. In 1978, he earned a Master of Science in plant science, and in 1983 he graduated from Agra University with a Doctor of Philosophy in genetics and plant breeding. Dr. Jain immigrated to the United States in 1993. For his accomplishments, he has been named Researcher of the Year at Albany State University in 2012 and 2017 and was additionally named Teacher of the Year by the university’s department of natural sciences in 2009. In 2008, the Albany State University College of Sciences and Health Professions named him Teacher of the Year. Dr. Jain has been a member of the American Association for Cancer Research since 2010 and was previously affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Council on Undergraduate Research, the International Grape Genome Consortium, and the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, among further professional associations.

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