Dr Ashwin Dalal is a recipient of Gold Medal in his MBBS exams. He did his post graduation in Pediatrics from Goa Medical College, Goa and DM in Medical Genetics from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. He joined the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India as Head of Diagnostics Division in April 2007. He has published more than 100 papers in National and International journals. He has completed six extramural research projects from various funding agencies like DBT, ICMR, DST and his research interests include delineation of dysmorphic syndromes, mapping of genes for single gene disorders and molecular analysis of genetic diseases. He is founding member and past Secretary of Society for Indian Academy of Medical Genetics. He is also interested in teaching medical genetics and has conducted lectures in local medical colleges and national conferences.