Dr.P. Sundaresan, heads the Department of Genetics, Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India. His research focuses on the Molecular Genetics on Inherited Eye diseases, Identification of candidate genes for eye diseases and developing Genetic tests for inherited eye diseases. He has published over 130 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. He has four Nature Genetics publications on genetics of Corneal endothelial dystrophy, PACG and PXF. He guided 16 Ph.D . He has been awarded the biotechnology overseas associateship award for the academic year 2005-2006 and CREST AWARD in 2010-2011 from Ministry of Science and Technology, DBT, Govt.of India. He received two ICMR awards 1. Biomedical research scientist award and prize (2006) for his contributions in the field of Molecular Genetics of inherited eye diseases 2. Biomedical research conducted in undeveloped areas (2009) and also received TamilNadu Scientist award (TANSA 2013) under the discipline Biological Sciences. In addition, Dr.P.Sundaresan received Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award (Medical Council of India) for 2010 from Honourable President of India.