Mumtaz Anwar, Ph.D., is currently an assistant professor (research) at the Department of Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago, USA. Dr. Anwar obtained his Ph.D. in Cancer Biology and Molecular Epigenetics at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. His Ph.D. thesis concerned the investigation of the Wnt signaling pathway in search of new tumor prognostics and biomarkers in colorectal cancer. After completing his Ph.D., he studied epigenetic approaches and other molecular cell signaling mechanisms (in vitro and in vivo) in the context of vascular biology of the lungs at the University of Illinois Chicago. He is a member of various scientific organizations and societies including the American Heart Association (AHA), American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO), and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). He is the recipient of various awards including the Outstanding Young Investigator Travel Award.