Though he’s only 35 years old, Akhilesh Pandey says he has long been plagued by the question, “Just how many human proteins are there anyway?” Now the India-born biochemist, who studied under Harvey Lodish at MIT and Matthias Mann at the University of Southern Denmark, says if anyone is going to settle the protein-count question once and for all, it will be him and his team.

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