Biju received his veterinary medical training and a masters training in immunology from India. After working with Ranbaxy on New Drug Discovery Research for two years, he moved to New Zealand, where he received his PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Auckland. During his academic and industrial tenure, he established skill sets in the areas of molecular biology, microbiology, toxicology, vaccine /formulation development, drug discovery and molecular diagnostics. His current research interests include cancer immunology, drug discovery, microbiome, and nutritional interventions on the prevention, control and treatment of cancer and infectious diseases in humans and animals.
2013-2014 Lottery Health Research Grant (Value NZ$46800) at the University of Otago, New Zealand
2012-2013 Bayer-Bomac Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Otago, New Zealand
2006-2010 National Research Centre for Growth and Development & the Liggins Institute PhD Scholarship at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
2001-2003 Indian Veterinary Research Institute Junior Research Fellowship (IVRI-JRF) at IVRI, India
2017-2019 Research Fellow – The Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2013-2017 Research Fellow & Theme Leader – Biopharmaceutics & Veterinary Microbiology, Bayer Centre for Dairy Animal Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow – New Zealand’s National School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, New Zealand
2011-2011 Research Associate – The Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2010-2011 Molecular Scientist – Ministry for Primary Industries, Auckland, New Zealand
2004-2006 Research Scientist – New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Laboratories, India
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