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Dr. Vijay Kuchroo

Independent and Non-Executive Director

Dr. Vijay Kuchroo - Biocon

Dr. Vijay Kuchroo

Independent and Non-Executive Director

Member of the Board of Directors since 2015
Year of birth: 1955

Professional Experience

  • Samuel L. Wasserstrom Professor of Neurology and Director of Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School
  • Associate member, Broad Institute
  • Senior Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Co-Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity, at the Brigham Research Institute, Boston
  • Participant in a Klarman Cell Observatory project that focuses on T cell differentiation
  • Holds 25 patents
  • Founded 5 different biotech companies including CoStim Pharmaceuticals and Tempero Pharmaceuticals
  • Published over 325 original research papers in immunology
  • Serves on scientific advisory boards and works in an advisory capacity to several companies, including Pfizer, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline

Recognitions

  • His paper on development of Th17 is one of the highest cited papers in immunology
  • Named Distinguished Eberly Lecturer (2014)
  • Recipient of Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in STEM (2014)
  • Ranbaxy Award for Medical Research from the Ranbaxy Science Foundation (2011)
  • Recipient of the Javits Neuroscience Award from the National Institutes of Health (2002)
  • Recipient of Fred Z. Eager Research Prize and medal for his Ph.D. (1985)

Education

  • Fogarty International Fellow at The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
  • Ph.D., University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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