R. K. Kamboj

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Who is R. K. Kamboj?

Dr R. K Kamboj is an Indian Pharmaceutical scientist in the area of drug discovery was born in 1955 to Sh.Karta Ram Kamboj at Village Fatehpur, Distt. Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. He did his M.Sc in Biological Sciences in 1977. He joined the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1981 and completed his Ph.D in March 1986. During his doctoral studies at the University of Adelaide, Kamboj published his researches in Plant Physiology, a highly cited peer-reviewed scientific monthly journal published by American Society of Plant Biologists, which publishes articles on the physiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biophysics and environmental biology of plants. Kamboj's doctoral thesis was about Biochemical Studies on pollen and pollen-pistil interaction in `Petunia hybrida`.

After completing his Ph.D, Dr Kamboj continued to work as research scientist in Australia till 1991. Thereafter, he moved to Canada to join Allelix Biopharmaceuticals Inc, as its Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. At Allelix, Kamboj was entrusted with the primary responsibility of managing its drug discovery programs. After working about 12 years with Allelix, Dr Kamboj joined Xenon Genetics Inc, Vancouver as its Vice President for Drug Discovery. In both the companies named above, Dr Kamboj was instrumental in taking the companies from the inception of the drug discovery group all the way to multiple licensing transactions and collaborations.

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on July 23, 2013


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