- M.Sc. Biotechnology
- PhD in Biomedical Sciences (cancer stem cells)
Current interests of Dr. Sam Vijay Kumar J:
- Stem Cells
About Dr. Sam Vijay Kumar J:
Dr. Sam has completed his doctoral work on cancer stem cells in oral squamous cell carcinoma from Christian Medical College, Vellore. He has received national fellowships (JRF and SRF) during doctoral studies. He has also worked on deriving clinical grade bone marrow derived Mesenchymal stem cells from human bone marrow. He has a master’s degree (M.Sc) in Biotechnology from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai. He has completed B.Sc (Medical Laboratory Technology) from JIPMER, Puducherry. He was awarded the Biotech Industrial Training Programme (BITP) fellowship (awarded by Biotech Consortium India Limited for the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India) in the year 2004-2005 during which he was trained in Good Laboratory Practices. His career interest areas are Stem cells, Cancer, Pluripotency and Differentiation. He has presented his research findings in various national and international level conferences. He is a member of Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR). He has filed one application for a patent in October 2017.