Affilation: University Of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Journal Associated: Journal of Genetic Medicine and Gene Therapy
Dr. J. Francis Borgiois an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetic Research at the Institute for Research and Medical Consultations (IRMC), University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He is a member of IRMC Main Council, University of Dammam. He is a member of managing committee, and Ex-Deputy Chairman, International Indian School Dammam (IISD), one of the biggest school in the Gulf with 18,500 students. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Microbiology from Manonmanium Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu, India. Then worked as an Assistant Professor in Dept. of Microbiology, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, for 3 Years. He is having 11 Years of Experience in the field of Molecular Biology. His Area of Expertise includes: Molecular Genetics, Hemoglobinopathies. He is an author of a book (edited over 1000 pages), and more than 35 research papers in high impact journals. He reviewed over 100 research articles in modern biology for various journals including Blood Reviews and Clinical Genetics. Borgio currently conducts research in networks of genetic modifiers in HbF elevation and borderline HbA2 in transfusion dependent and transfusion independent thalassemia subjects. He has completed 10 projects funded by KACST and DSR, University of Dammam. He is a Principle Investigator or Co-investigator for 5 small and 3 major ongoing funded research projects. He was trained as a molecular biologist at National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), CSIR, Lucknow and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India. He has organized/participated in more than 20 conferences world over, either as a chairperson of the sessions or as a participant. He has been a member of the editorial board for several international journals. He has been an external Ph.D examiner for various Universities, including Anna University, Chennai, India. He is a recipient of various Fellowships, Grants and Awards.