Prof. Lokesh Joshi
Prof. Joshi was appointed the Vice President for Research at National University of Ireland Galway in January 2013. . His primary research interest is in the roles played by complex sugars in biological systems and technologies to study and understand these roles in maintaining health and during disease processes. Prof. Joshi has a PhD in Biological Sciences and Biochemistry from Bath University, UK, where he worked on the strategies adopted by pathogenic fungi to colonize the host. He then completed Post-Doctoral and Research Associate experience in molecular fungal pathology and glycobiology at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He was appointed Research Assistant Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University in 2000 and joined the Department of Bioengineering and the Biodesign Institute as an Associate Professor in 2003 where he led a team of researchers working on the glycosylation pathway discovery and engineering and peptide therapeutics to produce biomolecules of therapeutic value. During this period, Prof. Joshi also co-founded a successful biotechnology start-up, Arizona Engineered Therapeutics (AzERx).