Pius Joseph was born in Kodencherry, India, where he completed his secondary school education. He was awarded an M.S. degree in zoology (Kerala University, India) in 1984 and a Ph.D. degree in toxicology (University of Mysore, India) in 1991. He was awarded a research fellowship by the government of India to conduct toxicology research at the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, India. Since 1994, Dr. Joseph is a Diplomate at American Board of Toxicology (DABT). Dr. Joseph has conducted toxicology research at the University of South Florida (Tampa, Fla, USA), Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia, Pa, USA), and Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Tex, USA). Currently, he serves as the Leader of Molecular Carcinogenesis Laboratory at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Morgantown, WVa, USA. He has significant expertise in biochemical and molecular aspects of toxicology. His current research interest is to develop minimally invasive molecular biomarkers to monitor workers for occupational exposure to toxic agents. He is the recipient of the Eminent Scientist of the Year 2003 Award from the International Research Promotion Council. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed publications in toxicology. He has also presented his research findings in several international conferences.
Biography Updated on 23 March 2011