Roy Roozbeh Hushiarian has a B.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Shiraz University and an M.Sc. in Microbiology from Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz. During his Masters, his work included molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques. The topic of his M.Sc. was ‘Cloning and expression of vp2 gene of infectious bursal disease virus in eukaryotic cells’. After completing his Masters, Roy accepted a 2 year lecturing position at the Islamic Azad University before moving to Kuala Lumpur in 2009 to pursue his doctorate at UPM.
He then continued working as a postdoctoral researcher and later was offered a senior lecturing position at UPM. During his years in Malaysia, he also undertook a qualification in project management. Most significantly, his keen interest in DNA vaccinology and gene therapy, gene cloning and protein expression, biomolecular construction and interactions, nanoparticle-based biosensors and molecular modelling has been reflected in recent success, publishing in high quality scientific journals such as Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Analytica Chemica Acta, Molecules and Sensors.
In 2015 an exciting development in his career was a move to Australia and an invitation to begin working as a researcher at La Trobe University. The following year he started collaborating with Division of Molecular Biosciences at Imperial College London.