Dr. G. R. Pillai
Department of life science, University of Calicut, Kerala, India
Dr. Pillai is a renowned scientist in the field of oncology and is currently working as a Professor, Department of Life Science, University of Calicut. Before, joining the University of Calicut, Dr. Pillai worked as a Scientist at Imperial College London for several years. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of cancer research. He was one of the pioneers to show the therapeutic value of curcumin and suggested that curcumin may be used as a potential anticancer agent that can be employed to kill the lung cancer cells. He has acquired vast and diverse working experience by working at various institutes and industries in different countries including India, USA, and the UK. In addition, Dr. Pillai has served as chair of Ealing Hospital PPIF (London), Chief Editor/Executive Editor/member of the editorial board of different scientific journals and Governor of different schools in USA and UK. He is currently advising the GIOSTAR team to study the cancer stem cell and trying to develop an agent which can manipulate the cancer stem cell to cure several cancers.