Vidushi S. Neergheen-Bhujun

 

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University of Mauritius

Biography

Dr Vidushi Shradha Neergheen is a lecturer at the Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Mauritius. In her current position, Dr Neergheen teaches Biochemistry, Pharmacognosy, Functional Food amongst others to students of Bachelor of Pharmacy, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, and BSc (Hons) Nutritional Sciences. Dr Vidushi S Neergheen received her Bachelor in Science in 2001 and PhD in 2008 from the University of Mauritius. For the completion of her PhD, she has worked in several prominent international laboratories including Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, United Kingdom; Dipartimento Di Scienze Dell’Uomo e Dell’Ambiente. Universita di Pisa, Italy and Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. She has been with the University of Mauritius for nearly three years, having joined academia soon after obtaining her PhD. Her primary research interest is cancer chemoprevention which includes the underlying mechanism of actions of medicinal plants and food plants therein. Dietary/Plant biofactors may influence genetic and epigenetic events associated with several cancer processes involving DNA repair, hormonal regulation, cell cycle, apoptosis and differentiation. These novel facets are important features of Dr Neergheen’s research interest. Dr Vidushi S Neergheen is also a researcher in the Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials research (CBBR), a first multi-disciplinary research centre of its kind based at the University of Mauritius and recognized as an African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) Centre of Excellence in Health Innovation in October 2011. Additionally, she is the author and/or co-author of several book chapters and more than 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has recently been nominated on the editorial board of the “Free Radicals and Antioxidants journal”.

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