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Varun Ahuja, PhD, DABT

Varun Ahuja, PhD, DABT
Senior Research Scientist
Drug Safety Assessment, Lupin Ltd, India


Dr. Varun Ahuja (M.V.Sc., Ph.D) is a Scientist and American Board certified toxicologist (DABT) working in Drug Safety Assessment Department, Novel Drug Discovery & Development, Lupin Ltd., India. He accomplished his Master?s degree in Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology from G.B.Pant University, Pantnagar, India. He received doctoral degree from Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie University, Berlin, Germany. Varun pursued post-doctoral work from Charité Medical University, Berlin. Later, he worked as a Study Director, Toxicology, at BSL Bioservice Scientific Laboratories, Munich, Germany. During his research career, he received fellowships from various prestigious Indian (ICAR-Indian Council of Agricultural Research) and German (DAAD-German Academic Exchange Services) organizations. In a scientific career spanning more than 15 years, Varun has got experience working in various fields such as pharmacokinetics, in vitro and in vivo toxicity testing, safety pharmacology, risk assessment, regulatory toxicology and drug discovery and development. Presently, he is interested in working in the field of preclinical safety assessment of drugs and establishing new techniques/models for the same. He has published more than 20 papers including book-chapters in the field of biomedical sciences. He has also presented papers/delivered talks in various meetings in India/Europe/USA. Varun has extensive experience with nonclinical safety testing of drugs from various therapeutic classes.

Research Interest

Preclinical Toxicity testing, Safety Pharmacology, Drug Discovery and Development