- Senior Research Fellow
- Pfizer, Connecticut, USA
Dr. Baji is a Senior Research Fellow at Worldwide Science & Technology Division of Pfizer. Inc., Groton, CT. He has 25 years of research experience in academia and pharmaceutical industry. His current research focuses on the metabolic bone disease, oncology and inflammation and include validation and use of translational disease animal models and technologies to provide preclinical efficacy and safety data in order to enable translation of novel medicines to clinic, and ultimately to patients. Examples of his research areas include use of humanized animal models, oncology models (s.c. and orthotopic xenografts, Patient Derived Xenografts) for efficacy testing, arthritis model (RA, OA), fibrosis models, etc. The efforts of his team are also focused on implementation of novel imaging technologies in drug discovery. Scientists in his team are pursuing use of non-invasive imaging technologies such as Micro-CT, pQCT, DEXA, BioDent, High-Frequency Ultra Sound, MRI, Digigait, Dynamic Weight Bearing (Bioseb) System, IVIS to advance novel compounds to clinic. He also supervises and coordinates global research portfolio of GS&T. Dr. Bagi is an active member of several professional organizations, and serve as a reviewer for numerous journals and extramural funding agencies.