Dr. Babu Nath has been awarded his Ph.D. from Charles Sturt University for researching on molecular and structural virology of circoviruses. This is followed by his post-doctoral research supporting by the Charles Sturt University Centre for Biosecurity under Gulbali Institute for developing innovative solutions in biosecurity prediction, detection, risk evaluation, and translational products including diagnostics, anti-viral, and vaccines.
Before joining Charles Sturt as a HDR student in 2018 with Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTP), Babu worked as a full time academic in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh. Currently, he is working as a research fellow under the Gulbali Institute of Charles Sturt and involved with Jade Forwood lab focusing on protein expression, purification and crystallography. Besides, he is working with veterinary pathology team of Charles Sturt university and involved with Veterinary diagnostic laboratory concentrating on molecular diagnosis and genotyping of veterinary pathogens.
Babu’s main research themes include epidemiology of infectious diseases, molecular biology, viral evolution and structural virology. His primary research interest is linking genomics and structural biology techniques for determining viral evolution, discovering novel viruses of veterinary importance and expressing recombinant protein macromolecules as vaccine candidates.