Neeraj Vij

PROFILE

Neeraj Vij

Vice President, Clinical Development

MS, PhD (IIT), Post Doctoral Fellowships Johns Hopkins University SOM & University of Heidelberg

Neeraj brings to 4Dx substantial expertise in pulmonary medicine, having served as a lead investigator on a variety of drug development, molecular diagnostics and pre-clinical or clinical studies. He has developed a variety of disease intervention strategies for CF, COPD and other lung conditions. He has been an active researcher for the past two decades and has published 70+ peer-reviewed publications as corresponding or lead author. Before joining 4Dx, he was a medical school faculty with expertise in Pulmonary Medicine. His passion for serving the needs of patients attracted him to 4Dx to help translate the state of the art non-invasive lung imaging technology to bedside for pulmonary function measurements as well as early detection of the disease.

He received his PhD in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology in 2001, and was also a recipient of international fellowships at Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Center (Center of Excellence of the European Union), Hungary in the same year. He subsequently completed his postdoctoral research at University of Heidelberg, Germany and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was promoted to Assistant Professor at Department of Pediatrics: Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis Center, Johns Hopkins University SOM (JHU SOM) followed by Associate Professor at College of Medicine, CMU. He is trained as a pulmonary, molecular and cell biologist, and has extensive expertise in pulmonary medicine, therapeutic development and molecular diagnostics.

Neeraj serves on the Editorial Boards of several high impact journals and has been invited to help organize or chair several workshops and seminars related to his area of expertise in pulmonary medicine. He is frequently invited to serve on several grant review study sections (NIH and foundation) and as a reviewer for various high impact Journals. He is a recipient of several research awards, grants (NIH and foundation) and recognitions for his scientific contributions in the field of pulmonary medicine. He was also involved in training and education of students and research/clinical fellows in various capacities leading to placements at top-tier universities, medical schools or pharmaceutical/biotech and diagnostic companies.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

1998
First position in University in MS (Microbiology)

2000-2001
International Training Course (ITC) fellowship- Joint fellowship from Hungarian Academy of Sciences, UNESCO and ICRO

2008
Invited Workshop Chair, North American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Conference

May’2009
Visiting Professor Lecture, Signature Interdisciplinary Programs in Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease (SIPAIID), University of South Florida, Tampa

2009-2014
FAMRI Young Clinical Scientist Award with grant funding for COPD research

Apr’2010
Pulmonary Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Alabama, Birmingham

2011
Postgraduate Course Chair, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference

2012
Invited session co-Chair/Facilitator, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference

Nov’2012
Expert Basic Science Lecture, National Jewish Health

Nov’2012
Invited Session co-Chair, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sept’ 2013
Expert International Speaker, European Pi Networks Bio-imaging Workshop, France

2016
Faculty Advisor Award, CMU College of Medicine

2007-2017
Multiple Awards and Fellowships as a Mentor for MD/BME Students, and Postdocs supported by CFF, JHU, ATS & Novartis Pharmaceuticals

2017
Invited session co-Chair/Facilitator, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference

PROFESSIONAL

Academic

  • Principal Investigator/Faculty/Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University SOM (2006-2013)
  • Principal Investigator/Associate Professor, CMU College of Medicine (2014-2017) and Adjunct Faculty, JHU SOM

 

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
  • University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Mannheim Germany
  • Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Center, Szeged, Hungary

 

Membership

  • AAI, ATS, Life Member ASNM etc (current) and ARVO, AAAS, ASGT, APS etc (Past)