Mangaluru, Jan 10, 2021: To be in a list of top scientists of the world is indeed a great honour. When a Mangalurean doctor makes it to this list, it is sheer joy and pride. Dr. Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga has made everyone proud by making it to the world rankings of the top 2% scientists in the field of Oncology and Carcinogenesis in a study conducted by Stanford University, USA.
A senior Radiobiologist and in charge of Research at Mangalore Institute of Oncology, with a score of 3.58, Dr Baliga is in the top 1.38% in the world; seventh in India and first in the state of Karnataka in his field.
Dr Baliga who pursued Masters in Biosciences from Mangalore University, did his doctoral studies in radiation biology from KMC, Manipal. He received advanced training at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA and a second post-doctorate from the University of Illinois, Chicago in areas of cancer prevention and metastasis.Dr Baliga also has an adjunct MBA degree in education management, from Alagappa University and a Masters in Psychology and Psychotherapy from Kuvempu University. In addition to this, Dr Baliga has been one of the founding members of the UNESCO Bioethics in India. He has published around 175 scientific articles in national and international journals.