Sam is a Senior Lecturer in Animal Genetics at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (SAVS) at Charles Sturt University (CSU). Sam graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from India, and later pursued a doctoral degree in Bovine Immunogenomics at the Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) for over two years; and also worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) for another two years before moving to Australia in 2015.
Sam is a member of CSU Faculty of Science Board, SAVS Research Committee and SAVS learning and teaching committee; and also coordinates the school seminar series. Sam is an Associate Editor for BMC Veterinary Research and regularly reviews manuscripts for a broad range of international level scientific journals. He also serves as an invited expert to review grant applications submitted for competitive funding to the Australian NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council), European AgreenSkills+, and the Government of Kazakhstan.
Sam has taught genetics, genomics, quantitative genetics and biotechnology in various institutions around the world. At CSU, Sam is currently involved in coordinating and/or teaching: