Researcher biography


  • M.Sc (Biomed) Biomedical Sciences/Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Hawai’i, USA. Thesis title: Barriers to Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and Prevention of Cervical Cancer in Fiji (MSc awarded Dec, 2018)
  • M.Sc (Cl) Climate Change Studies, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. Thesis title: Human health security and climate change: Investigation of therapeutic compounds from Fijian sponge derived marine fungi (MSc awarded Aug, 2015)
  • PGDip (BC) Biodiversity and Conservation, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. (Research method, SC400: A, Climate change: Vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation, EV414: B+, Genetics and plant breeding, BI422: A+, Biodiversity and conservation, BI442: B) (PGDip awarded Apr, 2012)
  • B.Sc (CZBt) Chemistry, Zoology and Biotechnology (First Class), Bangalore University, Bangalore, India (BSc awarded Apr, 2008)


  • Hills, J. M., Lajaunie, C., Maharaj, P. N. and Mazzega, P. (2021). Orchestrating the Ocean using a National Ocean Policy: the case of the Solomon Islands. Front. Mar. Sci. - Marine Affairs and Policy. (IN PRESS) Manuscript ID: 676944
  • Siemann, D. N., Strange, D. P., Maharaj, P. N., Shi, P. Y., Verma, S. (2017). Zika virus infects human Sertoli cells and modulates integrity of the in vitro blood-testis barrier. JVI.
  • Maharaj, P. N., Aalbersberg, W., Hemstock, S. L., Orcherton, D. and Subramani, R. (2015). Chloramphenicol reported from Sponge derived Aspergillus niger. (Thesis)

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