Dr. Abishek Santhakumar completed his Doctor of Philosophy at Griffith University in 2014. Abishek started his academic career in Medical Laboratory Science (Pathology) at Griffith University in 2011. In 2014, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Haematology in the Pathology discipline at Central Queensland University. Abishek is currently a Lecturer and Researcher in Haematology and Blood Banking at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University. Abishek's research investigates the role of natural dietary antioxidant compounds in reducing the risk factors of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. During his research tenure, he has led nationally registered human clinical trials investigating the feasibility and efficacy of natural antioxidant compounds as therapeutic alternatives in diverse pro-thrombotic and at-risk populations. Abishek is a Chief Investigator and Discipline Leader (Health) at the ARC ITTC for Functional Grains. Abishek is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and a full professional member of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (MAIMS).