Receiving his undergraduate degree and doctorate from Queen’s University in Ontario, Dr. Pinto has published more than 250 papers in chemical biology and holds a simple but firm view on research. “A recognition of scholarly impact is what counts and quality publication and innovation remain at the core,” he said. “Researchers must take some risks and strive for greater influence in their respective spheres of interest.”
Dr. Pinto holds a Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada. He has established partnerships between several academic disciplines, and with many industry and commercial leaders, such as the Bombay Stock Exchange and Indian Oil Corporation. He has also shared best research practices with Sri Lanka’s National Science Foundation. Dr. Pinto has a breadth of experience in research commercialisation, as one of the founding members of the Centre for Drug Research and Development, Zone Start-Ups India, VentureLabs® and Venture Connection.
Dr. Pinto champions global connectivity to increase the power of the line of sight by embracing diverse perspectives, and is a champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in research and innovation. He was Chair of the 11th Gender Summit which focused on the theme of pluralism to counter singularity of thought.
Since October 2022, Dr. Pinto has taken up the position of Vice President (Research & International). He is building on significant successes already achieved as DVCR at Griffith University, and Director of the Health & Knowledge Precinct on the Gold Coast, where he worked in partnership with the Gold Coast University Hospital, the Gold Coast Private Hospital, Gold Coast City Council, and the Queensland State Government to attract new developers and industries to the Precinct and create a portal between university/hospital researchers and commercialization partners.