Viji Vijayan work as Scientist (WOSA-DST) at National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi, India. After completing her Ph.D in Biochemistry at University of Kerala, Trivandrum, she received a post doctoral fellowship and moved to NII to pursue post doctoral studies. She worked on bone biology wherein she studied the effect of hyperhomocysteinemia on osteoblast and cortical bone which was published in peer reviewed journals and presented at international conferences with the help of travel awards. Upon receiving independent grants from Department of Science and Technology (DST) she is currently investigating the role of bone proteins in the development of neurodegenerative diseases at NII.
Viji Vijayan's Research Interests are stem from her basic desire to understand the etiology of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer Disease or AD. Though many causes have been outlined the last several decades; AD remains a mystery. Although brain is the controller of body functions; brain function itself is regulated by other organs in the body notably the bone. Bone has been recently recognised as an endocrine organ influencing pancreatic, kidney, adipocyte, heart and brain functions. In light of the above her current research interest is to evaluate the plausible role of erroneous bone metabolism in the development of AD.