Abhimanyu Thakur obtained his B. Pharm. (2009-13) from B.C.D.A. College of Pharmacy & Technology (affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India), and M. Pharm. (2013-15) from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra, Ranchi, India. After working in Quintiles Research Ltd. (now IQVIA) as Pharmacovigilance Safety Associate, he joined Dr. Youngjin Lee's lab at Department of Biomedical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in September, 2015. His PhD work is about glioma (brain cancer) biology. He has also been working as a research assistant since September, 2018.