Dr. Tuhin Bhowmick
PhD, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Post-Doctorate – European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBO-Marie Curie fellow)
Biophysics, crystallography, bio-materials, structure based macro-molecular design, protein biochemistry and computational biology
PhD, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Department Gold medalist 2012, Best MSc (Engg) Research Thesis
Forbes Asia 30-under-30 2016 – Healthcare and Science
Solid rocket propulsion, advanced manufacturing techniques and technical management
Dr. Sonal Asthana
MD, MS (JIPMER, Pondicherry, India)
Surgical Oncology (All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS, New Delhi)
MRCS (Edinburgh), MSc, ASTS Fellow (University of Alberta, Canada)
Practicing Hepato-biliary Multi-organ Transplant Surgeon @ Aster CMI Hospital
Honorary Consultant, Liver surgery and transplantation, Bangalore Medical College
Mr. Stephen M. Sammut
Business Advisor, Mentor
Faculty, The Wharton School
Advisor: Abraaj Capital Africa Health Fund, Excelsior Group,
Founder: International Institute for Biotechnology Entrepreneurship,
Visiting Faculty: Indian School of Business, Strathmore University Business School,
During his career, Mr. Sammut has been a Venture Partner at Burrill & Company. Earlier in his career he was Vice President, SR One, and Vice President for Corporate Development at Teleflex Incorporated where he led the corporate private equity fund and was responsible for M&A activity. He also served as Managing Director, Center for Technology Transfer at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career as co-founder and CEO of the transplant organ bank in Philadelphia. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Villanova University, holds an MBA from the Wharton School and is a DBA Candidate at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
Dr. Sivarajan Chettiar
PhD, National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune
Post-Doctorate – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Sivarajan completed his bachelors and masters in Microbiology and later on, using the CSIR fellowship completed his PhD from NCCS. His Phd topic was on Neural/Cancer stem cells and studying the signaling pathways in brain cancer progression. After completing his Phd he pursued his post doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Department of Radiation Oncology where is was working on projects studying transgenic mice models of lung, prostate and liver cancer and role of EMT in cancer progression. Other projects involved studies on radio sensitizers and radio protectans as compliments in radiation therapy.
Sivarajan also worked as a research associate at Indian Institute of Science, Department of Biochemistry. At Pandorum Technologies Sivarajan is a Senior Scientist working on the liver project
Dr. Abdullah Chand
PhD, CMJ University, India
MBA (Healthcare), The University of Northampton
Abdullah’s research experience has been on “gene expression profiling” studying signaling pathways especially Autophagy using 3D engineered disease model for CLDs & Hepatocellular carcinoma. He has experience working on potential “early-diagnostic markers” for HCC, autoimmune hepatitis, Lupus and other Steatohepatitis (NASH). He has worked in TQM, EFQM, COGNOS & other ERP-CRM domains in business roles as well.
Mr. Siva Sankar Nanda
Siva Sankar Nanda works on Stem cell Biology ,iPSCs and CRISPR CAS 9, Genome Editing. Previously he has done his senior research fellowship at LVPEI, Hyderabad. And had training at IISc , Bangalore, in cell biology and molecular biology.
Dr. Swati Shukla
PhD , Hannover Medical School, Germany (Marie Curie fellow)
Postdoctorate – Lund University, Sweden
Swati´s research work has been on B cells biology and autoantibodies. During her postdoc she has worked on the the microbial interactions in cystic fibrosis and other autoimmune disease models.
MTech (Medical Nanotechnology), SASTRA University, Tamilnadu
Nisha’s work focuses on cell culture and histopathological techniques of tissues and cells. Earlier, she worked in JNCASR (Bangalore), wherein we involved in design and development of artificial retinal prosthesis using optoelectronic polymer device. Her master’s research was about the development of protein nano-carrier for enzyme based cancer therapy.
BSc. (Biotechnology), Mumbai University, Maharashtra.
Sushrut’s work focuses on 3D cell culture systems and making liver organoids derived from various sources like, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), liver cell lines and primary hepatocytes. He was working in inStem-NCBS (Bangalore) for four years as a Junior Research Fellow on different projects, such as, in vitro disease modelling using patient iPSC-derived hepatocytes for liver-stage malaria, and hESC/ iPSC derived neurons for Kleefstra syndrome. He was also working on the development of a diagnostic biomarker for early stage pancreatic cancer.
Dr. Tanmay Gharat
PhD, Chemical Engineering, RPI, Troy, NY, USA
B.Chem. Engg., ICT (formerly UDCT), Mumbai
Tanmay is a tissue engineering and biomaterials Research Scientist at Pandorum. He formerly worked as a Scientist at 3DBio Holdings LLC in Ithaca, NY and as Method Validation Scientist at Emilia Resources LLC in Mississippi in the USA. Prior to this, Tanmay pursued his PhD, on developing stem cell-based scaffolds for orthopedic applications. He was awarded the Howard P. Isermann Fellowship in 2011 at RPI.
Dr. Rajan Narayan
Rajan has joined Pandorum as a Lab Manager overseeing the General Administration and assisting the R&D primarily related to Pandorum’s mini-liver platform. He holds a PhD (Bone and Vascular Tissue Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has worked at the Stem Cell Facility, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and at the Stem Cell Biology Lab, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and also has industry experience working at Biocon Ltd.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Ojha
Sanjay is a research scientist and working in the Bio-artificial cornea project. Dr Sanjay completed his PhD in Biotechnology from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He has completed postdoctoral research in an Indo-Frech collaborative Project at the Department of Biophysics, working towards development of biomarker for cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Shivaram Selvam
Shivaram is a Senior Research Scientist at Pandorum with expertise in biomaterials science and tissue engineering.
Dr Shivaram holds a Ph.D. and M.S., Chemical Engineering, USC, Los Angeles, USA. During his Ph.D., Shivaram worked on the design and development of a bioartificial lacrimal gland device for patients suffering form severe dry eyes. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, he was involved in near Infra Red imaging of biomaterial associated inflammation and infection around implantable medical devices in a minimally-invasive manner. Prior to joining Pandorum, Shivaram was a Scientist-D & INSPIRE Faculty Fellow in the Division of Polymeric Medical Devices, SCTIMST, Trivandrum.
Dr. Vaintha V Rao
Vanitha joined Pandorum as a research scientist and primarily working in projects related to mini-liver platform. joined the Pandorum technologies Pvt. Ltd. in 2018. She holds a PhD from NUS, Singapore, focusing on functional muscle genomics. During her postdoctoral research at the Institute for stem cell biology and regenerative medicine (InStem), Bangalore, she has worked towards delineating the mechanisms governing the extraordinary differentiation potential of Vertebrate head neural crest stem cells.
Sridhar has Joined Pandorum as an Accounts and Admin Executive. He is a B Com (Bachelor’s of Commerce) from Sri Krishna International Education Society affiliated to BANGALORE UNIVERSITY. Prior to joining Pandorum, held the position of Accounts Executive at the RGBSI (Rapid Global Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd).