Dr. Manjiri Bakre


Dr. Manjiri Bakre , Ph.D.

Dr. Manjiri Bakre received Ph D. in Cell Biology from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Post Ph D. DrBakre moved to USA  and worked at Mt Sinai School of Medicine, NY and at Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego, CA and on diverse cellular signal transduction areas such as perception of bitter taste and cancer biology. In 2003, she joined Genome Institute of Singapore and worked in regenerative medicine using human embryonic stem cells and also on drug discovery using cancer stem cells.Upon her return to India, Dr. Bakre lead cancer drug discovery and multi-disciplinary research on ‘point-of-care’ diagnostics at renowned companies including Philips Research at Bangalore and The Netherlands. Dr. Bakre has extensive experience in multiple areas of biology as well as technologies such as micro fluidic assays, micro arrays etc. Dr. Bakre’s expertise on cell biology led her to receive Young Scientist Award from International Union of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (IUBMB). Her achievements include multiple patents and research articles published in many peer reviewed journals such as Nature Medicine, mentored students and presented work at international conferences such as ISSCR, Biomarkers, IACR. Also, she received Best Paper Award (given to top 1% papers published annually) by Journal of Biological Chemists.

Dr. Bakre being a cell biology veteran with significant experience in cancer biology & cancer drug discovery from basic science and clinical perspectives founded OncoStem Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd in 2011. OncoStem Diagnostics is a young and dynamic company with primary research and development operations based in Bangalore, India.