Dr. Smitha PK has been involved in translational research, developing various molecular diagnostic and immune theragnostic products for past 15 years. She has been trained extensively in molecular biology and immunology during her PhD days (Bharathiar University) and over one and half decade long stint with the biotech Industry. She is an expert in making and characterizing monoclonal hybridoma as well as recombinant antibody and proteins. Her PhD, though in plant biotechnology, revolved around molecular and immuno-assay development utilizing nano-materials. Her product research and development capabilities are displayed by her publications and 2 patents. Another patent towards a screening platform development is on the way. Industry experience in leadership roles gives her an edge in forming and running an independent Product Research Program in active collaboration with the research teams of MSMF. She has active collaborations with IISc and other academia. Currently, she is pursuing her passion of novel therapeutic development to treat cancer utilizing the immune weapons. Diagnostics, that she develops, are by-products of her research!
Computational Biology, Integration of multi-omic data for understanding of disease biology, Use of Artificial Intellegence and Machine Learning techniques to identfy clinical and molecular subtypes from medical images including pathology and radiology