Padmini Jayaraman, PhD
BD Executive, Heat Biologics
I have always been highly passionate about Immunology and its application to fathom a grave disease such as cancer. The advent of immunotherapy as a weapon to fight cancer further speaks to its strength and longevity to cure and treat cancers. Having spent 10 years as a translational scientist in the field of Head and Neck cancers and Melanoma at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, I have learnt the valuable lesson of perseverance and leaving no stone unturned in finding the best immunotherapy targets and regimen. I am driven by the quest to take immunotherapy from bench to bedside as viable treatment options for cancer patients all over the world.
I am also extremely- passionate about spending quality time with my family- 2 rambunctious boys and a supportive husband who inspire and motivate me to be a better, wholesome person and thereby a better scientist.
My love for the outdoors, people and gastronomy add more colors to my vibrant life.
The mission to educate people about breast cancer, its early detection ,prevention and treatment resonates with me and I would love to be its torch bearer.
Region(s): India, USA