Senior R&D manager, Thermo Fisher ScientificBiography
Namritha Ravinder, is a Senior R&D manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Carlsbad, California. Dr. Ravinder and her team is focused on developing platforms and workflows for Cell and Gene therapy applications including gene delivery and viral vector systems. Prior to her current role she lead product development initiatives around mammalian genome editing and functional genomics screening as well as helped establish a variety of custom service offerings within Thermo Fisher Scientific including cDNA library generation, virus production, gene expression profiling and custom RNAi screening tools. She earned her Doctorate in Biotechnology from University of Alabama in Huntsville followed by a Postdoctoral research at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles in HIV Virology.