Sreeja B. Asokan is a research analyst with extensive experience in multidisciplinary discovery science. She started her training as a physics doctoral student, designing electric and magnetic traps to investigate mechanical properties of cellular proteins. Sreeja’s summer research experience at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole inspired her to use interdisciplinary approaches to unravel complex biological processes. As a Howard Hughes postdoctoral fellow, she utilized both theoretical modeling as well as experimental methods to study the mechanochemical processes of directed cell migration. After transitioning to a faculty position, she continued her research in cell biology with a focus on cancer metastasis.
Prior to joining the Alliance in 2023, Sreeja ventured into biotech consulting and developed a deep understanding of commercial biotechnology, clinical trial procedures, drug development and the financial markets. At the Alliance, she supports the advising team by providing analyses of both scientific and philanthropic topics.
Sreeja earned her Ph.D. in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BE in chemical engineering and MS in physics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India.