Pallavi Banerjee, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist

Overview

Pallavi applies significant experience in cancer biology, cell biology and immunology to help clients develop strategic patent portfolios. She works with a wide range of early-stage and established biotechnology companies and universities on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. She also assists with IP due diligence through the evaluation of client and competitor portfolios.

An accomplished scientist, Pallavi’s research focused on understanding cellular and molecular mechanism(s) of diseases, and identifying novel therapeutic targets using in vitro (molecular and cellular biology, cell culture, cell-based assays, flow cytometry, imaging, Western blot, ELISA) and in vivo techniques

As part of her doctoral and post-doctoral research studies, Pallavi:

  • Established a bacterial outer membrane protein as a potential immuno-adjuvant that could effectively bridge innate and adaptive immunity
  • Delineated signaling pathways in cancer and physiologic cells
  • Deciphered the role of a novel cancer stem cell marker and multi-drug resistance mediator in driving growth and therapeutic resistance of human cancers

Pallavi has authored and co-authored original research articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Cancer Research, Cancer Letters, and International Immunology.

Education

Ph.D., Life Sciences, Jadavpur University

M.S. with first class, Zoology, Banaras Hindu University

B.S. with first class and honors, Zoology, University of Calcutta

Experience

Honors:

  • Basic Science Fellowship Award from American Society of Transplantation
  • Senior Research Fellowship Award from Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt. of India

Affiliations:

  • Member, The American Association of Immunologists
  • Member, The American Association for Cancer Research

Education

Ph.D., Life Sciences, Jadavpur University

M.S. with first class, Zoology, Banaras Hindu University

B.S. with first class and honors, Zoology, University of Calcutta