Priya Saikumar Lakshmi is a scientist in the Discovery Research group at GentiBio working on type 1 diabetes. Priya has a PhD in Immunology from University of Massachusetts Medical school where she primarily worked on immune responses to EBV infections in pediatric lymphomas. Her focus was on RNAsequencing tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and characterizing T cell immunophenotypes. She also developed a humanized mouse model for patient derived xenografts in B cell lymphomas. Priya’s prior experience, as a biological scientist, in the Todd Brusko lab includes culturing Tregs, lentiviral transduction and other functional T cell assays. Priya earned her Master of Science, with a focus in Biotechnology from University of Central Florida. In her free time, she likes to hike with her dog Mando or go salsa dancing.
Priya Saikumar Lakshmi, PhD