Prashanti has over 12 years of R&D experience in the areas of pre-clinical and clinical research, early portfolio and alliance management in infectious diseases, global health and cardiovascular disease. Prior to joining InCarda, Prashanti was at Bio Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) where she established collaborations between public-private sectors to advance research. For 8 years prior to BVGH, Prashanti worked at AstraZeneca where she led several infectious disease drug discovery programs from pre-screening to lead optimization, led cross-functional early portfolio activities, was on the Research Management Team, and strategically managed internal and external infectious disease program collaborations.
Prashanti holds a Bachelors in Chemistry with Honors from Delhi University, a Masters in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to science, she is passionate about community development and played a key role in establishing a learning academy focusing on STEM to work with public schools in Hayward.