Venil N. Sumantran

Sumantran Consulting, India

Venil N. Sumantran is a Senior Researcher/Professor who brings over 22 years of experience in top-ranked universities and research organizations in USA, Europe, and India. She holds a Ph.D. degree in biology/biochemistry from Virginia Tech, USA and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India. Dr. Sumantran also heads an advisory and consultancy practice cooperating with industry and academia. Her primary area of research expertise is cancer research. At the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), she helped develop a selective, anticancer, suicide-gene therapy for human breast tumors. Dr. Sumantran is also interested in novel approaches for standardizing bioactivities of herbal drugs. In addition, she has reviewed grant proposals for international funding agencies and has published high-impact research papers and book chapters.

Biography Updated on 29 August 2011

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