Company: Covance by labcorp
Job title: Scientist, Scientific Development
Sumithra has over 15 years of experience in R&D focusing on different aspects of cancer biology. Over the past 4 years at Covance by Labcorp, Sumithra has established new preclinical syngeneic, xenograft and PDX models – deciphering their efficacy and unique treatment responses to immune-oncology agents, standard of care agents, radiation and combination treatments – to enable strategic use of the data by biotech and pharma companies utilizing Covance by Labcorp’s in vitro and in vivo preclinical services. Prior to this, she was at the University of Michigan, Translational Oncology Program managing the xenograft core. She was instrumental in establishing a multi culture 3D spheroid microtumor platform and multiplexed drug combination screening platforms using 3D microtumor models for precision medicine.