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  • Karthik Dhatchinamoorthy

  • Radhika Joshi

    Radhika Joshi, Dr.

    Co-Chair

    I am interested in studying neurobiological behaviour in health and disease. I am currently working as a postdoc with Prof. Patrick Emery. I believe that science within and outside of academia can be equally vibrant and exciting. We need to explore all the possible options to find the best fit for one’s vision and ambition. eClub is a great way to introduce the Umass Med School community to highly successful individuals from various career paths.

  • Nandhitha Uma Naresh

    Nandhitha Uma Naresh, Ms.

    Co-Chair

    My research broadly focuses on studying mitochondrial dysfunction, aging and metabolic diseases. I am part of e-club to learn about different career avenues beyond academics that are open to students and postdocs. I believe that the entrepreneurship club activities aim at bringing together various aspects of an academic setting and innovations/business development in industries.

  • Ratna Chaturvedi

    Ratna Chaturvedi

    Director of Quality Assurance

    I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UMass Medical School, in the Department of Neurobiology. My expertise in neurobiology has been technically polished and intellectually refined as a scientist. My training in the field of basic and advanced neurobiology has helped me to inculcate the capacity to address prevalent and burning scientific questions to approach them in critical, scientific and passionate manners. As a MassTERi Entrepreneurship Club (eClub) steering committee member, I am interested in learning new entrepreneurship skills necessary for drug discovery, development and understanding commercial challenges of new therapeutics.

  • Heather Loring

    Heather Loring

    Director of Communications

    My research is focused on studying a novel NAD glycohydrolase, SARM1, that plays a critical role in neuronal cell death associated with neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injury and peripheral neuropathy. The aim of my project is to elucidate how SARM1  executes the degenerative process and develop inhibitors targeting this enzyme. I beleive eClub provides ample opportunities to explore the business of science. 

  • Feng Damon Wang

    Feng Damon Wang

    Damon is a Ph.D. candidate working on RNA therapeutics for neurological diseases such as Friedreich's Ataxia. He is inspired by biotech entrepreneurship in Kendall Square and has been consistently learning the ecosystem of biotech industry especially investment. 

  • Anna Wortman

    Anna Wortman, Ms.

    Director of Marketing

    Anna is a graduate student in the lab interested in molecular and structural biology. Currently, her research focuses on utilizing techniques like electrophysiology and cryo-EM. With her thesis research, she's working towards determining the structure and function of MS4A proteins. Outside of lab, Anna is the Marketing Director for the UMMS Entrepreneurship club and writes articles covering recent biotechnology news.