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The Meso Foundation Board of Directors: Shreya Kanodia, PhD

Meet Shreya Kanodia, PhD, Director

Shreya Kanodia, PhD is a cancer immunologist/cell biologist who has worked on developing therapeutic cancer vaccines since 1999. Trained as a tumor immunologist, she has over 15 years of life science research experience, including supporting the conduct of Phase I/II clinical trials for cancer therapy. Dr. Kanodia currently serves as Associate Director for Administration in the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and Assistant Professor and Director of Grants Management in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI. Dr. Kanodia’s research interests lie in understanding the pathogenesis of mesothelioma and using this understanding to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics. In addition to performing research, she has successfully established and operated a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. She established the United States operations of Advanced Microdevices Pvt Ltd, a privately owned multinational corporation, and served as the Co-Owner/Director for Business Development. She also co-founded Advanced Bioscience Technologies LLC and functioned as the Co-Owner/Chief Financial Officer. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biochemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in West Bengal, India and a Ph.D. in Immunology/Cancer Biology from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

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