Company: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals
Job title: Associate Director of Pre-Clinical Oncology
As an Associate Director, Shanthi Ganesh leads the Oncology platform at Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, where she develops novel RNAi drugs and evaluates them in combination with targeted therapies and checkpoint inhibitors. Before joining Dicerna, as a Research Investigator at Novartis, she focused on utilizing RNAi therapeutics for multiple oncology targets, where she also led a targeted delivery platform to establish delivery of siRNA to tumor metastasis to demonstrate therapeutic efficacy. Prior to joining Novartis, she worked at 2 major Gene Therapy companies where she designed, developed and evaluated oncolytic viruses for treatment of cancer. Her work also contributed to the discovery of a systemically deliverable novel oncolytic virus and a new biotech company. She published extensively in siRNA and cancer therapeutics area. She also holds several patents and awards for her work in siRNA and oncology area. She has also been a member of ASCO and AACR for the last several years and attended and presented her work at several international conferences.