Gene Screen: Computational Biologist Aarathi Sugathan Uses Genetic Insights to Fuel Drug Discoveries – 23andMe May 27, 2022 – DNA Saturdays May 28, 2022

I saw this today on 23andMe – Gene Screen: Computational Biologist Aarathi Sugathan Uses Genetic Insights to Fuel Drug Discoveries: Longer article, but I included the topics below.

May 27, 2022 By Lindsey Baker under Therapeutics

Aarathi Sugathan, Ph.D., found her calling in an undergraduate bioinformatics course at Boston University. “I was intrigued,” she recalls. “Here was a way to answer biological questions using the computer in addition to laboratory research.”

This intrigue propelled her through college and a subsequent Ph.D. program and eventually led her to the 23andMe Therapeutics team.


How did your academic background lead you to 23andMe?


Can you give an overview of your role?


Earlier this year, 23andMe began clinical trials of its first immuno-oncology (I/O) antibody developed in-house. The Computational Biology team played a key role in each phase of this process. What was that experience like?


Does working with such a large genetic data set ever present challenges?


What projects are you working on that you’re most excited about?


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