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Proteintech names global research chief

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ROSEMONT- Proteintech has named Deepa Shankar, Ph.D., as the head of global Research and Development.

She will be leading a team of more than 150 scientists in the research, development and technological operations in the company. Besides accelerating Proteintech's growth of its antibody and protein portfolio, she will also oversee the technological development of its products for clinical and pharmaceutical applications.

She comes to Proteintech with 18 years of experience in a scientific director role. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, she served as director of R & D and head of R & D and manufacturing in South Asia. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Shankar managed 11 oncology programs as associate director of the Oncology Therapeutics Group at the drug discovery company, Jubilant Life Sciences, in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Co.

Deepa received her Ph.D. in molecular biology and immunology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles receiving several awards and accolades like the Heidelberger Award for Cancer Research, U.C. Chancellor's research award and the Boyer-Parvin award.