Astarte Welcomes Ponni Anand, Research Services Manager

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The Astarte team just got a little bigger! We would like to introduce our newest team member, Ponni Anand, M.Sc., MBA, who will be joining us as a Research Services Manager.

Ponni has a diverse background in clinical research, strategic planning, and project management. She has earned an M.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry, an M.Sc. in Biology, and most recently, an MBA from Seattle University.

Ponni has held a variety of research and business leadership positions at startups and well-known institutions, including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Institute of Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, RainCity Heart Lab, and others.

Along the way, Ponni has earned certifications in Clinical Trials and Biomedical Regulatory Affairs from the University of Washington.

Ponni will apply her skills at the bench in performing experiments for research service projects and will also manage our service offerings across projects. Her training in the lab and experience in regulatory affairs and business administration give her a unique perspective to support our clients in all facets of their projects.

“It is an exciting time to be part of Astarte, which is well positioned to accelerate discovery into therapeutics by providing much-needed customized research services.” —Ponni Anand

Welcome to the Astarte team, Ponni!

Ponni’s Publications

Polyclonal chemo protection against temozolamide in a large animal model of drug resistance gene therapy. Tobias Neff, Brian C.Beard, Laura J. Peterson, Ponni Anandakumar, Jesse Thompson, Hans-Peter Kiem. Blood. 2005

Rapid 1-hr transduction of whole bone marrow leads to long term repopulation of murine recipients with lentivirus-modified hematopoeitic stem cells. P Kurre, P Anandakumar, H-P- Kiem. Gene Therapy. 2005

The structural basis for methylmalonic aciduria: the crystal structure of archeael ATP: cobalamin adenosyltransferase. Saridakis V, Yakunin A, Xu X, Anandakumar P, Pennycooke M, Gu J, Cheung F, Lew JM, Sanishvili R, Arrowsmith CH, Christendat D, Edwards AM. J Biol Chem. 2004

Tissue-specific regulation of cytochrome c oxidase subunit expression by thyroid hormone. Sheehan TE, Kumar PA, Hood DA. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2004

Efficient marking of murine long-term repopulating stem cells targeting unseparated marrow cells at low lentiviral vector particle concentration. Kurre P, Anandakumar P, Harkey MA, Thomasson B, Kiem HP. Mol Ther. 2004

In vivo administration of Interferon ¡ does not cause marrow aplasia in mice with a targeted disruption of FANCC. Kurre P, Anandakumar P, Groupe M, Kiem HP. Experimental Hematology. 2002

The crystal structure of hypothetical protein MTH1491 from Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum. Christendat D, Saridakis V, Kim Y, Kumar PA, Xu X, Semeri A, Joachimiak A, Arrowsmith CH, Edwards AM. Protein Science. 2002

Regulation of Cytochrome c Oxidase subunit Vb gene expression by Thyroid Hormone. Ponni Anandakumar and David A.Hood. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2000

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