Radha Krishnakumar

First name: 
Radha
Last name: 
Krishnakumar
Title: 
Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology
Institution: 
Intrexon Corporation
Location: 
Washington, DC
Research synposis: 
I’m a scientific researcher and manager with over 10 years of experience in synthetic biology, microbiology and molecular biology. I was at the the Venter Institute for over 8 years working on projects including the creation of the first synthetic bacterial cell, genetic code expansion, bacterial whole genome engineering and intrinsic biocontainment. I currently lead the DNA assembly and molecular biology team at Intrexon to assemble DNA constructs for regulated expression of proprietary anti –cancer effectors, and gene-based therapies for the treatment of neuro-muscular and ocular diseases.