Post-doctoral Research Associate; Senior Study Manager for CBTM
As the Senior Study Manager for Cambridge Biorespository for Translational Medicine (CBTM), Krishnaa oversees the day-to-day running of the repository ensuring it is able to support projects that stimulate and facilitate translational research proposals utilising human tissue and promote research that will ultimately improve the quality of healthcare for patients.
Her role is supported by a CZI funded grant, and with the support of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre she is working to expand the collaborative capacity of the repository to support multidisciplinary and collaborative research projects involving key institutions in Cambridge and beyond such as the global endeavour – the Human Cell Altas.
She completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at Cambridge University, and after a period there as a Post-doctoral scientist, moved to the Department of Surgery as a research associate and is applying her engineering expertise to develop methods to extract tissue resident lymphocytes, and design a single semi-automated tool to extract the lymphocytes efficiently. Her other interests are in the fundamentals of cryopreservation, with a focus on understanding the relationship between ice nucleation and post-thaw cell viability.