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Dr. Manju Venugopal possesses 30+ years of experience in life sciences as a researcher, project manager, and consultant. She completed her B.Sc. in Chemistry at St. Stephen’s College (India), M.Sc. in Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology (India), Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (New York), and Post-doctoral Fellowship in Biochemistry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Jersey). During her post-doctoral studies, she was awarded an American Heart Association grant to crystallize a unique piece of collagen peptide that also happened to be implicated in cystic fibrosis. In 1995, Dr. Venugopal moved to Atlanta and transitioned into the medical diagnostics field. She collaborated with the CDC and Georgia Tech to develop a lab-on-a-chip, which was sponsored by Abbott. Since that time, Dr. Venugopal has served as Principal Investigator or Project Manager on numerous ventures at Roche Diagnostics, Osmetech, CIBA Vision, and Guided Therapeutics. At present, she is a Principal CER Specialist at Philips and Medical Writer for Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet, and Abbott. Dr. Venugopal also has a great passion for mentoring youth interested in science, and in particular, assisting young professional women with technical networking to help advance their careers in industry. Outside of work and professional volunteering in Atlanta, her hobbies include tennis, golf, cooking, and dancing. She and her husband recently celebrated 30 years of marriage, and they are especially proud of their two children currently studying medicine.