Anisha Balachandran is a PhD student jointly through Cartherics and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Monash University). After obtaining her Bachelor degree in Biotechnology and Masters degree in Nanomedicine, Anisha worked for two years as a junior research fellow at Amrita University (India) specialising in tissue engineering. She then moved to Melbourne to pursue a PhD through Monash University. Her PhD project is focused on engineering 3D microenvironments for in vitro T-cell generation and CAR-T cell delivery.
At Cartherics, Anisha works on biomaterial-based delivery systems to augment the function and persistence of CAR-T cells within solid tumours. She is passionate about the translational aspects of cancer immunotherapy as she believes it can transform the lives of cancer patients.