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Last Updated: 07/31/17

Veena Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Manager

Veena joined Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) in the summer of 2017. At BBRB, she is involved with the Cancer Moonshot Biobank which aims to set up a biobank of solid and hematological malignancies that would serve the research needs of new initiatives in improving cancer cures. Veena obtained her Ph.D. from Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore where she studied regulation of telomere maintenance for applications in cancer therapeutics. She also has a Master’s in Bioinformatics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to her Ph.D., she worked at the National Cancer Centre Singapore where she coordinated efforts to set up a gastric cancer tissue repository with integrated data from genomics platforms to identify novel biomarkers in gastric cancer.