Deepthi has expertise in cell biology and microbiology, areas in which she received training during her predoctoral and doctoral education. Over the past three years, Deepthi has worked as a scientific program manager, gaining expertise in writing grant proposals and managing grants from European and American funding agencies. She has led research initiatives and managed projects related to COVID-19, Parkinson’s, and currently PDAC. Deepthi enjoys delving into the literature of various fields, understanding a lab’s background and research focus for the future, and drafting grant applications accordingly. In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter, learning French, and sewing!