Padmaparna Chaudhuri

Padmaparna Chaudhuri, PhD

Director of Technical Research

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Farcast Biosciences (2017-2020)
Bangalore, India | Director R&D, Intellectual Property

General Electric (2010 - 2017)
Bangalore, India | Lead Intellectual Property Professional

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology (2007 - 2010)
Cambridge, MA | Post-doctoral fellow


Indian Institute of Science (2002-2007)
PhD | Organic Chemistry

Indian Institute of Science (1999 - 2002)
Master of Science | Chemical Sciences

Padmaparna  joined Sands Capital in 2022 as the Director of Technical Research, reporting to Parker Cassidy. Prior to that, Padmaparna spent 12 years in large multi-national and startup companies, working across different life sciences tools and diagnostic programs. In those roles, she has led the creation of patent portfolios and performed technology and intellectual property analysis to identify R&D and inorganic growth opportunities. The work contributed to initiation and shaping of various internal research programs, and led to some key collaborations/acquisitions. Padmaparna did her PhD from Indian Institute of Science (India) in Bioorganic Chemistry and her post-doctoral research in Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital in the area of targeted drug delivery in cancer.

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