Research Scientists

Director of Research Communications

Sumantha serves as the Director of Research Communications in the Spiegel Lab, promoting research initiatives and technology innovation. Originally from Cleveland, Sumantha was trained in the field of transplantation immunology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining the Spiegel Lab, Sumantha worked at an accelerator in Pittsburgh, helping early-stage innovators assess their ideas and commercialize their technologies. Outside of the office, Sumantha enjoys coming up with mad scientist creations in the kitchen and binge watching British dramas on Netflix. Contact Sumantha

Research Scientist

Vish grew up in India and had an early interest in the life sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Cancer Biology and contiued his as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Vermont, eventually becoming a Research Assistant Professor in Pathology. In 2008 he joined Yale School of Medicine as a junior faculty in the Department of Dermatology. He has discovered a number of novel genes and pathways, which are now targeted for melanoma therapy in the clinic. His current interests lie in modeling cancers in mice and targeting tumor specific molecular pathways to reverse disease. Vish is an ardent badminton player (not the backyard kind) and loves to spend time with his two kids. Contact Vish