Dr Nisha Ponnappan

Scientist - Complex Medicines

Nisha joined as a scientist at MDC in 2021 after obtaining her PhD in Biological Sciences from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Her academic research focussed on identifying and characterising small peptide sequences from animal toxins that can act as drug delivery vectors in mammalian cells. The work led to an award of patent for a novel cell-penetrating peptide sequence in 2021.

At MDC, Nisha is involved in complex medicines projects. Her work mainly focusses on characterising efficacy of drug delivery vectors and nucleic acid therapeutics in vitro along with development of bioassays for better understanding of behaviour of nanoparticles within the cellular environment.