Smruthi Vijayaraghavan



Smruthi Vijayaraghavan

Smruthi Vijayaraghavan

Postdoctoral Scientist


Why I'm a JPAL

I see JLABS as a unique, one of a kind program that promotes and encourages innovation and entrepreneurship. Being a JPAL is the perfect opportunity to be a part of this initiative and help advance science and innovation. I have witnessed the growth of JLABS @ TMC Houston during my graduate school at MD Anderson and have been highly intrigued by this program since. Hence, being a JPAL will give me the chance to learn about new technology and work with entrepreneurs from different regions.


I completed my PhD in Cancer Biology from MD Anderson Cancer Center in cell cycle regulation in breast cancer. I then joined Janssen R&D in Spring House, PA as a part of the lung discovery oncology group. I focus on new target discovery and understanding the immune effector functions of Janssen's clinical assets.


"Necessity is the mother of innovation / inventions."

Fun fact:

I enjoy long and destination less drives.