Dr. Vidya Chamundeswari Narasimhan is a Process Development Manager at STEMCELL Technologies, where she manages a team of Associates focused on the technology transfer of new products in the liquid cell culture Media Product Portfolio! She has previously worked as a division lead scientist at New Age Meats, developing food-grade matrices and culture media for cultivated cells. Vidya obtained her Doctorate by Research from Nanyang Technological University. Her Ph.D. work focused on developing bioactive polymeric scaffolds for tissue regeneration applications. She has interned at reputed universities and institutions such as MIT-Harvard (2013) and National Chemical Laboratory, Pune India (2012). She was the title winner of the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition, in Australia (2017), and a finalist at the Falling Walls Lab Competition in Singapore (2019).
At 3DHEALS, Vidya served as the Community Manager – San Francisco from 2019 – to 2022. She has contributed to expert corner blogs and organized networking events. She is currently based in Vancouver and is working towards setting up a 3DHEALS hub on the West Coast of Canada.
Vidya has been working with various NGOs focusing on empowering and educating the South Asian community about career opportunities and awareness in the STEM fields. She has contributed to young women & students’ welfare through fundraising and mentorship initiatives. In addition to her long-term goal to contribute significantly towards mimicking the principles of biological systems, Vidya is fond of traveling, reading, and Indian classical music.