Leadership Team

 
  • Zoya Brar
    Zoya Brar
    Managing Director
Zoya Brar
Managing Director
Zoya Brar is a Delhi based entrepreneur active in the Indian healthcare delivery ecosystem. Prior to venturing out in this space, she worked at Google in various roles in business development and customer outreach. This was preceded by a stint in the education sector, where Zoya worked in WLC College in business development and HR roles. She also has considerable experience in the Not-for-Profit sector working both as a hands-on individual contributor as well as in management and governance. Zoya holds a degree in Sociology from Lady Shri Ram College and advanced training in technology roll-out strategies from National University of Singapore.
  • Dinesh Chauhan
    Dinesh Chauhan
    Vice President - Business Development
Dinesh Chauhan
Vice President - Business Development
Dinesh is the Vice President (Sales & Marketing), an avid management professional with over 18 Years of rich experience in Sales and Marketing spans across the Diagnostics Industry not only of India but also of Asia Pacific Region. He is passionate about always building a great team of leaders with a consistent track record of delivering sustained business. He owns many accolades within and out of organization of best business strategies and highest performance. He is responsible for achieving the long, mid and short term objectives of the Company in line with the vision of the Organisation. He leads the strategic and organisational development objectives and is responsible for business-lines identification / development and geographical expansion of the business. He holds a master’s degree in Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Delhi University
  • Shruti Mair Sharad
    Shruti Mair Sharad
    Chief Financial Officer
Shruti Mair Sharad
Chief Financial Officer
Shruti Mair Sharad is a finance professional with over 10 years of experience in varied industries, majorly in Healthcare Sector. She is a passionate and self driven professional with all round experience in finance and a strong business sense. As a Chartered Accountant, she has contributed a lot in the growth of the company and has been involved in Business Planning and Strategy across functions. She has helped the company in establishing and implementing strong internal controls. She has handled diverse areas in Finance ranging from Financial and strategic planning, budgeting, controlling, accounting, MIS, auditing, taxation, costing, pricing, and investor relations.
 

 
  • Ajay Pandita
    Ajay Pandita
    Chief Scientific Officer
Ajay Pandita
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Pandita serves as Chief Scientific Officer of CORE Diagnostics. He received his degrees in veterinary medicine from Haryana Agricultural University in India and graduate studies from the University of Toronto. He subsequently completed his post-doctoral training in the department of molecular pathology and laboratory medicine at the Mayo clinic. Dr. Pandita worked as a scientist for Genentech where he was responsible for developing personalized health care strategies for Genentech molecules in the pipeline as part of Diagnostic sub-teams. His work included creating predictive biomarker strategies, developing novel assays and an implementation plan for early development and proof of concept (Phase I and II) clinical trials. In addition, his group was also responsible in supporting early & late stage research activities in the areas of target discovery and validation through understanding the underlying chromosomal basis of genetic alterations observed in cancer. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of molecular cytogenetics & molecular biology. Dr. Pandita has consulted for various research groups in academia and companies. He is the recipient of many honors including the Young Investigator Award by the Children’s Tumor Foundation. He has published numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals and has shared his expertise through various lectures and presentations locally and nationally.
  • Rob Monroe
    Rob Monroe
    Chief Medical Officer
Rob Monroe
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Monroe serves as Chief Medical Officer of CORE Diagnostics and is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in cytopathology, anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. He received his degrees in medicine and genetics from Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed residency training in pathology at Stanford University and the UCLA Medical Center followed by a fellowship in cytopathology. Dr. Monroe worked as a pathologist for Central Coast Pathology Consultants where he was responsible for a wide variety of surgical and biopsy pathology cases as well as leading cytopathology and molecular pathology programs. During his tenure with Central Coast Pathology, he also served as the co-director of pathology at Marian Medical Center. Over the years, Dr. Monroe has consulted for various companies including Oncologic, BioAsia and Corporate Venture Partners.
  • Arghya Basu
    Arghya Basu
    Co-Founder & Director
Arghya Basu
Co-Founder & Director
Arghya is an entrepreneur who set up his first company at the age of 20. He has a good understanding of the Indian healthcare ecosystem. Prior to entering this space, Arghya worked at Google in various roles like Indian business strategy formulation & implementation and customer services. Before Google he worked with Sify, an IT & Telecom company, to develop their customer delivery model. He also has considerable experience in the FMCG sector, acquired during his business development role at Wipro Consumer Care. He has worked with the Not-for-Profit sector through his time with the Akanksha Foundation where he contributed both in management as well as on the ground volunteering for the education of under privileged children. Arghya holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from T.A. Pai Management Institute, and has completed his Computer Science engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. He loves adventure sports and trekking.
 

Scientific Team

 
  • Dr. Lata Kini
    Dr. Lata Kini
    Pathologist
Dr. Lata Kini
Pathologist
Dr. Kini has an experience of over 23 years in the field of pathology. During her last tenure as the Head of Laboratory Sciences with GM Health Care, Bangalore she was responsible for setting up of the clinical lab and all the pathology related services. She was in charge of management, business development aspects and ISO certification of the laboratory. Dr. Kini has the credit of handling extremely successful clinical trials of US FDA approved In Vitro Diagnostic device by Johnson & Johnson. She has also managed the ethical committee for clinical trials and obtained the ISO 9001 certification for the facility at Accacia Serum India. As a consultant pathologist at Manipal Hospital, Dr. Kini was responsible for managing surgical pathology, clinical haematology and blood bank. Dr. Kini received her MD from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University after which she joined Kidwai Institute of Medical Oncology as an Assistant Professor. Her expertise lies in the field of cytology, general haematology and surgical pathology with specialisation in Oncology. She has a vast experience of performing blind as well radiology directed FNAC procedures. During her stint at these institutions she has also had a foray into teaching post graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Dr. Bhavna Khandpur
    Dr. Bhavna Khandpur
    Pathologist
Dr. Bhavna Khandpur
Pathologist
Dr. Khandpur has a decade long experience in pathology. She in her last tenure, was the hematopathologist and director of transfusion and Point of Care departments at Norwalk Hospital CT, USA and teaching faculty/ associate professor at Yale affiliated Western Connecticut Health Network. She completed her M.B.B.S. and MD.in Pathology from Mumbai, KEM and JJ Group of Hospitals respectively after which she trained in US at Yale Affiliated Danbury Hospital. She has also trained at NewYork University for surgical/gynecologic pathology and completed a hematopathology fellowship at Drexel. She is board certified pathologist in India and USA. Additionally she is a certified CAP inspector. She has been active in research and has presented in multiple international conferences such as ASCP and USCAP. She brings an international experience with a focus on achieving robust and high quality innovation in pathology and hematopathology.
  • Dr. Sambit Mohanty
    Dr. Sambit Mohanty
    Pathologist
Dr. Sambit Mohanty
Pathologist
He has over 14 years of post MD experience in the field of Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, and Translational Molecular Pathology. Dr Mohanty finished his medical school training from SCB Medical College with record number of honors and 12 university gold medals and received the best medical graduate award. Subsequently, he was awarded with the prestigious outstanding institutional postgraduate gold medal from PGI, Chandigarh. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Pathology Informatics and Digital Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency from Beth-Israel Deconess Medical Center of at the Harvard Medical School and the State University of New York University, New York. He went to Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center to complete his Oncologic Surgical Pathology fellowship and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his Urologic Pathology, Translational Pathology and Women’s Health fellowship. Dr Mohanty has also worked at Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital and his last stint was at SRL as Regional Director. He has been active in clinically oriented translational research and has presented his work at various international conferences such as USCAP, ASDP, CAP, and ASCP. He has over 70 international publications in various peer reviewed journals and he is in the editorial boards of Archives of pathology and lab medicine and Histopathology.
 

 
  • Dr. Rahul Katara
    Dr. Rahul Katara
    Molecular Scientist
Dr. Rahul Katara
Molecular Scientist
Dr. Rahul holds a Ph. D in Medical Biochemistry from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His expertise is in the field of molecular biology, Infectious /non infectious disease diagnostics, Cancer Genetics, Tissue/cell culture, HLA typing, and FISH. He has been awarded various research fellowships from Indian Council of Medical Research and AIIMS. He is the recipient of the Young Investigators Award from the Association of Biochemistry in India (ABI). Dr. Rahul has worked on various molecular mechanisms and pathways involved in Cancer. One of his major studies includes the role on p53 in brain cancer. He has also worked on the Gene therapy in cardiovascular diseases. As a part of his doctoral studies he gained experience in the field of molecular diagnostics and their prominence in the health care industry. Dr. Rahul has worked with various laboratories in the country and has been actively involved in introducing new tests and assays. He has also been involved in successful audits of these laboratories and brings with him a keen understanding of the quality standards for molecular testing. Dr. Rahul has significant number of publications in various international and national journals. He has also presented his research work in various international and national symposiums and gatherings. His strong research back up provides a foresight into bringing better and robust assays in healthcare.
  • Dr. Shalu Verma
    Dr. Shalu Verma
    Manager, Assay Development Programs
Dr. Shalu Verma
Manager, Assay Development Programs
Shalu is the Manager, Assay Development Programs at CORE Diagnostics, India. In this capacity, she takes charge of R&D, new product development, and assay validation processes. She is a veterinary microbiologist by training. Her main research interests are infectious diseases and diagnostics. She has had two post doctoral stints at the Indian Institute of Science working in the disciplines of reproductive endocrinology, microbiology, and disease diagnostics. She was awarded the DST Wos-A Fellowship and DBT-Research Associateship during her postdoctoral trainings. She received her Ph.D. at the CCS Haryana Agricultural University. For her Ph.D., she was awarded the CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship. She is a registered veterinarian (KVC Registration No. 3214).