"What Next?" Disease - Career Trajectories with Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D.

New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists

Aug 8 2022 • 39 mins

Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D., is the current vice president of product and marketing at Curiox, but did you know she also was a surgical neurophysiologist? You might be asking, "How is that possible?"

Banday is a lifelong believer in being able to pursue any career path as long as you're willing to learn.  Banday shares her incredible story of leaving India to come to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, the nerves of being in the operating room for the first time to dealing with what she refers to as the "What Next?" disease. If you are hesitant about taking the first step in pursuing what you've always wanted to do, then this episode is for you!

About Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D.:
Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D., is an accomplished life sciences marketing leader with 10+ years of commercial experience. Banday first obtained a DVM from Kerala Veterinary University, KAU followed by an M.S. in microbiology, immunology, & pathology from Punjab Veterinary University and finally a Ph.D. in molecular genetics - genomics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Stay connected with SLAS:

About SLAS:
SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.

SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.

Upcoming SLAS Events:
SLAS 2022 Americas Sample Management Symposium

  • September 15-16, 2022
  • La Jolla, CA, USA

SLAS 2022 AI Data Pipelines for Life Sciences Symposium

  • September 26-27, 2022
  • Seattle, WA, USA

SLAS 2022 Bio Entrepreneurship Sympo

Upcoming SLAS Events:

SLAS2023 International Conference and Exhibition

  • February 25 - March 1, 2023
  • San Diego, CA, USA

SLAS 2023 Building Biology in 3D Symposium

  • 20-21 April 2023
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom

SLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition

  • 23-26 May 2023
  • Brussels, Belgium