Akshaya Bansal, PhD


Akshaya is an Associate at Esco Ventures X where she is involved with IP strategy and in exploring new ideas for venture creation. She joined Esco Ventures X in 2019 as a Morphosis Venture Fellow and became part of the EVX team in 2020. ​


She trained at NUS (National University of Singapore), earning a Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering (B.Eng, 1st Class honors) followed by a PhD. During her PhD, she developed novel photocontrolled nanoparticle therapeutics for cancer and gene therapy. She continued her research as a Post-doctoral Fellow, working jointly with iHealthTech (Institute for Health Innovation & Technology, formerly BIGHEART (Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research & Technology), to develop bioelectronic devices for minimally invasive, remote-controlled light-based therapies. Her work has been published and highlighted in high impact journals like Advanced Materials, PNAS (proceedings of the national academy of sciences), Nature Communications and ACS Nano.

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