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Inusha has over 15 years of experience in molecular and cellular biology with significant academic and industrial experience in pharmaceutical and diagnostic sectors.


Inusha graduated in Medical Biochemistry with honours from University of Leicester, UK and obtained her PhD in Oncology from University College London. Her doctoral research focused on study of DNA damage and repair. Following her PhD, Inusha spent several years working as a postdoctoral fellow at University College London and University of Cambridge studying mechanisms of oncogenesis. Then she worked for GlaxoSmithKline in UK as a Principle Scientist for six years working on antibody engineering, developing antibody based novel bio therapeutic agents. Following her move to Australia, she worked for Minifab and was responsible for development of highly sensitive microfluidic based point-of-care diagnostic assays.


After spending many years in pharmaceutical and diagnostic sectors, in 2017, Inusha moved back to academia and joined James Whisstock group at Monash university. She is currently working on a number of projects and her main focus is development of antibodies and novel antibody formats using phage display technology. These antibodies are used for structural studies, proof of concept studies in animal models and development of novel therapeutics for a number of diseases.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Oncology, PhD, DNA damage and repair, University College London

1 Oct 19971 Jun 2001

Award Date: 1 Oct 2002

Medical Biochemistry, BSc. Hons, University of Leicester

1 Oct 19921 Jun 1996

Award Date: 1 Oct 1996