Janaki Purushe, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor


Janaki focuses her practice on patent preparation and prosecution of biotechnology and pharmaceutical matters. She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Temple University School of Medicine in 2018 and a B.S. in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics from University of Maryland in 2007.


Temple University School of Medicine
Microbiology and Immunology
Ph.D. 2018

University of Maryland
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
B.S. 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine Microbiology and Immunology Research Grant | Microbiology and Immunology Annual Symposium – December 15, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
  • American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award | American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting – December 3-6, 2016, San Diego, CA


Prior to joining Seed IP, Janaki’s research focused on T cell biology and epigenetics with a special focus on cell-based immunotherapies. During her post-doctoral work she developed a series of functional assays to characterize CAR-T cell potency in clinical samples and utilized CUT&RUN to map chromatin landscapes in CAR-T immunotherapy products. During her doctoral training and time as a research assistant at the J. Craig Venter Institute, Janaki gained experience across a spectrum of scientific disciplines, including molecular biology, genomics, microbiology, and immunology.

Janaki has co-authored a large number of peer-reviewed articles that have published in variety of scientific journals.


Janaki is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA) and Life Science Washington.

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