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Ganesh Kolumam, Ph.D.

Head of Physiology
Ganesh works to understand the pathology of aging through multiple modalities.
Ganesh leads Calico’s Physiology group, consisting of members with multidisciplinary expertise in preclinical drug discovery research and development. His team develops preclinical models to gain a deeper understanding of disease pathophysiology and performs proof-of concept studies through target validation using various cutting edge molecular and biochemical approaches.
Prior to Calico, Ganesh spent over a decade in Research at Genentech. During that time, he contributed to the various stages of drug discovery and development for early- and late-stage drug candidates in immune pathologies and the immunometabolism space. Prior to joining Genentech, he conducted postdoc research in cellular and molecular immunology, particularly how memory T cells are formed and perpetuated during viral and bacterial infections.
  • Postdoc with Dr. Kaja MuraliKrishna, Laboratory of Cellular Immunology, University of Washington Seattle
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • B.S and M.S. in Biological Science, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India