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Karthik Viswanathan, Ph.D.

Director, Research at Visterra, Inc.


Karthik Viswanathan, Ph.D., is a founding scientist and Director of Research at Visterra, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. As a founding scientist, he helped establish the Hierotope™ platform at Visterra that has led to discovery and development of multiple therapeutics. He is an inventor of VIS410, an anti-influenza A antibody currently in phase II clinical trials and VIS513, a cross-serotype neutralizing antibody against dengue that is in pre-clinical development. Prior to Visterra, Dr. Viswanathan was postdoctoral researcher at MIT. Dr. Viswanathan received his B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Viswanathan is an inventor on over 20 patent and patent applications and has authored over 35 publications in top tiered journals including Science, Cell, New England journal of Medicine and Nature Biotechnology.

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