Dr. Aparajita Hoskote Chourasia joined Biotheryx in 2017 as a Senior Director of Biology and became Vice President of Biology in October 2021. Aparajita leads the biology effort for development of targeted protein degraders at Biotheryx. She has been instrumental in identifying targets and establishing assays to assist in drug discovery efforts and has contributed to the development of the Company’s intellectual property. She has accrued expertise in molecular pathways in cancer, tumor metabolism, tumor models, inflammation and assay development while working at Veridex (a Johnson & Johnson company), Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and the Brigham and Women Hospital (teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School). Dr. Chourasia earned her Ph.D. in cancer biology from the University of Chicago, where her research focused on the tumor suppressive function of BNIP3 mediated mitochondrial autophagy in mammary and pancreatic tumorigenesis and its potential as a critical biomarker for early-stage disease diagnosis. Her work led to successful NIH-funded research awards and peer reviewed research articles and reviews. Dr. Chourasia received an M.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an M.S. in translational science from Howard Hughes Medical Institute.