President & Founding Chief Scientist
United States of America
Dr. Motwani has over 25 years of experience in research and management in the field of biotechnology including recombinant protein production. Dr. Motwani is an inventor of five issued patents on yeast expression system for recombinant proteins. Prior to founding BioSavita, Dr. Motwani was one of the founding scientist of Strohtech/Apex Bioscience, which was involved in the development of a cost-effective yeast expression system to produce genetically engineered hemoglobins. Dr. Motwani negotiated an arrangement with Apex to start BioSavita. She has been successful in securing NIH-SBIR and state grants, private funds, and licenses for BioSavita. Under her leadership, the BioSavita scientific team developed a proprietary twin cassette expression system for cost-effective production of recombinant proteins including heterodimer of cytokines and monoclonal antibodies in yeast. She was a licensing consultant for the technology transfer office at the University of Michigan and a visiting scientist at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Dr. Motwani is adjunct associate professor at the Oakland University, MI. She received her Masters degree from Haffkine Institute in Bombay and her Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Michigan.