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Purnima Deshpande

Laboratory Manager

purnima_deshpande
Mail Code: MC 156-29
Office: 324 Kerckhoff Laboratory
Phone: 626-395-4932
Email: purnimad@​caltech.edu

In 1992, I joined Henry Lester’s lab as a research assistant and rose to being a senior technical assistant and finally an associate biologist by 1996.  During the next several years my research required me to learn various molecular biology techniques like generating knock in mice and eventually imaging fluorescent tissue.  Eventually I became the lab manager in 2005. I enjoy the many different aspects of my job as it encompasses small and big administrative and management challenges on a daily basis.  Other than learning cutting edge science, highlight of my job has been interacting with smart and interesting scientists from 43 different nationalities who have passed through the Lester lab in last 23 years.  I look forward to many more years of working with scientists pursuing experiments at the intersection of basic science and clinical relevance.