Bhaskar Chanda currently works as a Project Manager| Lead Scientist at Universal Cells Inc, Seattle, USA. He previously worked as Associate Scientist at the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine of the University Health Network (UHN). Bhaskar is a results-oriented executive with excellent analytical and problem solving skills and strengths in leadership, multi-tasking, and interpersonal abilities. As a growth-focused manager, he works with different partners to address scientific challenges in producing pluripotent stem cell derivatives for commercial and therapeutic purposes.
In 2006, he received his Bachelor of Technology from the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) in India. During this time, Chanda received the Award for Excellence and was ranked 1st among 922 engineering students for four consecutive years (GPA – 9.01/10). He later went on to obtain a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Alberta.
In 2013, Bhaskar received a Doctor of Philosophy in Stem Cell Biology from the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Keller, who is the director of the stem cell research facility in Toronto, a leader of the international stem cell research consortium, ranks in the list of top 25 Transformational Canadians, selected by Cisco Canada and The Globe and Mail. While pursuing his PhD degree, Bhaskar managed to secure $168,000 in scholarships, including the prestigious CIHR Banting and Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (he ranked 2nd out of 727 nationwide applicants) and has published his research work in top peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Cell and Human Molecular Genetics.