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Mohan Karkada, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

As an expert in cellular immunology Karkada has worked in both academia and industry exploring disease mechanisms through translational research approaches in diverse fields such as infectious/autoimmune diseases (malaria, arthritis, multiple sclerosis) and cancer immunotherapy. Most recently, as director of Immunology at Immunovaccine Inc., Karkada has directed preclinical and clinical development of three products for cancer immunotherapy (breast, ovarian and prostate cancer) and infectious disease (RSV) through human clinical trials within the biotech industry. With nearly 15 years of academic research and 9 years of industry experience under his belt, Karkada will be key contributor as an immunologist in Wyss’s efforts making novel discoveries related to immunotherapeutics and vaccines technologies for infections, autoimmunity and oncology. Karkada has earned his Masters degree in Medical microbiology/immunology from Kasturba Medical School, Manipal, a doctorate degree from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh and undertaken post-doctoral training at the Montreal General Hospital of McGill University, Montreal.

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