Shushant Jain, PhD

Shushant Jain, PhD

Group Leader Discovery

Dr. Shushant Jain is a group leader for our Discovery team in the Netherlands, where he utilizes high throughput and high content methodology for target identification, target validation, lead identification, and lead optimization in physiologically relevant cellular model systems, such as primary or stem cells. He was previously the lead developer of phenotypic assays to enable discovery of novel pathways or targets in numerous neurodegenerative diseases, as well as understanding the role of common genetic variation in disease pathogenesis.

Dr. Jain received his PhD in the molecular genetics of neuroscience from University College London and a Bachelor’s Degree in genetics from The University of Manchester. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Amsterdam, developing high content assays for Parkinson’s Disease and designing a novel High Content Screening system.

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