Soma Ghosh, Ph.D.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
After completing her doctoral degree from the School of Life Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, Dr. Ghosh continued her training in molecular biology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NICHD), Bethesda, MD, where her work dealt with the mechanisms that regulate cellular DNA replication during animal development. Her focus then shifted to development of sequencing-based assays to support clinical decision making in oncology, an area she pursed as a molecular geneticist at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. Currently, Dr. Ghosh is serving as Chief of the Molecular Pathology and Cytology Branch in the Division of Molecular Genetics and Pathology in FDA’s Office of In Vitro Diagnostics, which is responsible for reviewing marketing applications for in vitro diagnostics including companion diagnostics principally in the area of oncology.