Kavitha Brunner

Lead Biologist

Kavitha Brunner

Lead Biologist

Kavitha Brunner is the lead biologist at NomadX, bringing over five years of extensive research experience in cell and molecular biology. A first-generation college graduate, Kavitha obtained her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics from Towson University in 2020. Her undergraduate research, funded by the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, focused on creating recombinant immunotoxins to target and eliminate cancer cells associated with leukemias and lymphomas.

Kavitha began her professional career at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she worked in Dr. Junfang Wu's neuroscience laboratory as the resident cell culturist. Her research there, published in respected journals like Brain, Behavior, and Immunity and the Journal of Neuroinflammation, investigated the molecular mechanisms involved in neurotrauma and central nervous system injury.

Following her tenure at the University of Maryland, Kavitha joined the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. Under Dr. An Dang Do, she contributed to research on rare childhood genetic neuronal disorders, focusing on molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways.

Driven by a strong ethical stance against animal testing, Kavitha transitioned to NomadX, where she now conducts microbiological culture of various bacterial strains and aids in the fabrication of patented nanostructured chips. Her current efforts are directed towards optimizing the microbiological and chemical procedures of NomadX technology to ensure superior results consistently.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Kavitha is passionate about animal welfare and nature conservation. She enjoys hiking in her native Maryland, operating a pet-sitting business, and advocating against animal testing. An artist and writer, Kavitha also dedicates her free time to creating art and poetry. She is proud to be part of a company that not only eschews animal testing but also promotes food safety and public health.