Sunitha earned her PhD in Biochemistry from Boston University where she investigated the molecular interactions between low-density lipoprotein receptor and its ligands. She completed her post doctoral training in structural biology and biochemistry at McGill University where she investigated the structure-function relationship of a protein complex involved in cellular transport. After her post-doc she transitioned to scientific communication. She has written on medical and scientific topics for pharma, and non-profit. Sunitha joined Drug Discovery News in November 2021 as Assistant Science Editor and enjoys the combination of intellectual rigour and creative flair her everyday work demands.
At the frontline of an autoimmune attack are rogue immune cells turned foe against the body they were created to protect. Scientists study the complex etiology of autoimmune disorders to restore the broken balance.