Sushma Kommareddy has a Ph.D. in Drug & Gene delivery with twelve years of experience in the development of vaccines. She is currently working as an Associate Director of Formulation & Drug Product Development at Takeda Vaccines. In her experience at Takeda and Novartis, she worked in different capacities to lead multiple viral, subunit and nucleic acid vaccine candidates through clinical development. During this period, she also served as Principal Investigator of external collaborations on exploring new technologies for delivery of vaccines and related biologics. In her current role, she is responsible for the development of lyophilized multi-dose product for Takeda’s dengue vaccine.
Sushma has been an active member of Toastmasters for over 5 years. She is the sponsor/founder of Takeda Toastmasters and Served as the 1st president of the club.