RAJI PILLAI, pHd
Dr. Raji Pillai’s background spans medical, clinical and scientific affairs with 20 years of industry experience in life sciences and molecular diagnostics. As the President of Medical Affairs Consulting Inc, Dr. Pillai provides consulting services, assisting companies – genomics, molecular diagnostics and medical devices - with clinical, scientific and regulatory affairs as well as commercial activities.
Dr. Pillai was VP Product Development & Clinical Affairs at Pathwork Diagnostics, where she led the development of the FDA-cleared, Medicare-reimbursed Tissue of Origin Test, an innovative oncology molecular diagnostic. Prior to Pathwork, Dr. Pillai worked at Affymetrix, where she was responsible for managing strategic alliances and collaborations with key academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Previously, she was a scientist in microbiology and genomics at diaDexus.
She received an A.B. in Biochemistry from Smith college, a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry
from UCLA and completed postdoctoral researchin Biochemistry at the Stanford
UniversitySchool of Medicine.
She also serves on the Board of EPPIC, a non-profit group of seasoned entrepreneurs
and biotech/pharma professionals in the bay area whose goals are networking,
entrepreneurship and mentoring.