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Manager Oncology Research & Data, Center for Blood Cancers & Oncology at
St. David's South Austin Medical Center


Lakshmy Nair is a Molecular Pharmacologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and a Master’s degree in Pharmacology & Toxicology. She has several years of hands-on wet lab experience working with biomolecules like DNA, RNA and proteins to understand cell signaling pathways and molecular mechanisms associated with the pathogenesis of debilitating diseases such as cancers of the breast, lung and blood. Lakshmy has worked in leading cancer research institutes including the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and has served on the Genetics faculty at the University of Wisconsin.

At MDACC, Lakshmy worked closely with oncologists and biomedical scientists to take a drug from bench to bedside. She began as a Preclinical Researcher; however, her role evolved into one that bridged the gap between pre-clinical studies and clinical research. Lakshmy worked with leading oncologists in the breast cancer and lung cancer departments to develop Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials. Prior to joining the team in the St. David’s HealthCare Office of Research, she worked for a pharmaceutical research firm in Austin, where she managed Phase I Clinical Trials in collaboration with major pharmaceutical companies.


  • BS – Biotechnology, Delhi University (2008)
  • MS – Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Kansas (2010)