Saumya Tiwari (Leadership Member)
Dr. Tiwari is a computational chemist with extensive experience in analytical chemistry and the generation and handling of spectral data. Prior to joining Sapient, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Jain Laboratory at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where she spearheaded efforts for the development of rapid liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (rLC-MS) software including machine learning-based algorithms for large-scale spectral extraction and data alignment. Dr. Tiwari completed her PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the laboratory of Dr. Rohit Bhargava, during which time she developed new techniques for use of state-of-the-art spectroscopic imaging to elucidate chemical mediators of human disease. At Sapient, Dr. Tiwari works in close collaboration with the R&D team to enable biomarker discovery via automation in data extraction, analysis, and compound identification using a host of artificial intelligence, computational, and statistical tools.
Dr. Tiwari received her undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, where she graduated with honors and President’s Medal. In addition to her PhD, she earned her MS in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Tiwari has also been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Beckman Fellowship, Nadine Barrie Smith Fellowship, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Award for Outstanding Research in the Field of Spectroscopy.