Aparaajita Balaji

Vice President of Operations

Aparaajita is a 4th year PhD student studying RNA biochemistry and its potential applications in synthetic biology and antibiotic drug discovery in the Breaker Lab at Yale. She is deeply interested in learning more about Venture Capital in the biopharma space. She is currently a senior associate at Orange Grove Bio and is a Canaan-Yale fellow where she provides due diligence and scouts investment opportunities. She is also a strategy and tech lead for Nucleate New Haven which aims to foster biotech entrepreneurship in the community.

Aparaajita Balaji