Priyata Kalra, Ph.D.
Dr. Priyata Kalra joined Simulations Plus in October 2021 as Senior Scientist in the Simulation Technologies group. Currently, she is supporting the oral cavity modeling project. Prior to joining SLP, she worked for three years in multidisciplinary, collaborative project teams and addressed stakeholder needs using modeling. She worked as a Data Scientist at Bayer Crop Science where she focused on building PBPK model for plants, supported project management activities, and worked in close collaboration to develop an experimental design for the plant model. She also served as a computational toxicology Postdoc at BASF where she worked on various projects ranging from PBPK, QST and IVIVE approaches in Toxicology. She received a PhD in 2018 in Natural Sciences from the University of Heidelberg, in collaboration with Bayer, where she developed QSP model for therapeutic protein. She completed her bachelor’s in Bioinformatics from India and Masters studies in Systems Biology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Besides work, Priyata finds joy in brainstorming on innovative projects, blockchain, illustrating ideas, poetry slam, martial arts, yoga, graphic novels, and dancing. She is also very passionate about diversity in data science and is a part of Women in AI community.