Padma is a manager in ZS’s New York office and focuses on biopharma early product development, business development and M&A, and franchise growth strategy.



Padma has led biopharma business development, pipeline and portfolio engagements across disease areas, including long-term and mid-term growth strategy, life cycle management strategy, business development identification and valuation, scientific and commercial due diligence, go-to-market commercialization, evidence and differentiation strategy, and pricing and access assessments.



Prior to ZS, she was a Philomathia Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She has over a decade of life sciences research experience and has published articles in vascular dermatology. Her work has spanned multiple kinase signaling cascades, developing small molecules to uncover biological responses across oncology pathways.



Padma holds a Ph.D. in chemical biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s of science in mathematics and biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).