About The Authors

Dr. Iswariya Venkataraman (Associate Director of Scientific Affairs)
is responsible for the scientific affairs team at EUROIMMUN US. She holds a Ph. D in the field of neuroscience and during her study, she identified novel autoantigens in autoimmune hyper-excitability disorders.
She lives with her husband and her golden retriever puppy “Karma”. She is a vegetarian and loves Indian and Italian since they offer the most veggie options. She hates rain and ice cream and loves chocolate cakes.

Dr. Aya Elhage (Scientific Affairs Manager)
is the Scientific Affairs Manager at EUROIMMUN US supporting the team with study collaborations, business development, scientific marketing, and scientific education. She is a pharmacist by training and holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) which combines her passions of healthcare and business.
She is originally from New York City and loves the rooftop scene there. She’s a huge foodie, likes to stay active, and is obsessed with psychological thrillers.

Dr. Ilana Heckler (Scientific Affairs Associate)
is the Scientific Affairs Associate at EUROIMMUN US. She holds a PhD in Chemical Biology for her studies on bacterial communities called biofilms and is passionate about science communication.
She is obsessed with her miniature red poodle named Cinnabun and insists that she is “the cutest dog in the entire world”. She is originally from Long Island, NY and is a self-proclaimed bagel and pizza snob.