Arvind Kothandaraman is a biotech-business hybrid. His professional work has revolved around equipping laboratories with the tools needed to meet vital technical and operational goals. As the Managing Director of Specialty Diagnostics at PerkinElmer, Kothandaraman led the company’s successful pandemic response efforts in the battle against COVID-19. Kothandaraman’s positions at PerkinElmer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Advanced Analytical (now Agilent Technologies) and BioReference Laboratories (now OPKO Health) have spanned business management, product development and commercial engagement in clinical research and diagnostic settings.
Kothandaraman is passionate about bridging the gap between credible, actionable information and public awareness particularly in multifaceted areas like medical science. He considers every interaction to be a learning opportunity, greatly enjoys knowledge exchange and considers it to be an extremely effective method to invigorate the mind.
Kothandaraman holds a Master’s degree in Business and Science from Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA. He is an active member of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Public Education and Awareness Committee (PEAC).