Asha is one of the earliest employees of Engine Bio, driving various scientific and drug discovery projects within the company. She is a skilled scientist and biomedical engineering professional. She previously served as a Research Fellow in Singapore’s A*STAR, where she worked extensively on multidisciplinary projects involving stem cells for therapeutic uses and managed collaborations with companies and research groups. She has published papers in notable journals including PNAS, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Bone, and Biomaterials.

Asha received her BSE (magna cum laude) from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. She has received several awards, including the STAR Award and multiple A*STAR National Science Scholar Fellowships from the Singapore government. She has lived in both the USA and Singapore.