Dr. Jain brings extensive microbiology experience to Artizan. Prior to joining Artizan, she led the microbiology department at Vanessa Research in a Hamden based company. She was instrumental in initiating an engineered phage therapy project for Cholera treatment and participated in pre-clinical research and formulation of their lead candidate, Shylicine, treatment for a rare intestinal disorder. Dr. Jain spent almost 10 years at Yale University for her postdoctoral work and focused on the molecular mechanisms for assembly of surface associated virulence factors in aerobic and anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria. In addition, she was the lead researcher in a pediatric cystic fibrosis microbiome study. Dr. Jain earned her doctorate degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India.