Jasmine Kalsi serves as a technology transfer and patent specialist in the NCATS Office of Strategic Alliances, where she facilitates the collaborations of NCATS scientists. Prior to joining NCATS, Kalsi served as a scientific reviewer in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products. Before her tenure at the FDA, she was a technology transfer and intellectual property fellow in the Technology Transfer Office at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), where she worked on drafting transactional agreements and NIAID’s intellectual property patent portfolio.
Kalsi graduated with a Master’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. Her career started in medicinal chemistry and quickly transitioned to process development and scale-up. From there, she moved into formulations science and analytical method development for small molecule injectables and oral solutions. Kalsi was a synthetic organic chemist in the Experimental Therapeutics Branch at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, where she worked on developing antimicrobial therapeutics. She has experience in small molecule drug substance and drug product development from discovery to clinical stage.
Kalsi is interested in connecting partners, building relationships, identifying gaps and offering unique solutions. She believes in the intersectionality of seemingly unrelated spaces and the unique role NCATS plays in breaking boundaries, leading innovation and nurturing ideas of the future.