Kanika Bajwa, PhD & MSc

Senior Consultant, Los Angeles

Kanika is a consultant who has worked at Deallus since November 2020. Kanika gained experience working cross-functionally with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Specifically, she supported global and regional teams on several competitive intelligence (CI) and commercial startegy (CS) projects, including CI monitoring, deep dives, market and opportunity assessment, launch readiness, and disease area strategy. Kanika covered and worked in a wide range of therapeutic areas including oncology (solid and liquid tumors), neurology, cardiology, immunology, infectious diseases, and rare diseases. Prior to joining life sciences consulting industry, Kanika earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University, and MSc in Infection & Immunity from University College London.

What do you consider your strengths?

My biggest strengths are that I don’t shy away for challenges, and I not only like to gain experience in as many kinds of projects as possible, but I also enjoy the process of doing different projects at one time. My strong academic background in life sciences puts me at ease when grasping new and complex scientific information and allows me to think about the ‘so what’ for the client in a much more seamless manner.

My motivation to do what I do comes from different places at different times; I get highly motivated if I see my work being implemented in a project at client side or is adding value to the bigger picture of how the client is thinking of addressing a problem they are facing.

Another source of motivation is also the people I work with, a smarter and/ or experienced individual on a team motivates me to put my best foot forward while working on a task. Appreciation and acknowledgment for my work by the leadership motivates me to keep doing what I am doing and even drives me toward achieving excellence, and my final source of motivation is my family who are always happy and encouraging towards my professional growth.

Background and experience

  • 2.5 years of life science consulting experience
  • Experience in competitive intelligence and commercial strategy projects
  • Academic research background in Virology, pathobiology, and infectious diseases

Therapy area expertise

  • Oncology
  • Rare diseases
  • Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
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Life outside of work

I have a 17-month-old boy, who I love spending most if not all my free time with. I love playing with him, taking care of him, and seeing him trying to communicate with me in his baby language which is a lot of fun to comprehend.

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