Dr. Dhanlaxmi Shetty, Ph.D
Dr. Dhanlaxmi Shetty is a cytogeneticist. Currently she is the Scientific Officer-E and Officer-in-charge at the Cancer Cytogenetics Department, Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre.
Dr. Shetty is a double major in Biochemistry and Zoology from the St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and a Master’s in Biochemistry from Institute of Science, Mumbai. She then did her PhD. in Applied Biology from University of Mumbai and was a recipient of senior research fellowship from ICMR in 2008.
Dr. Shetty has over 10 years of experience in pre-natal, post-natal and cancer genetics from three NABL and CAP accredited laboratories. She has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed, indexed journals and has been involved as PI and Co-PI for several projects at ACTREC. She has also presented her work in several national and international conferences and is a member of many genetic bodies across India.
Being part of patient care services at ACTREC, she felt the need to get a Diploma in Medico Legal Systems (PGDMLS) and Hospital/ Healthcare Management (PGDHHM) which she did from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHS), Pune. In 2019, she got certified as an Associate Genetic Counselor from the Board of Genetic Counseling (BGC), India and is a clinical laboratory geneticist from European Board of Medical Genetics (EBMG). She has also been an NABL auditor for Genetics and has audited more than 10 laboratories since then.
She is very passionate towards Human Genetics and is involved in various teaching and training activities for graduate and post graduate students.