Rishi Mahajan

Lead R&D Automation Engineer



Rishi Mahajan is a distinguished Lead R&D Automation Engineer at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, one of the most innovative companies in the industry. His academic journey began in Pharmacy, fueling his aspiration to be a pharmacist. However, his academic trajectory took a turn when he pursued a Masters in Biotechnology, a decision that inevitably led him to his current role at Regeneron.

At Regeneron, Rishi embarked on a transformative journey, initially focusing on the engineering of cell lines for therapeutic drugs, before switching to Antibody drug discovery. This unique trajectory sparked an avid interest in automation, eventually catalyzing his transition to an Automation Engineer. Over the past half-decade, Rishi has spearheaded the automation initiatives within the Protein Expression Sciences, leveraging his substantial expertise accrued over an impressive 15-year span.

In the broader sphere of his profession, Rishi’s contributions extend beyond his role at Regeneron. His dynamic engagement with the Lab of the Future committee at the Society for Lab Automation and Screening (SLAS), and his service on the Board of the Lab Robotics Interest Group (LRIG) NYC chapter, manifest his unwavering dedication to the advancement of his field. These roles underscore Rishi’s proactive drive to shape the future of laboratory science and automation, demonstrating his influential presence in the wider professional landscape.

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