Sonali Pandhe, PhD

Medical Science Liaison Panel

Job Title: Medical Science Liaison

Current Employer: Amag Pharmaceuticals


  • Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2016)

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, TX (2015)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in HR and Finance, Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning, India (2009)

  • M.S. in Biotechnology, Bangalore University, India (2008)

  • B.S. in Biotechnology, University of Pune, India (2006)


Doctor Sonali Pandhe has completed BS, MS in Biotechnology, and PhD in Molecular Biology. During her doctoral studies, she worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate students and volunteered for a program "Expanding your Horizon" to educate young girls about STEM career options in addition to her research project. During her time at Texas Woman's University, Dr. Pandhe won many recognitions such as '3 min thesis award', 'Chancellor's Student Research Scholar Award', and 'Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award'. Dr. Pandhe graduated with PhD in Molecular Biology in 2015. She pursued her postdoctoral research at UTSW Medical center, Dallas where she worked on HIV reactivation mechanisms to find a complete cure for the HIV infection. She was an active member of the postdoctoral association and management consulting club at UTSW. After her postdoctoral research, she has worked as an oncology analyst for a biotech company in Dallas, as Science Liaison for 'Integrated Micro-Chromatography/IMCS', and as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) for Genentech. Her role as a MSL at Genentech provided her an opportunity to support 2 FDA launches for a few flu drugs. She is currently working as a hematology-oncology MSL at Amag Pharmaceuticals. Outside work, she loved to volunteer. She has been an active volunteer and leader for various organizations such as 'Get Magic' - an organization that provides young girls an opportunity to work with a woman in science on STEM projects, Alzheimer’s Association's Dallas Chapter where Sonali served as one of the committee chairs for the walk of 2018 (which raised around $900,000+ for Alzheimer's Disease), and MSL mentor & program co-lead for the Medical Science Liaison Alliance by Cheeky Scientist Association. Sonali is looking forward to motivating young professionals in achieving their goals!

Most useful skill sets acquired from/for your field:

Communications, relationship building, time management, flexibility, agility, ability to handle difficult situations and people, networking and ability to learn something new everyday

What I love most about my job:

Freedom, make difference in patients’ lives, flexibility, ability to meet with extremely talent people in the field, collaborate with colleagues on various projects, constant change, no routine, opportunities to network, and new challenges

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