Akshay Mavani is a Senior Associate Scientist for the mRNA process development department at Strand Therapeutics. Prior to working at Strand, he started out his career in biotech as a Manufacturing associate at Moderna Therapeutics supporting Intermediate mRNA upstream and downstream processes in large scale commercial mRNA covid vaccine team in 2021. He also worked at Tessera Therapeutics as Research Associate II within gene writing rewriting space manufacturing small scale RNA, supported process development, and early scale up activities to drive preclinical stage in vivo and ex vivo programs in 2022. He received a M.S. in Industrial Engineering at Wayne State University in Michigan with certification in lean sigma green belt and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering.