Saharla joined Catalyze in January 2018. Before joining Catalyze, Saharla spent 10 years in the Innovations Division of the Wellcome Trust in London. There she evaluated early stage product development opportunities and investments for translational funding. She also helped to establish and run the ‘Innovator Awards’; a fund supporting the development of healthcare innovations. Prior to that, Saharla worked as an analyst at Thomson Reuters, undertaking competitive intelligence searching and reporting for clients.
At Catalyze, Saharla uses her background in life sciences and translational research to support financing for researchers in academia and SME’s involved in the early stages of product development. Saharla has a MSc in Intellectual Property Law and a BSc in Genetics, from Queen Mary University of London.