Meena Rajagopal

Program Officer


Meena is an experienced scientist in translational research and has worked in several labs including academia and research institutes in the Washington DC metro area. She is the Program Officer for the NCATS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant and contract programs. In this role, Meena manages a portfolio of SBIR -STTR grants, is involved in SBIR outreach activities and serves as the NCATS point of contact for the Small Business Programs Management Committee.

Before joining NCATS, Meena was a scientist at the NIH and carried out translational proteomics research in partnership with investigators at the Tulane University. Meena was a Principal Investigator on a NIH SBIR grant while at Georgetown University, where she also coordinated various metabolomics research projects at the Metabolomics facility at the Lombardi Cancer Center. Meena Rajagopal received her Master’s in Science and Doctor of Philosophy both in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky and did her postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.