Bhanumati Ramineni joined the Drug Regulatory Group of the Regulatory Affairs Branch (RAB), CTEP in 2010. She holds Master’s degrees, one in Environmental Sciences from Nagarjuna University, India and a second one in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with specialization in Biotechnology from Georgetown University. She comes with experience in FDA Regulatory Affairs, pre-clinical and clinical development of vaccines with a special focus in immunology. She manages a portfolio of investigational agents, which involves the maintenance of the complete life cycle of Investigational New Drug Applications (IND) and facilitates FDA communications related to that portfolio. Before coming to CTEP, she spent 10 years at the NIAID (Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology), WRAIR (Division of Viral Diseases) and NIEHS (Environmental Autoimmunity Group) providing scientific, regulatory and management support to the development and implementation of vaccine (malaria and dengue) strategies, as well as participating in drafting MTA’s, RFP’s, proposal writing and the ad hoc review of proposals.