By Roadtrip Nation

Rohit Murthy



My road in life has been direct.
When I was a little kid, I wanted to build cars.
While visiting India, I noticed the country had a problem with rolling blackouts I wasn’t used to in the US, and it got me more interested in engineering and infrastructure.
When I visited the villages over there, I noticed that people were far sicker than most people over here too.
I came to the University of California, Irvine (UCI) thinking I was going to go into oil and gas, so I started out studying chemical engineering.
As I took more classes, I realized I wanted to help people on a greater scale.
I wound up switching to a focus on electricity, particularly its impact on medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
I love working in biotech because it allows me to use all my interests and skills to help as many people as I can.
Keep following my journey


External Supply & Plasma Innovation

I try to get better quality blood donations in order to assist in plasma-based therapeutics.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I work in external supply and plasma innovation. Specifically, I work in human blood plasma derived therapeutics. We take human blood plasma from donations and purify out a protein, something that someone needs if they have a rare disease. I work on the upstream/business side of things in trying to get more donors and better donations. I travel a lot.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Be diligent in building your portfolio/resume. Get as much practical experience as you can to diversify yourself and add to your skill set.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Talk to your professors about the research they are doing. Be aware of current trends and knowledge coming out of the industry so you can stay ahead of the game. Join as many clubs as you can and network.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I should spend my time job hunting instead of doing research. Maybe this isn’t the right path for me."