Sumanth obtained a B.Tech in Biotechnology degree (with distinction) from Amity University (India) in 2011, and an MRes in Cancer Biology (with distinction) from the University of Dundee in 2012. Subsequently, he was awarded an Overseas Research Studentship from the University of Dundee and Medical Research Scotland to carry out PhD in Cancer biology, which he received in November 2016. Sumanth then worked as a postdoc in the lab of Prof Sir Philip Cohen at the MRC Protein phosphorylation & ubiquitylation unit at the University of Dundee from January 2017 till December 2018.
Sumanth joined Octopus as a Biomedical Research Scientist in January 2019. He is employed on the STFC CLASP grant to assist the group with biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology experiments, with a focus on studying the structure-function relationship of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) in lung cancer. He is interested in developing the intracellular FLImP imaging technique to study the intracellular architecture of wild-type and lung cancer mutant forms of EGFR and evaluate their sensitivity to various clinically approved tyrosine kinase inhibitors.