Designation: Professor- Biotechnology
Qualification: Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Biomedical Faculty)
Daiichi-Sankyo India Pharma Pvt. Ltd., (2010-2017), Assistant Director – Microbiology and Biology: Engaged in the discovery of new drugs for various therapeutic domains such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, ageing, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory diseases and infectious diseases. Deputed at Global R&D, Tokyo for a year to pursue Stem Cell Research and Tissue Regeneration relevant to respiratory diseases. As a biology lead, collaborated with Medicine for Malaria Venture (MMV, Switzerland) for anti-malarial drug development.
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., Gurgaon, India. (2004 – 2010) Group Leader – Pharmacology: Successfully identified 2 clinical candidates for diabetes program
Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Chennai (2003-2004), Senior Research Scientist – Biotechnology: Genetic modification of Cephalosporin synthetic enzymes
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA (1998 – 2003) Postdoctoral Fellow: Research on Cell Biology (Specialization: Glycobiology of Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation) and Enzymology. Engaged in NIH-funded research.
KSR College of Arts and Science & St. Joseph’s College, Tamil Nadu (1994 – 1998)
Teaching Faculty in Biochemistry for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students
Achievements and Awards:
- 25 peer-reviewed research publications and 3 patents
- Winner, Daiichi-Sankyo Team of the Year Award, 2016 (For anti-malaria research)
- Ranbaxy Team Excellence Awards (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
- UGC-CSIR Fellowship, DST, Govt. of India, 1988-1993
- CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship, 1993-1994
- GATE Fellowship, 1988
- Member, Research Council, SRM University, Sonepat, Haryana
- Selected for Gordon Research Conference in Glycobiology-2017 (Ventura, CA, USA)
Brief Profile: A highly motivated professional with 22 years of experience in research and development in drug discovery, research and teaching. Strong background in biochemistry, pharmaceutics, cell biology and molecular technology. Expertise in critical thinking to produce new research themes and managing research projects. Reliability, innovation, clear communication, diligence, motivation and managing are my leadership trademarks. He has joined Manav Rachna International University as a Faculty in Biotechnology department to translate the research and industry expertise into academics. One of his core key objectives is to bridge the gap between the Industry and Academia in the department and train the next generation students.