Science & Engineering

 

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G. Sridhar Prasad, Ph.D.

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

  • Team member – Syrrx-Takeda’s first FDA approved drug (Nesina®) - $270M acquisition
  • Crystallography leader for MK-4965 (HIV AIDS) and Nesina®
  • PI multiple NIH SBIR grants and two MJFF TDI grants
  • Raised ~$4.7M as cofounder of CalAsia (~$3.9M in non-dilutive funding)
  • Review member NIH SBIR “Non-HIV Anti-Infective Therapeutics” Special Emphasis Panel
  • Ph.D. - Indian Institute of Science and Post-doctoral training - University of Minnesota and The Scripps Research Institute
  • Assistant Professor: The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • Editorial Board Member: Organic & Medicinal Chemistry International Journal and Chemical Sciences Journal, Omics Publications
 

Kiran Bijlani, Ph.D.

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

  • A decade of extensive background in microbiology, nanotoxicology and pharmacology
  • Served as Associate Director of Cell and Microbiology at a Contract Research organization where she supported the direction of Cell and Microbiology Department
  • Has managed numerous projects for the development of novel antimicrobial agents and the development and implementation of cell-and tissue-based cytotoxicity testing
  • Ex-faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. John’s University where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical immunology, human anatomy and physiology
  • Holds both a Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in pharmacology and toxicology from St. John’s University, New York City, NY
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from Principal K.M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, India


SURYA K. DE, PH.D., FRSC, CCHEM

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST, CHEMISTRY

  • Over 15 years of experience is small molecule medicinal chemistry lead optimization 
  • Instrumental in design and synthesis of multiple lead drug candidates that have been advanced into preclinical development studies
  •  Over 100 publications, including articles, reviews, and monographs in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Holds 10 US patents
  • Ph.D. - Jadavpur University, India. Post-doctoral training – University of Washington, Seattle, The Scripps Research Institute and Sanford Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA
 

Mohammad Esmaeili

ENGINEERING CONSULTANT

  • More than 25 years of experience in start-ups, technology development and acquisition
  • Experience in mechanical and electrical engineering, software development and automation systems
  • Experience in management and implementation of ISO and European standards in large-scale production facilities to improve compliance, as well as production outputs and margins
  • Founded 4 successful companies