· Experienced in leading drug discovery programs as a medicinal chemist - Acquired skills in designing novel small molecules and lead optimization.

 · Experienced in planning and execution of total synthesis of biologically active molecules with moderate complexity.

 · One of the molecules (discovered while he was a project leader in industry) is currently in human clinical trials (Phase-II). 

 · 2010-  Current   Senior Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.

 · 2007- 2010  Group Leader and Section Head,  Discovery Chemistry, Advinus Therapeutics Pvt. Ltd, Pune, India.

 · 2003- 2007  Principal Scientist, Discovery Chemistry, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Hyderabad, India.

 · 2001- 2003  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey Aube, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA).

 · 2000- 2001  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Advisor: Prof. Sergey A. Kozmin, Department of chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA).

 · 1994- 2000  Doctoral Research (Advisor: Prof. Goverdhan Mehta, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad / Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India).

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