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Executive Vice President, Discovery Services

Sudhir is an accomplished scientific management professional with over 20 years of comprehensive drug discovery and scientific operations experience. He co-founded Jubilant Chemsys.He has a strong background in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery & development and quality assurance. Prior to joining GVK BIO, he was associated with Jubilant Chemsys Ltd, Noida as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, leading a large team of scientists for the discovery and development services. He established new capabilities and technologies to meet the growing demand of the drug discovery industry. Prior to Jubilant, he also worked with companies like Aurigene Discovery Technologies and Ranbaxy Research Laboratories. Sudhir completed his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and Post-Doctoral Research work from various universities like SUNY College – (Buffalo) New York, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Sudhir was also part of the research and teaching teams at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Pharmacy. He has several patents and scientific publications to his credit.

Vijaya Tirunagaru, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President

Vijaya has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from CCMB, Hyderabad and did her Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Wister Institute, Philadelphia and from University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Vijaya comes to GVK BIO with over 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in leading teams in Neuroscience Research and was earlier associated with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE in Drug discovery project that delivered a new drug to clinic and discovery candidate drugs for psychiatry for all phases of drug discovery.

Mahanandeeshwar Gattu Ph.D.,

Vice President

With over 20 years of research experience in Drug Discovery and Development, Mahanandeeshwar is responsible for the operations of the Informatics Business Unit. He completed his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Medical College of Georgia, USA and started his career with Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, NJ, USA. Subsequently, he joined the Bioinformatics Department at SmithKline Beecham/GlaxoSmithKline, USA, where he provided Informatics support to Drug Discovery and Development activities for close to a decade. Prior to joining GVK BIO, he worked at Vimta Labs, India as Vice President, R&D and was associated with Bio Quest Bio Medical Services, USA. Gattu currently serves as Adjunct Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He has several scientific publications and patents to his credit.

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