Krishna S. Ethiraj has a Ph.D., in Organic Chemistry from National Chemical Laboratory, a reputed CSIR institute located in Pune, India. After completing his Ph.D., he did his Post-Doctoral Research from the Department of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan and later at Laboratoire de Chimie Molèculaire et Thio-organique, LCMT-ISMRA, University of Caen, France. He completed his M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, India. On the whole, he has around 20 years of academic and industrial research experience working in the area of Synthetic Organic Chemistry involving: synthesis of Biologically Active Compounds, Heterocyclic Chemistry, development of Synthetic Methodologies, Asymmetric Synthesis, metal mediated Organic Transformations, synthesis of Large & Focus Library of Compounds, etc. Krishna joined GVK BIO in 2007 as a Principal Scientist and prior to joining GVK BIO, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at CiVentiChem, a CRO company at Research Triangle Park, Cary, North Carolina, US. He has many scientific publications in journals of international repute to his credit.