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Sr. Vice President - IDD and Site Head, Bangalore
Dr. Saravanakumar (SK) comes with 20+ years of experience in Discovery Biology & Pharmacology and has worked with leading Drug Discovery organizations. Dr. SK has managed drug discovery collaborations with Pharma and Biotech companies across the United States, Europe & Asia that has led to candidate compounds for clinical development. Before moving to Jubilant Biosys, Dr. SK worked with Albany Molecular Research Inc., (Now, Curia), Singapore as a Director and Head of Discovery Biology & Pharmacology. Prior to Curia, he worked as Associate Director of Pre-clinical Biology at Aurigene Discovery Technologies, Bangalore, India. While at Curia, Singapore & Aurigene, India, Dr. SK led interdisciplinary drug discovery teams and provided leadership for discovery programs spanning multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, metabolic disorders, inflammation, & anti-infectives.
Dr. SK was awarded the Ph.D degree in Biotechnology from Anna University, India and he pursued his postdoctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine at Houston, USA, where he worked on gene regulation and cell signaling. He also worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology, ASTAR, Singapore where he conducted independent research on molecular mechanisms of neuronal cell survival and cell death. Dr. SK has several high impact peer-reviewed publications to his credit, some of which are cited more than few hundred times. Dr. SK has completed his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Dr. SK is with Jubilant Biosys since 2015 and is currently heading the Integrated Drug Discovery portfolio and is the Site Head for the Integrated Drug Discovery Centre at Bangalore, India.