Murali Krishna Ukkalam, PhD

Seasoned R&D executive with more than 20 years of multi-functional experience (Strategy, Route scouting, Process R&D, Tech Transfer, Manufacturing and Outsourcing) in leading pharmaceutical companies (Abbott, Aptuit, Shire and Sai Life Sciences) with demonstrated scientific and leadership contributions. Provided expertise in organic synthesis, NCE/API synthesis proposal, process description, DOE study, QbD, strategies for impurity control and specification setting, piloting, morphology of final target molecule. Proactive and effective Team-Builder with special talent for employee recognition, involvement and motivating, empowering the cross-functional teams. Experience in leading, mentoring and providing technical directions to large teams of scientists involved in the Process Development, Tech transfer and scale up of multiple NCEs and API projects (Phase I-III clinical trials). Distinctive innovation track record: patents, 40+ publications in peer-reviewed journals.