Ram Upadhayaya, CEO of LAXAI, brings with him more than two decades of R&D experience spanning both academia and industry. A PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Ram has held key positions with leading international drug discovery organizations such as Bioimics AB, Sweden and Lupin, India. Apart from his industrial background, Ram has been deeply associated with academic research. He was associated with Institute of Molecular Medicine, India as Principal Scientist as well as Uppsala University, Sweden in the capacity of Assistant Professor (Forskare). During these stints he significantly contributed to the development of novel therapeutics against infectious diseases such as AIDS and TB.
Ram has 10 international patents to his credit and has authored 25 peer reviewed publications. He is concurrently a consultant to the scientific advisory committee of the Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India.