Our Team

Education

B.Sc. and Ph.D. Glasgow University (Scotland), 3 years Postdoctoral Studies at Boston University.

Industrial and academic Experience

Spent 17 years with the Dow Chemical Co., reaching the top rank as Research Scientist before being appointed in 1974 to Professorships in both Chemistry and Pharmacology at Stony Brook University.

Publications

Inventor on ~ 70 U.S. patents and principal author or co-author of more than 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Recipient of numerous NIH grant awards.

Professional Expertise

Chemical methods and problem-solving in synthetic processes. Development of new methods and the improvement of known reactions especially with regard to yield. Stereochemical factors that influence reaction outcomes. Knowledge of the pharmacology of drug substances, the mechanisms of drug actions, and the design of new medicinally active substances. Synthetic experience with many types of natural products including steroids, anthracyclines, taxoids, flavonoids, modified DNA oligomers and several different types of antibiotics. Experience also in the synthesis of non-natural substances of biological interest including peptide mimics and antiviral (HIV) agents.

Education

M.Sc. & Ph.D. Himachal Pradesh University (1978, Simla, India).

Industrial and academic Experience

More than 20 years of industrial experience. Worked as a Senior Demonstrator at the University of Liverpool (1979-81). From 1981-1985, worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Publications

Published 31 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and one U.S. patent.

Professional Expertise

More than 20 years of industrial experience. Expert in chemical synthesis, process development, and in the improvement of known synthetic methods, especially with regard to yield. Worked on the process development on a large number of medicinal compounds such as acyclovir (antiviral), astemizole (antihistamine), chloroprocaine hydrochloride (local anesthetic), ephedrine and Y-ephedrine (decongestant), felbamate (antiepileptic), gemfibrozil (to lower cholesterol and triglyceride), ketoconazole (oral antifungal), nadolol (antihypertensive and antianginal), pyridoglutethimide (aromatase inhibitor in postmenopausal breast cancer patients), tolrestat (for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy) and a number of anticancer drugs such as daunorubicine, docetaxel, doxorubicine, orataxel, paclitaxel, and PALA disodium. Also, expertise in several synthetic areas, including synthesis of anthracyclines, flavonoids, polyamines, polypeptides, polyphenols, taxoids, triazines and triazinone derivatives.

Education

M.Sc. & Ph.D. from University of Madras (2003, Chennai, India).

Industrial and academic Experience

M.Sc. & Ph.D. from University of Madras (2003, Chennai, India). Worked as a Scientist in Organic Synthesis Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune India (2002 to 2004). Post-doctoral research at Stony Brook University (2004 – 2005). Certified PMP (2016, PMI) and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (2015, SimpliLearn).

Professional Expertise

Sri has over 15 years of experience in Organic Synthesis. Prior to joining back to ChemMaster as a Director, he held various positions in pharmaceuticals industries including Albany Molecular Research Inc. Sri worked on diverse projects ranging from Custom Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, identification and optimization of Lead compounds, Combinatorial Chemistry, Molecular Wires, OLED compounds, isotope labelled compound synthesis and cGMP synthesis of APIs and finished products.