2023 PharmSci 360 Mentoring Breakfast
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
7:00 am–8:30 am ET
Florida AB, Hyatt Regency Orlando
The individuals listed within each subcategory below have volunteered to serve as mentors at the Mentoring Breakfast. Review the list of mentors to determine who you would like to talk with during the event and come prepared with questions.
Robert Arnold, Ph.D., Professor & Director of Research Development & Support, Auburn University
Reina Bendayan, Pharm.D., Professor, University of Toronto
Leslie Benet, Ph.D., FAAPS, Professor, University of California At San Francisco
Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marshall University School of Pharmacy
Hyunah Cho, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, St. John’s University
Adeola Coker, Ph.D., Professor, University of the Incarnate Word
Maria Croyle, Ph.D., Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Sudip Das, Ph.D., Professor, Butler University
Nikoletta Fotaki, Ph.D., FAAPS, Professor, University of Bath
Sumanta Goswami, Ph.D., Scientist, University of Alabama
Vivek Gupta, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Associate Dean, St John's University
Rania Hamed, Ph.D., Professor, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan
Muhammad Hussain, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Raimar Loebenberg, Ph.D., Professor, University of Alberta
Xiuling Lu, Ph.D., FAAPS, Professor, University of Connecticut
Ketan Patel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, St. John's University
Vishnu Rompicharla, Ph.D., Postdoc Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Patrick Sinko, Ph.D., R.Ph., FAAPS, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Peter Swaan, Ph.D., FAAPS, Professor and Dean, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Buru Under, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Health Science and Pharmacy in St. Louis
Raman Venkataramanan, Ph.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Ahlam Zaid Alkilani, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Zarqa University
Suvarchala Avvari, Ph.D., Scientist II, Simulations Plus Inc.
Kieran Crowley, Ph.D., Owner, Pharma FastRx
Anthony DeStefano, Ph.D., Analytical and Bioanalytical Consulting, Allucent and Privately
Dinesh Jaiswal, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Consultant, JaiswalDMRK
Priyata Kalra, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Simulations Plus
Dhruba Bhattarai, M.S., Senior Manager, Charles River Laboratories
Rena Byrne, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Metrum Research Group
Aihua Liu, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Resolian
Kimberly Lupo, MS, MBA, CEO, Portrett Pharmaceuticals
Nagavendra Kommineni, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Population Council
Tina Morris, Ph.D., Executive Director, AAPS
Snehal Ahukla, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Pfizer Inc.
Annette Bak, Ph.D., M.B.A., FAAPS, Head of Advanced Drug Delivery, AstraZeneca
Jayshil Bhatt, Ph.D., Sr. Scientist, Amgen Inc
Lasse Blaabjerg, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Venkateswarlu Chamcha, Ph.D., Associate Principal Scientist, Merck & Co.
Sayantan Chattoraj, Ph.D., Team Director, Drug Product Development, GlaxoSmithKline
Tapan Das, Ph.D., FAAPS, Senior Director, Bristol Myers Squibb
Joao de Assis, MSc., Global Technical Marketing Manager (for oral dosage forms), BASF
Amit Desai, Ph.D., Director, Astellas Pharma
Kingshuk Dutta, Ph.D., Advisor, Eli Lilly
Indiwari Gopallawa, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, AstraZeneca
Jonathan Haulenbeek, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Translational Sciences and Diagnostics, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Anura Indulkar, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist I, AbbVie Inc.
Vibha Jawa, Ph.D., Executive Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Otilia Koo, Ph.D., Executive Director, Bristol Myers Squibb
Mary Krause, Ph.D., Associate Scientific Director, Bristol Myers Squibb
Stephen Ma, Ph.D., Associate Principal Scientist, Merck
Haichen Nie, Ph.D., Associate Director, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Cynthia Oksanen, Ph.D., Retired Pharmaceutical Professional, Pfizer (retired)
Harshil Parikh, M.S., Principal Product Development Researcher, TEVA Pharmaceuticals
Pallavi Pawar, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Gilead Sciences
Suresh Peddigari, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Moderna Therapeutics
Iris Qiu, Principal Scientist, Novartis
Vittal Shivva, Ph.D., Senior Principal Scientist, Genentech
Silvia Sonzini, Ph.D., Associate Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca
Neil Strotman, Ph.D., Director, Oral Formulation Sciences, Merck & Co., Inc.
F. Yushra Thanzeel, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Merck & Co Inc.
Yasuhiro Tsume, Ph.D., Prin Scientist, Merck
Faye Vazvaei, M.S., Executive Director, Regulated Pharmacokinetics Bioanalytical Lead, Merck & Co. Inc.
Chun-Wan Yen, Ph.D., Sr. Principal Scientist, Genentech
Jiaqi Yuan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, AstraZeneca
Pharma – Medium
Sreejit Menon, Ph.D., Research & Technology Manager, Croda Inc.
Qiong Tang, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Lubrizol
Pharma – Small
Lakshmi Amaravadi, Ph.D., SVP, Preclinical & Translational Development, Kojin Therapeutics
Sundaravel Ananthavel, Ph.D., Sr. Director, AN2 Therapeutics
Priya S. Chockalingam, Ph.D., VP, Head of Clinical Bioanalytics & Translational Sciences, Beam Therapeutics
Kelly Colletti, Ph.D. MBA, Director, Preclinical Bioanalytics, Beam Therapeutics
Vivek Ghate, Ph.D., Head, R&D, Shukra Pharmaceuticals Limited
Zhengmao Li, Ph.D., Director, Formulation Development and Manufacturing, Bellus Health
Punit Marathe, Ph.D., Vice President, Agios Pharmaceuticals
Gopi Shankar, Ph.D., M.B.A., FAAPS, Chief Development Officer, Larimar Therapeutics, Inc.
Sandra Suarez-Sharp, Ph.D., Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Simulation Plus
Prasad Tata, Ph.D., Sr. Director, American Regent Inc.
Jennifer Vance, Ph.D., Director of Bioanalytical and Biomarker Development, Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Andrew Vick, Vice President, Head of Toxicology, Drug Disposition, and PKPD, Attralus Therapeutics