Formerly, founder of Advantium Pharma, President/CSO of Sai Advantium Pharma, Vice President at Johnson & Johnson/ Scios Inc, a company formed by the acquisition of Scios Inc. by Johnson & Johnson,
Vice President at Scios Inc., where he helped build the small molecule drug discovery program. More than 23 years of drug discovery and development experience including tenures at Bristol Myers Squibb and Schering-Plough.A co-inventor of Zetia® and Vytorin®, recipient of the National Inventor of the Year Award in 2005, American Chemical Society’s Heroes of Chemistry Award in 2004, New Jersey R&D Council's Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in 2002. Co-author of over 60 publications and presentations and co-inventor in over 80 issued and applied patents. PhD from University of California at Davis and post-doctoral fellowships at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and Cornell University, NY.