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AMIT K., Ph.D.
Drummond Dr, Apt G
Rocky Hill, CT
Visa status: Permanent Resident
Doctoral degree in life sciences R&D with postdoctoral training in technology evaluation &
commercialization. Areas of interest and expertise include: consulting, technology evaluation
across broad therapeutic areas, intellectual property analysis, licensing, negotiation, market
assessment and entry strategy, and drug discovery.
Diverse background with proficiency in both business and scientific research.
Strategic consulting experience across therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices. Ability
to gain quick understanding of science & technology and translating it to evaluate the
Served as an “Entrepreneurship facilitator” by assisting and collaborating with scientists on
their startup technologies.
Adept at various aspects of technology commercialization. Conducted technology evaluation,
assessed intellectual property, performed due diligence on promising technologies, and
participated in deal negotiations and venture creation activities.
Implemented, managed, and supervised large NIH funded projects in genomics, proteomics,
computational biology, and drug discovery. Authored four highimpact publications in leading
journals and presented research work at multiple national and international conferences
including invited talks.
A team player with well refined analytical, strategic, and conceptual skills, and a demonstrated
ability to solve complex and multifaceted problems.
Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics
National Biomedical EPR Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
B.Sc. Hons. Human Biology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi, India
Innovation Acceleration Partnership Fellow
Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Performed extensive due diligence to assess startup opportunity of a new technology for
early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. This involved rigorous market research & analysis,
development of commercialization and regulatory paths, vetting commercial viability of the
project through VCs, identifying new funding opportunities for product development, and
assembling a Scientific Advisory Board of physicians and scientists.
Conducted market research for Office of Technology Management and Biogenerator, a
privately funded nonprofit VC, on potential new therapeutics against TypeII diabetes and
itch. This involved evaluating the intellectual Property IP, conducting extensive interviews
with leading scientists and healthcare practitioners, assessing competitive landscape,
analyzing market opportunity, identifying lead collaborators, and understanding regulatory
and reimbursement issues.
Provided strategic consulting support to faculties in technology commercialization.
Assessed licensing opportunities for technologies, and identified, contacted, and negotiated
with potential licensees e.g. existing companies, startups, and VC/investment community.
Evaluated invention disclosures from research faculties in the area of life sciences and
medical devices. This involved assessing prior art, novelty and maturity of the invention for
gaining IP rights, and making recommendations for patent filing.
Developed a venture capital database for entrepreneurs in the area of life sciences in St. Louis
Reviewed research grants to assess their translational, clinical and commercialization
potential and recommended promising technologies for “proof of concept” funds.
Advised and educated faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students on Washington
University intellectual property and technology commercializationpolicies.
Research Advisory Board, Institute of Computational Biology
Assisted in various aspects of business development, e.g. grant proposal writing, research
project management, and business planning.
Rendered expertise in data analysis and future design of experiments.
Summer Intern, Fernandez & Associates, LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Served in the Biotech team by actively tracking industry on patents, licensing, and
infringement on the life sciences related patent portfolio owned by the firm.
Evaluated and summarized industryreports/analystmarket studies for bioinformatics,
genomics, and biosensor industry.
Conceptualized and drafted new claims for a patent application.
Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
New Haven, CT
Executed projects to design novel anticancerous drugs using structure based drug design
technique. Findings will facilitate pharmaceutical industries to expedite the process of
introducing more potent and specific drugs against cancer.
Developed novel approaches to decrease the cost and time associated with drug discovery
e.g. executed projects aimed at producing human proteins in bacteria.
Initiated insilico computational work in the laboratory. Provided bioinformatics support to
physicians/scientists to gain insights on cancer prognosis and treatment.
Mentored, trained, and supervised undergraduate & graduate students, visiting scholars,
laboratory technicians, and collaborators to master computational biology and experimental
Provided consulting services to various research groups in proteomics.
Graduate Research Associate, Medical College of Wisconsin
Managed research initiative to characterize substrate binding site in Aminopeptidase, leading
to the receipt of $ million research grant from the National Institute of Health.