Vijay Potluri has over 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in both drug discovery and contract research. Vijay has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Sri SatyaSai University, a Ph.D. in Supramolecular Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and has done post-doctoral research at Yale University. In a career spanning over a decade in Discovery Chemistry at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Vijay has led several Drug Discovery programs, delivering multiple clinical candidates. He has worked on diverse therapeutic areas ( metabolic disorders, cancer, inflammation, anti-infective, pain, etc. ) and on a wide a range of target classes ( kinases, GPCRs, ion channels, nuclear hormone receptors ). In his last assignment as Associate Director at Aurigene Discovery Technologies, Vijay managed collaborative programs with US and European pharma companies and was responsible for achieving multimillion dollars as milestones for several Discovery and Contract Research Programs.
Vijay is currently associated with the Foundation for Neglected Disease Research as Principal Scientist-Medicinal Chemistry and is responsible for the chemistry strategy within CCBT and FNDR.