Pravin Chaturvedi, PhD
Dr. Chaturvedi was the Founder and Chairman of IndUS Pharmaceuticals and co-founder of Oceanyx Pharmaceuticals, previously serving as the Chief Executive Officer of both organizations and served as the Chief Scientific Officer of Napo Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he is the Chair of the Research Advisory Council for the Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University and is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown Medical School. Prior to IndUS Pharmaceuticals, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scion Pharmaceuticals.During his 25+ year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Chaturvedi has participated in the discovery and/or development activities for many new chemical entities (NCEs), culminating in the successful development and commercialization of several new drugs that are currently marketed by various companies. Prior to Scion, he served as the Head of Lead Evaluation at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and previously in the pre-clinical group at Alkermes. He started his R & D career with the Product Development group at Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert Company (now Pfizer). Dr. Chaturvedi holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Bombay.
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