Ajay Bhargava, PhD
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Bhargava received PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. After post-doctoral studies with
Professor Sherman Weissman at Yale University, Dr. Bhargava joined Bayer Corporation. At Bayer, he worked on
target identification, target validation and assay development projects in osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and oncology
therapeutic areas. Within oncology, he worked on various drug discovery projects including kinases, cytotoxics and
hypoxia pathway inhibitors. Dr. Bhargava led cross functional, preclinical drug discovery project teams towards Phase
I clinical trials. Dr. Bhargava has authored several peer-reviewed international scientific publications.

Stanley Menacherry, PhD, MBA
Quality Assurance Officer
Dr. Menacherry has 25 years of experience in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. During his career he has worked
in diverse industry segments ranging from food /beverages, paper /plastics, and the pharmaceutical industry. He
obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Emory University (1991) while holding a research assistantship at the
Centers for Disease Control. Recently employment experience includes Abbott Laboratories and Bayer
Pharmaceuticals. His main areas of expertise are the development and validation of LC/MS/MS assays, GLP
compliance, Design and conduct of Preclinical Pharmacokinetic studies, planning and conduct of preclinical studies for
the ADME section of IND and NDA submissions. He is has an appointment as Professional in Residence at the
University of New Haven, CT.
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