- Randall W. Barton - Chief Scientific Officer / Chief Regulatory Officer
- Jayant Tatake - Vice President
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Barton has experience in drug discovery and development of both small molecule and biological drug candidates in virology, immunology, inflammation, and cardiovascular diseases in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry as well as academic research and teaching experience. Most recently, he was Vice-President of Drug Discovery at A&G Pharmaceuticals, a biologics and diagnostics company. He retired at the Director level after 20 years at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. During his time at Boehringer Ingelheim he performed drug development pre-clinical studies on nevirapine (Viramune), a non-nucleoside inhibitor of HIV reverse transcriptase and an important HIV drug.
Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, he was on the faculty at the University of Connecticut Medical School where he was the recipient of an NIH Career Development Award conducting research and teaching in immunology. Dr. Barton has authored over 80 scientific publications, and has been the principal investigator leading to 5 patents. He has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a B.A. from Indiana University.
NanoViricides won the IAIR AWARD as Best North American Company for Leadership in the Nanomedicine Sector.
Vice President, R&D
Jay Tatake is an organic chemist with over 25 years of experience in Research and Process Development of fine chemicals. His experience encompasses production scale-up, and large scale manufacture of raw materials for pharmaceuticals. Before joining NanoViricides, Inc., he was Assistant Director of Analytical R&D at Interpharm, Inc. Prior to that, he was Director of Analytical Services at Pharmax Group, Inc. Dr. Tatake has several years experience in Analytical methods development and Quality Control in cGMP environment. His experience includes bio-analytical methods development. Prior to Pharmax Group, he was in the Pharmacology Department, University of Connecticut Health Center, where he synthesized and developed novel bio-conjugates for bio-diagnostics applications.
Jay has a Ph.D. from Department of Chemical Technology, University of Bombay. He is a member of American Chemical Society (ACS). He has published several papers in leading journals and is a co-inventor of several patents.
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