As a Principal Advisor for Larta's Commercialization Assistance Programs Vivek brings over 10 years of hands-on business management and consulting experiences in the fields of Life Sciences. He is an expert in life sciences strategic business planning and market strategy.
Currently Vivek is a Partner at Health Advances and is focused on building Health Advances expertise in translational medicine through his work on therapeutics diagnostics and life science tools. A core component of Vivek's work is in opportunity identification either for new platform technologies or for companies seeking to expand into new markets. Experienced in multiple therapeutic areas he has particular expertise in immunology oncology, ophthalmology, and orphan disease. Prior to his work at Health Advances Vivek earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology at Washington University in Saint Louis studying G-protein regulation. While at WashU Vivek founded the BioEntrepreneurship Core (BEC) a program designed to introduce life science students to the drug development process. BEC was a awarded a Kauffman Grant and has gone on to train many like-minded students.
Vivek received a B.A. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and an M.A. in Biotechnology from Boston University.