Dr Raviraja N S

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS & Director of Corporate Relations in Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Raviraja N Seetharam is Director of Corporate Relations in Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal and Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS.

    • He develops strong ties with Corporates and Foundations to enhance Affiliate Research Programs, initiate CSR funded projects and accomplish technology commercialization.
    • As a professor in the department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, he is involved in research activities in the area of Stem Cells and Bio-therapeutics.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
M.B.A Operations Management Sikkim Manipal University 2012
PhD Biosciences (Microbiology) Mangalore University, Karnataka, India 1997
Master’s degree Biosciences Mangalore University, Karnataka, India 1993

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, MAHE, Manipal Professor Research in the area of Stem Cells and other Biotherapeutics 2020 - present
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Director- Corporate Relations 2020 - Present
Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd. Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital, Manipal Senior Director - Innovation and Business Development Innovation, New Product Development, Process Improvement, Large scale manufacturing of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) for commercial requirements, Global Business Development, Project and Alliance Management 2010-2020
Department of Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Cancer Center, Bronx, NY, USA Instructor 2008-2010
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA Instructor 2006-2008
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA Postdoctoral Research Associate 2003-2006
Department of Biology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B., Canada NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow 2002-2003
Department of Biosciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri, Karnataka, India Principal Investigator 2001-2003
Department of Biosciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri, Karnataka, India Guest Faculty 1995-2001
Department of Biosciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri, Karnataka, India Research Assistant (Canada project) 1993-1995

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Therapy, Nano-biotechnology, Bio-therapeutics

Area of Expertise

Mycology, Regenerative Medicine, Biotechnology, Cancer Biology

Area of Research

Microbiology, Cancer Biology, Stem Cells and Bio-therapeutics

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Recipient of Local Assoc.  award from American Lung Association; award period: 07/01/07-06/30/08.
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA, (2005-2006) Co-Investigator
  • Recipient of Young Scientist Fellowship and grant (2001-2003) from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
  • Life member of Mycological Society of India (MSI)
  • Member of International Society for Stem Cell Research, USA- 2017 onwards

Methods Of Preparing Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Compositions And Kit

US Patent no: 8956862. Methods Of Preparing Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Compositions And Kit thereof, granted

Stromal Cell derived conditioned medium, method of obtaining said CM composition , formulations and application

India Patent no. 3867/CHE/2013Stromal Cell derived conditioned medium, method of obtaining said CM composition , formulations and application thereof; granted