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Executive Research Fellow of Medicinal Chemistry at Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc., Carlsbad, California. Co-inventor of LICA technology, Gen 2 and Gen 2.5 chemistries for antisense drug development. Led Ionis modified ss-siRNA and siRNA research. Contributed to early research on discovery of anti HCV drugs. Developed simplified synthetic RNA for CRISPR based genome editing. Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry from CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. Postdoctoral training at the University of California, Riverside, California and at the Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, California. Listed as co-author/co-inventor on more than 225 peer-reviewed publications, issued patents and patent applications.