Our Team

Role

CEO of Mapmygenome India, a genomics company whose vision is "Better health using technology".

About

She is a Co-Founder of Ocimum Biosolutions, which she led as the CEO (2000-March 2013).
She is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and University of Illinois where she has two Postgraduate degrees in Physics and MIS.

Awards and honors

Women Ahead (Jio Economic Times Startup Awards 2015)
Member of Young Leaders Forum (British High Commission, 2013)
Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum (WEF) 2011)
Entrepreneur of the Year (Biospectrum, 2008)
Astia Life Science Innovators Award (2008)
25 Tech Titans under 35 (Red Herring, 2006).

Board positions

Current Board positions include Global Agenda Council on Genetics for WEF
NIBMG (Governing Board Member)
ABLE (Board Member), Action for India (Advisory Board Member)
IvyCap Ventures (Board of Mentors)
KIIT (Advisory Board Member).
Past Board positions include Hyderabad chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (Past President) and CSIR (Governing Board Member).

Role

Chief Medical Officer for Mapmygenome India, a genomics company whose vision is “Better health using technology”.

About

He is an experienced Orthopaedic surgeon & Medical Advisor who understands Healthcare in India. He received his Bachelor's degree MBBS at UCMS college New Delhi and a Master's degree in ORTHOPEDICS at KGMC, Lucknow.

Board positions

Board Member at United Way Charity (a leading US based charity worldwide), CANKIDS (a palliative paediatric cancer care chain) and THE GOLF FOUNDATION, INDIA.
Dr. Talwar was Director Orthopedics with The Rockland Group of Hospitals and Medical Advisor to several healthcare companies like IMS, A & M AND Apex Medconnect to name a few.

Role

Pooja Ramchandran (formerly Lodaya) is a pioneer in the field of genetic counseling in India.

About

She has been practicing clinical genetic counseling in India since graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. She is a much sought after expert in a niche profession and, being the first genetic counselor in the country with a formal degree in genetic counseling, she is committed to establishing the genetic counseling profession in India.

Ramchandran's industry affiliations have included Eastern Biotech and Life Sciences in Dubai; Nutragene, Positive Bioscience, Mapmygenome in India. She had also consulted as a clinical Genetic Counselor at hospitals including Lilavati, Hinduja Healthcare, in Mumbai. Ramchandran takes great pride in her association with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), a non-profit organization where she is involved as a cancer genetics educator and volunteers her time and expertise as a cancer genetics consultant. She is often invited as an expert faculty to speak on medical genetics and genetic counseling at international and national conferences as well as workshops and patient advocacy groups."

Role

Consultant

About

Anand Sundaresan is a high energy, fiscally conscious, goal-driven business leader.
He approaches each new business challenge with his intrinsic flair for innovation, creative problem-solving and measured risk-taking to drive consistent growth, bottom-line improvements, and shareholder returns.
Very dedicated, passionate and high on perseverance, Anand Sundaresan is well known for running huge business with his single-minded disposition and conviction to succeed with his excellent interpersonal skills.
Anand earned his Masters’ degree in Management from one of the nation’s top business school and built a strong foundation of business concepts having worked with large corporates over three decades.
He is a veteran in the technology industry having worked with large corporates and the HCL Enterprise being the longest. An association over two decades.
Notable others being DCM Data Products, PSI Data Systems, NIIT Technologies among others. Has also been an entrepreneur, acquiring Next Gen (A RPG Company) in 2005 and advisory to Digital Security, Fraud and Forensics.
He carries rich experience in handling Sales & Marketing across domains and verticals, driving Operations with P&L responsibility and managing large projects and teams across geographies.

Role

VP Business Development at Mapmygenome

About

She has a doctorate in Molecular Genetics, a post-doc in Molecular Virology and over 10 years of work experience in the life science industry that span the spectrum of drug discovery and development, science publishing and healthcare across various geographies (US, Singapore, China and India).

Role

Principal Genetic Counselor (Senior Board Certified)

About

Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla, PhD, MSc Medical Genetics (UK) has over 10 years of experience in the field of medical genetics. She has published more than 10 articles in renowned scientific journals has been featured in several daily national newspapers for her commendable work in genetics. Her main interests lie in preventative genetics involving pre-marital and pre-conception genetic testing and counseling. She is actively involved in research of genetic markers in personalized medicine and brain malformations syndromes. Prior to joining Mapmygenome, she has worked with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), New Delhi and Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Hyderabad.

Role

Head of Lab Operations

About

Vidya Parsam, Ph.D.from BITS Pilani and M.Sc. from the University of Mysore is a Molecular Biologist and a geneticist with 13 years of extensive research experience in cancer biology and management skills. She works as Head of Lab Operations at Mapmygenome. She has worked in reputed institutes like L V Prasad Eye Institute, Sapien Biosciences, CDFD, and Bangalore Genei. An amalgam of scientific mindset with a good business acumen. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, due diligence, identifying innovative technologies and development of genomic-based diagnostic & prognostic tests with strong project management skills for the commercial launch of the tests and services.

Role

Nutrition Expert

About

Dr. G S Kochar is a renowned expert in the field of nutrition, wellness and pharmaceutical industries having over two decades of experience under his belt.

After completing his MBBS from JIPMER Chennai and DMM from IMT Ghaziabad, he ventured into the pharmaceutical industry with Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Limited, where he was instrumental in bringing new products into the Indian market.

After that he joined Gufic Pharmaceuticals before embarking upon a long and illustrious career with VLCC in June 2000. Since then he has held many important positions in VLCC health care Ltd, VLCC Education and VLCC International LLC, finally retiring in 2016 as Head of Research, Technical Operations and Service Delivery at VLCC Health care Ltd.

During his 16 years with VLCC, Dr. Kochar managed to successfully deliver wellness and weight management solutions to millions across the world through dietary interventions. Having worked in challenging markets such as India, Sri Lanka, Middle-East and the CIS countries, Dr. Kochar is no stranger to staring challenges in the eye and emerging victorious from trying situations.

His staunch belief that right nutrition is vital to leading a healthy life, and his belief that genomics provide the right tools to enable that, he ventured into the field of Nutrigenomics.

Role

Product Manager

About

"Udbhav Relan is working as Product Manager at Mapmygenome India Limited - India's leading personal genomics and molecular diagnostics company.

After having done his B.Tech in Biotechnology from Delhi, Udbhav went on to pursue his MSc in Biotechnology and Enterprise from the University of Manchester, UK. Prior to working at Mapmygenome, Udbhav has worked on several research projects - he helped build a tool to conduct Virtual Biopsies, at the University of Calgary, Canada.

He worked on a project to develop stem cell based therapy for stress urinary incontinence, alongside Dr. Anthony Atala at the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, USA; Developed and optimised a protocol for the successful differentiation of human Embryonic Stem Cells (hESCs) into functional chondrocytes to tackle cartilage repair therapies at the University of Manchester.

Worked for 2 years at ICGEB in the field of malaria vaccine development under Padma Shri Prof. Virander Chauhan; and helped develop the Indian market for sequencing giants BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute). His interest in genetics, and his belief that genomics IS the future of healthcare, led him to Mapmygenome, where he is thrilled to be doing his part in helping the company transform a million lives through genomics by the year 2020."

Role

Head of Sales

About

Markson is Head of Sales at Mapmygenome. He is a seasoned manager with experience of over 19 years and expertise in business development, corporate sales, marketing, law and intellectual property.

His role in the sales lifecycle starts with market research and identification of potential areas for collaborative efforts with individuals and enterprises. With his deep knowledge of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Research domains, he analyzes laboratory workflows and designs possible solutions that Mapmygenome can offer to enhance their processes.

Markson has rich experience which he gained during his tenure at Ocimum Biosolutions in working with global customers such as GSK, Pfizer PMI, and Eli Lilly and research institutions such as NIST, NIH, John's Hopkins University, Baylor College of Medicine, and MIT.

Using his legal expertise, he also handles trademarks, patents, cross-border agreements, partnerships, etc. He is a Science Graduate and has done LLM - International Law, MBA, PGDCA, Basic Java from NIIT, PG Diploma in Cyber Law from NALSAR University, GCIP from WIPO, Six Sigma Green Belt Certified from Benchmark (RABQSA).

Role

HR Manager at Mapmygenome

About

She plans, executes and controls Strategic HRM including Planning, Staffing, Developing, Monitoring, and Maintaining Resources. She is adept in creating an environment of teamwork, handling grievances, mediating workplace disputes and evaluating procedures & technology solutions. Vijaya is an out-of-the-box thinker committed towards growth of people within the organization. She has hands on experience in handling Competency Mapping, Discipline Management, Manpower Planning & Recruitment, Reward & Recognition System, Executive Development and Performance Management. Above all, Vijaya is an effective communicator with good interpersonal & relationship management skills and hands on experience in training and development of subordinates. Vijaya has a Master’s Diploma in Business Administration.

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