Dr. Srinivas Oruganti was appointed as Whole-time Director of the Institute in June 2018. Before joining Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences and taking up the responsibility of setting up a process chemistry research unit, he was associated with India’s leading contract research organizations and was responsible for several successful collaborations with large pharma and biotech companies. He has independently managed teams comprising several Masters and Ph.D level chemists in successfully executing projects in diverse areas of organic chemistry, bioconjugation, solid-phase immobilization, and novel carbohydrate and peptide-based drug delivery systems. His strong glycotargeting and chemical biology background blends well with his experience in medicinal chemistry to innovate and contribute to programs in both industry and academia. Srinivas currently also heads the Centre for Process Research and Innovation in the Institute.