Dr. Sekar secured his PhD form Newcastle
and Oxford University (UK), as a Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Fellow, funded by
Janssen Pharmaceuticals (formerly J&J PRD), Belgium and BBSRC (UK). Dr.
Sekar took up a postdoctoral fellowship with Janssen Pharmaceuticals,
Belgium extending the bio-imaging enabled drug discovery research,
facilitating medication development. Dr. Sekar joined A*STAR in 2012 and has
been the principle author and Lead PI of competitive A*STAR grants; published
in peer reviewed journals; appeared in several international & national
level meetings and a recipient of several awards. Most recently Dr. Sekar has
also completed an Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical Management, from Rutgers
Business School, USA and also co-founded an A*STAR (bio-pharma) spin-off.
Currently Dr. Sekar continues to serves A*STAR (SBIC/IDG) as the Principal,
Programme & Business Development/Industry Development Lead: Spearheading
Programme Management Office; Establishing Strategic Alliances with Industry;
Executing External R&D Agreements & Industrial Service Contracts and
Facilitating Technology Commercialization