Director of the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu,an institute under Council for Scientific & Industrial Research since March 2009. Prior to joining IIIM Jammu,he worked as Vice-President (Medicinal Chemistry) at Piramal Life Sciences Ltd,Mumbai on NCE discovery projects on cancer,inflammation and drug-resistant infections. Prior to this,he was a staff-scientist at the National Institute of Immunology,New Delhi working on the chemical-biology of GPI anchors. He has over 28 years of experience in new drug discovery,medicinal chemistry,organic synthesis,chemical biology and glycobiology. He has worked in England,Canada and USA and has over 120 research publications and 30 patents to his credit. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences,India.