Chief Executive Officer
Karthik Musunuri is a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Advaite. Karthik’s experience in big pharma includes R&D clinical development at GSK where he successfully managed late stage Phase II/III clinical studies within the respiratory and immunoinflammatory therapeutic areas; and played a key role in the data analysis of the TRELEGY Phase III study. He also held a commercial role within vaccines at GSK, recognized by senior leadership as a top performer who contributed to the Shingrix® manufacturing and supply strategy. He also held a commercial role of increasing responsibility at Merck within chronic care, managing a top 5 revenue-generating territory for the multi-billion dollar chronic care franchise and leading the northeast in sales performance targets. In addition, Karthik worked at LexisNexis and QuintilesIMS in market research and risk analyses and handled numerous projects within the life sciences and healthcare space.
Sandeep Jain, MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Jain is a Clinician-Scientist and a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Ophthalmology. He has received numerous awards and recognition, including America’s Best Doctors®, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award, UIC Departmental Faculty of the Year award, UIC Inventor of the Year award and Clinician-Scientist Award from Research to Prevent Blindness. His research is funded by the NEI/NIH grants. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Jain joined the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at The Johns Hopkins University as a pre-residency fellow and completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University, New York, followed by subspecialty fellowship in Corneal Diseases at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School.