Dr. Venkat Mukku
Dr. Venkat Mukku is a Biochemist and Cell Biologist with experience of over 26 years in biotech industry, both in technical and leadership roles. He has to his credit over 50 peers reviewed publications and two biotech patents.
He holds a Ph. D. degree in Biochemistry from Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, a Postdoctoral from National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, and postdoctoral and faculty positions from University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX.
He started his biotech career with Genentech Inc., as a scientist and later worked in the capacity of Group Leader., At Amgen, Dr. Mukku held position Scientific Director where he directed a group of 26 staff members of which 7 were Ph.D. scientists. His responsibilities included scientific direction and technology development in biological activity. His management responsibilities included budgeting, annual performance reviews, staff career development and development of strategic initiatives. He contributed to alignment of Best Practices and development of guidelines for analytical method qualification/validation. He Participated in Due Diligence site visits for In-Licensing and provided expert opinion and scientific support in patent litigation and intellectual property protection. He contributed to several global regulatory filings, and represented the companies at FDA regulatory meetings and inspections.
He served as a member of USP Biologics and Biotechnology Expert Committee (2005-2010 term) and elected member of USP Biologics and Biotechnology Monographs-1 Expert Committee (2010-2015 term). He was also a member of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). He has CoChaired three Antibody World Summits during 2003-2006.
Currently he is President of Global Cellular & Analytic Solutions, California, U.S.