Dr. S.N. Nagendra

Dr. Nagendra is the Director of BGS-BioMedical Research Institute, Bangalore and is the founder/ MD of Scintilla BIO-MARC Pvt. Ltd., and Scintilla Academy. In his previous positions, he was director of pediatric oncology and molecular pharmacology at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA, USA, and clinical development program at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratory, Hyderabad, India. He has undergraduate science degree, Masters in BIOCHEMISTRY from Mysore University and received PhD. in NEUROCHEMISTRY from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences. After moving to the USA in 1993, he earned a MBA from Mercer University, Atlanta, GA and performed his postdoctoral research in PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY and MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY at the University of Kansas, KS. Dr. Nagendra then worked at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in LA, where he was a Group Leader and Principal Investigator in brain cancer and stroke research. He later moved to Vanderbilt University as Director of the neurooncology research laboratory. He has filed 12 patents from US, EU and Japan. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications including several book chapters and presented in over 100 national and international scientific meetings. He had received research funding from the NIH, NCI, ACS, Georgia Cancer Coalition, and industry sponsors.