Meet our Instructors

Our instructors bring a wealth of experience in the fields of Clinical Research, Drug Safety, Data Science and more.

Sandeep Jasra

Program Advisor for Advanced Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Management

Over 15 years in management of technology, business and process delivery/improvement/re-engineering.

Tam Jackson

Program Advisor for Advanced Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Management

Over 10 years of experience in Clinical Trial Management.

Sireesh Kumar

Program Advisor for Advanced Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance

Over 6 years in fields of Marketing, Human Resources and IT.

Dr. Geetasree Alluri

Teaching Assistant for Clinical Research and Clinical Data Science Programs

Healthcare professional with experience in Clinical Research and Dental medicine. Professional experience as a Clinical research assistant over 3 years, with good knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines, FDA regulations and medical terminologies. Experienced in Organizing Programs, Designing Clinical Studies and Managing trial activities in Clinical Trial Management System and Documents in Electronic Trial Master file systems.

Design and create course materials as well as student support materials including assignments, projects,visual aids, technology how-to instructions,online demos,Assist Faculty in online discussion forums on the learning portal and provide FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) to help students,Respond to student queries on materials and concepts,Responsible for online and offline instructional delivery systems. Provided technical support to students and faculty for educational software systems.


Gayathri Sundaramurthy

Over 2 years of experience working as student service coordinator for Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Department of Sollers College.

Dr. Persis Bandari

Faculty of Clinical Research

Faculty of Clinical Trial Management, having 30 years of experience in Clinical Data Management.

Prof Mark Koscin

Faculty of Clinical Research

Mr Koscin has more than 27 years of experience as a medical technologist and Clinical Research Associate (CRA) overseeing the implementation of trials across a diversity of applications and delivery environments including: respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic diseases, gastro-intestinal diseases, neurological, anaesthesia, gene therapy, stem cell, surgical devices, women’s health, virology, and infectious disease.Mr Koscin has held positions with Hoffman La-Roche, Baxter, Merck, Schering-Plough, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi Aventis, and others, serving in various roles such as a Clinical Research Associate, International Project Manager, and Regulatory and Compliance Training Officer. He is the former lead forum Chair for the Association of Clinical Research Associates (ACRP) and also is a past member of the marketing and communications committee. Mr Koscin is the Vice President of Human Research Technologies, Inc and the Director, Clinical Research for eHealthcare Services, Inc. Mr Koscin also holds a position as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University for the graduate certificate course in Clinical Research and recently has been appointed to the ACRP Ethics Committee. Mr Koscin presents regularly at professional meetings and symposiums.

Muhammad Qidwai, M.D

Faculty of Clinical Research

Muhammad Qidwai is a associate medical director at novartis pharmaceuticals teaches clinical trial management and risk based monitoring at Sollers.He is Dynamic, result-oriented, over 26 years of successful pharmaceutical and clinical professional experience in managing clinical research projects in cardiovascular, endocrinology and oncology. background and knowledge of drug development, medical monitoring, protocol writing, updating regulatory documents, and database lock activities, mentoring and training of associates. An excellent, dependable resource in terms of person skill management and fostering relationships with KOLS.

Prof Padma Iyer

Faculty of Clinical Research

Padma Iyer is a senior clinical research professional who teaches clinical trial management and risk based monitoring at Sollers. Padma graduated with a Bachelor`s degree in Biotechnology, Master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK in 2007. She has also followed a post graduate diploma course specializing in clinical research. Padma has 15 + years of industry experience in global clinical trial operations in countries like USA, UK and India. In her current role as Senior Manager, Clinical Operations at Eisai, she provides operational leadership to pivotal global oncology clinical trials executing them on time and within budget. In addition she has served several roles in her past life in a CRO setting serving as a CRA, Senior CRA, Lead CRA and Clinical Research Specialist in various global trials in Cardiology, Neurology and Nephrology. Padma specializes in therapeutic areas like Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Virology and Hematology.


Faculty of Clinical Research

Clinical Research Professional having about 8 years of experience in managing clinical trials, preclinical studies and regulatory affairs.

Dr.Nimita Limaye

Faculty of Drug Safety

Dr Nimita Limaye has 20+ years of industry experience holding key leadership positions across global and local Pharma and CROs. She has led global Risk-Based Monitoring operations at a leading global CRO, provides clinical project management services for US sites and provides consulting, training and services to CROs, pharma companies, investment bankers, advisory firms etc on risk-based monitoring implementation strategy and challenges, regulatory guidelines, vendor selection, change management,techno-commercial consulting etc. She is the CEO of Nymro Clinical Consulting Services and leads the Life Sciences Practice of Applied Technology Sollutions, USA.

Dr.Shabana Dange

Faculty of Drug Safety

With over 15 years of experience in drug safety and risk management, Dr. Dange specializes in SOP development, risk management plans, aggregate reporting, and signal detection. She has also been involved in pregnancy registries such as the iPledge (Isotretinoin Risk Management Plan) and the Anti-Retroviral Pregnancy registry, including REMS for Opioids. She has also conducted Face-Face FDA inspections along with TPD (regulatory authority in Canada) and has participated in advisory committee meetings with the FDA. Dr. Dange has worked as a Medical Director for Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management at the Allergan Organization (previously Forest Labs / Actavis), and as a Medical Director of Drug Safety supporting the cardiovascular team at Pfizer.

Dr. Jaydeep Bairagi

Faculty of Drug Safety

Dr. Jaydeep has completed his Graduation in Medicine with Post Graduation in Clinical Pharmacology and Family Medicine. He has over 15 years of experience working in the fields of Pharmacovigilance, Medical Education, Medical Affairs, and Clinical practice. He has worked with various multinational companies for Pharmacovigilance activities and Medical Affairs. He has good knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines, Good Pharmacovigilance Practices and Research Methodology with Biostatistics’

Santhosh Sirupa

Faculty of Drug Safety

Santhosh Sirupa has over 13 years of experience in Pharmacovigilance and Safety Data Management Process. I have extensive experience in Pharmacovigilance, Data Analysis, and Clinical Research. Over the last five years, recognized for providing scalable business operational solutions that meet demanding time restraints and exceeded expectations. Worked with various prestigious organizations like Accenture, Novartis, SyneosHealth (formerly known as InVentiv) and Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Proven SME with sound knowledge of Pharmacovigilance and regulatory activities. Having an experience of Corporate Global trainer (trained 150+ associates in PV across Globe). Proven as successful Delivery Manager with Competent team Management skills. Expert in streamlining quality operations, controlling & coordinating in the improvement of deliverables.

Prof. Shaurya Chandel

Faculty of Drug Safety

Shaurya Chandel is a pharmacovigilance professional, Certified MedDRA Coder (CMC) and Oracle Argus Safety Consultant with over 10 years of experience in Pharmacovigilance operations and 5 years of experience as a consultant. He is currently associated with Johnson & Johnson, Canada as Drug Safety Specialist. His expertise includes periodic reports, SOP’s cash processing, data analysis, training, validation, database exploration, audits, Argus Safety like user & roles maintenance, workflow creation and reporting rules.

Prof.Prachi Chandel

Faculty of Drug Safety

Prachi Chandel has over 10 years of experience in pharmacovigilance domains such as periodic reports, SOP and work procedure documents, case processing, data analysis, pharmacovigilance training, validation, database exploration and audits. She works as a senior pharmacovigilance and drug safety officer at Teva Canada on the processing of incoming Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) or Reactions (ADRs). Prachi Chandel prepares ADE/ADR line listing for quality assurance annual product reviews for the US Food & Drug Administration and Health Canada. In addition, Prachi worked as a research scientist, pharmacovigilance at SUN PHARMA.

Nancy Pavan Ravuri

Faculty of Drug Safety

With over 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, Nancy Ravuri is highly skillful in teaching safety and risk management activities as well as training team on internal audits and audits of vendors. She is SME in initiating and designing SDEA’s, SLA’s, all aspects of ICSR case processing, quality review of ICSRs, quality and safety review of aggregate reports, benefit-risk analysis reports, signal detection and interaction with regulatory authorities and PSMF.

Prof.Renu Khurana

Faculty of Drug Safety

Renu Khurana is a Pharmacovigilance professional with 9 years of successful experience in medical writing and case processing. She has worked with Lupin, Apotex and Glenmark. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking. Renu enjoys a good Netflix binge but would prefer a scenic drive across the Pacific Coast Highway.

Kalpana Surekha Acharapu

Faculty of Drug Safety

Overall 8.5 years of experience in pharmacovigilance with major pharmaceutical organisations. Solid Experience in the complete range of pharmacovigilance process-ranging from ICSR to review/ authorship of safety documents to development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Corrective Action & Preventive Action (CAPAs). Core Qualifications Authoring PSUR/PBRER, PADER, DSUR,ICSR- case processing & reviewing on Argus too,Signal Detection, Literature Cas Literature Searches and Analysis, Compliance and Metrics, SOP writing & Implementation,Training and Development.

Aslam Khan

SAS Faculty

Aslam Khan is a Project Manager at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals based in New Jersey. He has extensive experience in implementing end-to-end software solutions for the Life Science industry, change management, program benefits realization and organizational project management. He has also worked in the Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics and Clinical Programming areas of the Life Science industry in the last 15 years. His other interests include solving challenging business problems through cognitive visual tools, team collaboration, team building and improving clarity in project team communication. He has a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and SAS Base and Advanced Programming.

Pavan Suryanarayan

Data Mining Faculty

Mr. Suryanarayan is the founder of DeepStrats Technologies, Ltd. He has 12+ years of experience in Business Analytics and Big Data. His expertise lies in Big Data, Analytics, Machine learning based Consulting and Training; as he has worked with a huge number of senior Analytics professionals and Data Scientists, helped in building IP solutions and Analytics based products. Recently he started exploring the potential of deep learning and loving it!

He has delivered Training on Big Data, Analytics, Machine learning & Deep learning to various corporate Companies including General Electric, Airbus, Global Logic, Capgemini, Dell, CGI, Societe Generale, Ericsson, British Telecom, Ernst & young, UST Global, Oracle, Hexaware etc. Presently, he is also a member of the faculty at Sollers College, teaching Clinical Data Science.

Mr Balachandra Kandukuri

Faculty of Data Science

Over 12+ years of experience as a Research Data Scientist in Statistics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, NLP, NLU, NLG & Computer Vision applications. He has years of experience in both research and industry. He has worked and collaborated in various R&D companies and academic research groups in Europe and India.

Akash Sharma

Faculty of Drug Safety

with 10+ years of rich international experience in Clinical SAS, Data Science and business analytics tools(SAS Data Integration Studio(DI),SAS Bl, Management Console, SAS Web Report building,(OLAP cube studio, advance Excel and Dashboard)and technology like SAS, SAP Business Objects SQL.Akash have worked from smaf/ to big sized projects. He have helped global customers to develop & deploy its business intelligence projects, address their unique business problems and managing technical and process teams.

Dhaval Patel

Faculty of Drug Safety

Over 7 years of experience in Data Analyst Program.

Suhas Anant Prabhu

Faculty of Information Technology

A senior professional with 18 years of IT experience having depth knowledge of Analysis, Design, Development in the area of BIG Data platforms, Machine learning, Spark, Python, Oracle Technologies. Vast Experience in Database Technologies, solution architecture for large scale billing platforms
6 years training experience in Databases (Oracle, Sql Servers), Python. Scala and Spark for corporate and international students. Conducted 10+ webinars for large form of students.