Scientific Advisory Board

YP2DLS has a multi-disciplinary Research Advisory Committee, who are the leading lights in their respective fields of expertise - Regulatory Affairs, Chemistry, Virology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pathology and Environmental Sciences. The expertise spreads across Analytical and Product Chemistry, Aquatic and Avian Biology, Biochemistry and Metabolism, Biotechnology, Ecology and Environment, Mammalian, Terrestrial Biology and Genetic, in vitro and in vivo Toxicology coupled with proficient Histopathology expertise.

Frank Zemlan, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer at P2D Inc.

Frank Zemlan, has over 20 years of experience in clinical research for Fortune 500 drug companies including Novartis, Pfizer and Eli Lilly. Frank holds several biotech patents and has direct experience in drug licensing and intellectual property management. He has started two successful biotech companies, Mind Probes - a diagnostic company that licensed its platform technology to Biosite (Nasdaq: BSTE) and Phase 2 Discovery that out-licensed its proprietary Phase 3-ready insomnia drug. Frank received his graduate training at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine and has served on the faculty of Princeton University, Rockefeller University in New York City and the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine; where he attained the rank of tenured University Professor. Frank serves on several national grant review committees including the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health and is a reviewer for many journals in the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. He is the author of over 200 scientific publications and book chapters.

Dr. Shree Narayan Singh, MVSc. ,Ph.D.

Managing Director at Biovet Pvt. Ltd.

S N Singh has completed his MVSc from IVRI, Bareilly in 1976 and Post graduate training from L' Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France in 1980.

He was formerly a Technical Director at Intervet Pvt Ltd, Pune and Hoechst Russel Vet Private Limited, Pune. He is currently the Managing Director of Biovet Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, a premier veterinary biological company.

He has worked on livestock development and rural upliftment and actively participated in grass-root level vaccine programme, helping eradication of rinderpest from India. He has received various award including the prestigious National Technology Day Award 2013, from Shree Pranab Mukharjee Hon'ble president Govt. of India for innovation of Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine and development of Blue Tongue Pentavalent and Johne’s disease Vaccine under PPP, a first in the country.

Dr. Sushma Ravindra Chaphalkar, Ph.D.

Founder & Director at VSBT

Dr Chaphalkar has more than 18 years experience in research and teaching with a Doctoral degree from Agharkar research institute, University of Pune in 1995.

She is Founder & Director of Vidya Pratishthan’s School of Biotechnology (VSBT), Baramati Pune and also, acts as Director of Haffkine Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. Pune.  She is also a Board Member for studies of various well known universities like Pune, Nagpur, Kolhapur and Aurangabad. She also serves as a Director of Research Advisory Committee of National Central for Plant Genomic Resources.

Dr. Umesh Banakar, Ph.D.

Independent Consultant

Dr. Umesh V. Banakar, Ph.D., is a professor of Pharmaceutics and an Independent Consultant/Advisor to the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Academic world with extensive contribution in drug product development and evaluation (in vitro and clinical).

He is a founding Board Member, Principal Scientific Adviser of Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science (SDPS) USA.

He has authored texts on Pharmaceutical Dissolution Testing, Drug Development Process, Increasing efficiency and cost effectiveness etc. He is also the co-author of an electronic text: Basic Pharmacokinetics.

Dr. Anuradha Majumdar, M. Pharm, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology at BCP.

Dr Majumdar completed M.Pharm (Pharmacology) from Nagpur University in 1996 and was later awarded Ph. D. (Tech) in 2006 by University of Mumbai.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Research Society of Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai. Her major area of research is Pharmacology and Toxicology and research activities encompassing screening and evaluation of synthetic drugs as well as phytochemicals.

Dr. Deepak Palande. M.CH


Dr Palande is an experienced Cervical Spondolysis specialist in Mumbai. He acquired degree of MBBS in 1974 , M.CH(Neurosurgery). He practices at Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai with 30 year(s) of experience.

Dr. Uday Andar, M.CH


Dr Andar completed his MBBS degree in 1980 from University of Bombay, MD from Topiwala National Medical College, Bombay & M.Ch (Neurosurgery) from University of Bombay in 1985. Dr Andar has over 29 years of experience in Neurosurgery and serves as a consultant in Neurosurgery to top hospitals in Mumbai like Bombay Hospital, Global Hospitals, Bhatia Hospital, & Saifee Hospital.