Venkata Mahidhar Yenugonda, M.Phil, Ph.D, FNAI


Dr. Yenugonda is an accomplished medicinal chemistry research professional with an impressive track record of delivering small molecule drug candidates across numerous therapeutic areas. He is the director of the Translational Experimental Therapeutics Research Program at the Saint John’s Cancer Institute, an affiliated Translational Scientist at the Pacific Neuroscience Institute, and an adjunct assistant professor at the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center. Dr. Yenugonda holds a master’s degree in organic chemistry and a Ph.D. in Medical Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. A leader in translational research, he has formed strategic collaborations with pharma/biopharma partnerships on small molecule discovery projects. Several of his novel agents are licensed for commercial development. Dr. Yenugonda is the recipient of multiple awards for his contributions to chemical research. He is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Association of Cancer Research, Society for Neuroscience, and Society for Neuro-Oncology.

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