Founder Profiles

  • Abhiram Dukkipati, PhD - Chief Scientific Founder and M.D.

    Founder of Magellan Life Sciences™ Pvt. Ltd., Abhiram Dukkipati received his Ph.D. in Biology from Syracuse University. Dr. Dukkipati heads the scientific research team and is responsible for identifying novel opportunities in the field of life sciences including vaccines, therapeutics and recombinant food products.


    As a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, he pioneered the development of the  BacMam Protein Expression platform for structural biology applications. After having researched at Oxford University, he received a Marie Curie European fellowship to setup Baculovirus mediated protein production technologies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.


    In the year 2013, he came back to India with the vision of setting up his own research lab that will focus on original discoveries, as well as provide outsourcing facilities based on state-of-the-art BacMam platform to both national as well as international organizations.

  • Laxmi D. Abhiram- Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder

    Laxmi D. Abhiram is the co-founder and COO of Magellan Life Sciences™ Pvt. Ltd. She is responsible for day-to-day operations and management, as well as company’s overall strategic decisions. 


    With an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, US, in Advertising she has worked with leading American as well as Indian advertising agencies with wider responsibilities ranging from devising marketing/sales strategies to hardcore business development. 


    An entrepreneur at heart, she brings with her, strong expertise in methodical client management coupled with aggressive business growth strategies, while meeting realistic financial targets.