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Management Team

Chaitanya Saxena, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

With 12+ years of experience in utilizing biophysical techniques to solve the relevant problems in life sciences, Chaitanya is a seasoned professional and bring successful experience of developing technologies for drug-target deconvolution and drug-target interaction measurements in intact biological systems from his tenure at Eli Lilly & Company. Chaitanya earned a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. Along with technical expertise Chaitanya also brings a solid experience of conceptualizing, developing and managing start-up and nascent organizations. Earlier he served as the Board of Director for 'Kshitiz Inc.' from 2004-2007. He also directly handled project management efforts of several internationally reputed non-profit organizations. These transferable managerial skills are playing a key role in shaping Shantani.

Yanping Yan, Ph.D.
Chief Operations Officer

With 10+ years of experience in conducting cutting-edge life science research Yanping brings a strong experience of working in two leading economies of the world - China and USA. She worked on the forefront of the axonal transport research and holds claims of developing widely acclaimed live-cell chamber neurofilament capture techniques. Yanping completed her Bachelor's Degree from University of Science and Technology of China and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. Yanping's exceptional project management and operational skills are playing critical role in defining, executing and delivering company objectives.

Vikas Saxena, M.Tech.
Director - Business Strategies

With 16+ years of experience in developing technologies and managing technology based enterprises Vikas brings a strong international business experience of working in USA, Europe and India. His direct experience of establishing Renishaw's software operations in India will facilitate establishing the technology based business of Shantani. Vikas earned a Masters degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, UP, India. Vikas's strong business management skills are playing key role in evolving a scientific idea into a viable business.