Mehdi Paborji, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Technical Operations
Dr. Paborji has over 35 years of pharmaceutical drug development experience. Before Ashvattha, he served as the Senior Vice President of Technical Operations and CMC at Rain Oncology. Previously, he was Chief Technical Officer for Valorum Biologics, Vice President of Technical Operations and CMC at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Viracta Therapeutics), and Chief Operating Officer for both Biotie Therapies (acquired by Acorda Therapeutics) and TheraVida. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles at Theravance and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He has supported multiple drugs through regulatory approval and commercialization and led manufacturing productivity initiatives that reduced program timelines and provided cost efficiencies. He has expertise with small molecules and biologics, solid forms and injectables, for products across a range of indications including neurodegenerative disorders. He received his Ph.D. and completed his post-doctoral research in Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of Kansas. Dr. Paborji has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and holds several issued patents.