Dr Suneel Chhatre is a board certified Medical Director for Clinical and Molecular Diagnostics. Dr. Chhatre received his PhD degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Microbiology from the Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee), which earned him a Best Research Scholar award and two patents. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder to study metabolic evolution in PCP catabolizing microbes. He worked as an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Biochemistry at the Eastern New Mexico University and the Medical University of America before becoming the Medical Director of Molecular Diagnostics and started his career in pharmaceutical industry. He has extensive experience in Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Diagnostics with a versatile combination of QC/QA, R&D, Operations, regulatory submissions and project management. Suneel has been involved with management of various multi functional QA, QC, Analytical & Microbiology laboratory teams associated with cGMP testing of product/services per USP/FDA regulations. He is currently working as Director at Molecular NeuroImaging/Institute of Neurodegenerative diseases overseeing compliance and QA functions for radiochemistry and synthesis services pertaining to F-18 labeled radioligands used in clinical trials on Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease. Prior to this, he was the QA Site Head of the biggest generic drug manufacturing plant in New York state. He has more than 15 years of research experience and has published more than 30 research papers in Enzyme Evolution, Microbial Physiology & Protein Engineering. He is a member of American Association for Advancement in Sciences (AAAS), Sigma-Xi, American Society for Quality (ASQ) and his certifications include CQA (ISO9001:2008), Project Management, Lean Manufacturing & Process Improvement, CPC/ChE (Certified Professional Chemist & Chemical Engineer) by AIC & NCCCCE and Molecular Diagnostic Technologist by Americal Board of Bioanalysts [MDxT (ABB)]. He teaches Microbiology as an Adjunct Professor at Molloy College, New York.
Dr Chhatre's research is focused on metabolic evolution of enzyme superfamilies in microorganisms. His methodology is to connect the structure of proteins with the function and that reveals the evolutionary pathway of these complex molecules, how they are related to each other at evolutionary scale