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Upendra K. Kar (Ph.D.)

Assistant Research Professor, UAMS

About Upendra K. Kar (Ph.D.)

Aspire To Create a Better World

I engage with inventors, entrepreneurs and investors to assessing, and advancing early stage technologies and transform them to business. I have broad experience in multi-discipline research and development and extensive scientific expertise in protein engineering, molecular biology, immunology, infectious diseases, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine enzyme kinetics, drug discovery, bio-c...

I engage with inventors, entrepreneurs and investors to assessing, and advancing early stage technologies and transform them to business. I have broad experience in multi-discipline research and development and extensive scientific expertise in protein engineering, molecular biology, immunology, infectious diseases, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine enzyme kinetics, drug discovery, bio-conjugation, bio-separation, immunoassay development, rapid and point of care diagnostics and nano-biotechnology. I also have the experience in applying and securing funding from NIH, U01s, SBIR and Angel Investors. Authored 11 scientific publications, 5 review articles and 2 international patents on developing therapy against lung cancer. I founded 4 startups Apna Health (web-based portal, exchange interface engine, and integration service to support delivery of clinical content), Dash Global Media (digital platform to transform the world) , M Biosciences (developing innovative products for immunology research) and Westcoast Bioanalytics (molecular diagnostics using mass-spectrometry, advanced microbiology and molecular biology methods). I have an extensive track record of effective management in various forms of organizational growth- from start-up through business unit management. My key strengths include: leadership, strategy development & execution, business development, negotiation, marketing, facilities/safety, and performance management.

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