Execution Team

Srinivasan S.

Prior to joining Jiva Sciences, he was with Systemantics, an early stage robotics company for 6 years, as COO. After passing out from IIMA, Srini was in the corporate finance sector of investment banking for 13 years, 5 years with SBICAP and 8 years with KPMG Corporate Finance, where he did a number of transactions in M&A and private equity.

Srinivasan then moved to industry to take up operational roles in new businesses and was with Siemens and later with KSK Power Ventures (a power developer) before moving to the technology industry with Systemantics. In industry, Srini’s experience has been in managing product development in technology and in VC fund raising.

Srini is an undergraduate from IITM.

Dr. Puneet Kumar Gupta

Puneet earned his Ph.D in Biotechnology from International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology and currently also with NextGen Invitro Diagnostics. He has been a Process development manager at the Malaria Vaccine Development Program (MVDP). His research focus was previously for developing malaria vaccines for both P. falciparum and P. vivax, based on merozoite surface proteins that can generate protective immune responses in the human host. One investigational malaria vaccine, JAIVAC-1 has completed Phase 1 trial, the first in-man clinical trial in India. He also contributed for development of next generation combination blood stage vaccines; JAIVAC-2 & JAIVAC -3 that includes a number of merozoite surface proteins; MSP-1, MSP-3, MSP1-MSP3 fusion, AARP-MSP fusion. At Jiva Sciences, he conducts the biological development of our bioengineering projects in Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) NCBS-TIFR.

Prithvi Kini
Human Resources and Operations

Prithvi earned her B.A. (Hons) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi. She then went on to work at D. E. Shaw Research in Hyderabad. She is focused on science management and development of technology in the sphere of bioengineering and biotechnology. At Jiva Sciences she primarily handles all project management activities and human resource allocation and management.

Dr. Dinesh Subramaniam
Junior Scientist

Dinesh Subramaniam completed his Ph.D in microbiology from Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM PG IBMS, University of Madras, Taramani. My thesis entitled “Studies on Padina, Turbinaria, and Sargassum species of marine brown algae for their immune stimulatory and antiviral property”. He has experience in working with PBMC, Neutrophil, Monocytes and CD4 T cells from HIV+ve enrolment of the study participants. He is also trained in HIV cultivation, ELISA, Flow cytometry analysis, ELISPOT, Viral DNA & RNA isolation & PCR.

Aftab Baig
Project Engineer

 Aftab has earned his Masters from IIT Madras for doing his research on Laser interferometer for gravitational wave observatory (LIGO) in collaboration with Max Planck institute of Gravitational Physiscs and Albert Einstien Institute. During his tenure he also worked on other Mega science projects like Indian Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) and served as project associate in P.G Senapathy for computer sciences. Before that he served Accenture services private limited as a software engineer for about 30 months after completing his bachelors in Elecronics and Communications. His current interest is in Embedded systems, Optical Communications, LIGO, Electronics and Robotics.