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.

Dr. Jonathan Pillai 

Jon has a background in Mechanical Engineering (B.E. University of Pune, M.S. Ohio State University), and earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Ohio State University (USA). During post-doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), he specialized in pharmacoengineering and nanotechnology, using biodegradable materials for drug delivery. He was awarded the Stanford India Biodesign Fellowship for Medical Device Innovation in 2012 following which he worked as faculty in the Center for Biodesign at THSTI, New Delhi. Jon currently leads the bioengineering R&D for Jiva Sciences, overseeing the development of the Jiva SS™ platform and new ventures in the pipeline. He is an active innovator of medical devices for which he has multiple patents in various stages of grant.