Education: Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA Current Position: Senior Research Scientist, Chemical Research and Development, Cambrex High Point, Inc., High Point, NC, USA. At Cambrex, Dr. Gaitonde design, develop and optimize chemical processes for multi-kilo scale cGMP and nGMP production campaigns to support clinical trials and Phase I to Phase III manufacturing. Prior to joining Cambrex, Dr. Gaitonde worked at GlaxoSmithKline - Antiviral Medicinal Chemistry, on the development and optimization of a lead molecule targeted towards broad-spectrum viral respiratory disease. Dr. Gaitonde’s Ph.D. research was focused on understanding tuberculosis disease condition and the development of carbohydrate-based molecules as biochemical tools to probe the Mtb GlgE mechanistic aspect. Additionally, his Ph.D. research involved the development of a low molecular weight novel amorphous polyester material based on sustainable chemistry.