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Kaushik Ghosal, PhD

Business Development Advisor

Kaushik Ghosal is a successful entrepreneur, innovator and business development executive with broad expertise in bio-pharma industry in a variety of R&D and BD roles across different verticals in technology management, corporate expansion, strategic leadership and capital growth. 

Prior to becoming the Founder and CEO of BioExcel, Kaushik was the Director of Business Development at BioMotiv, the for-profit arm of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development, a $360 million US and UK drug development initiative focused on accelerating therapeutic drug development. During his tenure, BioMotiv expanded its portfolio from 3 to 13 start-ups, established strategic partnerships with Biogen, Arix Bioscience and Charles River Laboratories, and raised more than $7 million in non-dilutive capital for its portfolio companies from NIH and disease-focused foundations.


Before BioMotiv, Kaushik was the Director of R&D at ReXceptor Inc, a clinical stage biotech company where he led preclinical and clinical development, establishing strategic partnerships with, and raised significant non-dilutive funding towards growth capital. 


Kaushik received an MS in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Miami University and completed his postdoctoral training in Neuroscience from the Cleveland Clinic.

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