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Board of Directors
 
Dongxiao (Tony) Zhang, Ph.D.
Purushottama Sagireddy, M.D.
Bhaskara Jasti, Ph.D.
Xiaoling Li, Ph.D.
Venkata E Mani, M.D.
Dongxiao (Tony) Zhang, Ph.D.
Before co-founding Formurex, Dr. Zhang was the vice president and co-founder of Epitomics, Inc., a biotech company in Burlingame, California. He is also the inventor of multiple technologies with multiple issued and pending patents and principle investigator of several government-funded research projects. Prior to founding Epitomics in 2001, Dr. Zhang was a senior research scientist at Bayer Corporation, leading a group in high throughput drug screening. Dr. Zhang has 13 years of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with Ph.D. of biochemistry, and did his postdoctoral training in Genentech, Inc. He also graduated with honor in MBA from St. Mary’s College, California. Dr. Zhang is the President and CEO, and Chairman of the Board.
 
Bhaskara Jasti, Ph.D.
Dr. Jasti is Chairman and Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, TJL School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Univ. of the Pacific. Dr. Jasti is an author of 26 publications, numerous presentations and editor of 2 pharmaceutics books. Dr. Jasti is an accomplished scholar in the controlled release technology and serving as a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry for the past seven years, and completed 15 pharmaceutical contracts in drug development. He operates a big pharmaceutical research laboratory with Dr. Xiaoling Li, where they co-advise a group of personnel that includes post-docs, visiting scholars, and graduate students. Dr. Jasti is currently serving on the scientific advisory board of Aravasc, a biotechnology company and TransWorld Training Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides training to pharmaceutical scientist in India. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the company.
Xiaoling Li, Ph.D.
Dr. Li is Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research of Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and a Professor of Pharmaceutics in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of the Pacific. Prior to his academic career, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Ciba-Geigy Corp (now Novartis). Dr. Li obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Utah in 1991, under the guidance of Dr. Sung Wan Kim. He received a BS in Pharmacy and a MS in Radiopharmacy from Shanghai Medical University in 1982 and 1985, respectively. Dr. Li has research interests in the areas of novel polymers for pharmaceutical and medical application, targeting drug delivery, drug transport through biological membranes, and application of physicochemical concepts to dosage form design. Dr. Li works closely with the pharmaceutical industry and provides consultation and product development services to various pharmaceutical companies. He holds two patents with three pending patent applications and has over 100 presentations, book chapters, and research papers. Dr. Li serves as Chief Scientific Officer.