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Vikas Sharma, Ph.D.

Vikas Sharma, Ph.D.

Chief Business Officer

Dr. Sharma is Chief Business Officer. He brings over 15 years of specialized experience in business and corporate development activities across the biotechnology and pharmaceutical landscapes. He has led multiple complex licensing deals and capital market transactions. Dr. Sharma is responsible for partnering of strategic assets including in-licensing and out-licensing, strategy, and operational activities.

Dr. Sharma was the VP and Head of Business Development at BioXcel Therapeutics, where he was responsible for all business and corporate development activities. Prior to that, he played an instrumental role in leading licensing deals at MacroGenics with companies such as Incyte Corporation, Roche, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining MacroGenics, Dr. Sharma served as the Director, Business Development at Rexahn Pharmaceuticals where he led the due diligence and execution of licensing deals, M&A, as well as capital markets transactions. Previously, he served as Manager, Business Development, for MedImmune (the global biologics business of AstraZeneca), where he executed multiple licensing transactions. In addition, Dr. Sharma served in business development roles with increasing responsibilities at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Bradley Pharmaceuticals, and Advanced Bioadjuvant. He is on the Board of GO Therapeutics and received his PhD in immunology from Rutgers University. Dr. Sharma earned a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Rutgers University. He completed his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Mumbai, India. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.