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Sindura Ganapathi

Title Chief of Staff
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sindura Ganapathi works as chief of staff to the President of Global Health. In this role, he coordinates leadership and staff activities for the Global Health (GH) division, and serves as the president’s liaison to GH staff and across the foundation. He also is a key thought partner on the president’s external engagement.

Sindura joined the foundation in 2012. Before becoming chief of staff, he worked as a program officer in maternal and child health. His work included setting and executing research agenda around maternal and neonatal health to improve conditions such as post-partum hemorrhage, neonatal survival, and early growth. He also coordinated the integration of foundation’s human health and animal health strategies as part of our “One Health” approach.

Sindura came to the foundation from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH/NIEHS), bringing with him a unique combination of backgrounds in biomedical research, veterinary science and business development. His research background spans disciplines such as pharmacokinetics, ion channel physiology, inositol phosphate biology and immunology.

Sindura holds a BVSc (DVM) and masters in veterinary pharmacology from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India; a PhD in Pharmacology from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI); and an MBA from Penn State University.

Posts By Sindura Ganapathi

New scientific discoveries can save the lives of preterm babies

The birth of preterm babies is a global challenge. These exciting new discoveries offer great promise and could help both advanced as well as developing countries such as India, which, because of its sheer size, has the largest number of preterm births of any country, develop a serious response to this issue.

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‘One Health’ – Human and Animal Health, Together Again

How would the landscape of human and animal health change if we encouraged experts from both fields to collaborate and share knowledge?

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