Vinay Thakur, Ph.D., Joins Board of Continuum of Care, Inc. of New Haven
Vinay Thakur, Ph.D., joins the Board of Directors of Continuum of Care, Inc. of New Haven, Connecticut. Continuum of Care is a not for profit organization serving adults diagnosed with mental illness, (such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder [OCD], post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], borderline personality disorder, etc.) or severe developmental and intellectual disabilities, (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, traumatic brain injury, or seizure disorders).
Dr. Thakur is an Associate at Cantor Colburn, one of the largest IP specialty law firms in the U.S., and he specializes in chemical and life science research with a particular emphasis on the pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical formulations, organometallics, and polymers for global chemical companies. Prior to joining Cantor Colburn, he rose to Principal Scientist at Melinta Therapeutics and gained experience in various aspects of pharmaceutical research and development, including SAR analysis, lead generation and lead optimization. Prior to joining Melinta, he worked at Yale University as an Associate Research Scientist on a project to develop a novel NNRTIs with excellent activity profile against HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. He holds five patents in antibacterial drug development and chemical manufacturing processes, and he enjoys working with inventors to help them to protect their valuable discoveries. Dr. Thakur has also served on a referee panel of Royal Society of Chemistry, and Elsevier journals. Whenever his schedule permits, he volunteers at the New Haven Science Fair and Connecticut Science & Engineering fair.