Ramachandra Siddappa is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2018-19. Siddappa has over 12 years of experience in handling production and operational technical management systems and has been with Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., India since 2007. In his current role as Senior Manager in the Production Management Group, some of his responsibilities include the production and technical operation of microbial and mammalian cell culture products; GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) aspects of manufacturing and documentation; audit management & compliance; technology transfer documentation and scale up design of recombinant products; equipment FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) & SAT (Site Acceptance Test) activity; and conducting & organizing internal training programs.
Prior to joining Reliance Life Sciences Pvt., Ltd., he worked for Shantha Biotechnics Pvt., Ltd. Hyderabad (Sanofi Division) in R&D upstream. Siddappa received his post graduate degree in biotechnology from Kuvempu University, Karnatak, India in 2005.