Our Team

Mr. Vishal Dhawan - Director

Mr. Vishal Dhawan is the Founder and Director of Synapse Labs Private Limited. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. With over 14 years of experience, entrepreneurial skills and visionary leadership, Mr. Dhawan founded his own research & development centre in 2008 which later become one of the leading CROs in the country. He is spearheading the whole commercial operations of Synapse Labs with his strategic directions and also a Board Member.

Mr. Dhawan owns pride in sustaining long association with his team and industry experts who brings in innovative and dedicated efforts to achieve the common goal of the organisation.

He believes that if done in an ethical manner, clinical research is a very innovative socio economic opportunity for India.

Mr. Vaibhav Nemane – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Vaibhav Nemane, B.Pharm., MBA, is the Operating Officer (COO) of Synapse Labs Private Limited. He brings over 12 years of experience in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research fraternity in various domains like BA/BE studies, Clinical Trials, Business Development, Brand Management, Product Management and Project Management. Mr. Nemane heads the whole technical operations and execution of Synapse Labs.

Prior to Synapse, Mr. Nemane worked with Aizant Aizant Drug Research Solutions Private Limited, Accutest Research Laboratories; where he demonstrated success in setting and executing business strategy, leading complex cross-functional projects and developing strong customer relationships.

Mr. Siva – Head, Bioanalytical Research Department

Mr. Siva holds a master degree in Chemistry (Analytical) with more than 11 years of rich experience in various Analytical fields including pesticides, trace analysis, and BA/BE studies. Mr. Siva looks after the overall Bioanalytical operations of Synapse including lab operation, Project management and allocation, co-ordination with clients, laboratory supervision and implementation of good laboratory practices within the department.

Mr. Shiva also holds rich experience in handling advanced instruments like HPLC, LC/MS/MS, Waters, GC/MS/MS and Spectramax.

Before joining Synapse, he has worked with Vimta Labs, Hyderabad and Huclin Research Limited, Chennai where he has been responsible for developing complex Bioanalytical methods for Hormonal, Steroidal products, derivatization methods, legend binding assays etc.

Dr. Prashant Mohite – Head, Quality Assurance Department

Dr. Mohite is a BHMS and PGDCRP with specialization in Clinical Research and Patents. He runs quality management operations of Synapse and assures compliance of quality systems, which includes adherence to established procedures, protocols and regulations.

Dr. Mohite holds versatile experience in medical writing followed by becoming a Quality Assurance Auditor. Over 8 years, he has always been fascinated with operation excellence in BA/BE study management (Protocol review, IEC communication, study initiation to study completion), QA audits and compliance, statistical data management and regulatory dossier submission.

Dr. Rajendra Alkuti - Principal Investigator / Head, Clinical Research Department

Dr. Alkuti, Medicine (MBBS), is a Principal Investigator and heads Clinical Research department at Synapse. He takes a keen interest managing pharmacokinetic trials systematically which leads to successful execution of clinical operations. Dr. Alkuti has placed efficient setup for smooth recruitment of volunteers, developed work flow pattern for faster execution of studies and introduced innovative ideas for efficient utilization of the best-in-class infrastructure at Synapse.

His 8 years of experience also encompasses working as investigator for all bioequivalence studies for various regulatory submissions like USFDA, EMEA, MHRA, TGA etc for different therapeutic class.

Dr. Priyank Rathi - Co-Investigator

Dr. Rathi, Medicine (MBBS), looks after major clinical functions at Synapse like registration and screening, in-depth clinical conduction.

Prior joining Synapse, he has worked with a foremost pharmaceutical company like Lupin Limited.

Mr. Mahesh Walave – Manager, Medical Writing

Mr. Walave is a B.Pharm. holds over 8 years of functional experience in pharmacokinetics, bioavailability/ bioequivalence studies, protocol, clinical study report and clinical study design.

He holds comprehensive experience at Synapse in various functions of handling end-to-end operations of Clinical Research Department. Mr. Walave also contributes in successful regulatory audits and inspections from leading regulatory bodies at Synapse.

Mr. Sandip Nikam – Head, Project Management

Mr. Nikam, is a B.Pharm, administrating project management team at Synapse. Prior heading project management, he has worked in Internal Quality Monitor department. Currently, Mr. Nikam runs major project management functions like feasibility assessment between various departments, initiating biostudies, facilitating monitoring visits of client representative, maintaining timelines of clinical activities, facilitating flawless co-ordinate between project personnel and the sponsor.