Dr. Varsha Dhamankar is the Director and Head of Formulation at Ribon Therapeutics. She leads drug product development and preformulation for Ribon’s clinical and preclinical candidates. Varsha has over 10 years of experience in small molecules oral and parenteral formulation development, with a focus on solubility and bioavailability improvement for oral solids. Previously, Varsha has worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cyclerion Therapeutics, and Sage Therapeutics. In these roles, she managed formulation development and drug product strategy for multiple programs with internal and outsourced teams in various stages of clinical development. Varsha holds a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree from the Institute of Chemical Technology, India, and a Ph. D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Iowa.