Senior Scientist, Group Leader Solid State Characterization,
Karthik Nagapudi got his Ph.D. degree in polymer science from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1999. He did his postdoctoral work on biomimetic polymers for tissue engineering applications in the lab of Dr. Elliot Chaikof in Emory University. After his postdoctoral work, he joined Merck Research Labs in the physical measurements group in January of 2003. In June of 2006, he moved to the preformulation group in Amgen Inc. In 2011 he became the head of the solid-state group in Amgen. He moved to Genentech in July of 2014, where he is a group head leading formulation and solid-state development group. His primary research interests are in the areas of advanced solid state NMR methods in pharmaceutical analysis, thermodynamics of phase behavior in pharmaceuticals, physical stability of high energy solids and mechanochemistry.