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Anindya Bhattacharya



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Anindya Bhattacharya

Scientific Director and Janssen Fellow

Janssen R&D US

Why I'm a JPAL

To help curious scientific minds and entrepreneurs achieve success in JLabs. I have seen the birth of JLabs right in front of my eyes here in La Jolla, CA.


I am a neuropharmacologist with drug discovery and early development experience in GPCRs and Ion Channels. Drug hunting has been a passion of mine for almost 20 years, and I have seen failures and success. I find immense pleasure in drug hunting for novel targets in neuroscience, with an eye towards unmet need for patients. During my tenure in neuroscience drug discovery I have been involved with neuropsychiatry, neurodegeneration and chronic pain R&D programs; in the past 5-7 years I have become fascinated by the role of neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation in these CNS diseases and currently lead a team focused on the interplay between immunology and neuroscience.


"Failure is not an option"

Fun fact:

Avid fan of soccer, cricket and NFL