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Featured Expert: Dr. Satheesh Anand: Manager for Safety Assessment and Study Management

Dr. Satheesh Anand Satheesh Anand

Battelle is pleased to welcome Dr. Satheesh Anand as the new Manager for Safety Assessment and Study Management for the Battelle Toxicology Team.

A board certified toxicologist, Satheesh brings 15 years of professional experience in toxicology and extensive scientific management experience. In his new role, he will provide scientific oversight of Battelle’s toxicology studies as well as leadership for the 75-member toxicology team. “I am pleased to be able to apply my experience to help Battelle continue to expand our toxicology capabilities,” he said. “Our team will be highly focused on providing cost-competitive, differentiated, high quality and timely safety assessment solutions for our government and commercial clients.” Satheesh’s leadership philosophy has been “take care of employees and they will take care of customers.”

Satheesh joined Battelle in June and immediately got to work setting priorities for the department. Under his leadership, Battelle will continue to grow and expand capabilities in developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART) and neurotoxicology. Satheesh also sees growth in Battelle’s safety pharmacology offering. He is highly focused on operational excellence, and has identified opportunities to automate and harmonize processes in order to improve efficiencies and quality. Satheesh also intends to expand Battelle’s safety assessment capability in drug development from small molecules, vaccines and proteins to cell and gene therapies, microbiomes, monoclonal antibodies and oligonucleotides. He will be looking at in vitro and in silicostudy approaches to supplement Battelle’s traditional in vivo toxicology studies. “We will continue to evolve our methods and approaches so that we will remain a leader in toxicology in the 21st century,” he says.  

Prior to joining Battelle, Satheesh worked at DuPont’s toxicology testing center, Haskell, where he held various roles including Manager of the Preclinical Testing group; Manager of Business Development and Strategic Alliances; Group Leader for General, Inhalation, Acute and Neuro Toxicology; and Senior Research Toxicologist in General Toxicology. At Haskell, he was responsible for strategic direction for testing, internal and external business development, financial performance, people development, succession planning, efficiency improvements, cost competitiveness and strategic relationships with contract research organizations in addition to his technical role as a Study Director and Study Monitor.

Satheesh received his Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Madras, India. He did postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and University of Georgia. He has authored more than 20 research papers and numerous abstracts, as well as book chapters for Encyclopedia of Toxicology and Casarett and Doull'sToxicology. He has presented many invited lectures. He has been a member of the Society of Toxicology and the American College of Toxicology since 2001.