Jayaprakash (JP) Kotha, MBBS, PhD, ASCP (SH)

Vice President, Bioanalytical Laboratory

Jayaprakash (JP) Kotha, Vice President, Bioanalytical Laboratory, leads lab operations and all activities in Worldwide Clinical Trials’ Bioanalytical Center of Excellence, located in Austin, Texas.

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As a scientist with more than 25 years of diagnostic and research laboratory experience in cardiovascular, hematology, oncology, and immunology, JP is well versed in leading cross-functional teams engaged in clinical and translational research for the development of biologics and small-molecule therapeutics. JP also offers extensive experience in development and validation of bioanalytical assays for pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, biomarker, and immunogenicity testing for novel therapeutics on diverse technological platforms and in guiding research scientists and project managers engaged in laboratory testing for clinical research.

Prior to Worldwide, JP served as Vice President, Translational Research, at MLM Medical Labs in Memphis, Tenn. – a role he was promoted to in 2022 after serving as Senior Scientific Officer since he joined MLM in 2010. Before MLM, JP fulfilled roles in both the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and the Department of Clinical Virology at Christian Medical College and Hospital.

JP earned his Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center; and his MBBS from NTR University of Health Sciences in India.

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