Rajinder Singh, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Rajinder Singh, Ph.D., has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since July 2020. From 2016 to 2020, Dr. Singh held the position of Senior Vice President of Research & Pharmaceutics at ChemoCentryx – where he worked on the complement system (C5aR inhibition with avacopan), diverse chemokine receptors (such as CCR1, CCR2, CCR6, CXCR2, CXCR7) and immune-oncology with small molecules targeting PD-1/PD-L1. From 1998 to 2016, Dr. Singh held various management positions including Vice President, Chemistry at Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he oversaw the advancement of numerous drug candidates from discovery to clinical development, which included the filing of numerous Investigational New Drug applications leading to the approval of Tavalisse (fostamatinib) a Syk kinase inhibitor in the areas of immunology and oncology. Prior to joining Rigel, Dr. Singh was a lead chemist at Chiron Corporation from 1994 to 1998. From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Singh was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Eli Lilly & Company. Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Oxford and B.Sc in Chemistry from University of Cardiff.