Senior Visiting Scholar
Sindura Ganapathi is a Senior Visiting Scholar at Huck Institutes and PSA Fellow in the office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. He is affiliated with CIDD and is working on developing the concept of ‘One Health’ as it relates to integrated disease surveillance across human, livestock and wildlife.
With his work in India, he is currently focused on building national programs in the livestock sector. It spans building comprehensive digital architecture for the sector, streamlining regulatory processes, and building an integrated national disease surveillance program among others. He is also currently working with Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India to help set up wildlife focused disease surveillance and disease management programs.
Sindura previously worked in Global Health division at the Gates foundation in various roles such as Deputy Director involved in the founding of a team focused on maternal and child health, as Chief of Staff to the President of Global Health division and Program Officer setting and managing funding priorities in Global Health. Prior to this, Sindura worked in the National Institute of Health (NIH/NIEHS) where his research focused on ion channel physiology and inositol phosphate biology.
Sindura grew up in a rural farming household in Karnataka. His educational background includes degree in Veterinary Science from Bangalore Veterinary College, Master’s in Veterinary Pharmacology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), followed by MBA and PhD (Pharmacology) from Penn State.