Geetha Vani Rayasam

Head-Business Development (New Business Opportunities)

While the Academia and Industry work in distinct modes and spheres of interest, interaction and collaboration between the two is critical for development of novel and innovative science driven technologies and products. Translation of the science and knowledge generated by academia into products and technologies and their commercialization, can be accelerated by the partnerships with Industry.
She is leading the efforts in strengthening of IGIB’s alliance with Industry and is involved in business development activities and exploring business opportunities.

Other Interests

Her expertise and area of interest is in the area of new drug discovery having worked at Pharmaceutical industry and led the Tuberculosis drug discovery discipline at the CSIR’s Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD). She is associated with ICMR’s TB Consortium, Open Source Pharma Foundation and teaches Drug Discovery course as an adjunct faculty at Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). She handles the social media communication at the institute.


1) OSDD: Model for Novel Drugs against Neglected Diseases. Geetha Vani Rayasam, OSDD Consortium and Tanjore S Balganesh, Science Reporter; 2014, Vol 51 (4), 14- 20
2) Innovation at OSDD-unconventional vs conventional approaches. Ramesh Ummanni, S. Ramchandran, OSDD Consortium, Anuradha Kumar and Geetha Vani Rayasam; Science Reporter, 2014, Vol 51 (4), 20-24
3) Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD): An Alternative Innovation Model for Drug Discovery; Science and Technology Report, 2013.
Anshu Bhardwaj, Geethavani Rayasam, Zakir Thomas, OSDD Consortium

Selected Publications

Contact Information

Geetha Vani Rayasam

Room No. 142
CSIR-IGIB, South Campus
Sukhdev Vihar,
Mathura Road,
New Delhi - 110 025
Tel: 91-11-29879142