As Chief Executive Officer, Manish leads Target ALS toward the organization’s goal of realizing a world in which no one dies of ALS. Manish has led the Target ALS team since its founding in 2013 and has grown the organization into a significant research accelerator through an international network of scientists from academia and the pharma/biotech industry.
This growth reflects his vision and leadership, creating a robust pipeline of research and drug discovery through the organization’s hallmark Target ALS Innovation Ecosystem. This ecosystem incentivizes new research collaborations with grants to multi-investigator research consortia and expands access to valuable research resources.
Prior to Target ALS, Manish served in senior scientific and executive roles at Columbia University, Sigma-Aldrich, and Taconic Biosciences, including over 10 years focused in neuroscience. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and has published dozens of research articles.
Manish earned his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University and his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India.