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Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Prior to joining Axcella, Dr. Aradhye built an accomplished career at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. For over two decades, he served in multiple leadership roles of increasing responsibility in Development and Medical Affairs, across multiple therapeutic areas and geographies.

In his most recent role as CMO of Novartis, he was a member of the Global Pharmaceuticals Executive Committee responsible for over $20 billion in worldwide business and provided medical expertise on portfolio strategy and led governance of medical activities worldwide. Dr. Aradhye was also a Member of the Development Committee of Novartis that oversaw Global development activities across its portfolio. In previous roles at Novartis and Sandoz, he led the clinical development program for Gilenya® in MS, provided functional leadership for clinical development and medical affairs teams working on novel and biosimilar medicines across multiple therapeutic areas and headed Global Development for Neuroscience, where he oversaw a portfolio of programs in MS, Alzheimer’s Disease, neuropathic pain, muscle disease and migraine.

Prior to industry, Dr. Aradhye was Assistant Professor of Medicine and a transplant nephrologist at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aradhye received his medical education at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, and in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in the United States.