Tushar Murthy, PHD

Tushar Murthy, Ph.D. is a Biotechnology Analyst at Cour where he currently helps manage and build the company’s intellectual property portfolio, develop business plans, monitor market developments and provide competitive intelligence to the R&D and management teams.

Tushar obtained a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Northwestern University where his doctoral thesis focused on the mechanism by which disease-associated mutations in splicing factor proteins contribute to the pathogenesis of hematologic disorders. His doctoral research has been published in major peer-reviewed journals.

While at Northwestern, Tushar earned a Certificate in Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and also gained experience in business and entrepreneurship via internships at the University’s Innovation and New Ventures Office and the N.XT Venture fund where he leveraged his technical expertise in conducting due diligence on technologies emerging from the University’s research labs.

Prior to graduate school at Northwestern University, Tushar worked in drug development at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. Tushar also holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Pennsylvania State University, University Park.