Pad Chivukula
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  • November 8, 2018

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Pad Chivukula

Pad Chivukula, Ph.D.,
Arcturus Therapeutics CSO & COO


How did you become interested in the field of oligonucleotides?

My mentor helped me to see the potential of pharmaceutical research on our society.

Who were your early mentors?

Jindrich Kopecek was my PhD Advisor and Mentor.

How did you become involved in OTS?

I started working on oligotherapeutics about fifteen years back and this was a premier society where people share the same interest as myself.

Why do you continue to support the OTS?

The organization attractsa great scientific following.

What is special about the type of research/work you’ve done?

We have developed a novel platform called LUNAR®, a proprietary lipid-enabled delivery system for RNA medicines.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to hike and spend time with friends and family.

Other Tidbits

I was involved in a movie that was premiered at the Cannes film festival.