Dr.P.V.Padma Priya holds PhD from IIT Madras. Prior to joining Merkel, she has cofounded and and was the CEO of Vital Bioscientific Solutions Pvt. Ltd, an IITM incubated startup. She has worked for US federal government in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) project at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Her research expertise includes drug discovery, simulation and molecular modeling.
Raj has over 20 years of experience in animation and design. He has three masters degrees, one in Fine Arts from Advanced Visualization Lab, USA (Center of excellence and beta testing site for Alias Wavefront-now acquired by Autodesk, USA), second one in Technology from Teenesse State University, and the third one in Environmental Engineering from University of Kentucky. He has created many award-winning animation and simulation modules for the healthcare industry in both USA and India. His expertise in engineering, architectural, and medical visualization allows for a smooth transition to VR technology and digital interactive content creation. He is currently pursuing his PhD at IIT Madras using the prestigious Prime Minister's Fellowship with focus on Virtual Reality and Haptics technology and how the synergy could be best implemented for skills-training in medicine