Ramesh Durvasula

VP, Research IT

Eli Lilly

As the Information Officer for Research, Ramesh Durvasula is responsible for the IT and informatics capabilities that accelerate the discovery and preclinical efforts of Lilly Research Labs. Ramesh has focused his career on the intersection of life science and data science. His mission at Lilly is to unite science with technology to accelerate R&D pipelines and deliver innovative therapeutics. Prior to Lilly, Ramesh was Executive Director of Discovery IT and Lab Automation at Bristol-Myers Squibb; over his 12 years at BMS, Ramesh focused on integrating both physical lab and digital analytics systems into seamless capabilities. Prior to BMS, Ramesh spent several years at Tripos, a computational chemistry software firm. He is an active leader in many industry forums, such as the Pistoia Alliance and the DOE Exascale Computing Project, and he is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Indiana University’s Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Ramesh is a member of the Board of Directors of the 16Tech Community Corporation, focused on building an innovation district in the heart of Indianapolis. Ramesh earned his BA in Chemistry and PhD in Biophysics from the University of Virginia.