About US


Dr. N. Madhusudhana Rao - CEO of Atal Incubation Centre – Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.

Dr. N. Madhusudhana Rao is a senior research fellow at CSIR-CCMB as well as the coordinator of the CSIR network program on nanomaterials and nanodevices, involving several institutions. A PhD in Biochemistry from National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Dr Rao also holds a Master’ in Agriculture from Punjab. His has rich career in protein engineering and cell biology of gene delivery. Rao’ lab has developed, using in vitro evolution methods, a number of thermostable proteins.


Dr Ramjee Pallela – Chief Operating Officer

Dr Ramjee Pallela is a seasoned mentor and enabler in the life sciences innovation ecosystem. He holds a PhD from CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, post doc from Pusan National University, South Korea as well as IPR (NALSAR university, Hyderabad) & MBA. He is currently the established under NITI AAYOG, Govt. of India. Ramjee was the Chief Manager, Grants Management Division at IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad, working closely with Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Govt. of India enterprise, besides managing various national and international grants that support biotechnology R&D startups as well as academicians and individuals.


Ms Ritika Marampalli - Program and Communications Manager

Ms Ritika Marampalli has a rich career in managing organizations digital presence through websites, social media, online portals and third party blogs. She holds a MBA from Symbiosis Institute for Management Studies, Pune specializing in Marketing & Branding. She is the Program and Communications Manager at AIC-CCMB, responsible for events, ATL and BTL activities, social media engagement and marketing communications.


Seshu V Prasad – Manager, Instrumentation

Seshu Prasad is a veteran in the field of instrumentation. He holds a B.S. (Engg. Technology) from BITS, Pilani and served the nation for 17 years in Navigational Electronics for the Indian Air Force. He has 27 years of experience in Analytical Instrumentation at CSIR-CCMB. With his vast experience, he has helped set up this incubation centre and mentors startups for their own instrument purchases and installations.