Dr. Vipin Arora

Director of Pharmacology

Dr. Vipin Arora has over 9 years of research experience across diverse therapeutic area space including pain, neuroscience, and immuno-oncology.  Over these years he has established and validated a number of in vivo models in the labs where he has worked.  He has used these models to characterize novel compounds as well as for target identification.

Dr. Arora received his PhD in Pharmacology from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. His Ph.D. work was focused on investigating the neuro-psychopharmacological aspects of the pain-depression dyad.  Subsequently he worked at Harvard Medical School, University of Maryland, and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd and gained extensive experience on multiple preclinical pharmacology models of pain, CNS behavioral models, opioid reversal and immune-oncology.

Dr. Arora has the comprehensive understanding of principles of preclinical drug development with all aspects of behavioral pharmacology.  In addition, he has experience in different rodent surgeries including the AAV Injections in different regions of brain, cytokine ELISAs, HPLC, brain/spinal cord micro-dialysis, flowcytometry and immunohistochemistry.  Dr Arora is very detail-oriented, solution-focused, and has a great ability to interact with multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams.

During his career, Dr. Vipin has authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles or scientific meeting presentations.

He truly believes in Melior’s mission and drug repositioning strategy and wants to achieve excellence in pharmacology and drug discovery at Melior Discovery.

During his free time, he enjoys playing badminton, brisk walking and spending time with his family and friends.