Gurusamy Balakrishnan

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Gurusamy Balakrishnan (Bala) works at BMS Analytical Development and Attribute Sceinces (ADAS) organization as Principal Scientist in the Biophysics Center of Excellence group in New Brunswick. His work involves biophysical and protein particulate analyses in support of extended characterization, forced degradation, comparability, and other related development studies for biologics portfolio candidates as well as commercial products. He is also involved in developing novel methods utilizing various spectroscopic techniques including CD, fluorescence and Raman/FTIR imaging and other complementary techniques for protein structure and particulate characterization. Bala received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, specializing in Raman spectroscopy. He advanced his expertise on Raman spectroscopy on biologicals and other biophysical methods at Princeton University and University of Washington (Seattle) working with Professor Tom Spiro, a renowned expert on vibrational spectroscopy of proteins.