Gaurab Chakrabarti

Gaurab Chakrabarti, MD, PhD

Co-Founder Solugen, Inc. 



I'm a physician-scientist turned biotech founder who merges concepts from biology, chemistry and engineering to solve difficult problems. Here you can find a summary of my work. 



Brown University - ScB, Class of 2010, Neuroscience

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - MD/PhD, Class of 2016, Cancer Biology and Biological Chemistry



Backed by Y Combinator and MIT 100k, Solugen has reinvented the 75 year-old process of hydrogen peroxide production. We've engineered an enzymatic process that uses plant material as its only input to make ultrapure hydrogen peroxide.





My MD/PhD work focused on the role of glutamine metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells. This work lead to the discovery of a novel enzymatic reaction for the production of hydrogen peroxide, which would lead to the basis of Solugen. You can learn more about my publications here.









12 speakers. 5 minutes. Big Ideas. That's the idea behind this conference series held at UT Southwestern every year. Previous speakers have included 2011 Nobel Laureate, Bruce Buetler and 2015 Breakthrough Award recipient, Helen Hobbs. Videos can be found here