Educator Working Against Counterfeit Drugs
Avijit (Avi) Chaudhuri brings nearly three decades of academic experience as a scholar in neuroscience to his current position as a senior director at Kezzler AS, a global supply chain management company based in Oslo, Norway. In his leadership position with the firm, Dr. Chaudhuri develops programs for consumer empowerment and strategies to help prevent counterfeit drugs in the marketplace. Recently, Avi Chaudhuri worked with a major Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer to eliminate counterfeit anti-cancer drugs that had entered the Indian market.
Avi Chaudhuri earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto. He completed his PhD in neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, working under the supervision of Nobel laureate Donald A. Glaser. Prior to his current position with Kezzler, Dr. Chaudhuri held a number of academic appointments, including serving as a James McGill Professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Behavioural Neuroscience Training Program at McGill University.
The author of the 2011 textbook Fundamentals of Sensory Perception, Avi Chaudhuri has received numerous honors throughout his academic and professional career. His awards include a scholarship from the Medical Research Council of Canada, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and the Royal Bank of Canada Teaching Innovation Award. From 2000 to 2009, he was an associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.