Dr. Ramesh Sood is currently acting Office Director and Senior Scientific Advisor in the Office of New Drug Product, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality at the Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Prior to joining the FDA, Ramesh has worked for several years in academic settings and biopharmaceutical industry. He joined FDA in 2001 as a review chemist. During his period at the FDA, he has held positions of Team Leader, Branch Chief, Division Director and Deputy Office Director for Science and Policy in the Office of New Drug Quality Assessment.