Prerak joined atai Life Sciences in 2022. Prior to atai, Dr. Patel held the Principal Scientist Formulation Development position at PTC Therapeutics Inc. and was leading early and late-stage formulation and process development of drug products for rare diseases. Dr. Patel brings over 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical R&D and has contributed to the development of more than 20 drug products, currently approved in various regulated markets. Prior to that he held several research and development positions with increasing responsibilities at MSN Pharmaceuticals Inc., Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, Akorn Inc. and Sandoz Private Limited.
Dr. Patel holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics from Sardar Patel University, India, and Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Nirma University, India.