Atul Varadhachary

Adjunct Professor in Management - Entrepreneurship

Dr. Atul Varadhachary is Managing Partner at Fannin Innovation Studio, Houston’s most active life sciences development group. Fannin partners with academic institutions and researchers to in-license early technologies that we develop through clinical proof of concept.  Fannin has a dozen active programs developing drugs and complex medical devices.   

Before Fannin, Atul was President, U.S. Operations, Reliance Life Sciences, part of India’s largest corporation. Atul also served as President & COO of Agennix, Inc, where he led Agennix’s lead compound into pivotal Phase 3 human studies and helped lead a successful company sale, and at McKinsey & Co.

Atul serves as Adjunct Professor at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and the UT School of Public Health and on several company and community Boards including BioHouston.

Atul received his medical training at the University of Bombay followed by a Ph.D. in Physiology and a postdoctoral fellowship in Biological Chemistry both from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. 

Teaching Interests: 
  • Biotechnology
  • Life Sciences
  • Drug development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare