Dr. Kannan is the head of technology at Upstablish. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers in the field of Biotechnology and proteins in India and has completed his education from IIT-Bombay, CFTRI-Mysore and Imperial College – London.
Dr. Kannan has a strong exposure of industry and academics. As the General Manager of Ranbaxy Research Labs, he was instrumental in setting up SRL diagnostics which are now one of the largest lab networks in Asia. His work on stem cells and proteins has been internationally cited and recognized from time to time. At the pinnacle of his academic career, he has served as the Vice Chancellor of Nagaland University and has also been the founding dean of the University school of biotechnology, GGSIP University which is now among the top biotechnology schools in India.