Harika Gurram joined Certara as a Data Analyst in March 2018 and resides in Hyderabad (Telangana). Prior to joining Certara, she worked as a as a research analyst in Excelra Knowledge Solutions where she interpreted and extracted medical literature (PUBMED, EMBASE, COCHRANE, and Clinical trials.gov, etc.) in the clinical domain for clients across multiple disease areas. Harika also updated checklists for QC of documented data discrepancies found in the analysis and review of clinical data. She also worked as a patent writer and formulation chemist at Avigna Chemitech Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, preparing patent filings, and as a pre-formulation chemist for incompatibility studies on mouthwash, hand wash, and hard gelatin capsules.
Harika earned a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Kakatiya University with her thesis project, entitled Evaluation of antidiabetic activity of ethanolic extract of Polyalthia suberosa Roth in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. She also completed a post-graduation diploma in Clinical research where she reviewed orphan drug development in pharmaceutical companies.
Harika is a practicing environmentalist, finding a way to repurpose and give new life to recyclables. She is a national level badminton player and enjoys interior designing.