Rajesh (Raj) Devraj, Ph.D., is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rectify and a Venture Partner at Atlas Venture. Throughout his career, he has been focused on creating and building groundbreaking biotech companies. Prior to Rectify, Raj co-founded Disarm Therapeutics with Atlas and served as its Chief Scientific Officer prior to its acquisition. Before Disarm, he served as Chief Scientific Officer of Atlas-founded Padlock Therapeutics. Prior to his tenure at Atlas, Raj served in senior executive roles at Euclises & Deciphera Pharmaceuticals and at Jubilant Life Sciences. In addition, Raj spent 14 years in positions of increasing responsibility with Pfizer Global R&D and the legacy Pharmacia and Searle companies. Raj also serves on the boards of directors for several biotech companies. Over a 25-year career in large pharma and biotech, Raj has led discovery, early clinical development and strategic planning teams that have advanced multiple candidates into clinical trials for refractory cancers, autoimmune diseases, IPF, diabetic nephropathy, COPD, and pain. Raj received his B.S. in Pharmacy from University of Mumbai, and Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Duquesne University.
Rectifying function, restoring hope
Developing small molecule disease-modifying therapeutics for patients with serious ABC transporter mediated diseases.
Rectify is developing Positive Functional Modulators (PFMs), disease-modifying therapies that restore and enhance ABC transporter function to address the underlying cause of serious ABC transporter mediated diseases. Rectify is the first company to directly address the untapped therapeutic potential of the ABC transporter target class.
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are a 48-member superfamily of membrane-bound proteins that actively export a diverse range of substrates (e.g., lipids, ions, peptides, and salts) across lipid membranes. Rectify has built a breakthrough ABC transporter product platform that is enabling efficient and rapid discovery of first-in-class small molecule therapies that restore and enhance ABC transporter function for rare and common liver, biliary, eye, CNS and cardiometabolic diseases.
Scientific Advisory Board
Richard Thompson BM BCh, DM
Professor of Molecular Hepatology, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences at King’s College London
Jamie Williamson Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, Scripps Research Institute