Mohamadi Sarkar, M.Pharm., Ph.D., FCCP, serves as Senior Principal Research Scientist for Altria Client Services in Richmond, Va. He has held this position since August 2002. In his current role Dr. Sarkar provides strategic direction for developing the scientific evidence on reduced risk products made by Altria Group’s tobacco companies. He has authored more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific meetings. Dr. Sarkar also has participated in several invited seminar presentations and authored a variety of scientific book chapters related to his areas of expertise. Before joining the Altria family of companies, Dr. Sarkar served as Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacology for the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond between1998-2002. He is currently affiliate Professor of Pharmacology and continues to teach Clinical Pharmacology. Between 1990 and 1998, Dr. Sarkar worked at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., where he held a variety of positions including: Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacology; Associate Professor, Genetics, and Developmental Biology; and Associate Professor, Tobacco Research Center, WVU Cancer Center. Dr. Sarkar received his bachelor’s in Pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy, University of Bombay in 1981, a master’s in Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Bombay in 1985 and a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology, Medical College of Virginia at VCU in 1990. He is also a Fellow of the College of Clinical Pharmacology.