Mohamadi Sarkar

Mohamadi Sarkar serves as senior principal scientist for Altria Client Services in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He has held this position since August 2002.

During this tenure, Sarkar’s role has been to enable responsible product development and tobacco harm reduction by generating scientific evidence related to products made by Altria Group’s tobacco companies.

He has authored more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific meetings. 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, Sarkar served as associate professor of clinical pharmacology for the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond from 1998 to 2002.

He is still affiliated with the university and continues to teach clinical pharmacology. Between 1990 and 1998, Sarkar worked at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, where he held a variety of positions, including associate professor, clinical pharmacology; associate professor, genetics, and developmental biology, as well as associate professor, Tobacco Research Center, WVU Cancer Center.

Sarkar received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy, University of Bombay, in 1981; a master’s degree in pharmaceutical technology, University of Bombay, in 1985; and a Ph.D. in clinical pharmacology, Medical College of Virginia at VCU in 1990.