Dr. Saiyed's initial training has been in neurosciences, where he received his Ph.D. from Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany and followed it up by postdoctoral training at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). At the same time, he also underwent training in management for Biotech and Innovation from QB3 at UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, and UC San Francisco. In the bay area, he also served as a Management Consultant with QB3 New Biotech Venture Consulting and in an individual capacity, he also consulted for many biotech firms in the US.
Dr. Saiyed is also an Adjunct Faculty at Amrita Institute - School of Biotechnology and working on Neurodegeneration. He also heads the Discovery to Innovation Accelerator program at C-CAMP. He is actively involved in promoting innovation in life science/healthcare by supporting the translation of discoveries to application, entrepreneurship and technology development.