Vinita Kumar is the vice president of quality, where she oversees GxP quality operations within clinical, laboratory, document control, training, and IT systems. She is also responsible for creating and implementing Mirum’s global inspection readiness strategies including oversight of the quality management system implementation and maintenance. Vinita brings more than 30 years of experience in building effective quality teams, successfully transitioning from early to late-stage programs and into commercialization. Prior to Mirum, she served in similar quality leadership roles at Corcept Therapeutics (2018-2021), Versartis (2016-2018), and Relypsa (2007-2016). Earlier in her career, she worked at numerous Bay Area–based biotech companies including Syntex/Roche in the areas of pre-formulation, analytical development, manufacturing, and quality control.
Vinita holds a Master of Science in physical organic chemistry from Southern Illinois University and both a Master of Science in organic chemistry and an undergraduate degree from Patna University.