Who Are We

Martin Tower

Martin Tower was born and raised in Western New York to a family with deep agricultural roots. As a young man, he worked in his grandfather's nursery, where he developed a life-long relationship with plants. After earning a degree in the physical sciences from Clarkson University, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an aviator. Martin's military service took him overseas, marking the first of many far-reaching journeys to come.

His post-service travels have since taken him to every continent except Antarctica, living in seven different countries for extended periods in each. These experiences have allowed him to absorb different cultures and learn about local health and healing practices, going as far as having opportunities to learn directly from some traditional healers.

Martin has also had a strong interest in health and nutrition since his early 20s. He has used his acquired knowledge as a competitive athlete, trainer, and early entrepreneur in the health food sector.

In the mid-2010s, a family health crisis compelled him to dive even deeper into the study of illness and chronic disease. Then, when a close friend subsequently passed from an aggressive form of cancer, he quit his job and moved to India. He spent a significant period of time in Mysore where he studied Ashtanga yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, and homeopathy. There he became immersed in an ancient culture of plant-based health and adopted a vegetarian lifestyle. Through a mutual friend in this active Ayurvedic community, he was introduced to two prominent research scientists. The idea for Dendera was thus born.

Martin is passionate about living a healthy and pure lifestyle, full of cooking, nature, conservation, and animals. When he's not busy as an agent of change, he can most often be found in a forest wherever he may happen to be.

Dr. Rohith T

Dr. Rohith is a scientist and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and herbal products. Before entering the commercial sector, he had received both a Master's and a Doctorate degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Mysore.

During his 14-year pharmaceutical career, Dr. Rohith received much recognition. His peers regarded him highly as an innovator with very high standards. He was a key member of teams that produced several marketable drugs during that time and for which he specialized in process development and impurity isolation. He also coordinated several successful audits by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Wanting to utilize his talents for safer, more natural products, he started his own laboratory with an esteemed colleague. Deepta Laboratories now formulates plant-based remedies using pharmaceutical techniques. With the experience gained while working in pharma, they have isolated and standardized many unique herbal ingredients. These cutting edge ingredients are used in therapeutic dosages for a wide range of herbal products, focusing on metabolic disorders.

Dr. Rohith gives back by training and mentoring young chemists. He has taught over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervised Analytical Chemistry Ph.D. candidates. Various institutions have sought him out as a lecturer on career development topics as well.

When he's not in the lab, lecturing, or writing research papers (he's penned more than ten published studies), Dr. Rohith stays active. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys lifting weights. 

Dr. Sajan PG

A founding partner of Deepta Laboratories, Dr. Sajan is an entrepreneur and innovator with an esteemed pharmaceutical research and development career. An expert in chemical analysis techniques, he was a valued and frequently awarded team member for several high profile firms during his 14-year career. While at Astra Zeneca, Dr. Sajan was recognized as Best Lead Analyst for his unparalleled level of skill.

A high level of education prefaced his professional career. MG University in Kerala, India, was where he received his first advanced degree, a Master's in Analytical Chemistry. His follow-on studies took place at the University of Mysore, where he was awarded his Ph.D. in the same discipline.

A world-class chemical analyst, he is an expert in pharmaceutical drug development. Three times in his esteemed career, he has planned and supervised the setup of laboratory analytical facilities. He is a subject-matter expert in techniques such as high-performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermogravimetric analysis. These methods are essential to ensure the purity and efficacy of drugs.

Dr. Sajan is now applying this expertise in drug development and impurity isolation to Ayurvedic-based herbal remedies. These therapeutic potency, pharmaceutical-grade herbal supplements are a unique joining of traditional medical knowledge with advanced laboratory techniques.

Dr. Sajan stays busy creating breakthrough herbal remedies. But, when he's not in the lab or publishing research papers, he enjoys spending time with and traveling with his family. He's also an avid cook, whose favorite cuisine is Italian.