My research has been focused on development of drug delivery systems using biopolymers, target-based drug delivery and chemical modification of active pharmaceutical ingredient. My M.Tech research involved formulation and in vitro evaluation of chitosan reinforced alginate microcapsule by using ionotropic/external gelation technique. Along with that I also developed nanosuspension containing glyburide, prepared by high pressure homogenization (Top-down Technique) to achieve a better solubility and dissolution profile. My doctoral research at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India in the Research group of Prof. Vikas N Telvekar was focused on the synthesis of protein mediated targeted drug delivery. In particular, my studies focused on development of polymer-polymer and polymer-protein conjugate-based polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticle systems to enhance the efficiency and specificity of low potency anticancer agent, synthesis of target specific Protein-Antitubercular Drug conjugates using chemically diverse linkers and evaluation, design and synthesis of novel bioactive molecules and enzyme immobilization. My research works has been published in renowned international journals.
After PhD, I joined Dr. Abhijit Date’s nanomedicine research lab at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP), University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. My research focuses on the physicochemical and chemical modification of hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs to improve their biopharmaceutical properties and oral bioavailability. My expertise is in development of lipophilic salts of drugs (drug based ionic liquids; cocrystals and/or co-amorphous system), polycarboxylate based nanoparticles, micellar systems, self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery systems (SNEDDS), nanosuspension and polymer-drug conjugate synthesis. Currently I am the part of the same research group, working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at R.K. Coit College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
(March) 2022-Present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, R.K. Coit College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, US
(Feb) 2020-(March) 2022: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, US
(May) 2019-(Jan) 2020: Drug formulation expert (consultant) at Canagen India Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, Mumbai, India.
(Sep) 2013-(March) 2019: Ph.D.(Pharmaceutical Technology) Research student, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.
(Aug) 2011-(April) 2013: M.Tech (Pharmaceutical Technology) student, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, University Institute of Chemical Technology, NMU, Jalgaon, M.S. India
(Aug) 2007-(June) 2011: B.Pharmcy, SMBT College of Pharmacy, Nashik, University of Pune, M.S., India
Drug delivery, Health and Pharmaceutical Outcomes