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Shraddha Ghodke

Research Scholar at UCL School of Pharmacy


I am a PhD Research scholar in Pharmaceutics Nano medicine Drug Delivery from England. My PhD research project is predominantly focused on Chemical synthesis, Design & Development as well as characterization of Nano-carriers (Nano-medicine) especially targeting pulmonary system (Lung Cancer) . I have completed Masters degree in Pharmacy with specilization in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry (M.Pharm.) which included Drug discovery design and Pharmaceutical analysis, method development and validation for therapeutic agents from Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy (University of Pune) and Bachelors degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) from University of Mumbai. After completing M. Pharm. I have completed Pharmacovigilance and clinical trials courses and Post graduate diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA). I was awarded by Government of India Foreign Scholarship for PhD course in Pharmacy and Medicine research. Thus after receiving the award to accomplish my PhD I moved to England. I am privileged to get admitted in one of the best Pharmacy schools across the globe according to QS world ranking; University College London (UCL) School of Pharmacy; it stands 7 after Cambridge and Oxfrord since past many years. I am honoured to have the opportunity to work in the research group of Professor Dr. Kevin Taylor and Dr. Somavarapu. I have synthesized and developed few nano carrier systems during my research for Lung cancer drug delivery (Non small cell lung cancer). Recently I received University College London Research Fellowship (UCL Studentship) award  to complete my PhD project on Pulmonary Cancer Nano Drug delivery using Dry powder Inhalations (DPI), aerosols for inhalation of anticancer drugs as targeted drug delivery to CD 44 & RHAMM receptors in cancer. I have also developed and validated analytical methods during Masters Research for antidiabetic agents and impurity estimation and structural elucidation using advanced spectroscopy techniques such as FTIR, NMR. I am currently enrolled as a demonstrator and Post Graduate Teaching Assistant at University College London. I am characterizing developed anticancer formulations for in vitro cytotoxicity and cellular uptake studies. I have experience and knowledge of structural morphology determination using Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Emission Microscopy, NMR, FTIR Spectroscopy, X Ray Diffraction, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric analysis. Using Mastersizer, Zetasizer to determine particle size, Surface Zeta potential, use of Spray dryer, freeze dryers and Spray Freeze dryers, HPLC to determine concentration of drug and separation techniques by High Performance Liquid Chromatography. I have also worked in Nicholas Piramal and Abbott healthcare Research and Development. Being researcher in Pharmaceutics and Drug delivery every new day brings enormous opportunities to learn advanced drug delivery techniques and strategies to combat deadly diseases. 

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