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Manager State University

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
August 28, 2017

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Kaustubh A. Gawde

** ****** ******, *** *********, NJ 08901 313-***-**** Objective

Seeking a position in an organization that provides opportunity to explore, learn & excel while achieving personal, professional as well as organizational goals in the field of Formulation R&D, Formulation Analytical R&D, Regulatory Affairs.


Research Assistant, Wayne State University (Oct 2015 - Aug 2017)

Studied process of incorporating drug in various drug delivery systems and complete characteristic studies

Proficient in physicochemical characteristic studies such as particle size analysis, FTIR, NMR, UV spectroscopy, HPLC also in-vitro analysis such as cell culture, florescence spectroscopy, flow cytometry, western blot, cytotoxicity assay

Fellowship at Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Pharmacy (Industrial Project for Seppic Ind.), Mumbai, India (Oct 2014-Aug 2015)

Drug release studies for newly polymer coated antibiotic tablets

Hardness testing, effect of different coating at different pH dissolution Internship at Cipla Ltd. ( L-139 to L-146, Verna Industrial Estate, Verna Salcette, Goa, India (May 2013 & June 2013)

Training on large-scale manufacturing instruments for making tablets

Training in Workplace Flow of Production Department and Quality Control Department Education

MS in Pharmaceutical Science (Pharmaceutics) (July 2017) (3.5 GPA) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Bachelor of Pharmacy (April 2014) (3.0 GPA)

University of Mumbai (Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Pharmacy), India Skills

Knowledge of drug delivery systems including complete physicochemical characteristic studies specifically targeted delivery of anticancer drugs

Working knowledge of various analytical instruments such as HPLC, Flow Cytometer, NMR, UV Spectrophotometer, FTIR, DLS Particle Size, TEM and Zeta Potential Analyzer, Dissolution Apparatus, Tablet Quality Testing Tools, Semi-Automatic Tablet Press

Performing primary cell culture, maintenance & treatment of cancer cells, MTT Assay, Fluorescence spectrometry

Operational knowledge of GraphPad prism, Compusyn and MS Office Suite

Ability to interpret and follow International Drug Safety Reporting Regulations and Guidelines Page 2

Publications and Poster Presentations

Synergistic Combination Approach of Di-fluorinated Curcumin and Paclitaxel Formulated Bovine Serum Albumin for Targeting Ovarian and Cervical Cancer; International Journal of Pharmaceutics; 2017 (Under Review)

Research Article on “Synthesis and characterization of folate decorated albumin bio-conjugate nanoparticles loaded with a synthetic curcumin difluorinated analogue”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, June 2017

Review Article on “Pancreatic Cancer – The Role of Hypoxia”, Scientific Pages of Pancreatic Cancer, May 2017

Combination Studies of Folate Decorated Albumin Bioconjugate Nanoparticles Encapsulated with Paclitaxel and a Curcumin Analogue for Treating Cervical and Ovarian Cancer (Poster Presentation); at Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium was held on March 8th, 2017

Albumin Bioconjugate Nanoparticle formulation and characterization for the treatment of Ovarian Cancer

(Poster Presentation); at Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium on October 7th, 2016

Particle Ingestion by Daphnia magna: Are Microplastics a Problem? (Poster presentation); at Graduate Student Research Symposium on October 2015

Honors & Co-Curricular Activities

First Place in Business Plan Presentation at Rx Tech Fest, 2013 sponsored by the IPA-SF-MSB (Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Mumbai, India)

Two times Student Manager for Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension, Mumbai, India.

Third Rank in Street Play Competition at Annual Extension Work Festival UDAAN: The Flight of Extension, at Sterling College of Pharmacy, Seawood on 22nd January 2013, organized by Department of Lifelong Learning & Extension, University of Mumbai, India.

Third Rank in AD-MAD Competition at Rx 2012 - 2013 sponsored by IPA-SF-MSB (Indian Pharmaceutical Association) Mumbai, India.

Second Rank in Double Pool Table Competition at Rx Sports 2014 Organized by IPA-SF-MSB (Indian Pharmaceutical Association) Mumbai, India.


Dr. Arun K. Iyer

Assistant Professor

Director, U-BiND Systems Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Affiliate Member, Molecular Therapeutics Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute Email:

Phone: + 1 313-577- 5875

Dr. David K Pitts

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Co-Director Urban Watershed Environmental Research Group (UWERG), Wayne State University Email:

Phone: + 1 313-577- 0819

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