Dr. Rahul Deshmukh, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, joined the College in 2011. Dr Deshmukh received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Mumbai in 1996, followed by a Master in Pharmacy in 1998 from the same university. He went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003, from University of Maryland. Following postdoctoral studies in the School of Pharmacy at West Virginia University, he pursued drug discovery and development research in the pharmaceutical industry for 6 years. In industry, his research was focused on understanding and improving the Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion (ADME) properties of preclinical drug candidates.
In his current role, Dr Deshmukh is responsible for developing the Pharmaceutics Course Curriculum for the PharmD program. In addition, he is also responsible for developing the Basic Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics course curriculum. His research interests include understanding mechanisms of CYP mediated drug-drug interactions (DDIs); pharmacokinetic modeling of CYP-dependent DDIs; invitro-invivo correlations of drug clearance and drug interaction and the effect of CYP polymorphisms on drug clearance.