Dr. Vibhuti Agrahari, Ph.D., M. Pharm. is an assistant professor of biopharmaceutical sciences at Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University, VA, USA. Dr. Agrahari earned master’s degree in medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry from Shri G.S. Institute of Technology and Sciences, India and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics and drug design from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), USA. She worked on NIH and industries funded projects and her research work is recognized with several research awards in the national and international meetings such as ocular drug delivery and disposition focus group, biotechnology research award and quality by design & product performance research award by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Tony B. academic award by Society for Laboratory Automation Science (SLAS) and Simon Wolff charitable foundation, UK. Dr. Agrahari received several fellowships and grants such as Bernard J. Dunn, Jr. Faculty Research Award and faculty development grant at Shenandoah University, Ronald MacQuarrie fellowship and Judith Hemberger graduate scholarship at UMKC and research fellowship awarded by the ministry of human resource development, Government of India. She has one US patent, co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and appointed as special theme issue editor for various scientific journals. Her research agenda focuses on the nanotechnology, biomaterials and biologics for controlled drug delivery. Dr. Agrahari’s professional and community engagement work includes serving as, President (2015-2016) Graduate Student Council, Chair (2016) Community of Scholars Symposium, and Scientific Committee Chair and Co-Chair of the Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting 2016 at UMKC. Currently, she is serving as secretary/treasurer Controlled Release Society (CRS) – Ocular Drug Delivery Focus Group and community administrator AAPS-Quality by Design and Product Performance Focus Group. Dr. Agrahari strongly believes in promoting academic excellence in learning environments that are inclusive of teaching, scholarship activities, research, community services and leadership roles.
Dr. Vibhuti Agrahari Research interests are Nanotechnology and hydrogels Protein, peptides and biologics Biomaterials synthesis and characterization Long term and controlled release polymeric drug delivery