Pankaj Karande obtained his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology, in 2000. In 2006, Karande got the Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara, where his thesis focused on the use of chemical enhancers for transdermal drug delivery. In 2008, Karande has been serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chemical Engineering Department and Center for Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Karande joined the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Rensselaer in 2008. Karande has received numerous awards for his work including The Edison Award for best Product in Science and Medicine (2009), The Anna Fuller Fellowship in Molecular Oncology (2006-2007), Outstanding Pharmaceutical Paper by the Controlled Release Society (2005), and the Fionna Goodchild Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring (2004). Karande is an inventor on several patents in the area of transdermal formulation discovery and novel high throughput screening platforms. He has served as a Scientific Advisor to fqubed Inc., a soft materials innovation company (now part of Nuvo research). Karande's research interests include tissue engineering, drug discovery, drug delivery, peptide engineering, high throughput screening, vaccine design, biomaterials, and diagnostics.
Biography Updated on 15 January 2013