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Prof. Sudip Das

Dircetor of Research and Graduate Program & Associ
Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue

Brief Biography:

Dr. Das has over twenty years of teaching experience in the professional pharmacy and graduate programs in the USA and Canada. He has supervised a number of postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate research students, and was the key faculty responsible for the revitalization of the graduate program and research infrastructure in pharmaceutical sciences at Butler University. His current research involves targeted delivery of siRNA and nano-composites for the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Das has over 150 research publications, review articles, patents, proceedings, conference presentations, and book chapters, is a recipient of multiple awards/honors, and has secured extramural research funding from NIH, PDA, etc., and the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Das has been an active member of AACP since 1994, where he became an AACP Leadership Fellow (2005), and served as the chair-elect, chair and immediate past chair of the Teachers of Pharmaceutics Section (2006-09). From 2008-11, Dr. Das served as the founding chair and immediate past chair of the AACP Council of Sections, where he led the task of developing the mission and goals of the new council, and created various task forces supporting the missions of the AACP sections. He has also served on the AACP Board of Directors (2008-11), AACP Research & Graduate Affairs and the Bylaws and Policy Development Committees, along with various AACP Task Forces.
Dr. Das is also an active member of AAPS (since 1991) and CRS (Controlled Release Society, since 1987). He has served on many committees of the PDD/PPB and BIOTEC sections of AAPS. Since 2004, he has served on several study sections for the NIH - Center for Scientific Review, and continues to serve on the editorial boards of AJPE, Therapeutic Delivery, Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Research and Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics.


Academic positions:

* Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics
Butler University
* Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry, June 2004– Present(7 years 8 months)Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Research: Drug delivery approaches to overcome MDR, cellular delivery for RNAi, ocular drug delivery, mucoadhesive sublingual drug delivery, drug targeting with nanoparticles and submicron emulsions
Teaching: Pharm.D. and graduate level advanced drug delivery and formulation development, Ethics in Research, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

* Director of Graduate Program & Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Butler University
Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry
June 2004– Present(7 years 8 months)Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Administration of graduate curriculum and admission, coordination of research activities and infrastructure and graduate curriculum development

* Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Butler University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry, June 2004– May 2009(5 years)Indianapolis, Indiana Area
* Developed a state of the art research facilities from scratch.
* Developed the graduate program curriculum and guidelines.
* Developed the strategic plan, goals and mission for the department following a SWOT analysis.
* Developed a mentoring program for junior faculty
* Organized yearly dept. retreats comprising of workshops on teaching and scholarship
* Organized the recruitment of two open faculty positions.
* Motivated faculty to enhance research/scholarship activities.
* Initiated a culture of pedagogical scholarship and excellence in teaching.
* Developed a work-load document for the department of pharmaceutical sciences.

* Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics
Idaho State University
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry, July 1998– June 2004(6 years)Pocatello, Idaho Area
Teaching: Pharm.D. and graduate level pharmaceutics courses, pharmaceutical biotechnology, medicinal chemistry (1998), case studies in pharmaceutics related clinical problem solving and pharmacotherapeutics
Research:  Biodegradable microparticulate delivery systems for proteins, vaccines and oligonucleotides, delivery of poorly soluble anticancer drugs, mucoadhesive sublingual drug delivery

* Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics
Nova Southeastern University
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry, December 1993– July 1998(4 years 8 months)Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Teaching: Pharm.D. level pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
Research: Biodegradable microparticulate delivery of proteins, vaccines and oligonucleotides

* Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry, August 1991– December 1993(2 years 5 months)St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
Teaching: B.S. (Pharm) level pharmaceutics
Research: Bioadhesive ocular drug delivery, development of controlled release microparticles for oral delivery

* Executive, Quality Assurance
Dey's Medical, June 1987– December 1989(2 years 7 months)Kolkata Area, India
Responsibility: Quality assurance of solid dosage forms


Research interests:

Targeted delivery of anticancer drugs, modulation of MDR in cancer, delivery of siRNA, formulation development of poorly soluble drugs and stability studies of pharmaceuticals.


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