Anisha Gupta, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Joined USJ:
M.Pharm., Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjabi University, India (2007)
Ph.D., Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University (2013)
Postdoc., Yale University (2018)
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Dr. Anisha Gupta, Assistant Professor, joined the School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies in the Department of Pharmacy in Spring 2021. Dr. Anisha Gupta received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where she studied nucleic acid-based chemical molecules for antisense and antigene applications. She received her postdoctoral training at Yale School of Medicine. During her postdoctoral training at Yale, she designed and developed peptide nucleic acid-based molecules and drug delivery vehicles for gene editing and antisense applications. Before joining USJ, she taught undergraduate-level chemistry courses as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown.
She is a medicinal chemist with research expertise in the field of nucleic acid chemistry and drug delivery. Her research interests are focused on designing and developing nucleic acid-based molecules, mainly focusing on cancer therapeutics. She is primarily interested in targeting potential oncomiRs (cancer-causing microRNAs) and developing novel precision-based medicine, working at the interface of nucleic acid chemistry and nanotechnology.