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Swetha Rudraiah, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees Ph.D., University of Connecticut
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Dr. Rudraiah obtained her D.V.M. and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Her doctoral and postdoctoral work at the University of Connecticut looked at drug-induced liver toxicities and the associated mechanisms. Her doctoral research received the Society of Toxicology’s Mechanism Specialty Section’s Carl C. Smith Graduate Student Award. She continues to teach pharmacology and toxicology and carries out highly interdisciplinary pharmaceutical and biomedical research. Her training and expertise in various aspects of cell biology, veterinary medicine, and pharmacology/toxicology allow her to make contributions to a broad area of pharmaceutical and biomedical research. Her basic research elucidates biomaterials and nanoparticle-induced toxicity mechanisms in model systems. She has developed multiple animal models to evaluate biomaterials and biomedical devices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health since 2016. She also maintains an active membership in the Society of Toxicology, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and the Indian Society for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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