Radhika Venkatraman Kumar, PhD, has joined USC Mann as assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (teaching track).
Kumar has extensive teaching experience in life sciences, pre-pharmacy, pre-med, nursing and pharmacy programs. Her research interests are drug design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of potential anti-cancer drug molecules. She also has an interest in pharmacy education and in science of teaching and learning (SoTL) and has presented and published in this area.
As assistant professor at American University of Health Sciences, she instructed courses in pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, integrated pharmacotherapy, pharmaceutical calculations, and introduction to medicinal chemistry.
She received her MS and PhD in medicinal chemistry from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John’s University in New York, and her Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Mumbai University, India.