Dr. Rahul R Deshmukh

Tampa Bay Area

Qualification - PhD


About -

I received my Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from University of Pune and Master of Pharmacy degree from Bharati Vidyapeeth University in India.

Subsequently, I pursued a Master of Science degree at University of Maryland and my primary research project focused on evaluating second generation ERK2 docking domain inhibitors as potential anticancer agent.

I thereafter pursued my Ph.D. degree at Wayne State University and completed my thesis entitled “Proteasome Inhibition as a Potential Anti-breast Cancer Therapy: Mechanisms of Action and Resistance Reversing Strategies”.

Research for my thesis was performed at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan.

After completing of my Ph.D., I joined the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow where I studied novel, targeted nanoparticles for the treatment of cancer.

Currently, I am the Director of Student Services and Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at a Pharmacy School in Florida.

I have over 10 years of research experience in Pharmacology and drug discovery for cancer. My research interests include Pharmacology, specifically the use of natural products in drug development and repurposing FDA-approved drugs for cancer to enhance efficacy and reduce toxicities.

Additionally, I would like to continue my research on novel treatments for cancer and designing novel combination therapy.