About the Author
Dr. Prashant Kesharwani is currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. He received his doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Dr H.S. Gour University (Sagar, India) with Prof N.K Jain's group. He is a recipient of several internationally acclaimed awards viz "Ramanujan Fellowship, DST, India-2017", "Excellence Research Award-2014", "Young Innovator Award (Gold medal)-2012", "International Travel Award/Grant from DST (New Delhi), and INSA (CCSTDS, Chennai)-2012". He has received ICMR Senior Research Fellowship (in PhD) and AICTE Junior Research Fellowship (in M. Pharm.). After his doctorate, he worked as postdoctoral fellows in the Wayne State University, Detroit (Michigan, USA). Dr. Kesharwani subsequently joined the School of Pharmacy, International Medical University (Malaysia) as lecturer in Pharmaceutical Technology. Subsequently he joined Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow as Ramanujan Fellow. An overarching goal of his current research is the development of nano-engineered drug delivery systems for cancer through with prime focus on dendrimer and polymeric nanomicelles mediated drug delivery systems. Dr. Kesharwani is a co-author on more than 120 publications in high impact factor international journals and 4 international books with total citations of more than 3300 (h index is 27 and i-10 index is 65 as per Google Scholar). Dr. Umesh Gupta, currently working as Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmacy, Central University of Rajasthan, India, did his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Dr. H. S. Gour University, India under the mentorship of Prof. NK Jain. He has recently been awarded for "DAAD Research Stays for Academics and Scientists" at Leibniz-institut fur Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany. He has the past experience of Research Scientist at Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, India and Post-Doctoral Research Associate at South Dakota State University, USA. HE is also recipient of Young Scientist Award by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India as well as Ranbaxy Science Scholar Award 2008 by Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, India. He has been awarded more than 3-4 times the overseas travel award by different funding agencies of Indian government to share and present his research at international platform in countries like Germany, USA and Singapore etc. He has more than ten years of research and academic experience. The area of research is mainly focused on dendrimer mediated drug delivery, solubilization and targeting. His laboratory equally focuses on effective brain delivery through nanotechnological carriers such as polymeric micelles, nanoparticles and dendrimers. He has more than 48 publications and seven book chapters to his credit with total citations of more than 2300 (h index of 23 as per Google Scholar).