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  • Bhawana Gupta, PhD

    Bhawna Gupta, PhD  

    Assistant Professor
    Phone: (601) 984-4799

    Dr. Gupta joined the UMMC faculty Dec. 10, 2012.


    Dr. Bhawna Gupta, a skilled pharmaceutical scientist, has joined UMMC as an assistant professor of surgery.

    After receiving the BS in pharmacy summa cum laude in 1997 and the MS in pharmaceutics summa cum laude in 1999 from the College of Pharmacy in New Delhi, India, Gupta earned the PhD in pharmaceutical sciences summa cum laude in 2006 at Northeastern University, Boston. Gupta then served as a postdoctoral fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, from 2008-10.

    Gupta was a senior scientist at Schering-Plough Corporation, Summit, N.J., from 2006-08, where she gained valuable experience in product development of drugs undergoing clinical trials. Before coming to the United States, Gupta was a research associate in the oncology division at Dabur Research Foundation, India, from 1999-2001.

    Gupta was affiliated with various pharmaceutical societies, including the Controlled Release Society, American Association of Indian Pharmaceutical Scientists and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. An active member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), Gupta has attended several writing workshops and is serving as the LinkedIn group manager for the AMWA-Southeast chapter.

    Gupta has co-authored more than a half-dozen articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and has served as a reviewer for the International Journal of Cancer. Gupta has presented numerous poster and podium presentations at pharmaceutical meetings.