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Naren Pakalapati

Phone: 412-608-5825


Program: MS
Track: Pharmaceutics
Advisor: Raman Venkataramanan, PhD

I graduated with a Pharm.D degree from J.S.S College of Pharmacy, India. I have clinical experience in various departments such as Pediatrics, Dermatology, General Surgery and General Medicine.
I wanted to use this clinical experience and get into research and ultimately do clinical studies which involve pharmacokinetic modelling. University of Pittsburgh has an excellent lab to suit my area of interests and I went on to join the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

I'm interested in doing research on drug pharmacokinetics in children. Pediatric pharmacokinetics felt like a viable opportunity for me to delve into as it's not very well researched upon and I felt like I could make a difference.