Program: PhD Track: Pharmaceutics Advisor: Lisa Cencia Rohan, PhD
Kunal Jhunjhunwala is a PhD candidate in Dr. Lisa Rohan's lab at the School of Pharmacy and Magee Women's Research Institute. He graduated with an M.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2015 (Thesis titled: Design and Evaluation of a Rectal Specific Microbicide) and continued into the PhD program.
His work in Dr. Lisa Rohan’s laboratory focuses on developing and investigating topical microbicides for rectal drug delivery, targeting heterosexual couples engaging in anal intercourse and specific populations like men who have sex with men (MSM). In addition, he is also investigating the role of key efflux transporters topical metabolism of Anti-retroviral agents. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, Kunal graduated with a Bachelor's in pharmacy from School of Pharmacy & Technology Management at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, India.