Editorial Board Member

Department of
Auburn University,


Department / University Information


Dr. Kasturi Pawar is a pharmaceutics professional with Doctorate in Pharmaceutics and over 6 years of research experience in the areas of topical, transdermal oral formulation development and drug delivery, microneedles- and iontophoresis-assisted delivery, biomaterial synthesis, and analytical method development and validation using HPLC. Dr. Pawar is currently employed with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International as a Principal Research Scientist in Formulation development department. Prior to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Dr. Pawar has also held Lead Formulation Scientist positions in her previous jobs at Tioga Research Inc. and G&W Laboratories. She has earned her PhD from Auburn University, AL in 2013, and her Masters and Bachelors from India in 2007 and 2005, respectively. Prior to coming to USA, she was working as a Research Scientist with Sandoz Pvt. Ltd in India. Dr. Pawar has extensive experience working with challenging formulations and providing innovative ideas to troubleshoot the challenges. She has worked in collaboration with groups across the country, and authored and co-authored 6 research papers and 2 review papers, and presented her research work in 13 poster and oral presentations in the several national and international conferences. She has won several awards and honors in her career. She is currently serving as an active reviewer at the Annual National Meetings of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. She is also a peer reviewer for Journal of Controlled Release, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Current Drug Delivery, Dove Medical Press Articles and SciTechnol articles. She serves as an editorial board member for two journals, Journal of Innovations in Applied Pharmaceutical Science and Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceuticals and Biological Sciences.

Research Interest

Kasturi Pawar research interests are topical/transdermal formulation development and delivery using active permeation techniques, solubility improvement of insoluble drugs, percutaneous penetration enhancement techniques, Oral solid formulation development and delivery, biomaterial synthesis, nanoparticle drug delivery and tissue engineering.