Dr Vivek Gupta is an associate professor of industrial pharmacy at College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Before joining St. John’s University in September 2016, Dr Gupta was an assistant professor of pharmaceutics at Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy in Claremont, CA (2013-2016). He is an experienced pharmaceutical researcher with interests in developing novel therapies for respiratory disorders. His expertise lies in the fields of novel drug discovery and repurposing, and non-invasive delivery of small and macromolecules via oral and inhalation routes. He also has significant research interest in the fields of pharmaceutical scalability, and nano-repurposing. Diseases of interest include lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and mesothelioma. Dr. Gupta’s lab at St. John’s is very well-equipped with the most updated formulation development and analytical equipment; and is consistently funded by federal and pharmaceutical industry research grants. Dr. Gupta’s research group has published >75 high-impact publications in peer reviewed journals like Journal of Controlled Release, Materials Science & Engineering C, Drug Discovery Today, Pharmaceutical Research to name a few. Dr. Gupta also serves on editorial boards of many peer-reviewed journals including PLOS One, Pharmaceutical Research, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, to name a few; and is also involved in national pharmaceutical organizations including AAPS and CRS. Multiple technologies and therapies developed by Dr. Gupta’s group have been patented and are at various stages of preclinical/clinical development. Dr. Gupta is also the current chapter adviser for St. John’s-AAPS Student Chapter; and is organizer of Annual Charles Jarowski Symposium in Pharmaceutical Sciences.