Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy
with Specialization in Medical Chemistry, The University of Toledo
Bachelor of Pharmacy, Nagpur University
Dr. Khupse is a medicinal chemist involved in teaching professional pharmacy courses to fourth and fifth year Pharm D students. He has several years of hand-on-experience in designing and synthesis of small molecules, both as an independent researcher and as a graduate student over last 15 years. After getting pharmacy degree from India, he joined University of Toledo for his PhD. During graduate studies he has accomplished the first total syntheses of anticancer natural products called as Glyceollins and Xanthohumol. Later, as a research chemist in Lexington pharmaceuticals LLC. he worked on syntheses of several small molecules including carbohydrates and heterocyclics. This was followed by two years of post-doctoral work at Center for Drug Design and Development, Toledo where he was as a group leader for 14-step synthesis of several grams of an anti-cancer compounds for animal studies.
After staring his independent academic career at University of Findlay (UF), he continued to do research in area of cancer therapies. He had collaborations both extramural (University of Toledo, Cleveland Clinic Foundation) as well as at UF. He has played a pivotal role in setting up advanced instrumentation lab (NMR, MS, HPLC) at UF. He is actively involved in mentoring UF students in research projects. He has authored several journal articles, patents and a book chapter.http://newsroom.findlay.edu/faculty-and-students-partners-in-cancer-prevention/