The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is pleased to announce its 2009 AAPS Fellows. An individual is granted the honor of being named AAPS Fellow after making sustained remarkable scholarly and research contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences such as original articles, scientific presentations at AAPS Annual Meetings, and/or patents.
Bhaskara Rao Jasti, Ph.D. is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, at University of the Pacific. His lab is studying the influence of ionic species, predictive models in oral mucosal drug delivery, and he is designing micelles with cell adhesion receptors (integrin ligands) for the targeted delivery of chemotherapeutic agents. He is a founding member and has served as Chair of the AAPS Bay Area Discussion Group, and has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and co-edited two books.