Davis Street Building Room 145 A
B.Pharm, Nagpur University
Ph.D., University of Toledo
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 the last 15 years. After getting a pharmacy degree from India, he joined the University of Toledo for his Ph.D. During graduate studies, he accomplished the first total syntheses of anti-cancer natural products called Glyceollins and Xanthohumol.
Later, as a research chemist at 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 the Center for Drug Design and Development in Toledo, where he was a group leader in the 14-step synthesis of several grams of anti-cancer compounds for animal studies.
After starting his independent academic career at the University of Findlay (UF), he continued to do research in the area of cancer therapies. He had collaborations both extramurally (University of Toledo, Cleveland Clinic Foundation) as well as at UF. He has played a pivotal role in setting up an 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.