American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists


The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional, scientific organization of approximately 10,000 members employed in academia, industry, government, and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS advances the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health.

The UNMC-AAPS Student Chapter in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences aims to foster an inter-professional relationship among students as well as health professionals in the field. This organization offers a platform to connect with people and explore opportunities that enable a strong foundation for a student’s future career goals and helps them navigate through graduate school. Events planned under this proposal shall increase the chances of funding for the UNMC AAPS chapter aiding in organizing events in campus wide basis.

The UNMC-AAPS student chapter members:

President: Deep Bhattacharya
Chair-Elect: Xinyuan Xi
Vice Chair: Insiya Mukadam
Secretary: Swagat Sharma
Treasurer: Bowen Qi
Faculty advisor UNMC-AAPS-SC: Dr. Jered Garrison

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Name: Deep Bhattacharya
Position in Chapter: President
Year: 3rd 
Lab: Dr. Aaron Mohs

Research: I am working in engineering of Hyaluronic acid based nanosystems for image-guided surgery.
Personal Interests: Outside lab, I enjoy playing ping pong, cricket, chess, and soccer.
Vision for AAPS: To assist in providing the resources and environment to enable members to advance the frontiers of science


Name: Xinyuan Xi
Position in the chapter: Chair-elect
Year: 4th 
Lab: Dr. Tanya Bronich

Research: Development of poly-peptide based delivery system for cancer therapy
Interests: Video editing and traveling
Vision for AAPS: To expand our skills necessary for both graduate school and professional life


Name: Insiya Mukadam
Position in chapter: Vice Chair
Year: 2nd
Lab: Dr. Tanya Bronich

Research: Currently working on the formulation and delivery of an SOD mimetic drug for prostate cancer.
Personal Interests: Reading, painting and travelling.
Vision for AAPS: To promote an inter-professional relationship among PSGP students by organizing social and professional events.


Name: Swagat Sharma
Position in chapter: Secretary
Year: 2nd
Lab: Dr. Corey Hopkins

Research: Design and Development of small molecules for various neurological targets
Vision for AAPS: Help in developing a strong UNMC-AAPS-Student chapter


Name: Bowen Qi
Position in chapter: Treasurer
Year: 3rd
Lab: Dr. Aaron Mohs

Research: I’m interested in developing near-infrared fluorescent probes for intraoperative detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and the protein corona profiles of contrast agents that drive the targeting efficacy.
Vision for AAPS: I hope that by serving with quality refreshments, we attract students to know more about the theme, working opportunities provided by AAPS and build network of pharmaceutical elites worldwide.