January 18, 2017
By Anna Herd
OXFORD, Miss. – Ajinkya Bhagurkar, a doctoral candidate in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, won second place in the 2016 Three Minute Thesis competition hosted by the university.
The competition requires students to effectively communicate their thesis or dissertation research and its significance in a three-minute presentation. Over 80 students competed this year, and 18 competed in the final round.
“All the performances in the final round were excellent, and it was a really tough competition,” Bhagurkar said. “It was an achievement not just for me but for our entire school.”
A native of Nasik, India, Bhagurkar competed in the previous year’s competition, where he made it to the final round.
Bhagurkar’s dissertation topic that he presented in this year’s competition is his development of a nanostructured lipid carrier formulation designed to help people with wounds or burns manage their pain more efficiently.
Upon graduation, Bhagurkar said he hopes to further contribute to his field as a scientist in formulation research and development to address and improve patients’ issues.