Medicinal Chemistry

The University of Mississippi

Research Scientists, Postdoctoral Research Associates, and Staff

Ms. Sweta Adhikari

Associate R&D Chemist
Faser 425


  • M.S. Pharmaceutical Science, Emphasis: Medicinal Chemistry, University of Mississippi
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Mississippi

Research Interests

  • Synthesis of novel fluorinated small-molecules for fragment-based drug discovery studies

Research Advisor – Dr. Sudeshna Roy

Dr. Shamba Chatterjee

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Faser 425


  • Ph.D. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
  • M.S. University of Dehli
  • B.S. University of Calcutta

Research Advisor: Sudeshna Roy

Dr. Rama S. Gadepalli

Research Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry
Faser 329


  • Ph.D. Kakatiya University, Warangal, India
  • M. Pharm. Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India
  • B. Pharm. Kakatiya University, Warangal, India

Research Interests:

  • Development of new chemical entities as future drugs by molecular modification methods – Synthesis of small and large biologically active molecules, heterocycles, peptides, fatty acids, steroids, organometallic complexes- Chemistry and analysis of chiral compounds.
  • Plant-derived medicinal compounds – Identification, Extraction, Isolation, Characterization using chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques.

Research Advisor: John Rimoldi