Raman Bahal, PhD

2021 NIPTE Rising Star Scholar

Raman Bahal, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics
Department Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Connecticut

I am incredibly humbled and honored to receive this recognition from NIPTE and very grateful to the selection committee for recognizing our efforts to contribute to pharmaceutical sciences. We will continue to develop novel therapeutic strategies to treat pediatric blood and brain cancer and genetic diseases at the interface of nucleic acid chemistry and nanotechnology.

Dr. Bahal received his MS Degree from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, India, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Bahal did his postdoctoral training at Yale University and worked on a gene targeting project for treating hematological disorders and cancer. Dr. Bahal joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut as an Assistant Professor in September 2017. His lab is developing new therapeutic modalities for targeting genomic DNA and RNA at the interface of nucleic acid chemistry and nanotechnology.

Dr. Bahal published 40 research papers in prestigious journals: Nature, Nature Communications, Journal of American Chemical Society, Journal of Controlled Release, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, Molecular Therapy-Nucleic acids. Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nanoscale. He is a recipient of Brown Coxe Fellowship in Medical Sciences, St. Baldrick Foundation Research Scholar Grant, Connecticut Innovation Grant, Charles H. Hood Foundation Grant, Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Research Scholar Award, American Cancer society research scholar award, and NIH grants. Recently, he received the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Excellence in Research & Creativity: Early Career Award.