Dana is completing her Ph.D. in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University under Dr. Lynne S. Taylor, where her graduate research focuses on critical quality attributes of hot melt extruded amorphous solid dispersions. Her research combines formulation, manufacturing, and characterization approaches to investigate fundamental scientific questions related to pharmaceutical product development. In particular, she seeks to identify the critical quality attributes of dosage forms through high resolution characterization approaches to define mechanistic factors affecting their relevance to product performance. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2018-2021) and won the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas Foundation graduate student award in 2019.
Prior to joining Purdue University, Dana worked at Emerson Resources, Inc. in Norristown, PA from 2006-2016 where she led the formulation development of a wide range of drug products, both oral solids and specialty dosage forms, coordinating with formulation, manufacturing, analytical, quality assurance, and clients to produce GMP clinical batches. She also has a B.S. degree in Life Science from Pennsylvania State University.