Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UMKC School of Pharmacy
Ashim K. Mitra received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1983 from the University of Kansas. He joined the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1994 as Chairman of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is also Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Research, UM Curators’ Professor of Pharmacy, Co-Director, Vision Research Center UMKC School of Medicine. He has 30+ years of experience in the field of ocular drug delivery and disposition. He authored and co-authored over 355 refereed articles, 67 book chapters in the area of formulation development and ocular drug delivery, 10 patents, and presented (along with his research group) well over 710+ presentations/abstracts at national and international scientific meetings. This work has attracted over six million dollars in funding from government agencies such (NIH) National Institutes of Health, (DOD) Department of Defense (DOD) and pharmaceutical companies.
Ocular delivery system, Transporter/Receptor specific ligand based delivery to viral reservoir sites particularly the eye and brain, Noninvasive delivery of peptides and proteins