Research Assistants and MSc Students

Malhar Manik Pathare

Research assistant and Lab Manager

Malhar Manik Pathare is a registered pharmacist with a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from University of Mumbai. His previous research experience includes the production of 3D printed lipid tablets from particle-stabilized emulsions by semi-solid extrusion, the physicochemical and hyperthermia characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles, and the quantification and characterization of P-glycoprotein in IPEC-J2 MDR1 cell line. His current work focuses on development of personalized solid oral dosage forms by 3D printing for paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


Paarkavi Udayakumar

Research assistant

Paarkavi Udayakumar has a background in biotechnology from the school of bioengineering at SRM IST in India. She is currently pursuing her master degree in Drug Discovery and Development at Uppsala University. As a research assistant she is working on the development of an advanced vaginal drug delivery system in a NordicPOP collaboration with Prof. Natasa Skalko-Basnet at the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.


Mallika Chaukar

Master thesis student

Mallika Chaukar is pursuing a master degree in Chemical Biology at Uppsala University. She holds a BSc in Chemical Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT/UDCT), Mumbai, India. Currently she is working on her master thesis in the TelekiLab developing novel oral peptide formulations.


Qianying Chen

Master thesis student

Qianying Chen is an MSc student in Drug Discovery and Development at Uppsala University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from China Pharmaceutical University. She has worked with peripheral neuropathy induced by anti-tumor treatment in Jiangsu Cancer Hospital during her bachelor thesis work.


Qi Li

Master thesis student

Qi Li is a MSc student in Drug Discovery and Development at Uppsala University in Sweden. She received her bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology in China. She is working in TelekiLab for her master thesis about nanoparticle-mucus interaction.  


Edgar Régulo Vega Carrasco

Master thesis student

Edgar Vega is an MSc student in Pharmaceutical Modelling at Uppsala University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru. Subsequently, he carried out a MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. He then worked as a formulation scientist developing injectable and semisolid dosage forms. Currently, in his master thesis project at TelekiLab, he is investigating machine learning models to optimize the magnetic hyperthermia performance of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles.


Cristhian Fernando Salas Cotaquispe

Research Intern

Cristhian Salas Cotaquispe received a BSc. in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru). Afterwards, he worked as a formulation scientist in R&D areas, developing conventional formulations for the pharmaceutical and veterinary sectors. Currently, he is a MSc student in Drug Discovery and Development at Uppsala University.