MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Class of 2013
When Abhishek Agrawal was looking for a school in the United States, it did not take him long to realize that he need look no further than Campbell University.
It was the knowledgeable faculty, cutting-edge research equipment, and close proximity to the Research Triangle Park that interested him the most.
Agrawal was inspired to pursue his master’s degree while earning his undergraduate degree in pharmacy at Devi Ahilya University in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. “I was highly involved with the concepts of pharmaceutics,” Agrawal said. “I always liked to play with the manufacturing of dosage forms and began relating it to my own medicine cabinet at home.”
As an international student Agrawal was apprehensive about his move to the U.S. because he had never left India, but that quickly changed once he arrived. “With the support of the Indian student community, international clubs, and faculty and staff, I have felt right at home since the day I landed here,” he said.
After graduation, Agrawal is interested in working in the design, development and evaluation of new dosage forms. “I think that effectively delivering the drug into the human body is the crucial step that links science to the patients,” he said.