University of Alabama Gets New Biomedical Sciences Team

3 doctors specializing in biomedical sciences
Joining the UA College of Community Health Sciences will be, clockwise from left, Ravi Kumar, Meenakshi Arora and Raghu Ganugula.

A group of three professors specializing in biomedical sciences, biochemistry and bioengineering will help boost research and innovation in advanced drug delivery systems at the University of Alabama.

The three — a research team from the Texas A&M University College of Pharmacy — are Ravi Kumar, Meenakshi Arora and Raghu Ganugula, and they’ll join the College of Community Health Sciences.

“These three outstanding researchers bring a wealth of experience that will advance the university’s research enterprise through collaboration with our existing faculty while enriching the experience of our students,” said Russell Mumper, UA’s vice president for research and economic development. “They are among the world leaders working in the critical nexus of bioscience and medicine, and they will continue tackling some of the greatest challenges in improving human health.”

The team brings with it $5.8 million in sponsored research projects, including three research project grants from the National Institutes of Health.

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