Dr. Tarun Mandal is an Endowed Professor at Xavier University College of Pharmacy. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee at Memphis, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. Tarun is the Director of the Center for Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery and Co-Director of the Louisiana Vaccine Center. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Autoimmune Technologies, LLC, New Orleans, LA. He is a reviewer of several study sections of NIH and DoD (US Army). He is a member of the USP Governance Committee. He is a member of the Editorial Board of (1) Clinical Medicine Reviews in Oncology; (2) Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy; (3) Nanotechnology, Science and Applications; (4) Clinical Medicine: Oncology; (5) Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials; (6) Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (’96-’03); (7) Pharmacy and Pharmacology Communications (’96-’03). His research interests include the development of novel pharmaceutical formulations using nanomedicine and novel drug delivery systems. During the past several years, he has been actively working on the development of numerous formulations, which include small molecules, proteins, peptides, DNA, siRNA. He has received several research grants from various state and federal agencies. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed original research papers. His research has resulted in a number of patented technologies in novel drug delivery.He received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutics/Industrial Pharmacy.