Meet Fisher Pharm.D. Online Faculty

Fisher Pharm.D. Online is New York’s first clinically oriented Pharm.D. hybrid pathway, and reflects the same rigor that has brought our on-campus program national recognition. With a strong curriculum led by our respected faculty, our students graduate prepared to make an impact in the pharmacy field. Learn more about our expert faculty below.

Dr.Lipika Chablani

Dr.Lipika Chablani

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Courses taught:
​​PHAR 3122 – Pharmacy Calculations
PHAR 3142 – Pharmaceutics I
PHAR 3242 – Pharmaceutics II
PHAR 4112 – Compounding of Liquid and Solid Preparations

“Pharmacists are one of the most accessible and skilled health care professionals to address routine patient medication needs. At the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, our mission is to prepare our pharmacy students for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity. Such skilled pharmacists will always be important for our communities.”

Dr. Lipika Chablani is a tenured associate professor approaching ten academic years at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Before joining the Fisher faculty, she earned her B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Mumbai in India. She moved to the United States to pursue a master’s degree at Campbell University, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Chablani graduated with a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where she completed her dissertation on the formulation and evaluation of particulate breast cancer vaccines. She now serves as a pharmaceutics faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Dr. ChabIani’s favorite course to teach is Compounding of Liquid and Solid Preparations, one of two lab-based courses in the entire curriculum that teaches students how to compound prescriptions through hands-on training — a skill only licensed pharmacists in the country are eligible to perform.

Dr. Chablani also leads an active research lab that focuses on developing and evaluating breast cancer vaccines. She opens her lab to pharmacy students who want to gain experience in oncology and immunology research.

Why Fisher Pharm.D. Online?

“One of the best things about teaching online is the ability to share our program and robust curriculum with bright students across the country who may not be able to join our on-campus pathway otherwise.”

Dr. Chablani looks forward to connecting with online students and supporting them with their individual needs and career goals. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and reading.

Dr. Vivek Dave

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Courses taught:
​​PHAR3142 – Pharmaceutics I
PHAR3242 – Pharmaceutics II
PHAR4212 – Compounding of Sterile and Semi-Solid Products

“Pharmacists have always been valuable and respected members of the community, and an integral part of a health care team. They are key in providing medication management for a variety of diseases.”

Dr. Vivek Dave is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. In 2000, he earned his bachelor’s in pharmacy from the University of Pune in India, and in 2002, his master’s in pharmaceutical sciences from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India. In 2004, he moved to the United States to pursue his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. After graduating in 2009, he worked as an application development scientist at Lubrizol Corporation, a specialty chemical company that manufactures pharmaceutical excipients. During his time there, he identified, planned, and executed research projects that contributed to understanding and developing applications for polymers in pharmaceutical dosage forms. In 2012, he joined the Fisher faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Today, he is the course coordinator and co-teaches courses in the pharmaceutics sequence.

Dr. Dave’s primary areas of research interests include excipient characterization (physical, chemical, and mechanical); solubility enhancement pre-formulation and formulation aspects of extended-release oral-solid dosage forms; and the use of non-invasive technologies in the evaluation of oral solid dosage forms. His favorite courses to teach are Pharmaceutics I and Pharmaceutics II, which examine dosage forms and drug delivery.

Dr. Dave serves as an invited peer reviewer for several scientific journals including the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, and Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. He is also a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and Compaction Simulation Forum (CSF).

Why Fisher Pharm.D. Online?

“The online Pharm.D. program at Fisher is a one-of-a-kind pharmacy program. My primary motivation, similar to teaching in-person through the campus pathway, comes from knowing that I have a small contribution in shaping the careers of future pharmacists. With online teaching, this motivation goes further, as I am able to impact careers on a geographically larger scale.”

Teaching has always been a passion of Dr. Dave’s, and he is excited to impart the principles of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity in the online program, and beyond.

In his spare time, Dr. Dave likes to read non-fiction books, watch movies, and listen to music — preferably classic rock.

Dr. Mindy Lull

Dr. Mindy Lull

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Courses taught:
​​PHAR 3144 – Systems Pharmacology I
PHAR 4144 – Systems Pharmacology III
PHAR 4244 – Systems Pharmacology IV

“Nobody knows medications better than a pharmacist. In a world where patients take more medications than ever, and new medications enter the market frequently, having a pharmacist as part of the health care team is essential for excellent patient care.”

Dr. Mindy Lull is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. She earned her bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College in 2004. After completing her Ph.D. in pharmacology at Penn State, she pursued a postdoctoral fellowship position at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she researched the role of environmental chemicals on brain health and on the development of neurodegenerative diseases. In 2010, she returned to Fisher as a pharmaceutical faculty member.

Dr. Lull’s favorite course to teach is Systems Pharmacology IV, which covers all the disorders of the brain from anxiety to ADHD. Her primary areas of research interests include the impacts of health programs in areas such as health education, resources, and health care access on individuals in developing countries, particularly in Tanzania.

Why Fisher Pharm.D. Online?

“I was initially drawn to teach at Fisher because of my experiences here as an undergraduate student. I wanted to have the opportunity to impact students in the way that my professors had impacted my own personal and professional development. The online program has given me the opportunity to try new teaching methods and interact with students from across the country.”

Dr. Lull looks forward to getting to know her students individually and helping them reach their career goals.

Outside of work, Dr. Lull is an avid hiker, traveler, and bookworm who enjoys spending time with her extended family, and her pets.

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