Meghana Joshi

  • Meghana Joshi
  • Program Director and Faculty for the Biocon-KGI Certificate Program in Biosciences
  • Qualification: PhD, Biological Sciences | PPM


Dr. Meghana Joshi is the Program Director for Biocon-KGI certificate program in Biosciences based at KGI, California, USA. Dr. Joshi has a strong foundation in Biopharmaceutical Business Development with a strong focus on emerging markets as well and over 5 years of Biotech research experience. Dr. Joshi has held lead positions in organizations for strategy and marketing decisions and process improvement with cross-functional teams globally.

Dr. Joshi received her PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by post-doctoral experience at M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas and Columbia University, New York. Prior to her doctoral work, she was an active business partner in Saraswati Agencies in Mumbai. Thereafter, she completed the KGI Post Doctoral Professional Masters Degree, a program training PhD’s to work in the Biotech industry.

ALS 333

Pharmaceutical Development

The course is designed to provide an understanding of how Pharmaceutical companies discover, develop, and bring drugs and biopharmaceuticals to market. This course will focus on development of traditional and biological drugs. It will cover the process of drug development, taking the drug substance through the process of becoming a drug product, and then into clinical development and commercialization.

Case studies from industry will be presented detailing companies and products that utilize state-of-the-art discovery techniques and advanced drug delivery systems. This is a science course that freely intersperses business and regulatory issues into the lectures and assignments.