Gregory T. Knipp, PhD

Title: Associate Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy
Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Gregory T. Knipp, PhD, Associate Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmacology.

Since 2006, Dr. Knipp has been an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy, serving as the Associate Director of the Dane O. Kildsig Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research between 2006 and 2019, and as the OCC Associate Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy Directors for the Purdue Translational Pharmacology CTSI Core since 2010. Throughout his career, Dr. Knipp has been instrumental in conducting significant pharmacological research for a number of academic institutions and drug manufacturers. He began his career as an analytical R&D assistant for E.R. Squibb & Sons in 1986, becoming a pre-formulation assistant for Bristol Myers Squibb from 1987 until 1991.

Dr. Knipp holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and returned for graduate-level coursework in the early 1990s. In 1994, he completed a Master of Science in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas, followed shortly by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same subject in 1997. Dr. Knipp remained with the University of Kansas Medical Center until 1999 as a postdoctoral fellow in the school’s Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. That year, he accepted his first assistant professor position in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, which he would hold until moving to Purdue in 2006. He has been visiting faculty at the University of Strasbourg and the School of Pharmacy at the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos as well as working extensively as a lecturer and educational outreach provider for K-12 students and the larger community.

Among Dr. Knipp’s proudest accomplishments were his studies on fetal outcomes of exposure to various environmental chemicals in pregnancy, and he is currently working on a mission-critical counter-cyanide compound in development. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a former editor for professional publications including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Online Journal and others, holds numerous patents and has been published extensively in international journals. Dr. Knipp is the recipient of numerous professional and scientific awards, most recently a 2020 EPA OSAPE Star Grant and an original manuscript selected by the editors of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Most Significant Scientific Findings. He is also the recipient of a 2008 Louis Pasteur Distinguished Service Medal, a New Investigator Award on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of American Foundation, and a grantee of the American Heart Association, the University of Kansas, and many others. Dr. Knipp considers the research accomplishments of his students to be among his proudest accomplishments and plans to remain on the faculty at Purdue University for the foreseeable future.

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