Dr. Payal Agarwal has been an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland University since 2009. Dr. Agarwal received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from St. John's University in New York, where she specialized in Industrial Pharmacy. She also holds a BS in Pharmacy and MS in Pharmaceutics from Dr. H. S Gour University in Sagar, India. Dr. Agarwal currently teaches Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Calculations, and Bio-pharmaceutics & Clinical Pharmacokinetics classes to first year and second year PharmD students. Her current research interests are oral delivery of protein and peptide based drugs through formulation of novel drug delivery systems. Thus far in her career, she has been awarded with prestigious awards such as the Graduate Symposium Award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the Student Scholar Award from the American Association of Indian Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAiPS). She has also won the Innovation in Biotechnology Award, sponsored by Genentech and given by AAPS, at the National Biotech Conference (NBC). She has presented her research at several scientific conferences and has been a reviewer for many scientific manuscripts and book chapters. Dr. Agarwal is a member of Rho Chi Honor Society, AAPS, NBC, AAiPS (since 2005), and the American Diabetes Association (since 2009).