Meet Venecia Wilson
Sixty Seconds With a Graduate Student
- Doctoral Student, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University
- BS Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2013, Purdue University
- BS Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2013, Purdue University
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2018
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Major Professor: Dr. Lynne Taylor
Research Interests: Formulation science, crystallization, and drug absorption
Thesis Title: The Prediction of Amorphous Solid Dispersion Performance in vivo from in vitro experiments
Awards & Honors: Brebeuf Jesuit Community Service Award, Eli Lilly Endowment Scholarship, 2016 Burton D. Morgan Fellowship, and the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Extra-curricular Activities & Organizations: Chair of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) – Purdue Chapter; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Internships: Kraft Foods, L’Hopital Civil (hospital in France), Kerry, and AbbVie
Post-graduation plans: Industry, but once I complete a career in the pharmaceutical industry I would like to teach high school science.
Why did you choose Purdue? Its prestige, the IPPH Department faculty, and the abundance of resources.
“‘Re-learning how to think’ summarizes my experience as a graduate student! As an undergraduate I learned how to answer the question ‘What?’, but as a graduate student I have learned how to answer the questions ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’. Answering those questions requires much more than regurgitation—rather critical thinking, analyzing feasible outcomes, and creatively developing a solution. The most important thing I have learned about myself from answering ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ is how I can improve my way of thinking.”
- Venecia R. Wilson