Jwala Renukuntla

Assistant Professor
Phone 865.288.5841


Dr. Renukuntla joined South College School of Pharmacy in April 2012. After receiving her Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences in Chennai, India, Dr. Renukuntla completed her doctoral studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Missouri Kansas city, School of Pharmacy. Dr. Renukuntla's research was focused on the design and characterization of novel drug delivery systems for the treatment of ocular diseases. Dr. Renukuntla's research involves the design of sustained release nanoparticles containing stereoisomeric dipeptide prodrugs of acyclovir for treating herpes simplex corneal keratitis and establishing the expression of folate transporters on rabbit and human cornea. Her research findings were published in various peer reviewed journals. She has presented numerous posters at various International and National Conferences. Dr.Renukuntla wants to pursue cancer research and aims at designing a novel drug delivery system for curing pancreatic and colon cancer.