TTUHSC School of Pharmacy
HomeSOPGraduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (GPPS)Current Graduate Students

Kumari Iti Kaushik

Biomedical Sciences

  • Graduate Student / Research Assistant

Lab Phone: 806-414-9223
Mail Address: 1406 S Coulter
Amarillo, TX 79106-1786


Kumari ‘Iti’ Kaushik completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from Amity University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India in 2014. She received her Master degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA in 2016. Ms. Kaushik joined the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences as a PhD student in Spring of 2017, and is presently working in the laboratory of Dr. Sanjay Srivastava with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


  • MS: Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA, 2016
  • BS: Biotechnology, Amity University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 2014

Research Interests:

Investigating the in-vitro and in-vivo effect of Novel Agents against metastatic cancers.


   Before Admission to GPPS:
  • Kaushik I., Datta M. (2016) “A preventive application improvised using arid plant derivatives: Nosocomial preventive remedy”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. Vol 9, Issue2, 2016, 150-153.
   After Admission to GPPS:
  • Kim CG, Lee H, Gupta N, Ramachandran S, Kaushik I, Srivastava S, Kim SH, Srivastava SK. Role of Forkhead Box Class O proteins in cancer progression and metastasis. Semin Cancer Biol. 2017 Aug 1. pii: S1044-579X(17)30092-5. doi: 10.1016/j.semcancer.2017.07.007. [Epub ahead of print]


   Before Admission to GPPS:
  • Kumari I Kaushik, Chen-lu-Yang. “Fe+2/Fe+3 scrubbing system for hydrogen sulfide removal”. Sigma Xi 22nd Poster Presentation, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA; April 2016.
  • Kumari I Kaushik, Pia H. Moisander. “Toxic and non-toxic strains of cyanobacterial species obtained from Charles River”. Sigma Xi 22nd Poster Presentation, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA; April 2016.


  • Graduate Student Association at Amarillo, 2016-present.