Protein Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Toxicology, Systems Biology, Pharmacogenomics, Biocuration, Proteomics, and Toxicology.
Dr. Chim's research interests include chronic disease state management, pharmacist-run home visits, interprofessional education, preventative health services, social determinants of health, and caring for the underserved. She is a 2017-2020 Fellow of the Clinical Scholars national leadership program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Serve as a faculty mentor to several students conducting Medication-Use Evaluations (MUEs), a method used to identify areas of the medication-use process that may be in need of improvement. This performance improvement process ultimately optimizes patient outcomes and medication safety in our Health-Systems.
Dr. Kunda’s current research interests include the use of nanotechnology in developing therapeutics against infectious disease and cancer, using targeting moieties for site-specific delivery, amorphous solid dispersions, microneedle-based drug delivery, antimicrobial peptide-based therapeutics, and drug and vaccine formulation for pulmonary delivery. Dr. Kunda’s laboratory specializes in developing dry powder biologics that do not require cold-chain for storage and transport thereby decreasing the cost of biologics-based products significantly.
Dr. Kunda has numerous high-impact peer-reviewed research publications covering a wide variety of topics including formulation, drug delivery, stabilization of vaccines, and health effects due to common environmental toxicants.
In vitro and in vivo toxicity and mechanisms of toxicity of metal containing pesticides in the gastrointestinal system as well as neurotoxicity of these agents. In vivo and in vitro neurotoxicity and mechanisms of toxicity of environmental perflournated substances (PFAs)