Rupika Delgoda is a Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy and the Director of the Natural Products Institute (NPI), at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. She completed a D.Phil. degree in Pharmacology from the University of Oxford, UK prior to a post-doctoral fellowship in Biochemistry at the University of Leicester, UK. Prof. Delgoda has broad research interests surrounding the interaction of natural products with drug metabolizing enzymes, with consequences in carcinogenesis and drug-herb interactions. She has authored over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and book chapters and has edited several academic books. In 2021, she was awarded the Anthony Sabga Caribbean Award for excellence in recognition of her research and contribution to capacity building.