Dr. Appavoo Umamaheswari obtained a B.Pharm from The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India. She is a recipient of the Thiru Gnana Sebastian Endowment Award in M.Pharmacy, and was offered the Management Gold Medal award as Best Outgoing Student for the Year 2006 by Periyar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India. She obtained a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from Anna University, India, where she is an Assistant professor (S. Gr) at the University College of Engineering. Her responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate students in biopharmaceutical technology. She has numerous research publications to her credit. Dr. Umamaheswari is an editor for Computer Applications in Drug Discovery and Development and a referee for various other journals. She has also authored fifteen book chapters. She has one patent to her credit. She has given multiple presentations at national and international conferences and is an active member of many professional and academic bodies. She serves as a referee for various reputed journals. Dr. Umamaheswari has worked on projects funded by the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India, and the Centre for Sponsored Research and Consultancy, Anna University.