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Vivek got his B.S. in Physics at the University of Madras (Madras, India) in 1983. He then obtained his M.Sc. in Physics at the University of Madras Christian College (Madras, India) in 1985. From 1986-2004, Vivek was working as a Scientific Officer and obtained his Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India). Simultaneously from 2000-2005, he was working as a Research Assistant and from 2005-2007 as a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. From 2007-2009, he worked at the FDA in the USA on the NIH campus. From 2009-2018, Vivek worked as a NMR specialist at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA). In June 2018, Vivek joined the University of Kentucky as the UK PharmNMR Director.


We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.