University of Illinois at Chicago: Biology, B.S.

University of Michigan School of Dentistry: Doctor of Dental Surgery, D.D.S.

Johns Hopkins University: Regulatory Sciences, M.S.


Deepthi Paknikar currently serves as a Regulatory Affairs Associate at Proxima Clinical Research, Inc. Proxima Clinical Research, Inc. is a contract research organization that assists early-stage pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology startups in all aspects. Upon graduating dental school, Deepthi started working as a general dentist and has experience in the private and public healthcare sector. She also served as adjunct faculty at a Dental Hygiene Program. Deepthi’s previous experience at the University of Michigan included leading research projects and engaging in scientific writing and presentations.

Positions and Honors:

Proxima Clinical Research, Inc Houston, Texas
Regulatory Affairs Associate II

Fox College Dental Hygiene Program, Bedford Park, Illinois  
Adjunct Clinical Faculty

General Dentist, Chicago, Illinois  
Clinical Dental Provider

Contributions to Science:
  1. Poster presentation at AADR (American Academy of Dental Research)  
  2. 2nd Place award at University of Michigan Annual Research Day in Basic Science Research Category
Additional Information:


Jacobs RH, Pavuluri MN, Schenkel LS, Palmer A, Shah K, Vemuri D, Whited S, Little DM. Negative emotion impacts memory for verbal discourse in pediatric bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2011 May;13(3):287-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5618.2011.00922.x. PMID: 21676131; PMCID: PMC4571186.

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