Goutham Vasam completed his PhD from North Dakota State University, USA, in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacology) under the guidance of Dr. Yagna PR Jarajapu. He earned his Masters degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, India. He has close to seven years of pre-clinical research experience in the areas of diabetes, molecular biology, hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, cardiovascular pharmacology – vascular disease and their complications. Currently, he is part of a research invention to improve stem cell mobilization in poor mobilizers, and authored four peer-reviewed research publications including one in Diabetes journal. He obtained research awards (including Darryle & Clare Schoepp Graduate Research Scholarship and Love of Learning Award from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi), presented in various regional and international conferences and earned several travel and best presentation awards including one in Cardiovascular Pharmacology Trainee Showcase during ASPET annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2016. His current research project involves studying NAD+ metabolism and mitochondrial biology in sepsis models. His long-term goal is to continue research preferably as an academician along with teaching.