Dr N Udupa has dedicated more than three decades of service as an academician and is now Director – Research (Health Sciences), Manipal University. His intellect and vision has widened the horizons of Pharmaceutical education and research. He is a prolific researcher and author with over 400 articles, eight books and nine Indian patents. He is also the recipient of several research grants amounting to 4 crore INR. In addition, he has won ten awards for his outstanding contributions in Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as several best paper awards at conferences. He is the editor of four Pharmacy journals and has served as Convenor – Scientific Services of the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association from 2010 to 2012.