Lokesh graduated from Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 2011. He also holds a Master of Pharmacy degree with specialization in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, India. His undergraduate research focused on “Synthesis and molecular docking studies of 2-substituted benzimidazole derivates as targeted antibiotics” and in his master’s he carried out his studies on “Formulation design and development of solid self-micro emulsifying drug delivery systems for Bosentan monohydrate”. Currently, he is enrolled in the PhD Pharmacy Program in Dr. Foldvari’s research group. His PhD research focuses on the development of multifunctional nanoparticles for non-invasive delivery of neurotrophic factor genes to the retina. The project aims in the development of multifunctional nanoparticles that can deliver genes to the back of eye to treat various neurodegenerative ocular disorders.