Usha Mishra, MS

Research Scientist, Center for Orphan Drug Research

Usha Mishra

Contact Info

Lab Phone 612-626-6113

Office Address:
4-500 MTRF

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Center for Orphan Drug Research
4-500 McGuire Translational Research Facility
2001 - 6th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lab Address:
4-432 MTRF

Administrative Assistant Name
Lori Endsley

Administrative Email

Research Scientist, Center for Orphan Drug Research

Lab Manager, Center for Orphan Drug Research

Safety Officer, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology

Master's Degree, University of Florida--Gainesville

Bachelor's Degree, University of Minnesota--Duluth


Usha Mishra is an assistant scientist in the lab for the Center for Orphan Drug Research. She is an expert in bioanalytical methods including liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and standard high performance liquid chromatography.

She has 30 years of experience in developing and validating assays related to drug distribution, metabolism and pharmacokinetic analysis. Ms. Mishra has also experience in examining the potency, stability and purity of drug formulations.


Bioanalytical, Chromatography, and Mass spectrometry techniques

Awards & Recognition

College of Pharmacy Merit Award

Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors of Minnesota Mass Spectrometry 
  • Vice President of Graduate Women in Science 
  • American Society of Mass Spectrometry 
  • Minnesota Chromatography Forum


Research Summary/Interests

  • Neurological Disorders
  • Oxidative stress
  • Rare diseases

Research Methods/Techniques

Bioanalytical, Chromatography, and Mass Spectrometry