Heads of the Departments

Dr. N. Shankaraiah, Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Sciences

Dr. N. Shankaraiah did his graduation and post-graduation from Kakatiya University, Warangal and completed doctoral work at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. Later, he moved to University of Talca for his postdoctoral studies and visited University of CAMPINAS, Brazil to probe some important catalyzed reactions with ESI-MS/MS. Subsequently in 2009, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, NIPER-Hyderabad. Presently, he is working as an Associate Professor and heading the Department of Chemical Sciences. He is a recipient of OPPI Young Scientist Award, year 2010 and Associate Fellow of AP and Telangana Academy of Sciences, year 2014 and best Research Scientist Award year 2016 from NIPER-Hyd. He also received Young Scientist start-up grant from SERB, Govt. of India, year 2015. Recently, he is featured in the list of top 2% scientists world-wide published by Elsevier, a study conducted by Stanford University, USA. He has made significant contributions in diverse areas of research emphases on discovery of cytotoxic NCEs towards cancer therapy using promising biological targets as well as development of sustainable synthetic methodologies and asymmetric total synthesis of complex molecules. He published more than 164 research articles in reputed international journals and was granted 3 patents, delivered more than 33 invited talks at various national and international scientific platforms. Till date, he has supervised 15 PhD and 120 MS students. He is a member in many academic bodies (Board of Studies) at various academic Institutions/ Universities. He is also a member in Task Force Committee in Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB), Govt. of Telangana.

Dr. Chandraiah Godugu, Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

His area of research interests are Nanotoxicology studies of Nanoparticles used in Drug Delivery and other Biomedical applications, In vitro and In vivo Genotoxicological evaluation of Nanoparticles and Novel Drug Delivery Systems, The potential novel Treatment and Chemopreventive approaches with special emphasis on Ancient Indian Herbal medicine for management of Cancer and Diabetes.

Dr. Saurabh Srivastava, Associate Professor

Department of Pharmaceutics

Dr. Saurabh Srivastava has pursued his Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences from “Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan and earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from “Panjab University, Chandigarh”. He carries more than 17 years of profound industrial and research experience working with several Pharmaceutical R&Ds, including IPCA labs, Mumbai, Wockhardt research centre, Aurangabad and His latest stint was with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad, as Tech Lead for development and commercialization of various NDA and ANDA based products for different regulated markets. Subsequently, he joined as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, NIPER-Hyderabad. Presently he is heading the Department of Pharmaceutics and acting as a Member (Board of Governors; NIPER-Hyderabad), Member (Board of Directors; AVISHKARAN-BIRAC-BioNEST of NIPER Hyderabad), Associate Dean, (Academics) and Chairperson, Board of Studies & Research at NIPER Hyderabad. His areas of research interest include development and optimization of Industrially viable, feasible and scalable “Differentiated formulations; (505(b)2”, through utilization of “Micro/Nanostructured” Targeted drug deliveries along with Novel platform technologies, including “Amorphous solid dispersion”, “Fluidized bed processing”, “Particle coating” (Wurster process), “Pellet based controlled drug deliveries” “Compression coating”, Multiple Unit Particulate Systems (MUPS), “Osmotic drug deliveries” and “Lipid based drug carriers” for the purpose of “Bioavailability enhancement”, “Food effect minimization”, “Repurposing/New Indication”, “Synergism for FDCs”, “Dose/Dosing frequency reduction”. His major therapeutic area of research is “Neurodegenerative disorders”, “Dermal diseases”, “Colon targeting/GI disorders” and “Prostate/Breast Cancer”. He has mentored 20+ Masters Research scholars and 11 PhD Research scholars are carrying out their Doctoral research under his supervision. He along with his research team is actively involved in execution of several Industrial and Govt. aided research projects for the establishment of novel differentiated products. He has been awarded several appreciation and special recognition awards from Dr. Reddy’s laboratories for his outstanding contribution to research and development along with the International Travel grant from CSIR, New Delhi. He has 02 “Commercial Products”, 15+ “International and National Patents”, 02 Edited book, 25+ Book chapters along with 75+ research publications in Journals of International repute with 1500+ citations further to his credit.

Dr. S. Gananadhamu, Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis

Dr. B. Lakshmi, Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Management

A Commerce graduate with an MBA (Finance). She is National Stock Exchange Certified (NCFM) in Derivatives (Dealers), Capital Markets (Dealers), Depositories, Financial Markets modules. She has about 12 years working experience in industry, research and academics. During her tenure at Centre for Urban Governance, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) she had coordinated with UNICEF - India, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India (GoI) for the launch of ‘WinS Leadership Course’ for government officials responsible for School Sanitation.
Dr. Amit Asthana, Associate Professor

Department of Medical Devices

Dr. Asthana has more than 21 years of post-doctoral experience in the field of biomaterials, micro/nanotechnology, microfluidics device designing, fabrication and characterization, hot embossing, cleanroom operations, and paper-microfluidics. He has worked at Institutes and Universities of International fame such as the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Institute Curie, France; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Chungnam National University, South Korea; and University of Queensland, Australia.
Dr. Asthana is a Fellow of the Telangana Academy of Science. He is the recipient of many fellowships including S.R.F. (C.S.I.R., India), Curie Fellowship (France), Brainpool Fellowship (KRF, South Korea), and Ramalingaswami Return Fellowship (DBT, India) . Dr. Asthana has many publications in journals of international repute and international conferences apart from 04 Indian and PCT patents.
His research interests include paper-based microfluidic devices and their applications in clinical diagnosis, 3D cell culture, drug screening, and other biomedical applications. His group is also working on the application of 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, micro/nanofabrication, digital microfluidics, a wide range of microfluidic applications such as nanoparticle generation, and generation of drug delivery vesicles apart from non-conventional ways of fabricating microfluidic devices.
Dr. Asthana has been instrumental in establishing PAHL BioNanoTherapeutics Pvt. Limited, a startup established with funding from BIRAC under Bio-Initiative Grant (BIG) at IKP Park, Hyderabad. Moreover, he is associated with many start-ups working on affordable diagnostic and medical device companies in India as a scientific advisor, such as FastSense Diagnostics (Pune, India) and Microfluidic Paper Medical Devices Pvt. Ltd (Hyderabad, India). He is also the chief scientific advisor for ChitoLytic Diagnostics, Canada.