CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology to B.Pharm, Pharm D and Pharmacology to PharmD and MPharm students.
- Guiding MPharm students and research scholars for research projects.
- Handling departmental related industrial research and Pharmacological testing of drugs.
- Involved in purchasing committee of new equipment required for the department.
K Nandakumar is a Professor and Head in the Department of Pharmacology at MCOPS.
He is involved in
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Subject||Semester / Year|
|PharmD Pharmacology – 2 (Theory and Practicals)||III year PharmD|
|Pharmacological and Toxicological Screening Methods I & II||Ist and IInd semester MPharm|
|Research Projects||MPharm Part II|
|Pharmacology and Toxicology||DPharm part- II|
|Pharmacology- I||II year PharmD|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|PhD||Pharmaceutical Sciences||Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune (Under Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune)||2005|
|MPharm||Pharmacology||Poona College of Pharmacy, (University of Pune, Pune)||2001|
|BPharm||-||Pallavan College of Pharmacy, The T. N. Dr. M. G. R Medical University, Chennai||1999|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS||Professor||Teaching and Research||2016 till date|
|Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS||Associate Professor||Teaching and Research||2011-16|
|Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS||Assistant Professor||Teaching and Research||2008-11|
|PES College of Pharmacy, Bangalore||Head and Assistant Professor||Teaching, Research and Administrative||2006-08|
|V. L. College of Pharmacy, Raichur||Assistant Profesor||Teaching and Research||2005-06|
|Sinhgad College of Pharmacy, Pune||Senior Lecturer||Teaching||2005|
|Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS||Head of the department||Administration||June 2021 till now|
Strategies to combat statin- induced diabetes
Diabetes and Obesity K Nandakumar Nitesh Kumar
Funded by DST- SERB under EMR scheme
Several Industrial projects related to efficacy and safety testing of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and Ayurvedic formulations
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Drugs for the treatment of Cardiometabolic disorders, inflammation and neurological disorders [animal models for chemobrain]
Area of Expertise
Preclinical testing of drugs (Animal testing and cell based assays), assessment of ayurvedic formulations for chemobrain
Area of Research
Diabetes, inflammation, Alzheimer’s and cognitive dysfunction and chemobrain
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
He is Life Member of APTI and IPS.
Total number of publications: 81
For more details, Please browse the following link. https://manipal.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/krishnadas-nandakumar Some of the important research papers are listed below
Pro-apoptotic and cytotoxic effects of enriched fraction of Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser against HepG2 Hepatocellular carcinoma
BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Oct 26;16(1):420
Sambar, an Indian Dish Prevents the Development of Dimethyl Hydrazine-Induced Colon Cancer: A Preclinical Study
Pharmacogn Mag. 2016 Jul;12(Suppl 4):S441-S445
Female rats induced with mammary cancer as a relevant animal model for doxorubicin-induced chemobrain in vivo
Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2016 Sep;43(9):862-3. doi: 10.1111/1440-1681.12596. No abstract available. Erratum in: Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2016 Oct;43(10):1017.
Naringin and Rutin Alleviates Episodic Memory Deficits in Two Differentially Challenged Object Recognition Tasks
Pharmacogn Mag. 2016 Jan;12(Suppl 1):S63-70. doi: 10.4103/0973-1296.176104
Standardised extract of safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) increases aphrodisiac potential besides being safe in male Wistar rats
Andrologia. 2016 Dec;48(10):1236-1243. doi: 10.1111/and.12567.
Assessment of female rats for studying episodic memory and its deficit associated with doxorubicin-induced chemobrain
Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2016 Jun;43(6):644-6. doi: 10.1111/1440-1681.12568
Development of animal model for Type -2 diabetes using combination of monosodium glutamate and high carbohydrate diet
2010-01-01 Kaja SaiKrishna
MPharm - Part II (2010-2011). Evaluation of anti-diabetic activity of standard anti-diabetic drugs and plant product of known anti-diabetic activity on mono sodium glutamate and high carbohydrate diet induced type 2 diabetic model in rats. These studies were performed to fulfil the lacunas in the existing animal model of diabetes.
Pharmacological evaluation of Solanum niagrum for oral mucositis in rats
2011-01-01 Alkesh Patel
MPharm – Part II (2011-2012). After the introduction of chemotherapy for the treatment of oral, head and neck cancer oral mucositis was an important issue. Currently very few animal models are available to test the efficacy of these drugs hence new animal models were developed.
Evaluation of major fraction of acetone barks extract of thespesia populnea for anti-inflammatory activity
2012-01-01 Kantamaneni Chaitanya
MPharm- II (2012-2013).