Dr Madhavan Nampoothiri G

Assistant Professor- Senior Scale

Department of Pharmacology


    Dr Madhavan Nampoothiri G teaches Physiology for I PharmD and I BPharm. He also teaches M Pharm [Pharmacology] .



Subject Subject code Semester
Anatomy and Physiology PHA 102T First Year B Pharm
Human Anatomy and Physiology PHA 1.1 T First year PharmD
Pharmacology-II (Practicals) P.D.3.1 Third year PharmD
Principles of drug discovery PHA-MPL 203T MPharm Semester 1
Pharmacology-II (Practicals) PHA MPL 105P, PHA MPL 205P MPharm Semester 1 and 2


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2015
M Pharm Pharmacology Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 2009
B Pharm Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala 2006


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Manipal Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) July 2014-till date
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Manipal Assistant Professor Jan 2011 till July 2014
Department of Pharmacology, MCOPS Manipal Lecturer July 2010 - January 2013
Educare Institute of Dental Sciences, Chattiparamba, Malappuram district, Kerala, India Lecturer Taught Pharmacology for II year BDS. 1 year 13 days


Area of Interest

Pharmacology of Neurodegenerative disorders, Insulin signalling in brain, Metabolic disorders, Hyperlipidemia, Organ phosphorus poisoning

Area of Expertise

Animal models of dementia, Evaluation of learning and memory

Area of Research

Insulin receptor signalling in neurodegenerative disorders

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Received a Travel Grant, World Federation of Neurology, Osaka, Japan 2017. "Tachykinin receptor antagonist, N-acetyl L-Tryptophan alleviates spatial memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease model in rats". XXIII World Congress of Neurology scheduled at Kyoto, Japan, September 16-21, 2017 .
  • Dr Madhavan and team have a collaboration with Griffith University, Australia
  • Member of Kerala State Pharmacy Council.
  • Received the “NAGAI-SHUKRI award” instituted by Asian Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences for the pre-doctoral best paper presented at the 2nd Asian federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences conference 2011 held in Kualalumpur, Malaysia from 9-12 December, 2011.

  • Received Award for “Investigator from developing country” during XX world congress on Parkinson’s disease and related disorders held in Geneva, Switzerland from 8-11 December, 2013. 




Impact of caffeic acid on aluminium chloride induced dementia

2013-01-01 K Nandakumar Jayesh Mudgal Nayak PG Kumar N

Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2013.

Protective effect of rivastigmine against aluminium induced spatial memory impairment in rats

2013-01-01 C Mallikarjuna Rao Nitesh Kumar Jessy john

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 2013.

Prevalence of post stroke complications in South India: A Descriptive study

2013-01-01 Sreeraj K Thomas Iype Balan CS

International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 2012.

Colon targeted drug delivery system: A Review

2011-01-01 Koteshwara KB Naha Anup

International Journal of Research in Ayurveda & Pharmacy, 2011.

Nanosuspensions: A novel drug delivery approach

2011-01-01 Koteshwara KB Naha Anup Reddy MS

International Journal of Research in Ayurveda & Pharmacy, 2011.

Insulin blocks glutamate-induced neurotoxicity in differentiated SH-SY5Y neuronal cells

Madhavan Nampoothiri Neetinkumar Reddy Jessy John Nitesh Kumar Gopalan Kutty Nampurath C Mallikarjuna Rao

Behavioural Neurology, (2014) 1-8

Modulatory role of simvastatin against aluminium chloride induced behavioral changes in rats

Madhavan Nampoothiri Jessy John Nitesh Kumar Jayesh Mudgal Gopalan Kutty Nampurath C Mallikarjuna Rao

Behavioural Neurology, (2015) 1-9

Sesamol a lipid lowering agent ameliorates aluminium chloride induced behavioural and biochemical alterations in rats

Jessy John Madhavan Nampoothiri Nitesh Kumar Gopalan Kutty Nampurath C Mallikarjuna Rao

Pharmacognosy Magazine, 11 (2015) 327-336.

Atypical antidepressant activity of 3, 4-Bis (3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl) Furan-2,5-dione isolated from heart wood of Cedrus deodara, in rodents

Nitesh Kumar Daniel Dhayabaran Madhavan Nampoothiri Krishnadas Nandakumar Puratchikody A Natasha Lalani Karima Dawood Aanesha Ghosh

Korean Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology,18(5) (2014) 365-370.

Caffeic acid attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced sickness behaviour and neuroinflammation in mice

Basu Mallik S Mudgal J Nampoothiri M Hall S Dukie SA Grant G Rao CM Arora D

Neurosci Lett. 2016 Oct 6;632:218-23. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.08.044.

Naringin and Rutin Alleviates Episodic Memory Deficits in Two Differentially Challenged Object Recognition Tasks

Ramalingayya GV Nampoothiri M Nayak PG Kishore A Shenoy RR Mallikarjuna Rao C Nandakumar K

Pharmacogn Mag. 2016 Jan;12(Suppl 1):S63-70. doi: 10.4103/0973-1296.176104

Behavioural Assessment of Nicotinic Acid, A GPR109a Receptor Agonist against Memory Deficit in Rats

Khurana, S Nampoothiri, M Mudgal, J

International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2016, 40(1), pp.313-317

In Vitro Cytotoxicity Activity of Chrysin, Morin and Resveratrol Against MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Lines

Thomas, A Ranadive, N Nayak, H Surendran, S Nampoothiri, M Mudgal, J

 Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia 2016, 13(3), pp.1633-1637

An Insight in to the Efficacy of Dehydrozingerone against Aluminium Induced Cognitive Dysfunction in Rats

 Rao, M.C Mudgal, J Nampoothiri, M

International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2016, 39(1), pp.70-73

Effect of insulin on spatial memory in aluminum chloride induced dementia in rats

Nampoothiri M Kumar N Ramalingayya GV Nandakumar K Kutty NG Rao CM

Neuroreport. 28; 540-544, 2017 ( JCR Impact factor-1.39)

Interplay between adenosine receptor antagonist and cyclooxygenase inhibitor in haloperidol-induced extrapyramidal effects in mice

Arora D Mudgal J Nampoothiri M Mallik S.B Kinra M Hall S Anoopkumar-Dukie S Grant GD Rao CM

Metabolic brain disease 2018; 33 (4): 1045-1051. [IF-2.44]

N-acetyl-L-tryptophan, a substance-P receptor antagonist attenuates aluminum-induced spatial memory deficit in rats.

Fernandes J Mudgal J Rao CM Arora D Basu Mallik S Pai KSR Nampoothiri M

Toxicology mechanisms and methods. 2018; 28 (5): 328-334. [IF-1.94]

Catechin ameliorates doxorubicin-induced neuronal cytotoxicity in in-vitro and episodic memory deficit in in-vivo in Wistar rats

Cheruku SP Ramalingayya GV Chamallamudi MR Biswas S Nandakumar, K Nampoothiri, M Gourishetti, K. Kumar, N

Cytotechnology. 2018; 70 (1): 245-259. [IF-1.82]

Insulin combined with glucose improves spatial learning and memory in aluminium chloride-induced dementia in rats.

Nampoothiri M Ramalingayya GV Nandakumar K Kutty NG Rao CM

Journal of Environmental Pathology Toxicology and Oncology. 2017; 36 (2): 159-169. [IF-1.52]

An insight into the role of cyclooxygenase and lipooxygenase pathway in renal ischemia

Kinra M Mudgal J Arora D Nampoothiri M

European review for medical and pharmacological sciences, 2017, 21(21), pp.5017-5020. (IF-1.78)

Evaluation of tachykinin receptor antagonist, N-Acetyl-L-Tryptophan in Alzheimer's disease model in rats

Joylee Fernandes (2015-16)

MPharm dissertation

A study to evaluate the efficacy of caffeic acid in animal model of acute renal failure

Manas Kinra (2016-17)

MPharm dissertation

Evaluation of activity of CB2 cannabinoid receptor agonist and tachykinin receptor antagonist in animal models of neuroinflammation and depression

Puspita Sahu (2016-17)  

A study to evaluate the effect of neprilysin in renal ischemia reperfusion in rats.

Runali Sankhe (2018)

Deciphering the role of beta-caryophyllene against intracerebroventricular colchicine induced cognitive deficit in rats

Maushami Das (2018)