Dr Raghu Chandrashekhar H

Professor and Head

Date of Joining: 24.09.2007

Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


    Dr Raghu Chandrashekhar H is the Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS.

    • Responsible for overall functioning of the department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • Responsible for overall functioning of cell and molecular biology  laboratory
    • Represents the Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the  Research Council of MCOPS
    • Research guide for PhD, MPharm and BPharm students
    • Teaches BPharm and MPharm subjects


Subject Semester / Year
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Theory & Practical) B.Pharm VI Semester
Bioprocess Engineering and Technology M.Pharm I Semester
Advanced Pharmaceutical Biotechnology M.Pharm I Semester
Proteins and Protein Formulations M.Pharm II Semester
Immunotechnology M.Pharm II Semester
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Practical M.Pharm II Semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Post Doctoral Fellowship Molecular Biology Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. 2010-2012
PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty 2007
M Pharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty 2002


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS Professor and Head Head of the Department June 2021-till date
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS Professor Teaching UG & PG students; Guiding MPharm and PhD students 2019-present
Manipal International University, Malaysia Associate Professor 2014 -2015
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS Associate Professor 2012-Present
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS Assistant Professor 2007-2012
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS Lecturer 2007
JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, Tamil Nadu Lecturer Teacher in-charge for Pharmaceutical Microbiology (III year B Pharm, theory and practicals) 2005-2007


Area of Interest

Cell Biology, Proteomics, Virology and Bioprocess Technology

Area of Expertise

Cell Biology, Virology and Proteomics

Area of Research

Virology, Proteomics and Bioprocess Technology

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Quest Research, Bangalore Research Coordinator Streamlined contract research operations and executed many research projects on drug discovery, drug formulations development and analytical method development for many Pharma/Biotech companies

A pulse radiolysis study of hyperoside isolated from Hypericum mysorense

Raghu C. Hariharapura H.S. Mahal Hitesh Jagani P. Vijayan

Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 107, 149-159, 2015. (Impact Factor: 1.296)

Profiling of lens protease involved in generation of αA-66-80 crystallin peptide using an internally quenched protease substrate

2013-01-01 K Krishna Sharma Puttur Santhosh Kumar Elsevier

2013, Experimental Eye Research.

A Nanoformulation of siRNA and its role in cancer therapy: In vitro and in vivo evaluation

2012-01-01 Sagar S Gang Vasanth R Palanimuthu Venkata R Josyula Hitesh V Jagani

2012, Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters.

Nanoformulation of siRNA silencing Bcl2 gene and its implication in cancer therapy

2011-01-01 Sagar S Gang Vasanth R Palanimuthu Venkata R Josyula Hitesh V Jagani

2011, Arzneimittel-Forschun Drug Research, Thieme-E-Journals.

In vitro anticancer activity of microbial isolates from diverse habitats

2011-01-01 Nayabhirama Udupa Alex Joseph Kedar Kisan Tukaram

2011, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, DOAJ.

Cytotoxicity, Platelet aggregation Inhibitory and Antioxidant activity of Curcuma amada Roxb extracts

2011-01-01 Lokendra Singh Somaradhya M Aradhya Rudragoud S. Policegoudra

2011, Food Technology and Biotechnology, Hrcak – Srce.

Prospective Role of Catechin on D-galactosamine Induced Hepatotoxicity through a p53 Dependent Pathway

2010-01-01 N Udupa C Mallikarjuna Rao J Venkata Rao S Sagar Gang

2010, Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, Springer.

Hepatoprotective properties of Caesalpinia sappan Linn. Heartwood on carbon tetrachloride induced toxicity

2010-01-01 Dhanaraj SA Vasanth Raj P Vijayan P Sathya Srilakshmi V

2010, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, NISCAIR.

In vitro and in vivo hepatoprotective effects of the total alkaloid fraction of Hygrophila auriculata leaves

2010-01-01 Nitesh K Venkata J Rao Mallikarjuna C Rao Dhanaraj SA

2010, Indian Journal of Pharmacology.

Effect of lecithin and silymarin on D-galactosamine induced toxicity in isolated hepatocytes and rats

2010-01-01 N Udupa J Venkata Rao C Mallikarjuna Rao K Nitesh

2010, Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, Springer.

Antiviral activity of Medicinal plants of Nilgiris

P. Vijayan C. Raghu G. Ashok S. A. Dhanaraj B. Suresh

Indian Journal of Medical Research, 120, 24-29, 2004. (Impact factor: 1.837)

Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory Potential of Mini Alpha-A Crystallin Peptide

2013-01-01 Anuraag Muralidharan

MPharm (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology), 2012-13, II Year.

Optimization of zebrafish model for Parkinson’s disease mimetics

2013-01-01 Sameera K

MPharm (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology), 2012-13, II Year.

Proapoptotic activity of 2,4-disubstituted-1, 3, 4-oxadiazoles on human laryngeal carcinoma cells: An Investigation

2010-01-01 Sagar S Gang

M Pharm (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology), 2009-10, II Year.

Expression, purification and bioactivity of GST-fused Lyn Kinase from Baculovirus system

2010-01-01 Dheeraj Nain

MPharm (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology), 2009-10, II Year.

Investigation on antioxidant and cytotoxic potential of selected Ipomoea species

2009-01-01 Kadam K Parekh

MPharm (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology), 2008-09, II Year.

Subcloning, expression and purification of a gene involved in chemotherapeutic drug discovery

2009-01-01 Swati Ahuja

M Pharm (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology), 2008-09, II Year.

Cloning, expression and purification of peptidoglycan synthesising enzyme and its implications in antimicrobial drug discovery

2009-01-01 Hari Shankar

MPharm (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology), 2008-09, II Year.