Dr Richard Lobo

Associate Professor - Senior Scale & Head

Department of Pharmacognosy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr. Richard Lobo teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students along with supervising MPharm and PhD scholars

    • He guides M Pharm Part II and PhD students in their research work.
    • Applies and procures grants to the department from various government and private agencies.
    • Organises workshops and seminars.
    • He is actively involved in developmental activities of the department.
    • He is a member of Board os Studies of other universities
    • He is an honorary editor of BMC Trad.Med.

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Semester / Year
Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry- II (Theory & Lab) Fifth Semester BPharm
Herbal drug technology (Theory & Lab) Sixth Semester BPharm
Remedial Biology First Year PharmD
Industrial Pharmacognostical Technology First Semester MPharm
Pharmacognosy practicals I First Semester MPharm
Advance Pharmacognosy-II Second Semester MPharm
Herbal Cosmetics Second Semester MPharm

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal 2009
M Pharm Pharmacognosy Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal 2003

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Pharmacognosy, MCOPS Manipal Associate Professor Teaching and Research 2012 till date
Department of Pharmacognosy, MCOPS Manipal Assistant Professor Teaching and Research 2009
Department of Pharmacognosy, MCOPS Manipal Lecturer Teaching 2004

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Pharmacognosy

Area of Expertise

Natural drugs

Area of Research

Pharmacological screening and evaluation of medicinal plants and its fractions, Standardisation and quality control of indigenous drugs, powders and crude extracts, Phytochemistry and phytochemical screening of plant drugs, Pharmacognostical evaluation and standardisation of whole plant drugs, Development and standardisation of herbal formulation

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of APTI (Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India), 2005.
  • Life Member of KSPC (Karnataka State Pharmacy Council), 2001.
  • Life Member of ACPI (Association of Community Pharmacists of India), 2008.

An identity based Pharmacognostic profile of Annona squamosa leaves

2005-01-01 C Dinesh Kumar K Rajendran Annie Shirwaikar

Natural Product Sciences, (Korean Society of Pharmacognosy), 2005. Pharmacognostical description to identify the given species.

Pharmacognostical evaluation of Sphaeranthus indicus (Linn)

2006-01-01 Kirti S Prabhu C Dinesh Kumar K Rajendran Annie Shirwaikar

Natural Product Sciences, (Korean Society of Pharmacognosy), 2006. Pharmacognostical description to identify the given species.

Pharmacognostical evaluation of Clerodendrum viscosum (Ven)

2006-01-01 C Dinesh Kumar K Rajendran Annie Shirwaikar Arun Shirwaikar

Natural Product Sciences, (Korean Society of Pharmacognosy), 2006. Pharmacognostical description to identify the given species.

Preliminary study on the anti-snake venom activity of alcoholic root extract of Clerodendron viscosum in Naja naja venom

2006-01-01 ISR Punitha K Rajendran Annie Shirwaikar Arun Shirwaikar

Natural Product Sciences, (Korean Society of Pharmacognosy), 2006. The paper is the preliminary study on the anti-snake venom activity of alcoholic root extract of Clerodendron viscosum in Naja naja venom, by in vitro and invivo methods, a plant traditionally used in snake bite.

Antidiabetic properties of the alcoholic extract of Sphaeranthus indicus in streptozotocin-nicotinamide diabetic rats

2008-01-01 Kirti S Prabhu Annie Shirwaikar

Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2008. Investigated the possible antihyperglycaemic effects of Sphaeranthus indicus extract in rats rendered diabetic by nicotinamide and streptozotocin (STZ) Oral. The findings demonstrate that the alcoholic S. indicus extract may be useful in the treatment of diabetes.

Ocimum gratissimum: A Review of its Chemical, Pharmacological and Ethnomedicinal Properties

2009-01-01 Kirti S Prabhu Annie Shirwaikar Arun Shirwaikar

The Open Complementary Medicine Journal, 2009 .Ocimum gratissimum is a well-known plant used in the Indian system of medicine. This review presents the ethnobotanical, natural product chemistry, pharmacological, clinical and toxicological data of the plant.

Curcuma zedoaria Rosc. (white turmeric): a review of its chemical, pharmacological and ethnomedicinal properties

1008-01-01 Kirti S Prabhu Annie Shirwaikar Arun Shirwaikar

Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2008.Curcuma zedoaria Rosc is a perennial herb found in tropical countries, such as India, Japan and Thailand. Various parts of this plant are used in Ayurveda and other folk medicines for the treatment of different ailments This study is an attempt to compile an up-to-date and comprehensive review of C zedoaria.

Treatment of Onychomycosis: An Update

2008-01-01 Kirti S Prabhu Annie Shirwaika T Thomas Arun Shirwaikar

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2008 .Article brifs about the Onychomycosis A Fungal disease affecting the nails and its treatments.

Phytotherapy-Safety aspects

2008-01-01 Annie Shirwaikar Renu Verma Arun Shirwaikar

Natural Product Radiance, (National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), 2008 .Importance of herbal medicine, WHO concepts, its safety and contraindications.

Pharmacognostical, Phytochemical and anti-osteoporotic activity of Loranthus longiflorous Desr

2008-01-01 Richa Agrawal

2008-2009 This project work describes the pharmacognostical phytochemical and anti-osteoporotic activity of Loranthus longiflorous a parasitic plant grows on other plants, the study is carried on crude ethanolic and aqueous extracts of the stems of the plant on ovariectomised female rats in animal models.

Pharmacognostical, Phytochemical, Antioxidant and Antitumor activity of Dendrophthoe falcata Linn

2009-10-01 Nipun Dashora

2009-2010. This project work describes the pharmacognostical phytochemical, antioxidant and anti-tumour activity of the parasitic plant D falcata the ant-tumour activity is carried out on both in vivo and in vitro models.

Phytochemical Investigation and Biological activity evaluation of rhizomes of Alpinia galanga

2010-01-01 Sravani Singirikonda

2010-2011 . This project aimed to isolate and investigation of Phytochemical and Biological activity evaluation of rhizomes of Alpinia galangal, the phytoconstituents were isolated and characterised and subjected for cytotoxic activity by in vitro methods.

Pharmacognostical, Preliminary phytochemical, Anti- oxidant and anti-cancer activity of Vateria indica Linn and Anisochilus carnosus Wall

2011-01-01 Nilesh Gupta

2011-2012. This project describes the Pharmacognostical , Preliminary phytochemical , Anti- oxidant and Anticancer activity of Vateria indica Linn and Anisochilus carnosus Wall, using invitro and in vivo methods

Pharmacognostical, Preliminary phytochemical, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activity of Terminalia tomentosa

2012-01-01 Meenakkshi Sharma

2012-2013 . This project aimed to carry out the Pharmacognostical, Preliminary phytochemical, Anti- oxidant and Anticancer activity of Terminalia tomentosa bark, the bark is commonly known as crocodile bark rich in polyphenol components, the anticancer activity was carried by in vivo methods using Ehrlisch ascites carcinoma treated mice

Phytochemical Investigation and Biological evaluation of the fruits of Schisandra grandiflora

2012-01-01 K Hima Bindu

2012-2013 .These projects aimed to isolate novel phytoconstituents of the therapeutic significance from the fruits of Schisandra grandiflora, several compounds were isolated and characterised for their structural identity, in the process some new compounds were identified from this fruits.