Dr Usha Y Nayak

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmaceutics

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Usha Y Nayak is an Associate Professor.

    She is 

    • Teaching BPharm, DPharm, MPharm students
    • Serving as member of 'Publicity and Website Council', and  'Disciplinary Council' Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
    • Guiding MPharm and  PhD students
    • Guides PG student projects of MCODS (Manipal College of Dental Sciences), Manipal
    • Principal Investigator for the research projects funded by government and private funding agencies (AICTE-New Delhi; DBT-New Delhi; VGST-Karnataka, India; LifeScient- USA; SERB-New Delhi) 
    • Serving as mentor for MAHE Student Research Forum
    • Reviewer and coordinator for MAHE PhD protocol approval commitee

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Pharmaceutics-I (Theory) PCE-BP103T BPharm Sem-I
Pharmaceutics-I (Practical) PCE-BP109T BPharm Sem-I
Pharmaceutics-I 1.1 First year DPharm
Pharmaceutics-I Lab 1.1 First year DPharm
Novel Drug Delivery Systems PCE-MIP103T MPharm Industrial Pharmacy Sem I
Industrial Pharmacy Practical I PCE- MPH105P MPharm Industrial Pharmacy Sem-I
Pharmaceutical Production Technology PCE-MIP203T MPharm Industrial Pharmacy Sem II
Industrial Pharmacy Practical II PCE-MIP205P MPharm Industrial Pharmacy Sem-II
Computer Aided Drug Delivery Systems PCE-MPH203T MPharm Pharmaceutics Sem-II

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2010
MPharm Pharmaceutics Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2006

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
MCOPS, Manipal Associate Professor Teaching, Research and Documentation 2015
MCOPS, Manipal Assistant Professor - Senior Scale Teaching, Research and Documentation 2013
MCOPS, Manipal Assistant Professor Teaching, Research and Documentation 2013
MCOPS, Manipal Lecturer Teaching, Research and Documentation 2010

Development and evaluation of lipid based delivery systems for lymphatic targeting

Funded by DBT under Bio-CARe scheme [No.BT/Bio-CARe/03/9943/2013-14], New Delhi - Completed

Development of liposomes for brain targeting of antipsychotic drug

Funded by AICTE under CAYT scheme [11-34/RIFD/CAYT/POL-1/2014-15 ], New Delhi - Completed

Development of Implantable dosage forms

Funded by Life Scient Inc, USA - Ongoing

Formulation optimization of novel anti-HIV Nanosuspension formulation

Funded by Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India [KSTePS/VGST-RGS/F/GRD No.706/2017-18] - Ongoing

Development of transdermal formulations for breast cancer treatment

Funded by Science and Engineering Research Board( SERB), New Delhi, India [EMR/2016/007006] - Ongoing

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Novel Drug Delivery and Bioavailability Enhancement

Area of Expertise

Nanopharmaceuticals - Nanocomposites, Nanocubogels, liposomes, solid lipid nanoparticles, Nano structured lipid carriers, Mesoporous silica nanoparticles; Bioavailability Enhancement - Nanoemulsions, Nanocrystals, Nanosuspension; Oral controlled delivery (Chronotherapy); PLGA and PLA Microspheres

Area of Research

Controlled Drug Delivery

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Funded Projects:
 
  • Principal Investigator for the research projects funded by government and private funding agencies (AICTE-New Delhi; DBT-New Delhi; VGST-Karnataka, India; LifeScient- USA; SERB-New Delhi) 
  1. Development of transdermal formulations for cancer treatment, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi, India [EMR/2016/007006] - Ongoing
  2. Formulation optimization of novel anti-HIV Nanosuspension formulation, Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India [KSTePS/VGST-RGS/F/GRD No.706/2017-18] - Ongoing
  3. Development of Implantable dosage forms, Life Scient Inc, USA - Ongoing
  4. Development of liposomes for brain targeting of antipsychotic drug, Career Award for young teachers Career Award for Young scientist (CAYT), All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, India - Completed
  5. Development and evaluation of lipid based delivery systems for lymphatic targeting, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India -Completed

Collaborations:

 

  • National collaboration is with Prof. Ashok M Raichur, Dept. of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and Prof. Purnima D Amin, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • International collaboration with Prof. Sanjay Garg, University of South Australia, Adelaide for the MPharm and PhD research.

 

Achievements:
 
  • Received Travel Grants from ICMR, New Delhi; Centre for International Co-operation in Science CICS, Chennai and DBT, New Delhi for attending World Conference on Pharmacology at Brisbane, Australia held from 20th to 22nd July 2015.
  • Awarded “First Prize in poster presentation” entitled Chronotherapeutic Drug Delivery in the Management of Hypertension, 3rd International Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Research Meet-Manipal Chapter-2015, Manipal University, Manipal. 10-11 January, 2015.
  • Awarded “First Prize in poster presentation” entitled, Nanotechnology in Anti-HIV Therapy, A poster competition for “AIDS FREE INDIA-HYPE or HOPE” event organized by community development committee, Manipal University Association of Pharmacy Students in Collaboration with ISPOR, MUSC, held on 30th November, 2014 (World Aids Day).
  • Awarded “First Prize in poster presentation” for the paper entitled ‘Development and evaluation of Risperidone liposomes for brain targeting’ in the TEQIP II and DBT sponsored International Conference on the Innovations and Future Research Dimensions on Nanobio Pharmaceutical Technology held at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology (Centre for Excellance in Nanobio Translational Research), Anna University, BIT Campus, Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu, India during 7-8th October, 2014.
  • Awarded “Second Prize in poster presentation” at International Humboldt Kolleg on ‘Bench to Bedside Translational Research’ Potential Benefits of Interdisciplinary Collaboration, 15-17 Nov 2013, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal for poster presentation entitled ‘Gastro Retentive Pulsatile Release Lercanidipine HCl Formulations: Development, evaluation, in Vivo Buoyancy and Pharmacokinetic Study”
  • Awarded ‘Annual Best Research Paper Award 2010 in Pharmaceutical Sciences of Manipal University’ instituted by Dr. N. Udupa, Principal, MCOPS, Manipal.
  • Awarded Dr. T. M. A. Pai Gold Medal for the Best Out – going B. Pharm student of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal for the year 2002-03.

Current memberships in professional societies and chapters:

  • Registered Pharmacist, Karnataka State Pharmacy Council, Bangalore.
  • Life member of Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India (APTI).
  • Life member of Association of Community Pharmacist of India.
  • Life member of Association of Hospital Pharmacist of India.

Formulation, characterization and in vivo evaluation of self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system for oral delivery of valsartan

Usha Y Nayak Maulick Chopra Koteshwara KB Aravind Kumar G M Sreenivasa Reddy

Current Nanoscience, 10, 263-270 (2014).

Nanomedicine of anastrazole for breast cnacer: Physicochemical evaluation, in vitro cytoxicity on BT-549 and MCF-7 cell lines and preclinical study on rat model

Gopal V Shavi Usha Y Nayak Naseer M Udupa N Sreenivasa Reddy M

Life Sciences. 141: 143-155 (2015).

Preparation, Characterization and Pharmacokinetic Study of Nelfinavir Nanocrystals for Oral Bioavailability Enhancement

Usha Y Nayak Naga Naresh D Musmade P Mutalik S Nayak Y

Current Nanoscience, 11, 379-387 (2015).

PEGylated liposomes of anastrozole for long-term treatment of breast cancer: in vitro and in vivo evaluation

Gopal Venkatesh Shavi Meka Sreenivasa Reddy Ramesh Raghavendra Averineni Ranjith Kumar Praful Balavant Deshpande Nayanabhirama Udupa

J Liposome Res. 2016, 26(1): 28–46.

Timed-release compression-coated tablet composition for chronotherapy of hypertension

Granted an Indian Patent (Patent No.:286353)

Formulation and Evaluation of Immediate Release Tablets of Nsaids

Kontham Sainath Reddy

PG Project (2014)

Formulation Development and Evaluation of Risperidone Liposomes for Brain Targeting Through Intranasal Route

Mohan Singh

PG Project (2014)

Development and Evaluation of Solid Lipid Nanoparticles of Ritonavir For Lymphatic Targeting Through Oral Route

Swapnil Kumar

PG Project (2015)

Formulation and Evaluation of Chronomodulated Bilayer Tablets of Montelukast Sodium and Fexofenadine HCl

Anuj Narang

PG Project (2015)

Product Development of Azithromycin for Injection by Lyophilization Technique

Aakaram Mahesh Kumar

PG Project (2015)

Formulation And Evaluation of Nanoparticles To Treat Breast Cancer

Bisakha Roy

PG project (2016)

Formulation Development Of Ritonavir Proliposomes For Lymphatic Targeting

Vasif Ahammed S K

PG project (2016)

Development of MSNs for colon cancer

Reema Narayan

PhD project (2016)