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Scientific Committee Members

     Professor Padma V. Devarajan
    Head and Professor in Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemical     Technology, Mumbai, India
Dr (Ms) Padma V. Devarajan has over twenty five years of experience in teaching and research ande has supervised over 75 students for the Masters and PhD degree. Her research interests include Nanocarriers for targeted delivery in cancer and infectious diseases, Bioenhancement strategies, and Mucosal DDS as alternative to parenteral administration. She has various presentations and publications in national/international conferences/cited journals and five book chapters in the area of drug delivery. She has filed over twenty patents international/ national and has eight patents granted and four patents licensed.
She was Board Member and Chair of the Young Scientist Mentor Protégé Committee of the Controlled Release Society Inc.,USA and is currently a Member on the Board of Scientific Advisors of the Controlled Release Society Inc., USA. She ex Secretary and Patron Member of the Controlled Release Society Indian Chapter and Member of the Advisory Committee of the Drug Information Association, India.

      Dr. Mrs. M. Nagarsenkar
    Professor & HOD, Dept. of Pharmaceutics, Bombay College of Pharmacy. , Mumbai.
Dr. (Mrs.) Mangal Nagarsenker is Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, India. Prof. Nagarsenker has more than 25 years of research experience in the field of novel drug delivery systems. She has successfully guided 35 M.Pharm and 20 Ph.D students. She has several publications in the field of novel drug delivery and nanotechnology . Her research work is supported by various funding agencies of Government of India and also by pharmaceutical Industry. 

Prof. Nagarsenker’s research interests are 1) polymeric and lipid nanocarriers for improved drug delivery, 2) Drug nanocrystals for improved oral and topical delivery, 3) pulmonary drug delivery and 4) synthesis of novel ligands for targeted drug delivery.

     Dr. (Mrs.) Abha Doshi
   Principal, MET Institute of Pharmacy. Bandra(w), Mumbai

Dr. Abha Doshi
has completed her B. Pharm. and M.Pharm. from Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar (M.P.) and Ph.D. from C.U Shah college of Pharmacy, S.N.D.T. Women's University.

She has presented research papers in various international and national conferences. She also has many publications in international and national journals. Dr.Abha is presently guiding many M.Pharm. studends in their research work.

     Dr. (Mrs.) Mala Menon
   Professor-Dept of Pharmaceutics, Bombay College of Pharmacy. , Mumbai.

Dr (Mrs) Mala D.Menon is the Professor of Pharmaceutics, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai She joined BCP way back in 1987 after working with pharma Industry for 2 years.

Her research areas are delivery systems, Nasal & Pulmonary Drug Delivery systems, Probiotics, Novel vaccine delivery approaches, Enzyme delivery systems, Dissolution rate test evaluations.

She had handled many research projects from Govt.- from AICTE, UGC, BRNS, Mumbai University ; and Industry sponsored from Yash Pharma, US Vitamins, Mother Dairy, Hansen Probiotics, Glenmark, Famy Health Care, Abbott India, Getz Pharma .

     Dr. Krishnapriya Mohanraj
    Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis at Bombay College of Pharmacy
Prof. Krishnapriya Mohanraj is Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, at Bombay College of Pharmacy
She completed her M Pharm and PhD (Tech) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai.
She was selected for the UKIERI Indo UK Staff Exchange Program at Kingston University by the British Council (2011-12 award).
Her expertise includes Computer aided drug design, synthesis and pharmacological evaluation, Enzymatic resolution, Bioassay guided fractionation of herbal extracts, Chiral chromatography, Bioanalysis, In vitro analysis, LC-MS/MS studies, Structural Elucidation, Impurity profiling and development of stability indicating methods.
She has undertaken many research projects and industrial collaborations.

     Dr Vinay G Nayak
    Executive Director - Marksans Pharma Ltd, Mumbai
Dr Vinay G Nayak has more than 30 years of experience having worked with four reputed pharmaceutical organizations. He has been responsible for building and leading professional teams of various technical functions to facilitate organizations to grow in strength in the domestic and international markets. He has been setting industry standards in Quality control, Quality Assurance and R&D / RA systems. He has published 100 research papers on pharmaceutical analytical chemistry and has four patents on product development.
Dr V. G Nayak has many laurels and awards to his credit. He is a member of Advisory Board of USP and was Chairman, Technical and Regulatory Committee of IDMA (Indian Drugs Manufacturer’s Association). He is founder member of APA – Association of Pharmaceutical Analysts. He is a senior scientific member of the Indian Pharmacopoeia. He is Government of India nominee for preparation of various guidelines, including guidelines on Bioequivalence, GMP Schedule M, Drug Master File and Product Registration and Laboratory Accreditation. He has been conferred a citation as international member AOAC 2000. He was the winner of Excellence award IDMA “Eminent Pharmaceutical Analyst” Award Sept 2002. He is associated with the International Pharmacopoeia (WHO) for Anti Retroviral drugs monograph development and is the Chairman of “IFFPRESS”, a charitable organization making and providing Indian Pharmacopoeia reference standards. He is a life member of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association and has been associated with various programs and seminars as a key organizer and speaker.



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