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Clara Fernandes

Dr. Clara Bernard Fernandes

Assistant Professor

B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Ph.D

Specialization

Pharmaceutics

Email Id

Clara.Fernandes@nmims.edu

Phone No.

022-42332010 (Extn- 2033)

Experience

5 years (Industry-1 year, Academics-4 years)

Interest Areas

  • Lipid based nanocarriers 
  • Cosmeceuticals 
  • Exploring indigenous herbs for tissue engineering, biodegradable devices
  • Modification of lipid/polymeric based excipients 
  • Co-crystals, Nanodots 
  • Scaleable technologies 
  • Gut nanotoxicology

Research

  • Publications – 6 (International-6)
  • Book Chapters - 1 
  • Patents - 3 (Filed), Provisional (1)
  • Presentations- 30 (International-11, National-19) 
  • Funded projects –1

Ongoing-
As Principal Investigator: Pharmacodynamic evaluation of in-situ intraarticular gel of solubilized curcumin for rheumatoid arthritis, NMIMS University Seed Grant, 2015.

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended - 24

Academic activities

She has guided 16 M. Pharm. students for their research projects.

Awards

  • Awarded second prize for poster entitled ‘Fabrication and Characterization of Camellia sinensis based wound dressing’ co-authored by Zubin Shah, Divya Suares at One day symposium and Poster Competition on Exploring the opportunities & Challenges in Drug Delivery Technology & its Pharmacokinetics organized by Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, India, 2016. 
  • Awarded First Prize “Dr. S.M. Karandikar award’ for poster entitled ‘Impact of drug loading on the anti-Parkinsonism effects of lipid formulation of curcumin’ at the South Asian Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacology: 6th International Conference on “Innovation in 21st Century: Clinical Pharmacology in Current and Future environment , Mumbai, India, 2013. 
  • Conferred travel award by Department of Science and Technology to attend 2012 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Chicago, USA, October 13‐18 for poster presentation on ‘Novel Surfactant Free Solubilized Curcumin Loaded Oily Formulation for Oral Administration’. 
  • Conferred travel award by CICS to attend Colloids and Nanomedicine 2012, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 15‐17 for poster presentation on ‘Evaluation of Saturated Self Microemulsifying Drug Delivery System of Curcumin’.
  • Conferred travel award by Abitec Inc. to attend Colloids and Nanomedicine 2012, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 15‐17 for poster presentation on ‘Evaluation of Saturated Self Microemulsifying Drug Delivery System of Curcumin’. 
  • Conferred travel award by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to attend 10th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids (ISSF 2012), in San Francisco, USA, May 13‐16 for oral presentation on ‘Fabrication of Lipid Nanocarriers of Levodopa using Supercritical Fluid Technology’. 
  • Conferred Shri Abhyankar travel award by the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) to attend 10th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids (ISSF 2012), July 15‐17 for oral presentation on ‘Fabrication of Lipid Nanocarriers of Levodopa using Supercritical Fluid Technology’. 
  • Conferred travel award from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) to attend 2010 FIP PSWC/AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 14‐18 for poster presentation on ‘Benzoyl Peroxide Loaded Solid Lipid Micro/Nanoparticles using Rapid Expansion of Supercritical Solutions into Liquid Solvents (ReSOLV) Technique’.
  • Selected amongst top 20 teams across India to participate in training program and present a novel concept entitled “Trojan horse drug delivery: Exploiting the survival tactics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis” at BEST ABLE 2012 (Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Teams) sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and organized by Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises, ABLE – India, Bangalore, India, 2012. 
  • Awarded UGC Fellowship for doctoral studies 2006-2011. 
  • Awarded UGC Fellowship for post graduate studies 2003-2005. 
  • Qualified GATE-2003 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering); Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai, India; All India Rank 75.
  • Awarded Prof. M. I. Khorana Memorial Fund Committee Prize for securing second position in Final Year. B. Pharm. 
  • Awarded Silver medal for securing Second rank in Final Year. B. Pharm. 
  • Awarded Bronze medal for securing Third rank in Third Year. B. Pharm. 
  • Awarded Gold medal for securing First rank in Second Year. B. Pharm. 
  • Awarded Silver medal for securing Second rank in First Year. B. Pharm.

Research & Publications

  • C Fernandes, S Mandawgade, V Patravale. Solid lipid nanoparticles of etoposide using solvent emulsification diffusion technique for parenteral administration. International Journal of Pharma Bioscience and Technology 2013, 1(1):27-33. 
  • PA Patel#, CB Fernandes#, AS Pol, VB Patravale. Oral Amphotericin B: Challenges and Avenues. International Journal of Pharma Bioscience and Technology 2013, 1(1):1-9. #Equal contribution. 
  • D Gugulothu, CB Fernandes, VB Patravale. A versatile high performance liquid chromatography method for simultaneous determination of three curcuminoids in pharmaceutical dosage forms. Pharmaceutical Analytical Acta 2012, 3:156. Doi:10.4172/2153-2435.1000156. 
  • S Shinde, CB Fernandes, VB Patravale. Recent trends in in-vitro nanodiagnostics for detection of pathogens, Journal of Controlled Release Journal of Controlled Release 2012, 159:164-180.
  • J Jain, CB Fernandes, VB Patravale. Formulation development of parenteral phospholipid based microemulsion of etoposide. AAPS PharmaSciTech 2010, 11(2):826-831. 
  • CB Fernandes, U Soni and V Patravale. Nano-interventions for neurodegenerative disorders, Pharmacological Research 2010, 62(2):166-178. 
  • CB Fernandes, PS Prabhu, D Guggulothu, VB Patravale. Lipid nanocarriers for topical anticancer therapy: An update. In: Lipid Nanocarriers in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy, iSmithers Rapra Publishing, 2011, Ch.15, pp. 461-486.

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