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Dr. Divya Suares

Dr. Divya Suares

Assistant Professor

Areas of Specialisation

M. Pharm., Ph.D.

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Phone No.

+91-022-42332000 (Extn-2025)

Experience                 : 12  years

She has substantial academic experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students for various pharmaceutics related subjects. Earlier to working with SPPSPTM, she worked as a lecturer at NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mangalore.

Interest areas:

Lipid based drug delivery systems



Wound healing


  • Publications –12 (International- 06, National-06)
  • Book Chapters –07
  • Presentations –10 (International-02, National- 08)
  • International funded projects – 01
  • Completed: As Co-investigator (Project title: Nutritional Supplement enriched water purifier. Funding for this work is provided by Grand Challenges Canada, CAD 99532)

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended –35

Academic activities

She has guided 36 M.Pharm. Students for their industrial and academic research projects.


  • Received Best Paper Award (second position) in the oral session at Golden Jubilee Concluding Celebrations & Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society (IPSCON - 2017) for research paper entitled ‘Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic studies of developed intranasal formulation of Mirtazapine’ held at SVKM’s NMIMS, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai, February 15-17, 2018.
  • Received Teaching Excellence Award 2016-17 from SPPSPTM, SVKM’s NMIMS, Mumbai during Convocation 2017, July 29, 2017.
  • Received Second prize at One day National Seminar on ‘Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges in Drug Delivery Technology and its Pharmacokinetics’ for poster presentation of research paper entitled ‘Fabrication and characterization of Camellia sinensis based wound dressing films for low suppurating wounds’ held at Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Pharmacy, Chembur (E), Mumbai, February 13, 2016.
  • 2014 AMGEN Travelship winner of $1750.00 for presenting research work entitled 'Development and Characterization of Liquid and Solid SMEDDs of Rosuvastatin' at 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Recipient of Travel grant of Rs. 25,000/- from Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS) to attend 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA, November 2-6, 2014.
  • Received Best Oral Presentation Award for research paper entitled ‘Formulation and evaluation of solid microemulsion system of ezetimibe’ in the 65th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress-2013 held at Amity University, New Delhi.
  • She was honored with ‘Shree Harsha Memorial Gold Medal’ for the year 2006-07 by NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mangalore.
  • She secured First rank in M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.
  • She secured Sixth rank in second year B.Pharm from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), Life member
  • Registered Pharmacist under Karnataka State Pharmacy Council, Bangalore

Recent Publications

  • Clara Fernandes, Priyanka Prabhu, Kapil Juvale, Divya Suares and Mayur YC. Cancer cell fusion: a potential target to tackle drug-resistant and metastatic cancer cells, Drug Discovery Today, 2019, 24(9):1836-1844. doi: 10.1016/j.drudis.2019.05.024
  • Zubin Shah, Clara Fernandes and Divya Suares. Investigation of effect of anti-angiogenic green tea extract on the mechanical, physical and wound healing property of 2D wheat starch-sodium alginate biocomposite film, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 2019, 52:255-262. doi: 10.1016/j.jddst.2019.04.022
  • Clara Fernandes, Divya Suares and Mayur C. Yergeri. Tumor Microenvironment Targeted Nanotherapy, Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2018, 9: Article 1230. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.01230
  • Karthika Pidaparthi, Divya Suares. Comparison of nanoemulsion and aqueous micelle systems of Paliperidone for intranasal delivery. AAPS PharmSciTech 2016. doi:10.1208/s12249-016-0640-x
  • Divya Suares, Bala Prabhakar. Cuboidal Lipid Polymer nanoparticles of Rosuvastatin for oral delivery. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 2017, 43(2):213-224. doi:10.1080/03639045.2016.1232726
  • Pratap Chandra Acharya, Ruqaiya Vasi, Divya Suares. FTIR assay method for UV inactive drug Carisoprodol and identification of degradants by RP-HPLC and ESI-MS. Journal of Chromatography B, 2016, 1029:16-21. doi:10.1016/j.jchromb.2016.06.041
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