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Dr. Kavita H. Singh

Dr. Kavita H. Singh

Assistant Professor


Specialization

Pharmaceutics
M.Pharm., Ph.D. (Tech.) , PGDPL

Email Id

kavita.singh@nmims.edu

 

 

Phone : 022-42332000 (Extn- 2092)/ 9833084398.

Experience :9 years (Industry: 2 years, Academics: 7 years)

She has 2 years’ work experience in industries like Pfizer India Pvt. Ltd. and Ipca Labs Pvt. Ltd as Research Associate. She has worked as Senior Research Fellow for research project sponsored by Relmada Therapeutics, USA during doctoral research.

 

Interest areas:

Expertise in development of various formulations viz. Polymeric and lipid based Nano carriers, Novel ophthalmic drug delivery systems, Osmotic drug delivery systems, Colon targeted and extended release matrix based oral solid dosage forms, anti-aging interventions, Pharmacokinetic studies etc. She carries keen interest in exploring novel anti-aging modalities and is engaged in multiple industrial projects in this arena.

Research

· Publications – 16 (International- 12, National- 04 )

· Book Chapters- 03

· Patents- 3 ( 01 granted, 02Filed)

· Presentations- 22 (International- 06, National- 16 )

· Government funded projects – 02

oOngoing (02)

oReceived Research grant of 29.29 Lacs under the scheme, Core Research Grant of Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India for the project entitled "Development of Novel formulation for minimally invasive or non-invasive ocular delivery of Anti-VEGF macromolecule for retinoblastoma” from March 2021-2024.

oReceived Research grant of 42.03 Lacs under the scheme, Early Career Research Award of Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India for the project entitled "Development and assessment of novel formulations containing therapeutic proteins and siRNA for treatment of Diabetic retinopathy” from March 2018-2021.

    • Polymeric Nanoparticulate systems have been developed for an antiglaucoma agent to prolong the release of drug to the Ocular Membrane funded by University of Mumbai. (Rs. 22,000) from July 2007-June 2008.

· Industry projects

    • Evaluation of anti-aging potential of novel Elixir formulation; funded by Nugenics Research Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India. (Approx. Rs. 10 lacs) from Jan 2021 to Dec 2021.
    • Development of novel Anti-aging modalities; funded by Nugenics Research Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India. (Approx. Rs. 25 lacs) from Nov 2017 to Dec 2020.
    • In-vivo Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of lipidic Formulations; funded by Gattefosse India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India. (Approx. Rs. 4.72 lacs) from Oct 2019 to Sep 2020.
    • Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Curcumin Formulation with Gelucire 48/16; funded by Gattefosse India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India. (Approx. Rs. 5 lacs) from Feb 218 to Aug 2018.
    • "iDisso setup and visual monitoring studies” & "Statistical Assessment of Drug Release Profiles and Analysis of Dissolution Aliquots Subjected to Varied Dilution and Mixing Efficiency” for ELECTROLAB, Mumbai.
    • "Evaluation of Dermatological Products: Ex-vivo diffusion and permeation studies through human cadaver skin”, for CLAIMS Pvt Ltd, Mumbai.
    • "Herbal formulation development” for Vedic Life Sciences, Mumbai.

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended- More than 25

Academic activities

She has guided 10. M.Pharm. students for their research projects.

He/she has 03 Ph.D. candidates registered under her supervision working on Government and Industry funded research projects.

  • Dr. Kavita Singh is appointed as Technical Expert for E-content and video development for Units of Physical Pharmacy under National mission on education through information and communication (NMEICT), Consortium for Educational Communication, UGC MHRD PROJECT by Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) as per the guidelines framed by UGC, Consortium for Educational Communication.
  • Appointed as External referee for conducting Viva-Voce examinations of M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics) students from University of Mumbai.

Awards

  • Received international travel support of Rs. 2 lacs to present research work entitled - Development and Evaluation of Hydrogel Based Contact Lens of Ganciclovir for Treatment of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis, at 2017 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, held in San Diego, USA from 12-11-2017 to 15-11-2017.
  • Received 3rd prize for oral presentation on project entitled "Formulation and development of gabapentin–loaded lipid nanoparticle gel” in a conference on Novel Formulation Strategies, held on 12-13 April 2018 at Ramada Powai Hotel and Convention Centre, Mumbai, India.
  • Received Early Career Research Award of Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India Research grant of approx.. Rs. 41 Lakhs, for the project entitled "Development and assessment of novel formulations containing therapeutic proteins and siRNA for treatment of Diabetic retinopathy.”
  • Obtained 4th rank in P.G. Diploma in Patent Law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India in May 2017 with A+ grade.
  • First Prizefor poster presentation entitled"Investigation of In-vitro In vivo releaseprofiles of Buprenorphine HCl loaded nanoparticles for colon targeting” at DISSO INDIA 2013, International Annual Symposium organized by Society of Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science at Mumbai, India.
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowshipfor the doctoral research byCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India in April 2012.
  • Ratan Tata scholarship, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Fort, Mumbai for the Year 2001-2002.

Professional Memberships

  • Life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association
  • Life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India

Recent Publications

      1.Shibani Supe, Archana Upadhya and Kavita Singh. Role of small interfering RNA (siRNA) in targeting ocular neovascularization: A review. Experimental Eye                           Research. 2021 January; 202; 108329.

  1. Ujwala Shinde, Prajakta Joshi, Divya Jain & Kavita Singh. Preparation and Evaluation of N-Trimethyl Chitosan Nanoparticles of Flurbiprofen for Ocular Delivery. Current Eye Research. 2019 May; 44(5):575-582.
  2. Ujwala Shinde, Sheela Modani and Kavita Singh. Design and Development of Repaglinide Microemulsion Gel for Transdermal Delivery. AAPS PharmSciTech. 2018 Jan; 19(1):315-325.
  3. Kavita Singh *, Amrita Bajaj, Aditya Marfatia, Manish Gupta, Agnivesh Shrivastava. Study of drug release profiles obtained by auto-dilution and auto-mixing of dissolution aliquots of Naproxen Sodium tablets IP: A Statistical Evaluation. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics. Oct-Dec 2016 suppl / 179.
  4. Anjali Kudtarkar, Ujwala Shinde, Gopal Bharkad and Kavita Singh. Solid lipid nanoparticles of albendazole for treatment of toxocara canis infection: in-vivo efficacy studies. Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia, 2016; 6(3):1-12.

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