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Dr. Khushwant S. Yadav

Dr. Khushwant S. Yadav

Associate Professor


M. Pharm., Ph.D., Postdoc (USA), FIC

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022-42332000 (Extn-2022)

Experience :18 Years (Industry- 02 Years, Academics-16 Years)

Dr. Khushwant Yadav has an experience of more than 18 years in both Industry and Academics. He has been a Research Scientist in Claris Lifesciences, Ahmedabad and Alembic Ltd., Vadodoara. Dr. Yadav has completing AICTE-RPS project as Principal Investigator with a grant of Rupees 18 Lakhs. He has done collaborative research with National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), ICMR Lab, Mumbai; Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), DRDO Lab, Delhi. His publications have been listed in 25 Hottest Articles by Elsevier, Most-Read Article by Parenteral Drug Association, USA, Most Viewed Article (Top 10) by AAPS, USA. He is recipient of Fellow of Institute of Chemists (India).

Interest areas:

Nanomedicine, Drug delivery, Formulation Development for Anticancer drugs, Novel Delivery Systems for Glaucoma, Neurodegenerative diseases, Microparticles, Polymer based kinetics


  • Publications – Total number 51 (International- 50 , National-01)
  • Books- 01
  • Book Chapters- 11
  • Patents- -
  • Presentations- Total number 20 (International- 05, National-15 )
  • Government funded projects – Total number 01 Completed

Title of the Project: Formulation development and evaluation of hydrogel based formulations for anticancer drugs.

Funding agency: AICTE, New Delhi

Amount: 18 Lakhs

Ongoing Industrial Project: (Till June, 2021)

SciTech Centre, Mumbai/ACG Capsules Academia-Industry Collaborative Project Scheme. Formulation development of Liquid fill formulation in Hard Shell Capsules.

Fund: Rs. 3, 98,000/-

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended- 31

Academic activities

He has guided 35 no. of M.Pharm. students for their research projects.

01 candidate is awarded PhD under his supervision and one is ongoing.


1.Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 2015

2.Young Achiever Award2015, by APP TelanganaState Branch -3rd Indo-US Conference, Hyderabad-26th September, 2015.

3.Editorial Board Member- DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Springer, Thomson Impact factor of 1.654), Since 2015.

4. Associate Editorial Board Member:Drug Delivery Letters (Bentham)

5. Associate Editorial Board Member:Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia (Bentham)

6.Elected as Fellow of Institution of Chemists (India) FIC, 2014

7.Young Scientist Award 2014, by Rajeev Gandhi Group of Institutions, for outstanding contribution in the area of "Developing Nanomedicines for Anticancer Drugsduring the 1st Annual Entrepreneurial Research Symposium on Healthcare 6th& 7th Sept, 2014.
8. Best Poster Award (3rd Prize) by Controlled Release Society- USA (IC), Feb 2012

Professional Memberships

i.Indian Pharmaceutical Association

ii.Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association

iii.MSU Pharmacy Alumni


v.Controlled Release Society-Indian Chapter

Recent Publications (Last 3 Years)

1.Bala Prabhakar, Rishi Kumar Singh, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacting Diagnosis of Glaucoma and Understanding the Regulatory aspects of AI-based software as medical device."Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 2021; 87: 101818.

2.Vignesh Mohan and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "Potentiality of Q3 characterization of nanosystem: Surrogate data for obtaining a biowaiver."Drug Development Research(2020).

3.Archana Upadhya, Khushwant S. Yadav and Ambikanandan Misra. "Targeted drug therapy in non-small cell lung cancer: Clinical significance and possible solutions-Part I."Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery(2020): 1-30.

4.Khushwant S. Yadav, Archana Upadhya, and Ambikanandan Misra. "Targeted drug therapy in nonsmall cell lung cancer: clinical significance and possible solutions-part II (role of nanocarriers)."Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery(2020): 1-16.

5.Khushwant S. Yadav* and Ketaki Kale. "High pressure homogenizer in pharmaceuticals: understanding its critical processing parameters and applications."Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 2020; 15: 690–701

6.Prashant S. Kharkar, Govind Soni, V. Rathod, S. Shetty, M. K. Gupta, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "An outlook on procedures of conjugating folate to (co) polymers and drugs for effective cancer targeting." Drug Development Research, 2020; 81: 823-836

7.Khushwant S. Yadav, Sushmita Sharma, and Vaishali Y. Londhe. Bio-tactics for neuroprotection of retinal ganglion cells in the treatment of glaucoma.Life Sciences, 2020;243: 117303.

8.Prabhuti Nirale, Ankita Paul, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Nanoemulsions for targeting the neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Prion's.Life Sciences, 2020; 245: 117394.

9.Ritu Jain, Saritha Shetty, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Unfolding the electrospinning potential of biopolymers for preparation of nanofibers.Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 2020: 101604.

10.Govind Soni, Khushwant S. Yadav*, and M. K. Gupta. QbD based approach for formulation development of spray dried microparticles of erlotinib hydrochloride for sustained release.Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology(2020): 101684.

11.Ankita Paul, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Parkinson's disease: Current drug therapy and unraveling the prospects of nanoparticles.Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology,2020: 101790.

12.Govind Soni, Ketaki Kale, Saritha Shetty, M. K. Gupta, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Quality by design (QbD) approach in processing polymeric nanoparticles loading anticancer drugs by high pressure homogenizer.Heliyon, 2020; 6 (4): e03846. (Cell Press)

13.Pallavi Gupta, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Applications of microneedles in delivering drugs for various ocular diseases.Life sciences, 2019; 237: 116907.

14.Biyani R., and K. S. Yadav*. Development and Validation of UV-Spectrophotometric Method for Estimation of Irbesartan by the Hydrotrophy Technique.Journal of Applied Spectroscopy, 2019;86.5: 934-941.

15.Nidhi Korgaonkar, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. Understanding the biology and advent of physics of cancer with perspicacity in current treatment therapy.Life sciences, 2019;239: 117060.

16.Khushwant S. Yadav, Sonali Kapse-Mistry, G.J.Peters and Y.C.Mayur. E-drug delivery: a futuristic approach. Drug Discovery Today, 2019; 24: 1023-1030.


17. Khushwant S. Yadav*and Sushmita Sharma. Implantable drainage devices in glaucoma: Quo vadis?European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences,2019; 237:1-7.


18. Khushwant S. Yadav*, Rahul Rajpurohit, and Sushmita Sharma. Glaucoma: Current treatment and impact of advanced drug delivery systems. Life sciences, 2019: 221: 362-376.


19. Govind Soni, Khushwant S. Yadav*, and M. K. Gupta. Design of Experiments (DoE) Approach to Optimize the Sustained Release Microparticles of Gefitinib.Current drug delivery, 2019; 201: 16 (4): 364 - 374


20.Anil M. Pethe and Khushwant S. Yadav*. 2019. Polymers, responsiveness and cancer therapy.Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology,2019; 47(1): 395-405.

Read more


1.Khushwant S. Yadav, Garima Joshi, Rajiv Saxena and Satinder Kaur, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Nirali Prakashan (Jan, 2021). ISBN: 9789390506958


1.Khushwant S. Yadav* and Bala Prabhakar. "Nanogels in Medicine." Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine: Polymeric Nanomaterials (2020): 445. Edited by Dr. V. P. Torchilin, CRC Press

2.GSN Koteswara Rao, Mallesh Kurakula, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "Application of Electrospun Materials in Gene Delivery." In Electrospun Materials and Their Allied Applications (2020): 265-306. (Wiley)

3.Mallesh N. Kurakula, Raghavendra Naveen, and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "Formulations for Polymer Coatings." Polymers Coatings: Technology and Applications (2020): 415. (Wiley)

4.Khushwant S. Yadav, Dinesh K. Mishra, Ashwini Deshpande, and Anil M. Pethe. "Levels of Drug Targeting." InBasic Fundamentals of Drug Delivery, pp. 269-305. Academic Press, 2019.

5. Mishra, D.K., Khushwant S. Yadav*, Prabhakar, B. and Gaud, R.S., 2018. Nanocomposite for cancer targeted drug delivery. InApplications of Nanocomposite Materials in Drug Delivery(pp. 323-337). Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier.

6.Govind Soni and Khushwant S. Yadav*. "Communication of Drug Loaded Nanogels with Cancer Cell Receptors for Targeted Delivery." InModeling, Methodologies and Tools for Molecular and Nano-scale Communications, pp. 503-515. Springer International Publishing, 2017. Edited by Dr. Junichi Suzuki(University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA)

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