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Dr. Priyanka Suresh Prabhu

Dr. Priyanka Suresh Prabhu

Assistant Professor


M. Pharm., PhD.

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022-42332000 (Extn- 2029)

Experience : 4 years (Academics)  

Completed B. Pharm from Bombay College of Pharmacy and M. Pharm and Ph. D from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. GATE, 2008 (All India Level): Qualified with Percentile 97.87, GATE Score: 481 and All India Rank 574. Worked on lipid nanocarriers for malaria therapy and exploring lipidic nanocarriers as vaccine adjuvants in Ph.D. Taught Pharmaceutical Technology III, Drug Delivery Systems, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Physical Pharmaceutics-I at UG level. Taught Hazards and Safety Management at PG level. Taken practicals of Drug Delivery Systems, Pharmaceutical Technology III, Physical Pharmaceutics I, Physical Pharmacy II, at UG level. Member of Faculty Development Program (FDP) Committee in 2018–2019 and organized FDP at School level in 2018. Member of Scientific Committee for PCI Sponsored Continuing Education Program in 2019. Editor of School of Pharmacy & Technology Management Newsletter released quarterly (internal circulation) in 2018–2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Examiner for M. Pharm dissertation at Mumbai University.

Interest areas:

  • Cancer
  • Infectious diseases
  • Inflammatory disorders


  • Publications – 23 (International- 22, National-1)
  • Book Chapters- 10
  • Patents- 01 granted and 01 published
  • Presentations- 13 (International-2, National- 11)

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended- 36

Academic activities

She has co-guided one M. Pharm. student for her research project in the year 2017-2018.


  • Ambuja Cement Best Ph.D. (Tech.) Thesis Award For Ph. D. (Tech.) in Pharmaceutics thesis entitled "Development of Novel Antimalarial Nanocarriers” (2017)
  • ICT Golden Jubilee Innovative Ph.D. (Tech.) Thesis Award For Ph.D. (Tech.) in Pharmaceutics thesis entitled "Development of Novel Antimalarial Nanocarriers” (2017)
  • Project titled ‘Targeted nanocarriers for parenteral treatment of malaria’, selected among the 76 shortlisted innovations out of more than 740 entries at the '7th India Innovation Initiative – i3 National Fair 2015’, held on 4th December, 2015, at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  • Best Poster Award for research work titled ‘Artemether–lumefantrine loaded nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) for treatment of cerebral malaria’ at the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology Based Formulations – NanoPharmaceuticals, held on 10–11 September, 2015, at Hyderabad.
  • ‘Third Prize for Preclinical Oral Presentation’ on research work titled ‘Nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) of artemether – lumefantrine combination for oral malaria therapy’ at the Eighth International Annual Conference on "Translational Clinical Pharmacology Research in Drug Development" held on April 24–25, 2015 at Worli, Mumbai.
  • Projects titled ‘Nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) as vaccine adjuvants’ and ‘Nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) for malaria therapy’ shortlisted for the Best Innovation Awards–2015 Competition held at G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Hingna Road, Nagpur, on 22–3–2015.
  • Conceptualized a proposal for a non-invasive vaccine for brucellosis using green technology which received a grant of 100000 USD in the Grand Challenges Explorations Round 11 – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (November 2013).
  • Awarded fellowship by University Grants Commission (UGC) under UGC–Special Assistance Program for Ph. D. (Tech) degree (November 2010 – November 2015).
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship by University Grants Commission for the period of two years during Masters Degree (2008 – 2010).
  • Awarded Bombay College of Pharmacy SILVER JUBILEE AWARD for standing SECOND in Third year B. Pharm (2008).
  • Awarded Sir Ratan Tata Trust Scholarship for securing a DISTINCTION in Second year B. Pharm (2007) and First year B. Pharm (2006).
  • Awarded Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) Maharashtra State Branch Scholarship for standing FIRST in B. Pharm Admissions in Bombay College of Pharmacy (2005).

Professional Memberships

  • Registered Pharmacist of Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council (Reg. no. 110939)
  • Life Member of the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (MA/LM-2339)

Recent Publications

  1. Rinaldo Patel and Priyanka Prabhu*, Nanocarriers as versatile delivery systems for effective management of acne. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 579, 2020, 119140. (Impact factor: 4.845)
  2. Clara Fernandes, Priyanka Prabhu (Joint first author), Kapil Juvale, Divya Suares, Mayur YC, Cancer cell fusion: a potential target to tackle drug-resistant and metastatic cancer cells. Drug Discovery Today, Volume 24, Issue 9, 2019, 1836-1844. (Impact factor: 7.321)
  3. Yashna Shetty, Priyanka Prabhu*, Bala Prabhakar, Emerging vistas in theranostic medicine. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 558, 2019, 29-42. (Impact factor: 4.845)
  4. Akshayya Pawar and Priyanka Prabhu*, Nanosoldiers: A promising strategy to combat triple negative breast cancer. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Volume 110, 2019, 319-341. (Impact factor: 4.545)
  5. Priyanka Prabhu, Shital Suryavanshi, Sulabha Pathak, Aditya Patra, Shobhona Sharma, Vandana Patravale, Nanostructured lipid carriers of artemether-lumefantrine combination for intravenous therapy of cerebral malaria. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 513, Issue 1-2, 2016, 504 – 517. (Impact factor: 4.845)


     Certified courses completed as a part of Continuing Education for Faculty:

  1. Successfully completed 6-week online course on 'Excel Skills for Business: Essentials' authorized by Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and offered through Coursera with a grade of 98 % (June 2020).
  2. Successfully completed 6-week online course on 'Introduction to the Biology of Cancer' authorized by Johns Hopkins University and offered through Coursera with a grade of 97 % (June 2020).
  3. Successfully completed 3-week online course on 'Understanding Cancer Metastasis' authorized by Johns Hopkins University and offered through Coursera with a grade of 97 % (June 2020).
  4. Successfully completed 4-week online course on 'Bacteria and Chronic Infections' authorized by University of Copenhagen, Denmark and offered through Coursera with a grade of 97 % (June 2020).
  5. Successfully completed AICTE approved FDP course on ‘Pedagogical Innovations and Research Methodology’ conducted on SWAYAM platform under Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) with a ‘A’ grade (June 2020).
  6. Successfully completed AICTE approved FDP course on ‘Medical Biomaterials’ conducted by IIT Madras on SWAYAM platform under NPTEL with 95 % (June 2020).
  7. Successfully completed AICTE approved FDP course on ‘Biomedical Nanotechnology’ conducted on SWAYAM platform under NPTEL with 94 % (November 2019).




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