Dr. Anroop Nair, Ph.D
College of Clinical Pharmacy
P.O. Box 400, King Faisal University
Pharmacy professional with multidisciplinary research background having more than two decades of experience in drug delivery systems. Expertise in the field of novel preclinical drug delivery approaches, buccal drug delivery, targeted drug delivery, nanoformulation and drug delivery, topical & transdermal drug delivery, transungual drug delivery, oral controlled drug delivery, non-invasive therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetic studies, dermatokinetic studies, etc. More than 100 research findings are published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at conferences. Completed several research projects funded by various agencies. Currently, working on various drug delivery projects to improve the treatment methods of diseases and replace all invasive and painful techniques with the most patient acceptable non-invasive techniques. Over fifteen years of experience in teaching undergraduate and/or post-graduate students. An active member of several pharmaceutical councils/forums and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals in the field of Pharmaceutics.
- Alaithan S, Naveen NR, Goudanavar PS, Bhavani PD, Ramesh B, Koppuravuri NP, Fattepur S, Sreeharsha N, Nair AB, Aldhubiab BE, Shinu P, Almuqbil RM. Development of Novel Unfolding Film System of Itopride Hydrochloride Using Box-Behnken Design—A Gastro Retentive Approach. Pharmaceuticals. 2022; 15(8):981. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph15080981
- Kotta S, Aldawsari HM, Badr-Eldin SM, Nair AB, YT K. Progress in Polymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery Applications. Pharmaceutics. 2022; 14(8):1636. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics14081636
- Nair AB, Fattepur S, Naveen NR, Goudanavar P, Koppuravuri NP, Gowthami B, Telsang M, Osmani RA, Sreeharsha N, Habeebuddin M, Sobhani R. Exploring cross-linked tragacanth as novel excipient-proof-of-concept. Phcog Mag 2022;18:314-20.
- Jacob S, Nair AB, Morsy MA. Dose Conversion Between Animals and Humans: A Practical Solution. Indian J of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. 2022;56(3):600-7. https://www.ijper.org/article/1734
- Asif AH, Nair A, Aldhubiab B, Nagaraja S, Meravanige G, Asdaq MB, Anwer MK, Shariff A, Noor SD. Interstitial Cystitis – Critical Assessment of Current Treatment and Opportunities for Nanodelivery. Indian J of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. 2022;56(3):1-10. https://www.ijper.org/article/1730
- Kotta S, Aldawsari HM, Badr-Eldin SM, Nair AB, Kaleem M, Dalhat MH. Thermosensitive Hydrogels Loaded with Resveratrol Nanoemulsion: Formulation Optimization by Central Composite Design and Evaluation in MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines. Gels. 2022; 8(7):450. https://doi.org/10.3390/gels8070450
- Morsy MA, Patel SS, Bakrania A, Kandeel M, Nair AB, Shah JN, Akrawi SH, El-Daly M. Ameliorative Effect of a Neoteric Regimen of Catechin plus Cetirizine on Ovalbumin-Induced Allergic Rhinitis in Rats. Life. 2022; 12(6):820. https://doi.org/10.3390/life12060820
- Chohan MS, Attimarad M, Venugopala KN, Nair AB, Sreeharsha N, Molina EIP, Kotnal RB, Shafi S, David M, Shinu P, Altaysan AI, Balgoname AA. Sensitivity Enhanced Ecofriendly UV Spectrophotometric Methods for Quality Control of Telmisartan and Benidipine Formulations: Comparison of Whiteness and Greenness with HPLC Methods. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(12):7260. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19127260
- Nagaraja S, Nataraj C, Jang YJ, Nair A, Attimarad M, Aldhubiab BE, Venugopala KN, Meravanige G, Asdaq SM, Anwer MK, Vijaya JG. An Overview of Nanoparticle Drug Delivery for Ototoxin and Noise Mediated Hearing Loss Treatment. Indian J of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. 2022;56(3):1-18. https://www.ijper.org/article/1727
- Almuqbil RM, Sreeharsha N, Nair AB. Formulation-by-Design of Efinaconazole Spanlastic Nanovesicles for Transungual Delivery Using Statistical Risk Management and Multivariate Analytical Techniques. Pharmaceutics. 2022; 14(7):1419. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics14071419
- Aldawsari HM, Naveen NR, Alhakamy NA, Goudanavar PS, Rao GK, Budha RR, Nair AB, Badr-Eldin SM. Compression-coated pulsatile chronomodulated therapeutic system: QbD assisted optimization. Drug Delivery. 2022 Dec 31;29(1):2258-68. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10717544.2022.2094500
- Venugopala KN, Al-Shar’i NA, Dahabiyeh LA, Hourani W, Deb PK, Pillay M, Abu-Irmaileh B, Bustanji Y, Chandrashekharappa S, Tratrat C, Attimarad M, Nair AB, Sreeharsha N, Shinu P, Haroun M, Kandeel M, Balgoname AA, Venugopala R, Morsy MA. Antitubercular, Cytotoxicity, and Computational Target Validation of Dihydroquinazolinone Derivatives. Antibiotics. 2022; 11(7):831. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11070831
- Attimarad M, Venugopala KN, Nair AB, Sreeharsha N, Molina EI, Kotnal RB, Tratrat C, Altaysan AI, Balgoname AA, Deb PK. Environmental sustainable mathematically processed UV spectroscopic methods for quality control analysis of remogliflozin and teneligliptin: Evaluation of greenness and whiteness. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 2022 Oct 5;278:121303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2022.121303
- Nair AB, Chaudhary S, Shah H, Jacob S, Mewada V, Shinu P, Aldhubiab B, Sreeharsha N, Venugopala KN, Attimarad M, Shah J. Intranasal Delivery of Darunavir-Loaded Mucoadhesive In Situ Gel: Experimental Design, In Vitro Evaluation, and Pharmacokinetic Studies. Gels. 2022; 8(6):342. https://doi.org/10.3390/gels8060342
- Shinu P, Morsy MA, Nair AB, Mouslem AK, Venugopala KN, Goyal M, Bansal M, Jacob S, Deb PK. Novel Therapies for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain: Potential and Pitfalls. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2022 May 26;11(11):3002. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11113002
- Attimarad M, Chohan MS, Katharigatta Narayanaswamy V, Nair AB, Sreeharsha N, Shafi S, David M, Balgoname AA, Altaysan AI, Molina EI, Deb PK. Mathematically Processed UV Spectroscopic Method for Quantification of Chlorthalidone and Azelnidipine in Bulk and Formulation: Evaluation of Greenness and Whiteness. Journal of Spectroscopy. 2022 May 20;2022. Article ID 4965138. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/4965138
- Attimarad M, Venugopala KN, Chohan MS, David M, Molina EIP, Sreeharsha N, Nair AB, Tratrat C, Altaysan AI, Balgoname AA. An Experimental Design Approach to Quantitative Expression for Quality Control of a Multicomponent Antidiabetic Formulation by the HILIC Method. Molecules. 2022; 27(10):3135. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27103135
- Attimarad M, Venugopala KN, Chohan MS, Shinu P, David M, Molina EIP, Nair AB, Sreeharsha N, Altaysan AI, Balgoname AA. Multivariate Optimization of Chromatographic Conditions for Rapid Simultaneous Quantification of Antidiarrheal Drugs in Formulation Using Surface Response Methodology. Separations. 2022; 9(5):103. https://doi.org/10.3390/separations9050103
- Venugopala KN, Shinu P, Tratrat C, Deb PK, Gleiser RM, Chandrashekharappa S, Chopra D, Attimarad M, Nair AB, Sreeharsha N, Mahomoodally FM, Haroun M, Kandeel M, Asdaq SMB, Mohanlall V, Al-Shar’i NA, Morsy MA. 1,2,3-Triazolyl-tetrahydropyrimidine Conjugates as Potential Sterol Carrier Protein-2 Inhibitors: Larvicidal Activity against the Malaria Vector Anopheles arabiensis and In Silico Molecular Docking Study. Molecules. 2022; 27(9):2676. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27092676
- Gupta S, Burman S, Nair AB, Chauhan S, Sircar D, Roy P, Dhanwat M, Lahiri D, Mehta D, Das R, Khalil HE. Brassica oleracea Extracts Prevent Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Preventive Nutrition and Food Science. 2022 Mar;27(1):50-62. https://doi.org/10.3746/pnf.2022.27.1.50
- Shinu P, Mouslem AKA, Nair AB, Venugopala KN, Attimarad M, Singh VA, Nagaraja S, Alotaibi G, Deb PK. Progress Report: Antimicrobial Drug Discovery in the Resistance Era. Pharmaceuticals. 2022; 15(4):413. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph15040413
- Sreeharsha N, Philip M, Krishna SS, Viswanad V, Sahu RK, Shiroorkar PN, Aasif AH, Fattepur S, Asdaq SMB, NAIR AB, Attimarad M, Venugopala KN. Multifunctional Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Oral Drug Delivery. Coatings. 2022; 12(3):358. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings12030358
- Jacob S, NAIR AB, Shah J, Gupta S, Boddu SHS, Sreeharsha N, Joseph A, Shinu P, Morsy MA. Lipid Nanoparticles as a Promising Drug Delivery Carrier for Topical Ocular Therapy; An Overview on Recent Advances. Pharmaceutics. 2022; 14(3):533. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics14030533
- NAIR AB, Kumar S, Dalal P, Nagpal C, Dalal S, Rao R, Sreeharsha N, Jacob S. Novel Dermal Delivery Cargos of Clobetasol Propionate: An Update. Pharmaceutics. 2022; 14(2):383. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics14020383
- NAIR AB, Singh B, Shah J, Jacob S, Aldhubiab B, Sreeharsha N, Morsy MA, Venugopala KN, Attimarad M, Shinu P. Formulation and Evaluation of Self-Nanoemulsifying Drug Delivery System Derived Tablet Containing Sertraline. Pharmaceutics. 2022; 14(2):336. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics14020336
- Kumar M, Tiwari A, Asdaq SMB, NAIR AB, Bhatt S, Shinu P, Al Mouslem AK, Jacob S, Alamri AS, Alsanie WF, Alhomrani M, Tiwari V, Devi S, Pathania A, Sreeharsha N. Itraconazole loaded nano-structured lipid carrier for topical ocular delivery: Optimization and evaluation. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 2022;29(1):1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjbs.2021.11.006
- Morsy MA, Abdel-Gaber SA, Rifaai RA, Mohammed MM, NAIR AB, Abdelzaher WY. Protective mechanisms of telmisartan against hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats may involve PPARγ-induced TLR4/NF-κB suppression. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2022 Jan 1;145:112374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopha.2021.112374
- Satyavert, Gupta S, Choudhury H, Jacob S, NAIR AB, Dhanawat M, Munjal K. Pharmacokinetic and tissue distribution study of hydrazinocurcumin in rats. Pharmacological Reports 2021; 73: 1734–1743. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43440-021-00312-5
- NAIR AB, Al-Dhubiab BE, Shah J, Gorain B, Jacob S, Attimarad M, Sreeharsha N, Venugopala KN, Morsy MA. Constant Voltage Iontophoresis Technique to Deliver Terbinafine via Transungual Delivery System: Formulation Optimization Using Box–Behnken Design and In Vitro Evaluation. Pharmaceutics. 2021; 13(10):1692.
- Gorain B, Al-Dhubiab BE, NAIR A, Kesharwani P, Pandey M, Choudhury H. Multivesicular liposome: A lipid-based drug delivery system for efficient drug delivery. Curr Pharm Des 2021;27(43): 4404 – 4415.
- Kotta S, Aldawsari HM, Badr-Eldin SM, Binmahfouz LS, Bakhaidar RB, Sreeharsha N, NAIR AB, Ramnarayanan C. Aerosol Delivery of Surfactant Liposomes for Management of Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Approach Supporting Pulmonary Mechanics. Pharmaceutics. 2021; 13(11):1851.
- Kumar S, Ravulapalli SY, Tiwari SK, Gupta S, NAIR AB, Jacob S. Effect of sex and food on the pharmacokinetics of different classes of BCS drugs in rats after cassette administration. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 2021:610:121221.
- Bhanderi M, Shah J, Gorain B, NAIR AB, Jacob S, Asdaq SMB, Fattepur S, Alamri AS, Alsanie WF, Alhomrani M, Nagaraja S, Anwer MK. Optimized Rivastigmine Nanoparticles Coated with Eudragit for Intranasal Application to Brain Delivery: Evaluation and Nasal Ciliotoxicity Studies. Materials. 2021; 14(21):6291.
- NAIR AB, Telsang M, Osmani RA. An Engineered Specificity of Anti-Neoplastic Agent Loaded Magnetic Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Breast Cancer. Polymers. 2021; 13(21):3623.
- Dalal R, Shah J, Gorain B, Choudhury H, Jacob S, Mehta T.A., Shah H, NAIR AB. Development and Optimization of Asenapine Sublingual Film Using QbD Approach. AAPS PharmSciTech. 2021;22(7):244.
- Shinu P, NAIR AB, Hussain S, Morsy MA, Soliman WE. Pancreatin-Cetyl Pyridinium Chloride Digestion and Decontamination Method; a Novel, Sensitive, Cost-Effective Method for Culturing Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Microorganisms. 2021; 9(10):2025.
- Kotta S, Aldawsari HM, Badr-Eldin SM, Binmahfouz LS, Bakhaidar RB, Sreeharsha N, NAIR AB, Ramnarayanan C. Lung Targeted Lipopolymeric Microspheres of Dexamethasone for the Treatment of ARDS. Pharmaceutics. 2021; 13(9):1347.
- Singh D, Gupta S, Singh I, Morsy MA, NAIR AB, Ahmed A-SF. Hidden pharmacological activities of valproic acid: A new insight. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2021;142:112021.
- Jacob S, NAIR AB, Boddu SHS, Gorain B, Sreeharsha N, Shah J. An Updated Overview of the Emerging Role of Patch and Film-Based Buccal Delivery Systems. Pharmaceutics. 2021; 13(8):1206.
- Sreeharsha N, Narayan R, Vijaya J, NAIR A. Proof-of-concept for Site-specific Delivery of Mesalamine Nanoparticles for Effective Therapy in Colitis. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2021; 55(2s):s448-s456.
- Chakorborty T, Gupta S, NAIR A, Chauhan S, Saini V. Wound healing potential of insulin-loaded nanoemulsion with Aloe vera gel in diabetic rats. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. 2021:102601.
- NAIR AB, Shah J, Jacob S, Al-Dhubiab BE, Patel V, Sreeharsha N, Shinu P. Development of Mucoadhesive Buccal Film for Rizatriptan: In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation. Pharmaceutics. 2021; 13(5):728.
- Chaudhary S, NAIR AB, Shah J, Gorain B, Jacob S, Shah H, Patel V. Enhanced Solubility and Bioavailability of Dolutegravir by Solid Dispersion Method: In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation—a Potential Approach for HIV Therapy. AAPS PharmSciTech. 2021;22(3):127.
- NAIR AB, Shah J, Al-Dhubiab BE, Jacob S, Patel SS, Venugopala KN, Morsy MA, Gupta S, Attimarad M, Sreeharsha N, Shinu P. Clarithromycin Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for Topical Ocular Therapy: Optimization, Evaluation and In Vivo Studies. Pharmaceutics. 2021; 13(4):523.
- NAIR AB, Shah J, Jacob S, Al-Dhubiab BE, Sreeharsha N, Morsy MA, Gupta S, Attimarad M, Shinu P, Venugopala KN. Experimental design, formulation and in vivo evaluation of a novel topical in situ gel system to treat ocular infections. PLoS ONE. 2021; 16(3): e0248857.
- Shah H, NAIR AB, Shah J, Jacob S, Bharadia P, Haroun M. Proniosomal vesicles as an effective strategy to optimize naproxen transdermal delivery. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. 2021;63:102479.
- Jacob S, NAIR AB, Shah J, Sreeharsha N, Gupta S, Shinu P. Emerging Role of Hydrogels in Drug Delivery Systems, Tissue Engineering and Wound Management. Pharmaceutics. 2021; 13(3):357.
- NAIR AB, Morsy MA, Shinu P, Kotta S, Chandrasekaran C, Tahir A. Advances of non-iron metal nanoparticles in biomedicine. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2021;24:41-61.
• Physical Pharmacy
• Drug Delivery Systems
• Pharmaceutical Dosage Form
• Biopharmaceutics &Pharmacokinetics
• Pharmaceutical Technology
• Scopus h Index-35
• Research Publications-184
• Review Articles -59
• Conference presentations-79
• Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Mississippi, Mississippi, USA (2009)
• PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2006).
• Master of Pharmaceutics, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India (1998).
• Bachelor of Pharmacy, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India (1996).
• Listed in the World’s Top 2% Scientists in 2021 by Stanford University (https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3)
• Listed in the World’s Top 2% Scientists in 2020 by Stanford University (https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918)
• Awarded 3rd position in the Outstanding Faculty Award; Scientific Research Track, Nqati, 4th edition, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. March 2019.
• Awarded 4th position in the Distinguished Faculty Member Award, Nqati, 3rd edition, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. April 2018.
Drug delivery, Buccal, Ocular, Transungual, Topical & Transdermal, Nano formulation and drug delivery, Drug targeting, Dermatokinetics, Oral sustained and controlled release formulations, Noninvasive therapeutic drug monitoring etc.