Dr. Anroop Nair, Ph.D

Associate Professor
College of Clinical Pharmacy
P.O. Box 400, King Faisal University
Al-Ahsa, 31982
Saudi Arabia

Biography

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.

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Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • Batra M, Gupta S, NAIR AB, Dhanawat M, Sandal S, Morsy MA. Netarsudil: A new ophthalmic drug in the treatment of chronic primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Eur J Ophthalmol 2021.
  • 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.
  • Sreeharsha N, Hiremath JG, Kumar RP, Meravanige G, Khan S, Karnati RK, Attimarad M, Al-Dhubiab B, NAIR AB, Venugopala KN. Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Loaded Polyanhydride Nanoformulations and Cytotoxicity. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2021; 55(1):1-9.
  • 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.

Employment Record

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Since December 2017

Associate Professor

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
January, 2012 – November, 2017

Assistant Professor

MM University, India (September 2009-December 2011)
September 2009-December 2011

Professor

University of Missisipi, Missisip, USA
August 2007- August 2009

Post Doctoral Fellow

Masterskill University, Malaysia
March, 2007 – July, 2007

Senior Lecturer

PES College of Pharmacy, India
January, 2005 – February, 2007

Assistant Professor

SBS PG Institute, India
March, 1999 – January, 2005

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer


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Courses Taught
Research Accomplishment
Education
Achievements
Research Interest

• Physical Pharmacy
• Drug Delivery Systems
• Pharmaceutical Dosage Form
• Biopharmaceutics &Pharmacokinetics
• Pharmaceutics
• Pharmaceutical Technology

• Scopus h Index-35
• Research Publications-184
• Review Articles -59
• Conference presentations-79
• Book/Chapters-6

• 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.