Researchresearch lab

In addition to supervising undergraduate, research projects, the Faculty is involved in independent or collaborative research with other departments in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Research Areas

  • Pharmacokinetics.
  • Pharmacy education.
  • Pharmacy practice.
  • Pharmacoeconomics.
  • Nanomedicine.

Research Facilities

The School of Pharmacy is well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and has ample teaching space for large and small-group teaching, a laboratory, and a student computer lab. A well-stocked Medical Sciences Library is on site, providing access to e-mail, Internet, and literature search facilities. Further information on facilities...

Recent Publications


1. Kumar S, Dahiya R*, Khokra SL, Mourya R, Chennupati SV and Maharaj S. Total Synthesis and Pharmacological Investigation of Cordyheptapeptide A. Molecules 2017; Vol. 22, No. 6: 682. [doi:10.3390/molecules22060682] (Impact Factor: 2.861, PubMed)
2. Dahiya R*, Singh S. Toward the Synthesis and Pharmacological Screening of a Natural Cycloheptapeptide of Plant Origin. Nat. Prod. Commun. 2017; Vol. 12, No. 3: 379-83. (Impact Factor: 0.884, PubMed)
3. Dahiya R*, Singh S. Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Screening of Diandrine A. Acta Pol. Pharm. 2017; Vol. 74, No. 3: 873-80. (Impact Factor: 0.737, PubMed)
4. Dahiya R*, Singh S. Synthesis, Characterization, and Biological Activity Studies on Fanlizhicyclopeptide A. Iran. J. Pharm. Res. 2017; Vol. 16, No. 3: 1178-86.
(Impact Factor: 1.352, PubMed).
5. Singh Y, Gupta G, Shrivastava B, Dahiya R, Tiwari J, Ashwathanarayana M, Sharma RK, Agrawal M, Mishra A, Dua K. Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP): A Novel Target for Alzheimer's Disease. CNS Neurosci. Ther. 2017; Vol. 23, No. 6: 457-61. [doi:10.1111/cns.12696]. (Impact Factor: 4.019, Wiley, PubMed)
6. Stuart AV, Gupta MM*, Sealy P. Patients’ Perception of Generic Drugs at Health Institutions in Trinidad and Tobago. J. Young Pharmacists 2017; Vol. 9, No. 3: 362-66.
[doi:10.5530/jyp.2017.9.72]
7. Yadav M, Parle M, Sharma N, Dhingra S, Raina N, Jindal DK. Brain targeted oral delivery of doxycycline hydrochloride encapsulated Tween 80 Coated Chitosan Nanoparticles against Ketamine Induced Psychosis: Behavioral, Biochemical, Neurochemical and Histological Alterations in Mice. Drug Deliv. 2017; Vol. 24, No. 1: 1429-40. [doi: 10.1080/10717544.2017.1377315]
(Impact Factor: 6.402, Taylor & Francis, PubMed).
8. Kumar A, Yadav M, Parle M, Dhingra S, Dhull DK. Potential Drug Targets and Treatment of Schizophrenia. Inflammopharmacology 2017; Vol. 25, No. 3: 277-92. [doi:10.1007/s10787-017-0340-5] (Impact Factor: 2.590, Springer, PubMed).
9. Fang W-Y, Dahiya R*, Qin H-L, Mourya R, Maharaj S. Natural Proline-Rich Cyclopolypeptides from Marine Organisms: Chemistry, Synthetic Methodologies and Biological Status. Mar. Drugs 2016; Vol. 14, No. 11: 194. [doi:10.3390/md14110194] (Impact Factor: 3.503, PubMed).
10. Dahiya R*, Singh S. First Total Synthesis and Biological Potential of a Heptacyclopeptide of Plant Origin. Chin. J. Chem. 2016; Vol. 34, No. 11: 1158-64. [doi:10.1002/cjoc.201600419]
(Impact Factor: 1.872, Wiley).
11. Dahiya R*, Singh S, Sharma A, Chennupati SV, Maharaj S. First Total Synthesis and Biological Screening of a Proline-Rich Cyclopeptide from a Caribbean Marine Sponge. Mar. Drugs 2016; Vol. 14, No. 12: 228. [doi:10.3390/md14120228] (Impact Factor: 3.503, PubMed).
12. Dhingra S, Maharaj S, Extavour R. Chapter 17: Pharmaceutical Policy in Trinidad and Tobago. In: Babar, Z (ed). Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems. ADIS Springer International Publishing 2017. ISBN : 978-3-31951672-1. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51673-8.
13. Maharaj S, Pandey S, Maharaj K, Sheik MS, Dhingra S. Significance of pharmaceutical excipients in prescribed medicines: a case report. Clinical case reports. 2014 Dec 1;2(6):258-9.
14. Maharaj S, Roopnarine K, Maharaj V, Maraj S, Sankar E, Singh M, Tayopa OG, Pandey S, Deshpande PR. Impact of chronic disease assistance program on the retail pharmacy sector: A retrospective study. Journal of pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics. 2011 Oct;2(4):244.
15. Singh S, Ramdath DD. 2016. Expression of cardiac insulin signalling genes and proteins in rats fed a high sucrose diet: effect of bilberry anthocyanin extract. Genes and Nutrition 11:8

Research Projects in Progress


1. Synthesis, characterization and biological screening of natural cyclopolypeptides from caribbean marine sponge
2. Post-marketing surveillance of performance of pharmaceuticals in Trinidad & Tobago
3. Formulation and evaluation of controlled drug delivery system for diclofenac sodium using biodegradable microspheres
4. Community pharmacists' recommendations for treatment of urinary tract infections
5. Promotion of rational use of antimicrobials