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


SCHOOL OF PHARMACY – LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Rajiv Dahiya

Book chapters

1. Dahiya S, Dahiya R. Chapter 11. Recent Nanotechnological Advancements in Delivery of Peptide and Protein Macromolecules. In: Rauta PR, Mohanta YK, Nayak D. (eds.). Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine - Research Advancements and Future Perspectives. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL, United States, 2019; Status: In Press… (ISBN: 9780429259333, doi:10.1201/9780429259333)

2. Dahiya S, Dahiya R. Chapter 11. Delivery Strategies and Formulation Approaches of Anticancer Nutraceuticals. In: Gupta SV, Pathak YV. (eds.). Advances in Nutraceutical Applications in Cancer - Recent Research Trends and Clinical Applications. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL, United States, 2019; Status: In Press… (ISBN: 9780429489129, doi:10.1201/9780429489129)

3. Dahiya R, Dahiya S. Ocular Delivery of Peptides and Proteins. In: Patel JK, Sutariya V, Kanwar JR, Pathak YV. (eds.). Drug Delivery for the Retina and Posterior Segment Disease. Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 2018; 411-37. (ISBN: 978-3-319-95806-4, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-95807-1_24)

Papers

1. Dahiya R, Singh S, Gupta SV, Sutariya VB, Bhatia D, Mourya R et al. First total synthesis and pharmacological potential of a plant based hexacyclopeptide. Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2019; 18: 938-47. (Impact Factor = 1.183) [PubMed]

2. Samuel VP, Dahiya R, Singh Y, Gupta G, Sah SK, Gubbiyappa SK et al. Metformin: A salutary candidate for colorectal cancer in diabetic patients. Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology 2019; 38: 33-41. (Impact Factor = 1.241) [PubMed]

3. Gupta G, Pathak S, Dahiya R, Awasthi R, Mishra A, Sharma RK et al. Aqueous extract of wood ear mushroom, Auricularia polytricha (Heterobasidiomycetes) demonstrated antiepileptic activity against seizure induced by maximal electroshock and isoniazid in experimental animals. International Journal of Medical Mushrooms 2019; 21: 29-35. (Impact Factor = 1.423) [PubMed]

4. Chellappan DK, Sivam NS, Teoh KX, Leong WP, Fui TZ, Chooi K, Khoo N, Yi FJ, Chellian J, Cheng LL, Dahiya R et al. Gene therapy and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy 2018; 108: 1188-1200. (Impact Factor = 3.457) [Elsevier, PubMed]

5. Dahiya R, Kumar S, Khokra SL, Gupta SV, Sutariya VB, Bhatia D et al. Toward the synthesis and improved biopotential of an N-methylated analog of a cyclic tetrapeptide from marine bacteria. Marine Drugs 2018; 16: 305. (Impact Factor = 4.379) [PubMed]

6. Gupta G, Singhvi G, Chellappan DK, Sharma S, Mishra A, Dahiya R et al. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma: promising target in glioblastoma. Panminerva Medica 2018; 60: 109-116. (Impact Factor = 2.102) [PubMed]

7. Gupta G, Tiwari J, Dahiya R, Kumar Sharma R, Mishra A, Dua K. Recent updates on neuropharmacological effects of luteolin. EXCLI Journal 2018; 17: 211-4. (Impact Factor = 2.424) [PubMed]

8. Gupta G, Sharma RK, Dahiya R, Mishra A, Tiwari J, Sharma GN et al. Aphrodisiac activity of an aqueous extract of wood ear mushroom, Auriculariapolytricha (heterobasidiomycetes), in male rats. International Journal of Medical Mushrooms 2018; 20: 81-8. (Impact Factor = 1.211) [PubMed]

9. Dahiya R, Singh S. Synthesis, characterization and biological screening of diandrine A. Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica 2017; 74: 873–80. (Impact Factor = 0.745) [PubMed]

10. Dahiya R, Singh S. Synthesis, characterization, and biological activity studies on fanlizhicyclopeptide A. Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2017; 16: 1178–86. (Impact Factor = 1.352) [PubMed]

11. Gupta G, Dahiya R, Dua K, Chellappan DK, Tiwari J, Narayan Sharma G et al. Anticonvulsant effect of liraglutide, GLP-1 agonist by averting a change in GABA and brain glutathione level on picrotoxin-induced seizures. EXCLI Journal 2017; 16: 752–4. (Impact Factor = 1.462) [PubMed]

12. Tiwari J, Gupta G, Dahiya R, Pabreja K, Kumar Sharma R, Mishra A et al. Recent update on biological activities and pharmacological actions of liraglutide. EXCLI Journal 2017; 16: 742–7. (Impact Factor = 1.462) [PubMed]

13. Kumar S, Dahiya R, Khokra SL, Mourya R, Chennupati SV, Maharaj S. Total synthesis and pharmacological investigation of cordyheptapeptide A. Molecules 2017; 22: 682. (Impact Factor = 2.861) [PubMed]

14. Singh Y, Gupta G, Shrivastava B, Dahiya R, Tiwari J, Ashwathanarayana M et al. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP): a novel target for Alzheimer’s disease. CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics 2017; 23: 457–61. (Impact Factor = 3.919) [Wiley, PubMed]

15. Dahiya R, Singh S. Toward the synthesis and pharmacological screening of a natural cycloheptapeptide of plant origin. Natural Product Communications 2017; 12: 379–83. (Impact Factor = 0.773) [PubMed]

16. 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. Marine Drugs 2016; 14: 228. (Impact Factor = 3.503) [PubMed]

17. Dahiya R, Singh S. First total synthesis and biological potential of a heptacyclopeptide of plant origin. Chinese Journal of Chemistry 2016; 34: 1158–64. (Impact Factor = 1.852) [Wiley]

18. Fang WY, Dahiya R, Qin HL, Mourya R, Maharaj S. Natural proline-rich cyclopolypeptides from marine organisms: chemistry, synthetic methodologies and biological status. Marine Drugs 2016; 14: 194. (Impact Factor = 3.503) [PubMed]

Prof. Sureshwar Pandey

Papers

1. Manikkath J, Shenoy GG, Pandey S, Mutalik S. Response Surface Methodology for optimization of Ultrasound- Assisted Transdermal Delivery and Skin Retention of Asenapine Maleate. Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation 2019; Online Publication on 11 March 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12247-019-09386-4 (Impact Factor: 1.452) Springer.

2. Upadhyay M, Adena SKR, Vardhan H, Pandey S, Mishra B. Development and Optimization of locust bean gum and sodium alginate interpenetrating polymeric network of capecitabine. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 2017; 44: 511-521. (Impact factor: 1.883, PubMed) Taylor & Francis.

3. Ahmad A, Khan MU, Patel I, Maharaj S, Pandey S, Dhingra S. Knowledge, attitude and practice of B.Sc. Pharmacy student about antibiotics in Trinidad and Tobago. Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice 2015; 4: 37-41. (doi:10.4103/2279-042X.150057)

4. Ahmad A, Khan MU, Gogoi LJ, Kalita M, Sikdar AP, Pandey S, Dhingra S. Japanese Encephalitis in Assam, India: Need to Increase Healthcare Workers’ Understanding to Improve Health Care. PLOS ONE 10: e0139648. Published: August 21, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135767. (Impact factor: 2.776)

Prof. Andanappa K Gadad

Papers

1. Bhongade BA, Amnerkar ND, Gadad AK. 3D-QSAR Studies on 4, 5-Dihydro-1H-pyrazolo [4, 3-h] Quinazolines as Plk-1, CDK2/A and Aur-A Serine/Threonine Kinase Inhibitors. Letters in Drug Design and Discovery 2019; 16: In Press [doi: 10.2174/1570180816666190611161332]. (Impact Factor: 0.953)

2. Gadad A, Mohammed S, Sundaram V, Nayak SB, Mohammed AR, Ramnanansingh TG. Identification of Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium and Chloride Ion Levels in Hypertensive and Non-Hypertensive Trinidadians. International Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2019; 10: 17-22. [PubMed]

3. Stuart AV, Gupta MM, Pereira LMP, Gadad AK. Design and investigation of metformin hydrochloride-indion-254 complex for dispersible tablets. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation. 2018; 8: 7-13. [PubMed]

4. Patel HM, Noolvi MN, Sethi NS, Gadad AK, Cameotra SS. Synthesis and anti-tubercular evaluation of imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole derivatives. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2017; 10: S996-S1002. (Impact Factor: 3.298)

5. Joshi SD, More UA, Pansuriya K, Aminabhavi TM, Gadad AK. Synthesis and molecular modeling studies of novel pyrrole analogs as antimycobacterial agents. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society 2017; 21: 42-57. (Impact Factor: 2.759)

6. Mohammed SB, Gadad AK, Nayak BS, Beharry V. Prognosis of the Midlife-Elderly from ECG Testing to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of Family Medicine and Disease Prevention 2016; 2: 29-33

7. Bhongade BA, Talath S, Ravikiran AG, Gadad AK. Biological activities of imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole derivatives: A review. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society 2016; 20: S463-S475. (Impact Factor: 2.759)

8. Joshi SD, More UA, Parkale D, Aminabhavi TM, Gadad AK, Nadagouda MN and Jawarkar R. Design, synthesis of quinolinyl Schiff bases and azetidinones as enoyl ACP-reductase inhibitors. Medicinal Chemistry Research 2015; 24: 3892–3911. (Impact Factor: 1.720)

9. Patel HM, Sing B, Bhardwaj V, Palkar M, Shaikh H, Rane R, Alwan WS, Gadad AK, Noolvi MN, Karpoormath R. Design, synthesis and evaluation of small molecule imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]-thiadiazoles as inhibitors of transforming growth factor-type-I receptor kinase (ALKS). European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2015; 93: 599-613. (Impact Factor: 4.816)

Dr. Madan Mohan Gupta

Book chapter

1. Gupta MM. Chapter 12: Taste Assessment Trails for Sensory Analysis of Oral Nutraceuticals Products and Functional Food. In: Selvamuthukumaran M, Yashwant V Pathak YV (eds.). Flavor Development for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group: 2019; 217. In press. ISBN 9781138599543

Papers

1. Kumar P, Shrivastava B, Gupta MM, Sharma AK. Optimization and preparation of solid lipid nanoparticle incorporated transdermal patch of timolol maleate using factorial design. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics 2019; In Press.

2. Gupta MM, Gupta IK, Baboota S, Gupta M. Formulation Development and Evaluation of Orally Disintegrating Tablet of Taste Masked Azithromycin. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy 2019; 38: 1478-84. (Impact Factor = 0.401)

3. Chatterjee A, Gupta MM, Srivastava B. Crystallo-co-agglomeration of Valsartan for Improved Solubility and Powder Flowability. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics. 2018; 12: 182-195.

4. Stuart AV, Gupta MM, Pereira LMP, Gadad AK. Design and investigation of metformin hydrochloride-indion-254 complex for dispersible tablets. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation. 2018; 8: 7-13

5. Stuart AV, Gupta MM, Sealy P. Patients’ perception of generic drugs at health institutions in Trinidad and Tobago. Journal of Young Pharmacists. 2017; 9: 362- 6.

6. Chatterjee A, Gupta MM, Srivastava B. Spherical crystallization: a technique use to reform solubility and flow property of active pharmaceutical ingredients. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation. 2017; 7: 4-9. [PubMed]

7. Gupta MM, Gupta M. In-vitro pharmaceutical quality control testing: a comparative study of different brands of metformin tablet available in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 2016; 8: 238-43.

Dr. Patricia Sealy

Papers

1. Sealy PI, Ignacio DN, Legall G. Evaluative Research on Pharmacist-managed Diabetes Care: Focus on Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose. West Indian Medical Journal 2019; 68: 101-7. doi:10.7727/wimj.2015.529

2. Villarroel Stuart A, Gupta MM, Sealy P. Patients’ Perception of Generic Drugs at Health Institutions in Trinidad and Tobago. Journal of Young Pharmacists 2017; 9: 362-366.

3. Sealy PI, Swanston WH. The Challenge to Interpret Antimicrobial Susceptibility Data at a Small Community Hospital. American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology 2015; 3: 104-111, doi:10.12691/ajidm-3-3-3

4. Ignacio DN, Sealy PI and Clement YN. Confidence in Prescription Writing Among Junior Physicians in Trinidad and Tobago. West Indian Medical Journal 2015; 64: 407-12; e-Published: 04 May, 2015, doi.org/10.7727.wimj.2014.087

5. Sealy PI. Team Based Learning Strategy Applied to Pharmacy Based Courses. Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems 2015; S2: 002. doi:10.4172/jpchs.1000-S2-002

6. Villarroel Stuart A, Clement Y, Sealy PI, Löbenberg R, Montane-Jaime L, Maharaj RG, Maxwell A. Comparing the dissolution profiles of seven metformin formulations in Simulated Intestinal Fluid. Dissolution Technologies 2015; 22: 17-21 doi:10.14227/DT220115P17

Dr. Sandeep Bhupendra Maharaj

Book chapter

1. 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 : 978-3-319-51672-1. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51673-8.

Papers

1. Maharaj S, Seemungal T, McKee M. A Perfect Storm in the Caribbean Requires a Concerted Response. The Lancet 2019; 394(10207): P1409. (Impact Factor: 59.1)

2. Dahiya R, Kumar S, Khokra S, Gupta S, Sutariya V, Bhatia D, Sharma A, Singh S, Maharaj S. Toward the Synthesis and Improved Biopotential of an N-methylated Analog of a Proline-Rich Cyclic Tetrapeptide from Marine Bacteria. Marine Drugs 2018; 16: 305. (Impact Factor: 4.379)

3. Kumar S, Dahiya R, Khokra SL, Mourya R, Chennupati SV, Maharaj S. Total Synthesis and Pharmacological Investigation of Cordyheptapeptide A. Molecules 2017; 22: 682. (Impact Factor: 2.465)

4. Dahiya R, Singh S, Sharma A, Chennupati S, Maharaj S. First total synthesis and biological screening of a proline-rich cyclopeptide from a caribbean marine sponge. Marine drugs. 2016; 14: 228. (Impact Factor: 4.379, Citation: 10)

5. Fang WY, Dahiya R, Qin HL, Mourya R, Maharaj S. Natural proline-rich cyclopolypeptides from marine organisms: Chemistry, synthetic methodologies and biological status. Marine drugs. 2016; 14: 194. (Impact Factor: 4.379, Citation: 16)

6. Ramrekha C, Ramkhelawan A, Singh R, Solomon A, Tilluckdharry C, Ahmad A, Dhingra S, Pandey S, Maharaj S. Pharmacy Education in Trinidad and Tobago. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research 2015; 49: 168-73. (Impact Factor: 0.219)

7. Ahmad A, Khan MU, Patel I, Maharaj S, Pandey S, Dhingra S. Knowledge, attitude and practice of B. Sc. Pharmacy students about antibiotics in Trinidad and Tobago. Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice. 2015; 4: 37. (Impact Factor: 0.599, Citation:18)

8. Ayub S, Maharaj S, Pandey S, Ahmad A, Umair M, Khan A, Dhingra S. Suvorexant: A New Drug in the Treatment of Insomnia. International Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015; 7: 237-42. (Impact Factor: 0.28)

Dr. Rian Marie Extavour

Book chapter

1. 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: 978-3-319-51672-1. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51673-8.

Papers

1. Extavour R, Allison GA. Students’ Perceptions of a Blended Learning Pharmacy Seminar Course in a Caribbean School of Pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Available online 11 Jan 2018. doi:10.1016/j.cptl.2017.12.007. Impact Factor: 0.648 (2016). Elsevier

2. Extavour R, Perri M. Patient, physician and health-system factors influencing the quality of antidepressant and sedative prescribing for older, community-dwelling adults. Health Services Research; December 2016 (online) doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12641. February 2018; 53: 405-429. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12641. Impact Factor: 2.865. Citations: 0.

3. Allison GA, Extavour R. Pharmacy Students’ Perceptions and Usage of an Adaptive Learning Technology (SmartBook®) in Anatomy and Physiology. Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal 2017; 10: 1-9.

4. Extavour R. The Caribbean network for pharmacovigilance and post-market surveillance (VIGICARIB): A technical summary of first-quarter reports. The CAP Journal & Review; Aug 2018; 18: 13-21.

5. Extavour R, Charles J, Figueras A. Basic prescribing information in chronic disease medicine inserts in Trinidad and Tobago : A pilot study. The CAP Journal & Review; Aug 2017; 17: 5-9.

Dr. Sameer Dhingra

Book chapter

1. 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 : 978-3-319-51672-1. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51673-8.

Papers

1. Yadav M, Jindal DK, Parle M, Kumar A, Dhingra S. Targeting Oxidative Stress, Acetylcholinesterase, Proinflammatory Cytokine, Dopamine and GABA by Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus) to Alleviate Ketamine-induced Psychosis in Rats. Inflammopharmacology 2019; 27: 301-11. (Impact Factor = 3.838, Springer, PubMed)

2. Yadav M, Parle M, Sharma N, Jindal DK, Bhidhasra A, Dhingra MS, Kumar A, Dhingra S. Protective effects of Spinacia oleracea seeds extract in an experimental model of schizophrenia: Possible behavior, biochemical, neurochemical and cellular alterations. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 2018; 105: 1015-25. (Impact Factor = 3.743) Elsevier

3. Yadav M, Parle M, Jindal DK, Dhingra S. Protective effects of Stigmasterol against ketamine-induced psychotic symptoms: Possible behavioral, biochemical and histopathological changes in mice. Pharmacological Reports. 2018: 70: 591-9. (Impact Factor = 2.761) Elsevier

4. Yadav M, Jindal DK, Dhingra MS, Kumar A, Parle M, Dhingra S. Protective effect of gallic acid in experimental model of ketamine-induced psychosis: possible behaviour, biochemical, neurochemical and cellular alterations. Inflammopharmacology 2018; 26: 413-24. (Impact Factor = 3.838, Springer, PubMed)

5. Sartelli M, Kluger Y, Ansaloni L, Hardcastle TC, Rello J, Watkins RR, Bassetti M, Dhingra S, et al (2018). Raising concerns about the Sepsis-3 definitions. World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018: 13: 6. (Impact Factor = 2.282)

6. Sartelli M, Labricciosa FM, Barbadoro P, Pagani L, Ansaloni L, Brink AJ, Carlet J, Dhingra S, Khanna A, Chichom-Mefire A, et al. The Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery: defining a model for antimicrobial stewardship—results from an international cross-sectional survey. World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017; 12: 34. (Impact Factor = 2.282)

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 delivery 2017; 24: 1429-40. (Impact Factor = 6.402)

8. Kumar A, Yadav M, Parle M, Dhingra S, Dhull DK. Potential drug targets and treatment of schizophrenia. Inflammopharmacology 2017: 28: 1-6. (Impact Factor = 3.304)

9. Sartelli M, Weber DG, Ruppé E, Dhingra S et al. Antimicrobials: a global alliance for optimizing their rational use in intra-abdominal infections (AGORA). World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016: 11: 33. (Impact Factor = 2.282)

10. Ahmad A, Khan MU, Malik S, Mohanta GP, Parimalakrishnan S, Patel I, Dhingra S. Prescription patterns and appropriateness of antibiotics in the management of cough/cold and diarrhea in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences 2016; 8: 335.

11. Khan MU, Hassali MA, Ahmad A, Elkalmi RM, Zaidi ST, Dhingra S. Perceptions and Practices of Community Pharmacists towards Antimicrobial Stewardship. PloS One 2016; 11: e0149623. (Impact Factor = 2.806)

12. Ramrekha C, Ramkhelawan A, Singh R, Solomon A, Tilluckdharry C, Ahmad A, Dhingra S, Pandey S, Maharaj S. Pharmacy Education in Trinidad and Tobago. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research 2015; 49: 168-73.

13. Ahmad A, Khan MU, Patel I, Maharaj S, Pandey S, Dhingra S. Knowledge, attitude and practice of B.Sc. Pharmacy students about antibiotics in Trinidad and Tobago. Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice 2015; 4: 37.

14. Rafi MS, Naqvi SB, Khan MU, Fayyaz M, Ashraf N, Khan MA, Ahmad A, Dhingra S. Evaluation of potential drug-drug interactions with antidepressants in two tertiary care hospitals. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2015; 9: FC05

15. Ahmad A, Khan MU, Gogoi LJ, Kalita M, Sikdar AP, Pandey S, Dhingra S. Japanese Encephalitis in Assam, India: Need to Increase Healthcare Workers’ Understanding to Improve Health Care. PloS One 2015: 10: e0135767. (Impact Factor = 2.806)

Dr. Diane N. Ignacio

Papers

1. Sealy PI, Ignacio DN, Legall G. Evaluative Research on Pharmacist-managed Diabetes Care: Focus on Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose. West Indian Medical Journal 2019; 68: 101-7. doi:10.7727/wimj.2015.529

2. Ignacio DN, Mason KD, Hackett-Morton EC, Albanese C, Ringer L, Wagner PC, Carducci MA, et al. Muscadine grape skin extract inhibits prostate cancer cells by inducing cell-cycle arrest, and decreasing migration through heat shock protein 40. Heliyon 2019; 5: e01128. Elsevier

3. Friday DP, Alleyne TA, Ignacio DN, Arrindell D, Rao SR, Legall G. “The Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Oxygen Utilization by Complex IV: Preliminary Insights”. Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2017; 7: 18-24.

4. Alleyne T, Ignacio DN, Sampson VB, Ashe D, Wilson M. “Simulating the slow to fast switch in cytochrome c oxidase catalysis by introducing a loop flip near to the enzyme's cytochrome c (substrate) binding site”. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry. 2017; 64: 677-685. doi: 10.1002/bab.1526. (Impact Factor: 1.559) Wiley

5. Alleyne T, Ignacio DN, Sampson V, Ashe D. A Bio-Computing Analysis of the Resting- to-pulsed conformational Changes in cytochrome c Oxidase. WIMJ Open 2015; 2: 109.

6. Ignacio D, Sealy P, Clement Y. Confidence in Prescription Writing among Junior Physicians in Trinidad and Tobago. West Indian Medical Journal. 2015; 64: 407-412.

Dr. Shamjeet Singh

Papers

1. Lewis AR, Singh S and Youssef FF. Cafeteria-diet induced obesity results in impaired cognitive functioning in a rodent model. Heliyon 2019; 5: e01412. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01412. (Impact Factor=1.23; Citations=0) Elsevier

2. Dahiya R, Kumar S, Khokra SL, Gupta SV, Sutariya VB, Bhatia D, Sharma A, Singh S and Maharaj S. Toward the Synthesis and Improved Biopotential of an N-methylated Analog of a Proline-Rich Cyclic Tetrapeptide from Marine Bacteria. Marine Drugs 2018; 16: 305. doi: 10.3390/md16090305. (Impact Factor=4.379; Citations=1)

3. Singh S and Singh M. Understanding mammary activity in red-rumped agouti and implications for management and conservation of this Neotropical game species. Brazilian Journal of Biology 2018; 78: 540-54. doi:10.1590/1519-6984.172814. (Impact Factor=0.783; Citations=0)

4. Nayak BS, Khan K, Kidney C, Knowles V, Koo A, Lakhan A, Lalla D, Lalloo C, Lallo SA, Singh S. Demographic and lifestyle factors that affect HbA1c awareness amongst type II diabetic patients in Trinidad. Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry 2017; 124: 1-4. doi: 10.1080/13813455.2017.1412466. (Impact Factor=1.806; Citations=0)

5. Singh S, Netticadan T, Ramdath DD. Expression of cardiac insulin signalling genes and proteins in rats fed a high sucrose diet: effect of bilberry anthocyanin extract. Genes and Nutrition 2016; 11: 8. doi: 10.1186/s12263-016-0516-4. (Impact Factor=2.794; Citations=2)

Dr. Satish Jankie

Papers

1. Jankie S, Johnson J, Pinto Pereira L, Adebayo SA and Pillai G. Acute and Subacute Toxicity of Sorbitan Monostearate (Span 60) Non-ionic Surfactant Vesicles (Niosomes) in Sprague Dawley Rats. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2016; 14: 2231-2919.

2. Jankie S, Johnson J, Rod S, Pinto Pereira L, Akpaka P, Adebayo AS and Pillai G. Determination of the Infective Dose of Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853) when Injected Intraperitoneally in Sprague Dawley Rats. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2016; 14: 2231-2919.

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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