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Director, School of Pharmacy

Dr. Sandeep MaharajDr. Sandeep Maharaj BSc Pharmacy, M.B.A. D.B.A. RPh.

Senior Lecturer & Coordinator Pharmacy Administration, School of Pharmacy
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine


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Dr. Rajiv DahiyaProfessor Rajiv Dahiya, D.Sc (Clinical Pharmacology, OIUCM), Ph.D (UPTU, Lucknow, India), M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Chemistry (RGUHS, Bangalore, India), B.Pharm (Gulbarga University, Karnataka, India), FAPP, FICCE.

Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Research Interests: Synthesis and biological evaluation of complex natural cyclooligopeptides by solution-phase technique; Preparation and pharmacological screening of amino acid and peptide derivatives of heterocyclic and other aromatic compounds; Design and synthesis of amino acid/peptide-based prodrugs etc.

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M GuptaDr. Madan Mohan Gupta, B.Pharm, M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics), Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics), MBA (HRM), FICS, FIAPST, FABSc, PgCert (University Teaching and Learning), PDCR

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics
Research Interests: Formulation Design and Development of Solid Dosage form (conventional and sustained Release), Formulation Design and Development of Novel Drug Delivery System, Enhancement of Flowability of Poorly Flowable Drugs using Spherical Crystallization Techniques, Solubility Enhancement of Poorly soluble Drugs using Different Techniques, Taste Masking of Bitter Drugs

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Diane IgnacioDr. Diane Ignacio, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)., Howard University, Washington DC, Ph.D., (Biochemistry), The UWI

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice (Applied Therapeutics; Drug Information/Literature Evaluation; Patient Counselling Skills; IV Admixture/TPN)
Research Interests: Prostate Cancer and Wound Healing: Using in vitro and in vivo models to evaluate the biological impact of natural compounds derived from indigenous plants.

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Satish JankieDr. Satish Jankie, BSc. Pharm. Ph.D. (Pharmacology). RPh.

Lecturer in Pharmacology

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1.     Jankie S, Stuart AV, Barsatee N, Dookhan V, Sookdeo K, Hernandez S, Mohammed C. Pharmacists knowledge, perception and practice regarding medication disposal. Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy. 2022 Nov 17;8:100202. doi: 10.1016/j.rcsop.2022.100202.

2.      Jankie S, Barsatee N, Dookhan V, Sookdeo K, Hernandez S, Villarroel Stuart A. Patients’ knowledge, attitudes and concerns regarding the disposal of expired/unused medication. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2022;17; 8:100202. doi: 10.1016/j.rcsop.2022.

3.      Jankie S, Villarroel Stuart A, Mohammed SR, Sewdass K, Sakhamuri S, Pinto Pereira LM. How do community pharmacists in Trinidad perceive knowledge and practice of asthma care?  Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. 2022;13(1):48–50.

4.      Jankie S, Pinto Pereira LM. Targeting insulin resistance with selected antidiabetic agents prevents menopausal associated central obesity, dysglycemia, and cardiometabolic risk. Post Reproductive Health. 2021;27(1):45-48. doi:10.1177/2053369120982753.

5.   Jankie S, Johnson J, Adebayo AS, Pillai GK, Pinto Pereira LM, Efficacy of Levofloxacin Loaded Nonionic Surfactant Vesicles (Niosomes) in a Model of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infected Sprague Dawley Rats. Advances in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences. October 2020.

Shamjeet SinghDr. Shamjeet Singh, B.Sc. (General Agriculture), Ph.D. (Biochemistry), PgCert (University Teaching and Learning)

Lecturer in Integrated Basic Health Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Community Health)
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Refereed Publications

1.     Sarfaraz S, Singh S, Hawke A, Clarke ST, Ramdath DD. Effects of High-Fat Diet Induced Obesity and Fructooligosaccharide supplementation on cardiac protein expression. Nutrients. 2020 Nov; 12(11): 3404-3426.    

3.     Clement Y, Singh S, Motilal S, Maharaj R and Nunez-Smith M. Protocol for the study of polymorphisms and response to metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes in Trinidad. Ethnicity & Disease. 2020 Apr; 30(1): 211-216.

4.     Seetahal JFR, Greenberg L, Satheshkumar PS, Sanchez-Vazquez MJ, Legall G, Singh S, Ramkissoon V, Schountz T, Munster V, Oura CAL and Carrington CVF. The serological prevalence of rabies virus-neutralizing antibodies in the bat population on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Viruses. 2020 Feb; 12(2): 178-193.

Book Chapters

1.     Singh S and Jankie S. Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals, Applications and Strategies. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press, Elsevier; c2024. Chapter 29, Metabolomics Approach in Pharmacognosy; p. 685-707

2.     Jankie S and Singh S. Pharmacognosy: Fundamentals, Applications and Strategies. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press, Elsevier; c2024. Chapter 30, Novel Targets in Drug Discovery; p. 709-726


Arlene Villarroel-StuartDr. Arlene Villarroel-Stuart, B.Sc. (Pharmacy), Ph.D. (Pharmacology); Dip. (Science Technician); RPh

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
Research interests: Pharmacy practice; pharmacology; pharmaceutical sciences; therapeutics 
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The following part-time faculty of the School of Pharmacy are available for consultation in their specialties:

  • Dr. Richard Fairman. Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry).
  • Mr. Dinesh Moonan  BSc. Pharmacy MHA RPh
  • Professor Surendra Arjoon -Professor of Business & Professional Ethics, B.Math Waterloo, M.A. Western Ontario
  • Mr. Rudrunath Singh -  BSc. MSc. Statistics, PhD Statistics ( In Progress)  
  • Ms. Nalini Kalloo – BSc. MSc. Medical Toxicology. PhD. (In Progress)

Administrative, Technical & Service

Jane Sookdhan-BrowneMs. Jane Sookdhan-Browne, MBA (Marketing Management)

Administrative Assistant
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Reainuka HitlalReainuka Hitlal

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Melanie Nurse Ms. Melanie Nurse

Clerical Assistant II
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Parbatie Ramgoolie Mrs. Parbatie Ramgoolie BSND, MLT-AD

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Matthew Eversley Mr. Matthew Eversley

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Dr. Terry Ramnanansingh

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Bobby SamarooMr. Bobby Samaroo

Laboratory Assistant
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Yohance Matsimela Mr. Yohance Matsimela

Laboratory Assistant
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Theron GuiseppiMr. Theron Guiseppi

Office Attendant
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Paulina CampbellMs. Paulina Campbell