INST Faculty Directory

Dr. Rahul K. Verma

Scientist D
Educational Qualification:

Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences. Pharmaceutics division, Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India (2009-2013)

M.S.(Pharm.).,  National  Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, India (2003-2005)

B. Pharmacy., Ram-Eesh institute of Technology, Greater NOIDA, India (1999-2003)

Positions Held :

Scientist-D in Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali, Punjab, India.(January 2018 to Present)

Scientist-C in Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali, Punjab, India.(April 2014 to December 2017)

Postdoctoral Researcher- Oklahoma University, Oklahoma City, OK, USA (March 2013- March 2014)

Senior Research Fellow- Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India (August 2009 to February 2014)

Research Assistant- Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India (January 2007 to August 2009)

Senior Research Fellow- Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, India (September 2005 to November 2006)

Research Interest:

◊ Our research is aimed at developing safe, efficient, and clinically viable nanoparticulate delivery systems and biomaterials for receptor based targeting, controlled release and depot effect of therapeutic agents/vaccine to their site of action.

◊ Development of antigen and adjuvant loaded nano-carrier systems for nasal mucosal immunization. Designing of nitric oxide releasing nanocarriers for therapy of infectitious diseases like tuberculosis, leishmaniasis.

◊ Delivery of therapeutic agents for the treatment of lung and systemic diseases via dry powder inhalation (DPIs), particularly for tuberculosis and lung cancer.

◊ In vitro and in vivo evaluation of novel drug delivery platforms, preclinical drug evaluation in cell lines animal models.

Honors and Awards :

Royal Society of United Kingdom Fellowship UK- CSIR, INDIA-2009-10 – received to work in UK at Institute of pharmaceutical Innovation (IPI) Bradford University in year 2009-10.

Director’s Special CDRI incentive award-2008.

Bioencapsulation Research Group (BRG)- France travel Award 2009- received to travel and present at Groningen University, THE NETHERLANDS

Bioencapsulation Research Group (BRG)- France travel Award 2008- received to travel and present at Dublin City University, Dublin, IRELAND.

CSIR-SRF – Qualified Senior Research Fellowship-2009 (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), INDIA.

Post Graduate fellowship from NIPER during MS (Pharm) course (2003-2005)

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) -   Qualified in Pharmaceutical Sciences -2004.organized by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), INDIA.

Publications :

1. Vaghasiya K, Sharma A, Kumar K, Ray E, Adhlakha S, Katare OP, Hota S, Verma RK* (2019) Heparin encapsulated metered-dose topical “Nano-spray gel” liposomal formulation ensures rapid on-site management of frostbite injury by inflammatory cytokines scavenging ACS Biomaterials and Engineering Sciences (IF: 4.5), (*Accepted)

2. Sharma A, Vaghasiya K, Gupta P, Gupta UD, Verma RK* (2019) Mycobactericidal activity of some micro-encapsulated synthetic Host Defense peptides (HDP) by expediting the permeation of antibiotic: A new paradigm of drug delivery for tuberculosis Mar 10;558:231-241 International Journal of Pharmaceutics. ( IF: 3.87)

3. Sharma A, Vaghasiya K, Gupta P, Gupta UD, Verma RK* (2018) Reclaiming hijacked phagosomes: Hybrid nano-in-micro encapsulated MIAP peptide ensures host directed therapy by specifically augmenting phagosome-maturation and apoptosis in TB infected macrophage cells International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Nov 24;536(1):50-62 ( IF: 3.87)

4. Vaghasiya K, Eram A, Sharma A, , Ray E, Adlakha S, Verma RK* (2019) Alginate Micro-Spheres elicit innate Th1-inflammatory response in macrophages leading to bacillary killing AAPS PharmScitech 20(6):241 ( IF: 2.87)

5. Handa M, Sharma A, Verma RK Shukla R* (2019) Polycaprolactone based nano-carrier for co-administration of moxifloxacin and rutin and its in-vitro evaluation for sepsis Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology (IF: 2.7),56,101286

6. Singh A, Vaghasiya K, Verma RK Shukla R* (2019) Temperature/pH triggered PNIPAM based Smart nanogel system loaded with Anastrozole delivery for application in cancer chemotherapy AAPS PharmScitech (IF: 2.67), 2019 mar 59;65(2): 195-201

7. Adlakha S, Sharma A, Vaghasiya K, Ray E, Verma RK* (2019) Inhalation delivery of host defence peptides (HDP): A pragmatic approach for therapy of pulmonary ailments Current peptide and protein sciences. (IF: 2.88), ( accepted)

8. Baruah, A, Vaghasiya, K, Verma, RK, Ganguli, AK, Jha, M*, ( 2019) Nanostructured silver decorated hollow silica and their application in treatment of microbial contaminated water at room temperature New Journal of Chemistry 458(1):84-9

9. Sharma A, Vaghasiya K, Ray E, Verma RK* (2018) Nano-encapsulated HHC10 host defense peptide (HDP) reduces the growth of Escherichia coli via multimodal mechanisms. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology 2018 Jul 23:1-10 ( IF: 5.64)

10. Zaidi Z, Vaghasiya K, Verma RK, Vaidya S*, (2018) Hollow ZnO from assembly of nanoparticles: photocatalytic and antibacterial activity. Journal of Material Science November 2018, Volume 53, 14964–14974 ( IF: 3.00)

11. Malik R, Tondwal S, Venkatesh K.S, Gupta G, Shanker K, Verma RK and Misra A (2018) Timing feedback-inhibition of the reproductive hormone axis for male contraception Molecular Medicine : Bench to Bedside and Beyond (Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility) 117-130

12. S harma A, Vaghasiya K, Ray E, Verma RK* (2018) Lysosomal targeting strategies for design and delivery of bioactive for therapeutic interventions Journal of Drug Targeting Vol 26, NO. 3, 208–221 ( IF: 3.50)

13. Sharma A, Verma RK* (2017) Hybrid Nano-in-Micro systems for lung delivery of Host Defence Peptides (HDP) as adjunct therapeutics for Pulmonary TB. Drug Delivery to Lungs (Proceedings) Vol 26, 3, 113–115.

14. Sharma A, Vaghasiya K, Verma RK* (2016) Inhalable microspheres with hierarchical pore size for tuning the release of biotherapeutics in lungs Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 235, 195-203 ( IF: 4.2)

15. Vaghasiya K, Sharma A, Verma RK* (2016) Misdiagnosis Murder: disguised TB or Lung cancer, Pulmonary Research and Respiratory Medicine 3 (02), e5-e6

16. Pandya SK, Verma RK, Khare P, Tiwari B, Srinivasrao D, Dube A, Goyal N, Misra A (2016), Supplementation of host response by targeting nitric oxide to the macrophage cytosol is efficacious in the hamster model of visceral leishmaniasis and efficacy of amphotericin B, International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance ( IF: 3.02)

17. Verma RK, Misra A (2015), Regulation of cell death by intracellular delivery of nitric oxide to macrophages infected with virulent or avirulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Tuberculosis 95 (5), 625-628 ( IF: 2.99)

18. Verma RK* (2015) Lung Delivery of Anti-microbial Peptides (AMP) Using Dry Powder Inhalable Microspheres for Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis., Respiratory drug delivery proceedings, Volume 2, 339-344. 2015

19. Ibrahim M, Verma RK, and Garcia-Contreras L.(2015) “Inhalation drug delivery devices: technology update” Medical Devices: Evidence and Research. 131-139

20. Verma RK, and Garcia-Contreras L (2014) In Vitro Comparison of Two Nasal Delivery Devices to Administer Dry Powders, Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) 156-161

21. Kansal S,Tandon R, Verma A, Misra P, Choudhary AK, Verma RK, Verma PRP, Dube A, Mishra PR (2014) Surface coating of doxorubicin loaded nanocapsule with alginate enhances its therapeutic efficacy through Th1 type immune response in Leishmania donovani infected hamsters. British journal of Pharmacology (BJP) Sep; 171(17): 4038–4050. . ( IF: 6.81)

22. Verma RK, Germishuizen WA, Motheo MP, Agrawal AK, Singh AK, Mohan M, Gupta P, Gupta UD, Cholo M, Anderson R, Misra A and Fourie PB (2013) Inhaled microparticles containing clofazimine are efficacious in the treatment of experimental tuberculosis in mice. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (AAC) 57(2): 1050-1052 ( IF: 4.47)

23. Verma RK, Agrawal AK, Singh AK, Mohan M, Gupta A, Gupta P, Gupta UD, Verma PRP, and Misra A (2013). Inhalable microparticles of nitric oxide donors induce phagosome maturation and kill M. tuberculosis Tuberculosis ( Elsevier) , Jul;93(4):412-7 ( IF: 2.99)

24. Verma RK, Tripathy RK, Paul MK, Nayyar A, Jain R and Mukhopadhayay AK (2013) Bacterial DNA gyrase is not the target of quinoline based anti-tubercular compounds International Research journal of Pharmacy(IJRP). 4(1): 284-292.

25. Singodia D, Verma A, Verma RK, and Mishra PR (2012) Investigations on Alternate Approach to Target Mannose Receptors on Macrophages using 4-Sulfated N-Acetyl Galactosamine more Efficiently as Compared to Mannose Decorated Liposomes : An Application in Drug Delivery. Nanomedicine-Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. 8(4): 468-477. ( IF: 6.50)

26. Verma RK, Singh AK, Mohan M, Agrawal AK, Verma PRP, Gupta A and Misra A (2012) Inhalable Microparticles Containing Nitric Oxide Donors: Saying NO to Intracellular Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. Molecular Pharmaceutics (Mol. Pharm). 9(11): 3183-3187. ( IF: 4.56)

27. Verma RK, Mukker JK, Singh RSP, Kumar K, Verma PRP and Misra A (2012) Partial biodistribution and pharmacokinetics of isoniazid and rifabutin following pulmonary delivery of inhalable microparticles to Rhesus macaques. Molecular Pharmaceutics (Mol. Pharm). 9(4): 1011-1016. ( IF: 4.56)

28. Dwivedi P, Kansal S, Sharma M, Shukla R, Verma AK, Shukla P, Tripathi P, Gupta PK, Saini D, Verma RK, Dwivedi AK and Mishra PR (2012) Exploiting 4-sulphate N-acetyl galactosamine decorated gelatin nanoparticles for effective targeting to professional phagocytes in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Drug Targeting (JDT) 20(10): 883-96. ( IF: 3.50)

29. Verma RK, Pandya S, and Misra A (2011) Loading and Release of Amphotericin-B from Biodegradable Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) Nanoparticles Journal Biomedical Nanotechnology (JBN). 7: 118-120. ( IF: 5.06)

30. Verma RK, Singh AK, Mohan M, Agrawal AK, and Misra A (2011) Inhaled therapies for tuberculosis and the relevance of activation of lung macrophages by particulate drug delivery systems. Therapeutic Delivery (Ther Delv.). 2(6): 753-768.

31. Pandya S, Verma RK, and Misra A (2011) Nanoparticles Containing Nitric Oxide Donor with Antileishmanial Agent for Synergistic Effect Against Visceral Leishmaniasis. Journal Biomedical Nanotechnology (JBN).213-215 ( IF: 5.06)

32. Dubey PK, Singodia D, Verma RK and Vyas SP (2011) RGD modified albumin nanospheres for tumour vasculature targeting. Journal Pharmacy and Pharmacology (JPP), 63(1): 33-40 ( IF: 2.40)

33. Yadav AB, Muttil P, Singh, Verma RK, Mohan M and Misra A (2010) The devil's advocacy: When and why inhaled therapies for tuberculosis may not work. Tuberculosis ( Elsevier) 9, 65-66 ( IF: 2.99)

34. Yadav AB, Muttil P, Singh AK, Verma RK, Mohan M, Sinha SK and Misra A (2010) Microparticles induce variable levels of activation in macrophages infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (2010) 90: 188-196 ( IF: 2.99)

35. Yadav AB, Sharma R, Muttil P, Singh AK, Verma RK, Mohan M, Patel SK and Misra A (2009) Inhalable Microparticles Containing Isoniazid and Rifabutin Target Macrophages and Stimulate the Phagocyte” to Achieve High Efficacy. Indian journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB). 469-474 ( IF: 1.46)

36. Verma RK, Kaur J, Kumar K, Yadav AB and Misra A (2008) Intracellular time course, Pharmacokinetics, and Biodistribution of Isoniazid and Rifabutin following Pulmonary delivery of inhalable Microparticles to Mice. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (AAC). 52(9): 3195-3201 ( IF: 4.47)

37. Kaur J, Muttil P, Verma RK, Kumar K, Yadav AB, Sharma R and Misra A (2008) Apparatus for Pulmonary Delivery of Microparticles as a Dry Powder Inhalation Targeting Lung and Airway Macrophages in Mice. European Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences (EJPS). 34: 56-65 ( IF: 3.50)

Abstract :

1.   Verma RK, Kaur J, Yadav AB, Kumar K and Misra A (2008) PLA microparticles for pulmonary delivery of AntiTB drugs: Biodistribution study. NATURE Preceedings http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npre.2008.2448.

2.   Verma RK and Misra A (2008) Microparticles specific for lung delivery: in-vivo drug distribution in monkeys. NATURE Preceedings http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npre.2012.7061.1.

BOOK SECTIONS :

1.   Verma RK, Ibrahim M, and Garcia-Contreras L. ( 2015) Lung anatomy and physiology and their implications for pul-monary drug delivery, Edited by-Nokhodchi and Martin, Pulmonary drug delivery: Advances and challenges, Wiley press, USA

2.   Singh Ak, Gupta A, Mohan M, Agrawal AK, Verma RK, Sharma R, Misra A ( 2014) Modulation of host pathogen inter-action following particle phagocytosis by infected macrophages In: Norazmi Mohd Nor, Armando Acosta and Maria Elena Sarmiento (Eds). The Art and Science of Tuberculosis Vaccine Development. Oxford University Press, UK

3.   Sharma A, Vaghasiya K, Yadav AB, Verma RK* (2018) “DNA nanostructures. chemistry, self-assembly and applica-tion, Emerging Applications of Nanoparticles and Architecture Nanostructures, Springer

4.   Sharma A, Vaghasiya K, Verma RK* (2018) Essentials of phytopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and traditional medi-cine, CRC press/ Apple academic press

5.   Ray E, Sharma A, Vaghasiya K, Verma RK* (2018) Molecular Medicines for Cancer: Concepts and Applications of Nanotechnology CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Publishers

PRESENTATION AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES :

1.   Verma RK (Invited Talk) Hybrid Nano-in-Micro systems for lung delivery of Host Defence Peptides (HDP) as ad-junct therapeutics for Pulmonary TB. Drug Delivery to Lungs Edinburg, Scotland. 5-8 December 2017

2.   Verma RK (Invited Talk) Saying NO (Nitric Oxide) to Tuberculosis, Page-13, INHALATION ASIA, Shen-yang, China, 9-11 September 2015

3.   Verma RK (2015) Lung Delivery of Anti-microbial Peptides (AMP) Using Dry Powder Inhalable Micro-spheres for Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis., Respiratory drug delivery , Nice, FRANCE, 5-8 May, 2015

4.   Verma RK, Raghuvanshi D, Bailey-Downs LC, Kunch A, Ihnat MA, and Garcia-Contreras L. Development and validation of a HPLC method to determine concentrations of a novel anti-cancer compound, DT330 in biological samples AAPS annual meeting (10-14 Nov 2013), San Antonio, USA.

5.   Verma RK, I brahim, Raghuvanshi D, Abraham SN, Staats HF, and Garcia-Contreras L. Optimization of Spray Freeze Drying Process Conditions to Prepare West Nile Virus Vaccine for Nasal Immunization AAPS annual meeting (10-14 Nov 2013), San Antonio, USA.

6.   Verma RK and Misra A Augmenting the macrophage nitric oxide response to intracellular Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Conference on Inhaled therapy for tuberculosis (1-3 Oct 2013), Tokyo University of Science,
Tokyo JAPAN

7.   UK- Pharm Science-2010- the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Great Britain, University of Nottinghum, Nottinghum, UNITED KINGDOM(UK) (attended).

8.   Verma RK and Misra A. Microparticles specific for lung delivery: in-vivo drug distribution in monkeys.

XVII International conference on Bioencapsulation-2009,Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS.

9.   Verma RK, Kaur J, Yadav AB, Kumar K and Misra A. PLA microparticles for pulmonary delivery of AntiTB drugs: biodistribution study. XVI International conference on Bioencapsulation-2008,Dublin, IRELAND

10. Kaur J, Verma RK, Yadav AB, Kumar K and Misra A. Pharmacokinetic of PLA microparticles in Rhesus monkeys.

XVI International conference on Bioencapsulation-2008, Dublin, IRELAND.

11. Verma RK and Misra A. Inhalable poly lactide particles as drug carrier against tuberculosis (Oral presentation).

NIPER Second Winter school 2009–Nanotechnology in advance Drug delivery, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research(NIPER), Mohali, INDIA.

12. Verma RK and Misra A. Serum, tissue and intracellular concentrations following pulmonary delivery in rhesus macaques (Oral) International Symposium on -Optimizations of Inhaled Tuberculosis Therapies and

Implications for Host-Pathogen Interactions-2009 New Delhi INDIA.

13. Misra A, Yadav AB, Singh AK, Verma RK, Mohan M. The devil's advocacy: When and why inhaled therapies for tuberculosis may not work. A International Symposium on -Optimizations of Inhaled Tuberculosis Therapies and Implications for Host-Pathogen Interactions-2009 New Delhi INDIA.

14. Sharma R, Muttil P, Yadav AB, Verma RK, Singh AK, Mohan M, Misra A. Serendipitous activation of mouse and human macrophages infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis on treatment with inhalable microparticles. An

International Symposium on -Optimizations of Inhaled Tuberculosis Therapies and Implications for Host-Pathogen Interactions-2009 New Delhi INDIA.

15. Sharma R, Muttil P, Yadav AB, Verma RK, Singh AK, Devi HK, Mohan M, Arora SK, Sen H, Sinha S, Suryakumar J, Modak V, Vineeth R, and Misra A Preclinical safety, efficacy and mechanism of action of inhaled microparticles containing anti-tuberculosis agents. Third indo-Japanese International Joint Symposium on overcoming interactable infectious disease prevalent in Asian countries-2010, Dec-13-14 2010, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, JAPAN.

16. Verma RK, Pandya S, Khare P, Dube A, Verma PRP and Misra A. Nitric oxide releasing PLGA nanoparticles: evaluation of antileishmanial activity. NanoBio-2012 Second International Conference on Nanotechnology and

Molecular Medicine at Biomedical interface, kochi, INDIA.

17. Singh AK, Verma RK, Heikham KD, Mohan M, Agrawal AK, Gupta A and Misra A. Inhalable particles for value added drug delivery in tuberculosis. INDO-US joint Symposium on Nanomedicine: Propects and

Challenges,14-15November 2011, Institute of Chemical Technology, Hydrabad, INDIA.

18. Singh Ak, Mohan M, Agrawal AK, Verma RK, Misra A, Gupta UD and Gupta P Quantitative PCR for persistent bacterial DNA following pulmonary delivery of microparticles Conference on Inhaled therapy for tuberculosis (1-3 Oct 2013), Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo JAPAN.

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