Pharmacology

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  • Pharm. Assoc. Prof.
  • Pharm. Asst. Prof
  • Pharm. Prof
  • Pharmacology
  • Emil Adamec, MD, PhD
    Emil Adamec, MD, PhD
    Professor
  • Nikhilesh Anand, MBBS, MD
    Nikhilesh Anand, MBBS, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Sudhakar Pemminati, PhD
    Sudhakar Pemminati, PhD
    Associate Professor Deputy Chair
  • Sapalya Durgaprasad, MD
    Sapalya Durgaprasad, MD
    Professor
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Emil Adamec, MD, PhD
Professor

Emil Adamec, M.D., Ph.D. graduated from Universitas Carolina School of Medicine in Prague (M.D.) and Boston University School of Medicine in Boston (Ph.D.).

Following research training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he joined the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School as a member of professional staff of McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA. His laboratory pursued original research in molecular neurobiology and neuropathology of neurodegenerative diseases. His work was funded by the National Institute of Health and the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center. His studies were published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Neuroscience, Brain Research, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Acta Neuropathologica, and presented on international meetings.

From 1993 to 2002 he also held an appointment as Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University.

Since 2002 he is engaged full time in Medical Education. He helped to established several new medical programs with focus on small group learning and active learning approaches.

Nikhilesh Anand, MBBS, MD
Assistant Professor

Dr. Nikhilesh Anand received his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India in 2007 and MD in Pharmacology in 2016 from KS Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, India. Dr Nikhilesh has completed USMLE steps examinations and obtained ECFMG certification in 2010. His research interest includes Psychopharmacology, Personalized medicine and Rational use of Medicines.

He has 3 years of clinical experience working as a junior resident in psychiatry at Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India and at Cosmos Institute of Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences, New Delhi, India. He has 2 years of experience of working on human stem cells and regenerative medicine use for the treatment of terminal neurodegenerative diseases, while working as duty doctor at Nutech hospital, New Delhi, India. Dr. Nikhilesh also has one-year experience of clinical trials while working at Manipal Acunova, Manipal, India.

His faculty appointment began at All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica in 2016 where he joined as Assistant professor of Pharmacology and later he was promoted to Associate professor. During his tenure in Dominica he taught Pharmacology, Physiology, USMLE board review, ICM II and III.

He has authored several papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is a member of British association of psychopharmacology and European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Being fitness enthusiastic, he loves working out in the gym, hiking, swimming, water sports and outdoor adventure. His motto is to eat healthy and stay fit.

Dr Nikhilesh joined American University of Antigua in 2018 as Assistant professor in Pharmacology.

Sudhakar Pemminati, PhD
Associate Professor Deputy Chair

Dr. Sudhakar Pemminati is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology. He earned his PhD in Medical Pharmacology at Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal University, in India, where he studied the effects of APOC3, FABP2, and PPAR-gamma-2 gene polymorphisms on metabolic syndrome with type 2 diabetes mellitus in human subjects. Prior to earning his PhD, Dr. Sudhakar earned a MSc in Medical Pharmacology from Manipal University, a Pharm B from Andhra University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PDCR). Following his doctoral work, Dr. Sudhakar joined the Department of Pharmacology at KMC. He has been teaching Medical Pharmacology since 2000.

Dr. Sudhakar has extensive experience in the facilitation of Problem-Based and Team-Based Learning strategies in basic medical sciences. His expertise extends to individual interventions for the enhancement of critical thinking skills for medical problem-solving.

Dr. Sudhakar is a recipient of the Excellence in Scholarship Award for contributions to scientific literature, medicine, and education, awarded by the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine. Dr. Sudhakar is also the recipient of a number of other awards and honors: most notably, the Dr. TMA Pai Gold Medal for his research on an herbal treatment for haloperidol-induced catalepsy and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome.

He is a regular presenter at international scientific meetings, and most recently presented at conferences in Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, and Thailand. Dr. Sudhakar has authored or co-authored more than 54 peer-reviewed research articles, most of which are indexed by the National Library of Medicine’s authoritative PubMed database. He is an editor, editorial board member, and reviewer for many biomedical science journals, and has been invited to serve as an external examiner on numerous doctoral dissertation committees at academic institutions worldwide. Dr. Sudhakar is presently conducting two research projects, which have been approved by AUA College of Medicine, Antigua.

Sapalya Durgaprasad, MD
Professor

Dr. Durgaprasad S obtained his MD degree from Manipal University in the year 2003. During his residency years he worked with dept. of Gastroenterology, KMC Hospital Manipal and performed a research study on the “Effects of Curcumin on Chronic Pancreatitis patients”. After obtaining his MD degree he joined the dept. of Pharmacology, KMC Manipal as Asst Professor. During this period he performed numerous clinical trials with Ranbaxy, one of India’s leading drug companies and with Acunova, a leading Clinical Research Organization of India. He also published five research articles in peer reviewed journals during this time. In 2009 he joined AUA as Associate Professor and has been teaching Cancer chemotherapy, Hematology, Central nervous system and Endocrine pharmacology to semester 3 and semester 4 students”.