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Pharmacology Research

The department of Pharmacology is an integrative and interdisciplinary science that takes a dynamic approach to investigate the actions of chemical agents on living systems. The mission of the department is three-fold and focuses on training to undergraduate students, research directive to postgraduate students and provides a quality service to pharmaceutical industries and CROs. The Deparment provides knowledge to UG students from the basic Anatomy and Physiology to the Clinical Pharmacology. The Department of Pharmacology has well crafted one laboratory for UG as well as one for PG students and a well-maintained animal house.

The Department has various instruments such as Sherrington recording drum, levers, Rota rod apparatus, Analgesiometer, etc. and other sophisticated instruments like Student’s Physiograph, Centrifuge, Deep Freezer (-80C), ELISA Reader, Biochemical analyzer (Semi-auto), CO2 incubator. The Department also has various softwares to provide basic understanding of the pharmacological experiments to UG students.

Research Areas

  • Cardiovascular complications (atherosclerosis, myocardial ischemia).
  • Diabetes mellitus.
  • Obesity.
  • Rhematoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Gout.
  • Irritable bowel disease.
  • Bronchial asthma.
  • Hepatic ischemia and hepatoprotection.
  • Peptic ulcer.
  • Cancer.
  • Analgesia and neuropathic pain.

Potential areas for service to Industry

  • Toxicity studies of various drugs.
  • Development of new model development for screening of various drugs.
  • Screening and evaluation of drugs.

An insight into activities

The department is actively involved in research. Department faculties are awarded support from numerous sources, including contracts from government, foundations and pharmaceutical industries. The department is prominent for driving funds for project and hosting various conferences at the institute level from ICMR, GUJCOST, AICTE, etc. Moreover, students present their research work at national as well as international conferences and even publish papers in various journals.