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Santosh Kumar Rath

Ph. D (Pharmacy) from AcSIR

Assistant Professor

  • Specialisation

    Chemical Science (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

  • Research Interest

    Natural Product Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Organic Synthesis, Synthetic Methodology, Synthesis of drug conjugates, and lipid-based multifunctional nanoformulations

  • Brief Profile

    Dr. Santosh Kumar Rath is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy, DIT University since 2nd March 2022. Dr. Rath is a medicinal and natural product chemist having over 10 years of experience in research, academia, and industry. Dr. Rath received his Ph.D. in 2022 from AcSIR under the supervision of Dr. Sanjib Das, Principal Scientist, Materials Chemistry Department at CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT), Bhubaneswar, India. Formerly, he worked as an Associate Professor and Research Head at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Danteswari College of Pharmacy, Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh. He also worked as Research Associate (CSIR-RA) in the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India. He got awarded Senior Research Fellowship (ICMR-SRF) from ICMR, New Delhi India, and did research work at CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM), Jammu, India. Dr. Santosh has published more than 17 research papers in reputed journals and filed 1 Indian patent.

    Dr. Rath is well-trained in organic synthesis and characterization techniques, including HPLC and 2D-NMR techniques. Dr. Rath is working on the isolation & characterization of bioactive molecules from natural sources, and performs structural modification on major bioactive isolates and their SAR studies. His research areas involve multistep synthesis of biologically active synthetic and/or natural product-based hybrid scaffolds for lead identification in special targets to neurological disease, cancer, HIV, Covid-19, and infectious diseases. His research is mainly focused on the synthesis of novel P-gp and bacterial efflux pump inhibitors, besides synthetic modifications of the bioactive natural products for better activity/minimize toxicity profiles.

    • Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Principles in Drug Discovery

    • IPR Details Inventor Status (Published/Granted)
      Pharmaceutical compositions to enhance bioavailability/ bioefficacy of drugs A. Kumar, I.A. Khan, S. Koul, P.L. Sangwan, D.M. Mondhe, U. Nandi, G. Singh , M.K. Tikoo, S. Sharma, A. Wani, S.K. Rath, S. Singh, M.J. Mintoo, R.A. Vishwakarma/td> Granted
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