Serafim  Papadimitriou

Vinny Lather

Professor

biography

Viney Lather is working as a Professor & Principal, JCDM College of Pharmacy, Sirsa since August, 2010. Earlier he worked as a Postdoc Fellow at Centro de Quimica da Madeira, University of Madeira, Portugal on a project funded by Faculty of Science and Technology, Portugal for a span of 03 years. He achieved his PhD in Computational Chemistry from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. Dr. Lather was awarded with DST Young Scientist Award under FAST TRACK scheme in 2006. Post PhD he joined as Research Scientist in Jubilant Biosys Ltd., Bangalore for 2 years and worked on Drug Discovery Projects in areas of Kinases like CDKs & CHK-1, Alzheimer’s disease targeting BACE enzyme, G-protein coupled receptors. He has received the best scientist award during his work in Jubilant Biosys. He has 04 book chapters, 06 National and 43 International publications to his credit in Journals with an average I. F. of more than 2.5. The h-index for his publications is presently more than 12 and total citations include more than 500. He has presented oral as well as poster presentations in more than 20 National and International Conferences. He received travel grants award from AICTE and DST for his oral presentation in Pharmaceutical World Congress, 2004, Kyoto, Japan and from DST for presenting his work in Pharmatech 2014, Bangkok. His present areas of research include structure based drug design of Matrix Metallo Proteinase Inhibitors as anticancer agents, computational and synthetic approaches for antibacterial drug resistance, Glucokianse activators as anti-diabetic agents, PPAR agonists for metabolic disorders, novel drug delivery particularly using dendrimers and SLNs. He is the reviewer of several peer reviewed journals like Chemical Biology Drug Design, QSAR and Combinatorial Science presently Molecular Informatics, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry Research and European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has received grants worth Rupees Forty Six Lacs under Research Promotion Schemes, Faculty Development Program and Seminar Schemes of AICTE. He has supervised 26 M.Pharm theses and currently supervising 06 PhD and 03 M. Pharm students. He is a Life member of IPGA, APTI, and IPA.

 

Area of Interest

His research work focused on the design of scaffolds with specificity amongst their therapeutic targets utilizing computational tools i.e. Rigid and flexible docking, shape comparisons, substrate envelope, molecular mechanics and dynamics, virtual screening, and chemoinformatics (QSAR & QSPR) etc.


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