Educational Qualifications




B. Pharm

M. Pharm


Professional Experience

University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS),

Awards & Honours
Chandra Kanta Dandiya Prize (2014) for best research publication in Pharmacology

in 2014

Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award
Young Pharmacy Teacher of the year award by Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India
Young Investigator Awards
Dr. Ole Raffaelsen’s Young Investigator Award(USA)
li Lilly Young Investigator Fellow award (USA)
AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
IBRO Travel Awards
Research Paper Award from Journal of Cell Tissue Research
DST Travel Award
ICAD Travel Award
DST Travel Awards
Research Paper/Articles Published
Improvement of mitochondrial function by paliperidone attenuates quinolinic acid induced behavioral and neurochemical alterations in rats; implications in Huntington's disease.

Journal: Neurotoxicity Res [in press] 2014 Apr 22.

Authors: 2

Hesperidin potentiates the neuroprotective effects of diazepam and gabapentin against pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) induced convulsions in mice: possible behavioural, biochemical and mitochondrial alterations.

Journal: Indian Journal of Pharmacoogy 2014, 46(3), 309-315.

Authors: 3

Panax quinquefolium involves nitric oxide pathway in olfactory bulbectomy rat model.

Journal: Physiology & Behavior 2014 Apr 22;129:142-5

Authors: 2

Rosiglitazone synergises the neuroprotective effects of valproic acid against quinolinic acid induced neurotoxicity in rats; targeting PPARγ and HDAC pathways.

Journal: Neurotoxicity 2014 Aug;26(2):130-5

Authors: 3

Modulation of nitrergic signaling pathway by American ginseng attenuates chronic unpredictable stress-induced cognitive impairment, neuroinflammation and biochemical alterations.

Journal: NaunynSchmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology, 2014,387,129-141

Authors: 2

Possible nitric oxide modulation in the protective effects of rutin against experimental head trauma-induced cognitive deficits: behavioral, biochemical and molecular correlates.

Journal: J Surg Res 2014 May 1;188(1):268-79

Authors: 2

Possible involvement of nitric oxide mechanism in the neuroprotective effect of rutin against immobilization stress induced anxiety like behaviour, oxidative damage in mice.

Journal: Pharmacological Report 2014, 66(1),15-21.

Authors: 2

Role of Nuclear Receptor on Regulation of BDNF and Neuroinflammation in Hippocampus of β-Amyloid Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease.

Journal: Neurotox Res. 2014 May;25(4):335-47

Authors: 2

Area of research expertise- Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatry disorders: Alzheimer and Huntington’s disease, Parkinson disease, Depression, epilepsy etc, Stress and related pathologies, neuropathic pain, diabetic complications, diabetic nephropathy, Posttraumatic brain injury, stroke, chronic pain and inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis and stress-related pathologies: possible role of antioxidant, flavanoids, Neurobiology of sleep and sleep-related disorders: Possible GABAergic mechanism.
GATE-97 Qualified (Graduate Aptitude test for Engineering) by University Grant Commission at All India Level.
Fellowships-BOYSCAST Fellowship of DST, INSA visiting fellowship, RIKEN Brain Science Fellowship (Japan), ISN/APSN/IBRO fellowship for attending advanced School of Neurochemistry held in South Korea, SFN-IBRO fellowship for IBRO world congress on neuroscience (Australia)
Professional Membership- IBRO, Life member of IPA, IPGA, IPS, APTI, APSN,CINP, ISN, MNASc, ASH, ISBD, SFN, MDS, IRA
Extra Curricular Activites: Total Research Grants received- >1.40 Crore
Extra Curricular Activites: Number of Research Projects – 10
Extra Curricular Activites: No of PhD supervised-08
Extra Curricular Activites: No of M. Pharm thesis supervised-22 +02
Extra Curricular Activites: Book Chapters- 04
Extra Curricular Activites: Dr. Kumar extensively travelled aboard for various scientific activities particularly Japan, Italy, USA, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Czech Republic, Spain, Greece, Vienna, Macau, Dubai
Project Work
Professional Association