Education and its Assessment, Therapy Discovery and Development
Dr. Srikanth Kolluru, who joined KGI in October 2013, holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry with a BS and MS in Pharmacy. Prior to his appointment at KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, he worked at Texas A&M University, College of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor for more than five and half years. He played a key role in building a new pharmacy program at Texas A&M University. He was a recipient of number of teaching excellence awards in both individual and as well as team teaching. He had his post-doctoral training from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Dr. Kolluru’s research involves both scholarship of teaching as well as drug discovery involving the development of novel assessment and instructional methods to effectively integrate basic science courses with clinical courses and development of antiviral drugs & allosteric modulators for cannabinoid receptors respectively. He published extensively in both areas in journals like American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry to mention a few. He has extensive experience in the curriculum development and assessment areas of pharmacy program.
Dr. Kolluru was elected as a secretary of the medicinal chemistry section of AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy), member of Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma and Phi delta Chi. He is a reviewer of number of journals in teaching as well as drug discovery including American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Currents in Pharmaceutical teaching & learning, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry and Journal of Molecular Graphics and modeling etc. He also served in writing board exam questions for National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Dr. Kolluru also holds an adjunct faculty position with the chemistry department of Texas A&M University, Kingsville.
Mariam M. Mahmoud, Hamed I. Ali, Kwang H. Ahn, Aparna Damaraju, Sushma Samala, Venkata K. Pulipati, Srikanth Kolluru, Debra A. Kendall, and Dai Lu, Structure-Activity Relationship Study of Indole-2-carboxamides Identifies a Potent Allosteric Modulator for the Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1), Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2013) 56 (20), 7965-7975.
Srikanth Kolluru and Thomas L. Lemke, An Assessment Model for Integrated Pharmacy Courses: Challenges and Opportunities in Effective Integration and Course Improvement, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2012) 76(8) Article 157.
Srikanth Kolluru, An Active-Learning assignment requiring pharmacy students to write medicinal chemistry examination questions, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2012) 76(6) Article 112.
Srikanth Kolluru, Darren Roesch and Ayesha de la Fuente, A Multi-Instructor Team-Based, Active-Learning Exercise: a model to integrate basic and clinical sciences, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2012) 76(2) Article 33.
Joy Wahawisan, Srikanth Kolluru, Tu Nguyen, Christina Molina, and Joseph Speake, Methadone Toxicity Due to Smoking Cessation-A Case Report on the Drug-Drug Interaction Involving Cytochrome P450 Isoenzyme 1A2. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy (2011), 45, e34.
Samanta, S., Gayen, S., Ghosh, B., Panda, P., Srikanth, K. and Jha, T. QSAR analysis of some indirubin derivatives as potent and selective inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases and glycogen synthase kinase-3. International Journal of Applied Chemistry (2006), 2(2-3), 169-180.
Samanta, S., Debnath, B., Basu A., Gayen, S., Srikanth, K. and Jha, T. Exploring QSAR on 3-aminopyrazoles as antitumor agents for their inhibitory activity of CDK2/cyclin A, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry., (2006) 41(10), 1190-1195.
Basu A., Gayen, S., Samanta, S., Parthasarathi, P., Srikanth, K., and Jha, T. QSAR modeling of neonicotinoid insecticides for their selective affinity towards Drosophila nicotinic receptors over mammalian α4β2 receptors, Canadian Journal of Chemistry, (2006) 84(3), 458-463.
Srikanth, K.; Debnath, B; Jha, T. QSAR study on adenosine kinase inhibition of pyrrolo [2, 3-d] pyrimidine nucleoside analogues using the Hansch approach. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2002), 12(6), 899-902.
Srikanth, K.; Debnath, B; Jha, T. Syntheses, biological evaluation and QSAR study on anti-tumor activity of 1, 5-N, N’-disubstituted-2-(substituted benzenesulphonyl) glutamamides. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry (2002), 10(6), 1841-1854.