Gopalakrishna Pillai, Ph.D.

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Gopalakrishna Pillai, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Pilani, India
B. Pharm and M. Pharm 

The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
MSc and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Fields of Interest:
Developing analytical methods for drug analysis in Bio fluids for study of Pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and bioequivalence evaluation. Targeted drug delivery of anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and metal chelating agents. Stereospecific assay methods and stereoselective drug disposition.

Contact information:
Office phone: 502-413-8951
Office fax: 502-515-4669


Dr.Pillai received his B.Pharm (1965) and M.Pharm (1967) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India and MSc (1981) and PhD (1984) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr.Pillai was on the faculty of the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal, India as a professor of Pharmaceutics, at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan and at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad from 1998-2009 as professor and Director of the School of Pharmacy. While in Trinidad, Dr.Pillai also served as a member of the Drug Advisory committee, Ministry of Health, Government of Trinidad & Tobago, an honorary appointment by the Minister of Health. Dr.Pillai represented Trinidad at the PAHO/WHO sponsored conferences on "Pharmaceutical education in the Caribbean" in Barbados, Bahamas, Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Dr.Pillai supervised the research work of 14 post graduate students (M.Pharm & M.Phil) and four PhD students. His area of research include development of analytical methods for drug analysis in biofluids for the study of Pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism and for stereoselective drug disposition; nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems for anticancer, anti-inflammatory agents and antibiotics and evaluation of bioequivalence of generic drug products sponsored by Pharmaceutical companies. He has 58 publications in international Journals and 40 abstracts, is on the editorial board of pharmacy journals, has been the editor of Advances in Nanotechnology and Applications, volume 3 & 4 published by CENTERA, SUCOP and has been the recipient of many research grants from several agencies.

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