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Dr. Senthil Raja A.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering & Technology IIT BHU
asraja.phe@iitbhu.ac.in
91-542-7165723
Area of Interest: 
Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Drug Design

Native of Sankagiri, Salem, TN.

Educational Background

  • PhD (2008): Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi.
  • M Pharm (2002): Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi.
  • B Pharm (1999): The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai.

Teaching Experience: 16 years

Courses Taught
Undergraduate

  • Essentials of Biochemistry (CY103, Institute Course)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry (PH221)
  • Computational Chemistry (PH421)
  • Computational Drug Design (PH525)

     Postgraduate

  • Spectroscopy (PH503)

     PhD

  • Advanced Medicinal Chemistry (PH521)

 

  • Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry - Conventional and Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds.
  • Computational Chemistry & Molecular Modeling - Ligand-based & Structure-Based Drug Design and Discovery of Heterocyclic Compounds as Neurotherapeutic agents and Anticancer agents.
Publications in Journals
  • Rahul S Rathore, Sanjeev K Mahto, Senthil Raja A, Emerging three-dimensional neuronal culture assays for neurotherapeutics drug discovery, Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1080/17460441.2022.2061458. (IF: 6.098)
  • Shivani J, Akhilesh, Ankit Uniyal, Vinod Tiwari, Senthil Raja A, "Synthesis and evaluation of dual fatty acid amide hydrolase-monoacylglycerol lipase inhibition and antinociceptive activities of 4-methylsulfonylaniline-derived semicarbazones", Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry (in press), 2022https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2022.116698 (IF: 3.641)
  • Rangan Mitra, Senthil Raja A, “Role of Lysine Specific Demethylase 1 and Its Small Molecule Inhibitors in Glioblastoma Multiforme Therapy, Anti-cancer agents in Medicinal Chemistry”,2022https://doi.org/10.2174/1871520622666220421092414. (IF: 2.505)
  • Shivani J, Senthil Raja A. "Discovery of isatin-based carbohydrazones as potential dual inhibitors of fatty acid amide hydrolase and monoacylglycerol lipase" ChemMedChem, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1002/cmdc.202100559. (IF: 3.466)
  • Shivani J, Senthil Raja A. "Anticancer potential of small molecule inhibitors of fatty acid amide hydrolase and monoacylglycerol lipase - A mini-review". ChemMedChem, 2021, https://doi.org/ 10.1002/cmdc.202100120. (IF: 3.466)
  • Rangan Mitra, Senthil Raja A. "Small molecule inhibitors of Shp2 phosphatase as potential chemotherapeutic agents for glioblastoma: A mini-review", ChemMedChem, 2020https://doi.org/10.1002/cmdc.202000706. (IF: 3.466)
  • Rati K.P. Tripathi, Senthil Raja A."Emerging Chemical Scaffolds with Potential SHP2 Phosphatase Inhibitory Capabilities – A Comprehensive Review" Chem. Biol. Drug Des. 2020https://doi.org/10.1111/cbdd.13807. (IF: 2.817)
  • A K. Mehata, D Dehari, S R. Ayyannan, M S. Muthu, "X-ray Powder Diffraction Spectroscopy as a Robust Tool in Early Predicting Bioavailability of Pharmaceutical Formulation containing Polymorphic Drug Substance". Drug Delivery Letters, 2020, DOI : 10.2174/2210303110999200519074.
  • Rati K.P.Tripathi, Senthil Raja A. "Exploration of dual FAAH and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory potential of some 3-hydroxy-3-phenacyloxindole analogues", Arch. Pharm. 2020, 353: e2000036. https://doi.org/10.1002/ardp.20200003. (IF: 2.75)
  • Raja Ayyannan, S., M S, Vishnu., Vangavelu, P. and Kumar, S., "Experimental and computational evaluation of some piperonylic acid derived hydrazones bearing isatin moiety as dual inhibitors of cholinesterases and monoamine oxidases". ChemMedChem. 2019, doi:10.1002/cmdc.201900277, (IF: 3.016) 
  • Rati K.P.Tripathi, Senthil Raja A, "Monoamine Oxidase-B Inhibitors as Potential Neurotherapeutic Agents – An overview and update". Medicinal Research Reviews, 2019,1-104, (https://doi.org/10.1002/med.21561) (IF: 8.5)
  • Shivani J, Rati K.P.Tripathi, Senthil Raja A, "Scaffold Hopping-Guided Design of Some Isatin Based Rigid Analogs as Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase Inhibitors: Synthesis and Evaluation". Biomed Pharmcother, 2018, 107,1611–1623 (IF: 2.8)
  • Rati K.P.Tripathi, Vishnu, MS, Sukesh KG, Sairam K, Senthil Raja A, "Design, synthesis, and pharmacological evaluation of 2-amino-5-nitrothiazole derived semicarbazones as dual inhibitors of MAO and AChE: effect of the size of aryl binding site", J Enz Inhibition Med Chem 2017, 33 (1), 37-57. (IF: 4.2)
  • Rati K.P.Tripathi, Senthil Raja A, Evaluation of 2-amino-6-nitrobenzothiazole derived hydrazones as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: In-vitro assays, molecular docking and theoretical ADMET prediction. Med Chem Res, 2017, 1-17 (IF: 1.2)
  • Rati K.P.Tripathi, Senthil Raja A, "Anticonvulsant activity, organotypic hippocampal neuroprotection assay and in-silico sodium channel blocking potential of 2-amino-6-nitrobenzothiazole derived semicarbazones. Biomed Pharmacother, 2017, 95, 1451-1460. (IF: 2.8)
  • Rati K.P.Tripathi, Senthil Raja A, "Design, synthesis and evaluation of some 2-amino-6-nitrobenzothiazole derived hydrazones as MAO inhibitors - Role of methylene spacer group". ChemMedChem, 2016, 11 (14), 1551-1567. (IF: 3.016)
  • Rati K.P.Tripathi, Gopal K. Rai, Senthil Raja A,  "Exploration of a library of 3,4-(methylenedioxy)aniline derived semicarbazones as dual inhibitors of monoamine oxidase and acetylcholinesterase: design, synthesis and evaluation". ChemMedChem, 2016, 11 (11) 1145-1160. (IF: 3.016)
  • Rati K.P.Tripathi, Senthil Raja A, "Discovery of 3-Hydroxy-3-phenacyloxindole analogues of isatin as potential inhibitors of monoamine oxidase", ChemMedChem, 2016, 11 (1), 119-132. (IF: 2.96)
  • Pankaj Mishra, Senthil R Ayyannan, Gautam Panda, "Perspectives on inhibiting beta-amyloid aggregation through structure-based drug design", ChemMedChem, 2015, 10 (9), 1467–1474. (IF: 3.016)
  • Rati K.P.T., Omprakash G, Senthil Raja A, "Design, synthesis, in vitro MAO-B inhibitory evaluation, and computational studies of some novel 6-Nitrobenzothiazole-derived semicarbazones", ChemMedChem, 2013, 8(3), 462-474. (IF: 3.016)
  • S R Ayyannan, A K Agarwal, N Mahajan, S N Pandeya and S. Ananthan, “Antibacterial and antitubercular activities of some diphenyl hydrazones and semicarbazones” Ind. J. Chem. Sec B, 49B, 10, 2010, 1384-1388. (IF: 0.397)
  • Ayyannan, S. R., Pandeya, S. N., Panda, S. S and Stables, J. P, “Synthesis, anticonvulsant and antidepressant evaluation of semicarbazones of acetophenone Mannich bases” Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal, V.41, N.6, 15-19 (2007). (IF: 0.452)
  • Pandeya, S. N., Ayyannan, S. R., and Nath G. “Synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of 4- or 6-chloroisatin derivatives” Ind. J. Chem. Sec B, 45B, 2, 2006, 494-499. (IF: 0.397)
  • Pandeya, S. N., Ayyannan, S. R., and Nath, G. “Synthesis and antibacterial activities of N-benzylisatin-3-semicarbazones and hydrazones”. Indian Drugs, 41(3), 2004, 134-137.
  • Ayyannan, S. R., Current approaches to validation of analytical chemical methods, The Pharmstudent, 24, 2003, 56-67.
  • Ayyannan, S. R., and Ram Kumar, R., “Analgesic activity of chloroxylon swietenia” Indian Drugs, 40(1), 2003, 275-278.
  • Pandeya, S. N., Ayyannan, S. R., and Stables, J. P. “ Synthesis of isatin semicarbazones as potential anticonvulsants – Role of hydrogen bonding” J. Pharm. Pharmaceut. Sci., 5(3), 2002, 275-280. (IF: 1.8)

Conference Presentations
  • Rangan Mitra, Dipika, Senthil Raja Ayyannan, “Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of 5-Substituted-2-amino-1,3,4-thiadiazole Derivatives as Anticancer Agents”, International Conference on “Emerging Trends in Drug Discovery and Development” (ICETD3) from 18th -20th January 2022, BIT, Ranchi.
  • Sandeep Kumar, Jagannadhula Harish, Senthil Raja Ayyannan, “Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of dual MAO/AChE Inhibitory Capabilities of some Novel Aryl Hydrazones”, International Conference on “Emerging Trends in Drug Discovery and Development” (ICETD3) from 18th -20th January 2022, BIT, Ranchi.
  • Sandeep Kumar, Vishnu, MM, Senthil Raja A. “Exploration of a library of benzimidazole derived hydrazones as dual inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase and monoamine oxidases” in the international conference on “Emerging Trends in Drug Discovery and Development” (ETDDD-2018) from 18th -20th January 2018, Department of Agricultural science, BHU.
  • Shivani Jaiswal, Senthil Raja A, Nira Mishra, Scaffold hopping hided design of some isatin based rigid analogs as fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitors – synthesis and evaluation. World Health Congress – 2017, 21-22 August 2017, held at Hyderabad.
  • Vishnu, MM, Senthil Raja A. “Protein crystallography and structure-based drug design – promising tools in the discovery of potent neurotherapeutic agents” in the 45th National Seminar on Crystallography (NSC 45) from 9th - 12th July 2017, IIT (BHU).
  • Vishnu, MM, Senthil Raja A. Presented research poster in the INDO-GERMAN Workshop on Recent Applications of Carbohydrates in Chemistry and Biology (RACCB-2017), International Workshop, IIT(BHU) during 14th-16th February 2017, titled “Discovery of 2-amino-5-nitrothiazole and 5-aminobenzo[1,3]dioxole derived semicarbazones as dual inhibitors of monoamine oxidase and acetylcholinesterase: Synthesis, in silico and in vitro evaluation”.
  • Rati K P Tripathi, Senthil Raja Ayyannan. Synthesis and evaluation of some benzothiazole based hydrazones as potential MAO-A inhibitors. International Conference on Multifunctional Materials for Future Applications, during 27 – 29, October 2015, IIT (BHU), Varanasi
  • Abhimanyu, Rati Kailash Prasad Tripathi, Senthil Raja Ayyannan Anticonvulsant activity of some isomeric dimethyl substituted aryl semicarbazones Tetrahedron Symposium, Asia Edition, Singapore, during October 2014
  • Rati K. P. Tripathi, Senthil R. Ayyannan Monoamine oxidase inhibitory evaluation of some 3-substituted-3-hydroxyoxindole analogues of isatin International Symposium on Recent Advances in Medicinal Chemistry (ISRAM – 2014), organized NIPER, S. A. S. Nagar during 8th – 10th September, 2014.
  • Rati K. Tripathi, Senthil R. Ayyannan, Design, synthesis, in-vitro and computational evaluation of some     N-substituted propargylamine derivatives as MAO inhibitors. DSIN-RSC Conference – Overcoming the Bottlenecks in Drug Discovery and Development, organized by Royal Society of Chemistry and Daiichi Sankyo/Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana during 20th – 21st March, 2014.
  • Rati Kailash P. Tripathi, Gopal K. Rai, Senthil R. Ayyannan, Design, synthesis and evaluation of some 6-substituted benzothiazole derived semicarbazones as monoamine oxidase inhibitors, National Symposium on Organic Synthesis and Advanced Materials (NSOSAM – 2014), organized by Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, BHU, Varanasi, U.P., during 1st – 2nd March, 2014
  • Tripathi Rati, Ayyannan Senthil Raja, Design, synthesis, in-vitro and in-silico evaluation of some 3-hydroxy-3-phenacyloxindole analogues of isatin as MAO inhibitors, NIPiCON 2014 – International Conference on Fostering Innovation in Drug Discovery and Development, organized by Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, during 23rd – 25th January, 2014
  • Rati Kailash P. Tripathi, Gopal K. Rai, Senthil Raja A., Design, synthesis, in-vitro biological and computational evaluation of 2-Amino-6-nitrobenzothiazole based hydrazones as potential monoamine oxidase inhibitors, 6th International RBF Symposium, organized by Zydus Research Centre, Ahmedabad during 4th – 6th February, 2013
  • Nazmi Z, Tripathi R. K. P., Acharya P. C., Raja A. S., Design, synthesis and anticonvulsant evaluation of some novel Schiff bases of 2-amino-5-[4-substituted aryloxymethyl]-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-amines, 64th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, organized by SRM University, Chennai during 7th – 9th December, 2012
  • Senthil Raja Ayyannan, Paras Nath Singh, Surendra Nath Pandeya, James P Stables, “Design and synthesis of conformationally rigid analogs of isatin semicarbazones as potential anticonvulsants – Development of a pharmacophore model” Research paper presented in the “MedChem Europe 2011” held on 28-29 March 2011, Germany.
  • Senthil Raja A, Rati K.P.T and Gopal K.R. Design, synthesis, antidepressant and monoamine oxidase inhibitory properties of Schiff’s bases of 2-amino-4-choroquinazoline, poster presented in the International conference “RAPS 2010” held on 22-23 December 2010, BHU, India.
  • Senthil Raja A, Omprakash G and Chhanda Charan D. Pharmacophore based design and synthesis of new quinazoline-4(3H)-one derivatives as anticonvulsant agents - poster presented in the International conference “RAPS 2010” held on 22-23 December 2010, BHU, India.
  • Pandeya S N, Raja A S, Singh P N, Stables J P. Design and Synthesis of N-allylisatin-3-semicarbazones as Potential Anticonvulsants: Development of a New Pharmacophore Model - Research paper presented during 2009 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, being held November 8-12 at the Los Angeles Center in Los Angeles, California.
  • Raja A S, Putta A, Acharya P C, Nath G. “Synthesis and preliminary antibacterial investigation of 4-Fluoro and 2,4-dichloro substituted aryl semicarbazones” - Paper presented in the 57th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2007, held at Varanasi.
  • Pandeya S N, Raja A S, Kumar A. “Synthesis, anticonvulsant and neurotoxic activity of salicylic acid hydrazones and Schiff’s bases” -Paper presented in the 57th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2007, held at Varanasi.
  • Pandeya, S. N., Raja, A. S., Panda, S. S and Ananthan, S “Synthesis and preliminary antibacterial and antimycobacterial investigation of semicarbazones of acetophenone Mannich bases”- Paper presented in the 57th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2005, held at Hyderabad.
  • Pandeya, S. N., Raja, A. S. and Mahajan, N. “Antidepressant and sedative-hypnotic activity of some isatin semicarbazones and hydrazones”- Paper presented in the 56th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2004 held at Kolkata.
  • Pandeya, S. N, Raja, A. S., Agrawal, A. K., Thakkar, D and Mahajan, N. “Synthesis and CNS evaluation of Phenoxy/p-bromophenoxy acetic acid hydrazones (Schiff bases) - Paper presented in the 56th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2004 held at Kolkata.
  • Nagori, B. P. and Raja, A. S. “Current approaches to the validation of analytical methods”- Paper presented in a national seminar at Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur in 2004.

Research Guidance
  • PhD: 02 completed; 03 ongoing
  • M Pharm: 19 completed; 01 ongoing
  • IDD: 01 ongoing; 05 completed

Current Students

  • Ms. Shivani Jaiswal (PhD Thesis)
  • Mr. Sandeep Kumar (PhD Thesis)
  • Mr. Rangan Mitra (PhD Thesis)
  • Mr. Rahul S Rathore (PhD Thesis)
  • Ms. Garima Gupta (MPharm Thesis)

Former Students

  • Ms. V. Praneetha (M Pharm 2021)
  • Mr. P. Pegu (M Pharm 2020)
  • Ms. Surabhi (M Pharm 2020)
  • Ms. Rati K P Tripathi (MPh 2011; PhD 2016)
    • Current position: Assistant Professor, Central University, Assam.
  • Mr. J Harish (MPharm, 2019) 
    • Current position: Chemist, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Ahmadabad.
  • Mr. Samarth D (MPharm, 2019) 
    • Current position: Assistant Professor, TMU, Moradabad.
  • Mr. Vaibhav Raj (IDD)
  • Mr. Vishnu MS (IDD, 2018)
    • ​Current position: MS at University of Leeds, UK
  • Mr. Pavan Kumar (MPharm, 2018)
    • Current position: Chemist, Syngene Ltd, Bangalore.
  • Mr. Shiladitya Palit (MPharm, 2018)
    • Current position: Chemist, Dr. Reddy;s Lab, Hyderabad.
  • Mr. Vipin Arya (MPharm, 2017)
    • Current position: Chemist, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Gurgaon.
  • Ms. Dipika (IDD, 2017)
  • Ms. Kanchan Verma (M Pharm, 2016)
  • Ms. Ruchi S Pathak (MPharm. 2016)
  • Mr. Bhanu Pratap (IDD, 2016)
  • Mr. Ankita Kausal (MPharm. 2014)
  • Mr. Omprakash Goshain (MPharm, 2011)
  • Mr. Shaik Mohammed Ayyaz (IDD, 2011)
  • Mr. Gopal K Rai (MPharm. 2010)
  • Mr. Abhimanyu (MPharm. 2009)
  • Mr. Chhanda Charan Danta (MPharm. 2009)
  • Mr. Anjaneyulu Putta (MPharm. 2007)
  • Mr. Nishant Mahajan (MPharm 2005)
  • Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), Bangalore.
  • Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association (IPGA), New Delhi.
  • Pharmaceutical Society, BHU.
  • Mahamana Malaviya Foundation, Varanasi.
  • Delivered a series of lectures for the online course "Computational drug design and discovery (CDDD) – A primer” to Pharmacy teachers and students, during 18, 20, & 22 May 2020.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Computational tools in drug discovery” in the ARPIT (Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching) Course conducted for the Pharmacy teachers through Swayam platform, during Nov 2019.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on "Emerging computational tools in drug design and discovery" during the QIP course at the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Engineering & Technology, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, on 06 Oct 2019.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Emerging trends in Data Science - A boon for better healthcare” at Nandha College of Arts & Science, Erode (TN), on 01 Jul 2019.
  • Delivered an invited talk on "Role of chemists in current drug discovery and development" at Shanmuga College of Pharmacy, Sankagiri (TN), during 24 Jan 2019.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Research-based undergraduate curriculum for sustainable development” during the National Seminar organized at School of Education, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul (TN), on 18 Jan 2019.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Current approaches to Molecular Modeling” during the National Seminar organized at Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Muvaatupuzha (Kerala), on 05 Nov 2016.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Modern drug design tools – Approaches and challenges” during the one day workshop organized at JKKNCP, Komarapalayam (TN) on 16 Feb 2010.
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Principles, challenges, and applications of drug design” during the workshop on Drug Design and Molecular Modeling at JKKNCP, Komarapalayam (TN) during Jul 2008.
  • Delivered a lecture on "Drug Design – Modern approaches and Challenges" during a one-day Workshop at Swamy Vivekanandha College of Pharmacy, Tiruchengode, Tamilnadu (TN). (2006)
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Method validation and applications” during the AICTE sponsored workshop organized at Lachoo Memorial College of Science & Technology (Pharmacy Wing), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) during May 2004. 
  • Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • Singapore

Curricular

  • Outstanding Scientist in Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2019, by Venus International Foundation, Chennai. 
  • Outstanding Reviewer (2018), Journal of Enzyme inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, Taylor & Francis.
  • APAN India Fellow awarded by ERNET India, 32nd Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) Meeting held at New Delhi, during 22-26, August 2011.
  • Travel Grant Award by Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi for presenting a research paper in the International Conference "MedChem Europe 2011" held in Germany.
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (July 2000 to February 2002) by University Grants Commission.
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2000) with 98.94 percentile.​

Extracurricular

  • Won Bronze Medal (Inter IIT Volleyball Championship) during the 26th Inter IIT Staff Sports Meet 2019 held at IIT, Kharagpur.
  • Won Silver Medal (Inter IIT Volleyball Championship) during the 25th Inter IIT Staff Sports Meet 2018 held at IIT, Guwahati.
  • Won Bronze Medal (Inter IIT Volleyball Championship) during the 24th Inter IIT Staff Sports Meet 2017 held at IIT, Madras.
  • Won Bronze Medal (Inter IIT Volleyball Championship) during the 23rd Inter IIT Staff Sports Meet 2016 held at IIT, Kanpur.
  • Won Gold Medal (Inter IIT Volleyball Championship) during the 22nd Inter IIT Staff Sports Meet 2014 held at IIT, Bombay.
  • Represented IIT (BHU), as vice Caption of IIT Volleyball team during the 22nd Inter IIT Staff Sports Meet 2014 held at IIT, Bombay.
  • Represented IIT (BHU) in the IIT Volleyball team during the 21st Inter IIT Staff Sports Meet 2013 held at IIT, Guwahati.
  • Served as Vice-Chairman, Volley ball, IT-Gymkhana during 2008-2009.
  • Represented IT-BHU Volley Ball team during Spardha 2002 (Annual All India Sports Festival) and secured first position in the event.
  • Represented IT-BHU Volley Ball team during Spardha 2001 (Annual All India Sports Festival) and secured second position in the event.
  • Served as a panel member of IT-BHU Volley ball team during 2000-2002.​
  • Coordinator: QIP Short Term Course 03-09, October 2019, IIT BHU, Varanasi.
  • Faculty Coordinator: National level Annual Pharma Fest "SPIRIT" Editions: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, IIT BHU Varanasi.
  • Event Manager: Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) 2007, BHU, Varanasi.