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 Dr. Senthil Raja A, M Pharm., Ph D.
  Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
  Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering & Technology,
  Indian Institute of Technology (BHU),
  Varanasi-221 005. Uttar Pradesh, India.

 Tel No.: 91-542-6702738
 Mob. No.: 91-9453313140
 E-mail: asraja.phe@iitbhu.ac.in

  Educational Qualifications
  • B Pharm. (1999): The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.
  • M Pharm. (2002): Department of Pharmaceutics, IT (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Ph D. (2008): Department of Pharmaceutics, IT (BHU), Varanasi.
  Professional Experience
  • Teaching: 12 years
  • Research: 10 years
 Courses Taught
  • Undergraduate:
        • Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences (PH101)
        • Pharmaceutical Chemistry (PH221)
        • Biochemistry (CY103)
        • Bio-organic & Medicinal Chemistry (PH222)
        • Computational Chemistry (PH421)
  • Postgraduate:
      • Spectroscopy (PH502)
      • Computational Drug Design (PH525)
  • Ph D:
      • Advanced Spectral Techniques (PH-7201)
 Research Area(s)
  • Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry - Conventional and Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis of Small Bio-active Compounds
  • Computational Chemistry & Molecular Modeling - Structure Based Drug Design and Discovery of Heterocyclic Lead Compounds and their Optimization
 Research Projects
  • Co-Principal Investigator: “Design, Synthesis and in vitro Anticancer Evaluation of Some Novel Curcumin Analogs; M/S Disto Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad (2013-2014).
  • Principal Investigator: "Biochemical evaluation of newer isatin derivatives as potential anticonvulsants”; funded by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi (2006-2008).
  • Principal Investigator: “Design, synthesis and anticonvulsant evaluation of some isatin derivatives” funded by Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.(2005-2006)
  • Papers Published in National & International Journals: 15
  • Abstracts in National & International Conferences: 21
  • Recent Publications:
          • 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 Pharmcother, 2017, 95, 1451-1460. (IF: 2.8)

 Research Guidance
  • M Pharm Students: 12 (completed), 03 (ongoing)
  • Ph D Students: 01 (completed), 02 (ongoing)
 Honors, Recognition & Awards
  • 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 at Germany.
  • Junior Research Fellowship awarded by UGC during 2000-2002.
 Membership in Professional bodies
  • Life Member
        • Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India
        • Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association
        • Mahamana Malaviya Foundation
 Seminar/Symposia Organized
  • Nil
 Countries Visited
  • Germany, The Netherlands, Singapore
  * As on Apr 2016
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