Dr. Nalluri joined KVSR Siddhartha College of Pharmaceutical sciences (KVSRSCOPS), Vijayawada, as Professor and Director for PG Studies and Research in March 2010 after working for 7 years in USA. Prior to joining in KVSRCOPS, Dr. Nalluri worked as Postdoctoral fellow/Research Associate at College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky and as Principal Scientist at Yaupon Therapeutics Inc (now Ceptaris Therapeutics Inc). After obtaining his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University (2002), Dr. Nalluri worked for one year in GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical India Ltd. He also holds a Master’s degree (M. Pharm.) in Pharmaceutics from The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University and a Bachelor’s degree (B.Pharm) in Pharmacy from Gulbarga University.
Dr. Nalluri has won many awards throughout his academic career including UGC Research Fellowship Award (1997), Best Research Paper Award in Pharmaceutics by Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA, Mumbai (2000) and Best PhD Thesis in Pharmaceutical Sciences Award (JJ Rao Gold Medal ) by Andhra University (2003) etc.
Nalluri's research interests include Oral (both Immediate
and Controlled Release) and Transdermal Delivery (Transdermal Patches, Microneedle
delivery) and Novel Drug delivery Systems like Mouth Dissolving Films, Soft gel
capsules etc and Reformulation studies for lifecycle management, Analytical
Method development for new and existing molecules by HPLC and HPLC-MSMS etc. He
has more than 50 national and international publications in peer-reviewed
journals to his credit and serves as a reviewer for several international
journals. Dr. Nalluri’s research work on Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems was
received European and US patents.
Dr.Nalluri’s lab is currently working on development of mouth dissolving films and microneedle assisted drug delivery of various drugs for better therapeutic efficacy and patient compliance. His research work was supported by AICTE and DST, Govt. of India.