Dr. Pranav Kumar Prabhakar
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Dr. Pranav Kumar Prabhakar

Division of Research and Development, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, India

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Dr. Pranav Kumar Prabhakar is currently working as Assistant Professor at Lovely Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, LPU, Punjab. He has completed his Biotechnology from IIT Madras. He also served as Research coordinator for the School at LPU. His main area of research interest focuses Elucidate Molecular Mechanism and strategies for Oral Insulin Delivery, Mimic the signaling pathways in Metabolic Disorders (diabetes) with Natural Products. His area of expertise includes Animal Expertise (Handling and Surgery), Animal tissue culture techniques, Oxidative Stress Study, Molecular Biology Techniques, Microbiological Techniques, Biochemical Techniques, and Analytical Techniques. He is member of Royal Society of Chemistry, and Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society. He is also serving as reviewer for International Journals such as Biofouling (Taylor & Fransis), Phytomedicine (Elsevier), Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (Elsevier), Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley), Advances in Pharmacological Sciences (Hindawi), Journal of Microbial &Biochemical Technology (Omics) and member of editorial board in Bioinfo Drug Targets, Journal of Pharmacy and Phytotherapeutics, and Asian Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Research. Currently he is supervising 08 PhD students, co-supervising 01 PhD student, and 8 MSc students. Dr. Pranav received honors includes recipient of travel grant towards attending ATTD 2009 in Greece from Indian Institute of Technology Madras & Council for scientific and Industrial research (CSIR) and approved by Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Senior Research Fellow and Junior research Fellow awarded by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Indian Government, New Delhi. He has published 50+ research articles in journals 3 book chapters contributed as author/co-author. He also delivered 9 oral and poster presentations in scientific meeting.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Molecular Natural Products
Metabolic Disorder
Natural Products

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Sharma, A., S. Devi, K. Singh and P.K. Prabhakar, 2018. Correlation of body mass index with thyroid-stimulating hormones in thyroid patient. Asian J. Pharm. Clin. Res., 11: 65-68.
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  2. Jayaswal, R.P., M. Vijaysimha and P.K. Prabhakar, 2018. Gut microbiota and diabetes mellitus-an interlinkage. Asian J. Pharmaceut. Clin. Res., 11: 13-16.
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  3. Neupane, N., M. Kaur and P.K. Prabhakar, 2017. Treatment of Hashimoto's thyroiditis with herbal medication. Int. J. Green Pharm., 11: S343-S347.
  4. Nankar, R., P.K. Prabhakar and M. Doble, 2017. Hybrid drug combination: Combination of ferulic acid and metformin as anti-diabetic therapy. Phytomedicine, 37: 10-13.
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  5. Jayaswal, R.P. and P.K. Prabhakar, 2017. Probiotics-a new diabetes management tool. Int. J. Green Pharm., 11: S395-S400.
  6. Jamatia, A., D. Roy, R. Shil and P.K. Prabhakar, 2017. Bacteriological profile and antimicrobial resistance patterns isolates in pus samples at agartala government medical college. Asian J. Pharm. Clin. Res., 10: 1-3.
  7. Prabhakar, P.K., 2016. Pathophysiology of secondary complications of diabetes mellitus. Asian J. Pharm. Clin. Res., 9: 32-36.
  8. Prabhakar, P.K., 2016. Animal Models in Type 2 Diabetes Research. In: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 43: Phytotherapeutics II, Pathak, M. and J.N. Govil (Eds.). Studium Press LLC, USA., ISBN-10: 1-62699-080-8, pp: 525-550.
  9. Kirti, P.K.P., 2016. Human papilloma virus associated cervical cancer: A review. Asian J. Pharm. Clin. Res., 9: 14-17.
  10. Kaur, H., M.H. Amini, P.K. Prabhakar, A. Singh and A. Suttee, 2016. Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of Caesalpinia sappan L. leaves. Int. J. Pharm. Phytochem. Res., 8: 1064-1069.
  11. Kaur, G., P.K. Prabhakar, U.R. Lal and A. Suttee, 2016. Phytochemical and biological analysis of Tinospora cordifolia. Int. J. Toxicol. Pharmacol. Res., 8: 297-305.
  12. Prabhakar, P.K., 2015. Nutraceuticals as Therapeutic Agent: A Novel Approach. In: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 42: Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Pathak, M. and J.N. Govil (Eds.). Chapter 8, Studium Press, USA., ISBN-10: 1-62699-079-4, pp: 141-156.
  13. Popli, P. and P.K. Prabhakar, 2015. Significance of tacrolimus monitoring to optimize immunosuppressive therapy. Int. J. Pharma Bio Sci., 6: 191-198.
  14. Chakarborty, P.S., H. Sapkota and P.K. Prabhakar, 2015. Synergistic interaction of cannabis and garlic with commercial antibiotics. Int. J. Pharmacogn. Phytochem. Res., 7: 193-196.
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  15. Prabhakar, P.K., A. Kumar and M. Doble, 2014. Combination therapy: A new strategy to manage diabetes and its complications. Phytomed., 21: 123-130.
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  16. Maaji, S.U. and P.K. Prabhakar, 2014. Hypovitaminosis D in type-2 diabetes mellitus patients: Variation with age, sex and season. Indian J. Appl. Res., 4: 422-425.
  17. Devi, A.R., J.A. Chelvane, P.K. Prabhakar, P.P. Priya, M. Doble and B.S. Murty, 2014. Generation of drugs coated iron nanoparticles through high energy ball milling. J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 115. 10.1063/1.4868681.
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  18. Devi, A.R., J.A. Chelvane, P.K. Prabhakar, B. Venkateswarlu, M. Doble and B.S. Murty, 2014. Influence of surfactant variation on effective anisotropy and magnetic properties of mechanically milled magnetite nanoparticles and their biocompatibility. IEEE Trans. Magn., 50: 1-4.
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  19. Prabhakar, P.K., R. Prasad, S. Ali and M. Doble, 2013. Synergistic interaction of ferulic acid with commercial hypoglycemic drugs in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Phytomedicine, 20: 488-494.
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  20. Sivakumar, P.M., P.K. Prabhakar and M. Doble, 2011. Synthesis, antioxidant evaluation, and quantitative structure-activity relationship studies of chalcones. Med. Chem. Res., 20: 482-492.
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  21. Pranav, K.P., V. Swetha, P. John and D. Mukesh, 2011. Biocompatibility studies of functionalized CoFe2O4 magnetic nanoparticles. Curr. Nanosci., 7: 371-376.
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  22. Prabhakar, P.K., S. Raj, P.R. Anuradha, S.N. Sawant and M. Doble, 2011. Biocompatibility studies on polyaniline and polyaniline-silver nanoparticle coated polyurethane composite. Colloids Surf. B Biointerfaces, 86: 146-153.
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  23. Prabhakar, P.K. and M. Doble, 2011. Mechanism of action of natural products used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Chin. J. Integr. Med., 17: 563-574.
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  24. Prabhakar, P.K. and M. Doble, 2011. Interaction of phytochemicals with hypoglycemic drugs on glucose uptake in L6 myotubes. Phytomed., 18: 285-291.
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  25. Prabhakar, P.K. and M. Doble, 2011. Interaction of cinnamic acid derivatives with commercial hypoglycemic drugs on 2-deoxyglucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. J. Agric. Food Chem., 59: 9835-9844.
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  26. Prabhakar, P.K. and M. Doble, 2011. Effect of natural products on commercial oral antidiabetic drugs in enhancing 2-deoxyglucose uptake by 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Ther. Adv. Endocrinol. Metab., 2: 103-114.
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  27. Prabhakar, P.K. and M. Doble, 2009. Synergistic effect of phytochemicals in combination with hypoglycemic drugs on glucose uptake in myotubes. Phytomed., 16: 1119-1126.
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  28. Prabhakar, P.K. and M. Doble, 2008. Mechanism of Action of Medicinal Plants Towards Diabetes Mellitus-A Review. In: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 22: Phytopharmacology and Therapeutic Values IV, Govil, J.N., V.K. Singh and R. Bhardwaj (Eds.). Studium Press LLC, USA., ISBN-10: 1-933699-12-4, pp: 181-204.
  29. Prabhakar, P.K. and M. Doble, 2008. A target based therapeutic approach towards diabetes mellitus using medicinal plants. Curr. Diabetes Rev., 4: 291-308.
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