Dr. Gaurang Shah, M.Pharm, Ph.D.
Professor, Principal & Dean
Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy
Year started @ KBIPER: 1995
Contact info
Location: KBIPER college campus
Email: gaurangbs66@gmail.com
Ph.D., Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
M. Pharm., Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
B. Pharm., Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Dr. Gaurang Shah joined KBIPER right from its genesis in August 1995 and currently is the Principal and Dean of the institute. Dr. Shah has a vast academic experience spread over 25 years. Along with the teaching learning and adminsitrative insight, he has a sharp vision in reseach. He has guided 54 ost graduate students and 8 Ph.D students in their work. He has done more than 50 acute, subacute toxicity, dermal and ocular industrial studies of drug formulations for national and international regulatory submissions. He has conducted 12 industry sponsored pharmacodynamic studies of drug formulations in the area of CNS, Cardiovascular, hematological and respiratory diseases . He has taken special trainings in animal handling in bioresearch at IISc, Bangalore, and has also been trained on good clinical practices and ethics in clinical and animal research. He has been the member of board of studies at various universities. He is also a wonderful orator and has been a notable invited speaker at various conferences and workshops.
Research area of interest
Major interest areas are evaluation of drugs in the area of Cancer, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Metabolic , Inflammatory, nephrological and neurological disorders. Recently studying the beneficial effects of probiotics in all of the above disorders.
Awards and Recognition
  1. Hariom Ashram Award for best published research paper from Gujarat State in field of pharmaceutical sciences in the year 2001.
  2. Jaipur Award by Indian Pharmacological Society best research paper published in year 2000
  3. Ahmedabad Branch IPS Award for best research publication from Gujarat in the year 1999
  4. First Prize in the Best Research paper presented at Gujarat Bioscience Society conference in 1996
  5. Received Rs. 16,00,000/- grants from AICTE under Research Promotion Scheme and Rs. 10,00,000/- for Modernisation of Laboratories at K.B.Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
  6. Chairman, Sterling hospital clinical research ethics committee. Ahmedabad
  7. Member of Board of Studies at various Universities
Patents : 5 ( One published in gazette, Four - applied)
Selected publications/presentations (Total: 62 publications and presentations)
  1. Barot B, Parejiya P, Dharmik M, Pragna S, Gaurang S. Physicochemical and structural characterization of iron-sucrose formulations: a comparative study. Pharm Dev Technol. 2014;9(5):513-20.
  2. Patel VJ, Joharapurkar AA, Shah GB, Jain MR. Effect of GLP-1 Based Therapies on Diabetic Dyslipidemia. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2014 Jul 6;10(4):238-50.
  3. Soni KR, Mansuri MM, Bhatt SV, Deshpande SS, Shah GB. Association Of Lipid Levels And Insulin Resistance: Novel Approach In Dyslipidemia. Int J Pharm Res Dev. 2014;6(3):130-7.
  4. Bhatt C, Kanaki N, Nayak R, Shah G. Synergistic Potentiation Of Anti-Anxiety Activity Of Valerian And Alprazolam By Liquorice. Indian J Pharmacol. 2013;45(2):202-3.
  5. Chorawala MR , Oza PM, Trivedi VR, Deshpande SS, Shah GB. LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDES: AN OVERVIEW. World J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2013;2:465-77.
  6. Dave DJ, Chorawala MR, Shah GB. Protection by Terminalia Chebula against Lipopolysachharide-reactivated Antigen-induced Arthritis via Modulation of Toll-like Receptors in Murine Model. Int J Pharm Sci Rev Res. 2013;18(1):30-3.
  7. Dhanesha N, Joharapurkar A, Shah G, Kshirsagar S, Patel V, Patel K, Bahekar R, Jain M. Treatment with exendin-4 improves the antidiabetic efficacy and reverses hepatic steatosis in glucokinase activator treated db/db mice. Eur J Pharmacol. 2013;714(1-3):188-92.
  8. Patel RB, Pawar VD, Prajapati KD, Sonara BM, Deshpande SS, Shah GB, Jain MR. Anti-nociceptive and anti-allodynic activity of aliskiren in various pain models. Eur J Pharmacol. 2013;708(1- 3):80-7.
  9. Patel V, Joharapurkar A, Dhanesha N, Kshirsagar S, Patel K, Bahekar R, Shah G, Jain M. Co-agonist of glucagon and GLP-1 reduces cholesterol and improves insulin sensitivity independent of its effect on appetite and body weight in diet-induced obese C57 mice. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;91(12):1009-15.
  10. Shah FS, Shah GB. Single versus combined atorvastatin and lasuna: Investigating changes in laboratory parameters and hydrogen sulfide post treatment. Int J PharmTech Res. 2013;5(1):254-63.
  11. Sukhval H, Shah G, Gohil P. Effect of stigmasterol against high-fat diet-induced dyslipidemia in Rats: As preliminary study. Der Pharm Lett. 2013;5(4):305-9.
  12. Deshpande S, Shah GB. Anti-ulcer activity of Tephrosia purpurea in rats. 34th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, 2001, Nagpur, India.
  13. Baheti J, Shah GB. Hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory activity of Reishi-Gano (Ganoderma lucidum). 34th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, 2001, Nagpur, India.