Dr. Niranjan S. Kanaki, M. Pharm, PhD
Assistant professor
Department of Pharmacognosy
Year started @ KBIPER: 2008
Contact info
Location: KBIPER college campus
Email: nskanaki@gmail.com
Ph.D., North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat
M. Pharm., Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
B. Pharm., Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Dr. Niranjan Kanaki joined KBIPER in October 2008 as an Assistant professor in the department of Pharmacognosy. He worked as a Senior Research Fellow for 5 years at B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad. This apart, he has over 8 years of teaching experience, including his tenure at KBIPER. He has contributed to five monographs published in Indian Pharmacopoeia 2007, and also to 20 monographs of medicinal plants in "Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants" published by Indian Council of Medical Research. He has written four book chapters and has 14 research articles to his credit. He has guided 12 post-graduate students and is currently guiding five Ph.D. students. His research interest includes bioactivity-guided isolation of active compounds from natural products, standardization of herbal drugs, and rational development of herbal formulations. His current research activities include evaluation of herbal drugs for anti-aging and anti-osteoporotic activities. At KBIPER, he teaches pharmacognosy, biostatistics, research methodology and scientific communication.
Research area of interest
Bioactivity-guided isolation of compounds from plant sources Rational development of herbal formulations Standardisation of herbs and herbal formulations using modern analytical techniques such as HPTLC and HPLC.
  1. Life member o f Society of Pharmacognosy
Selected publications/presentations
  1. Pundarikakshudu K, Sharma AS, Bhatt CJ, Kanaki NS. Simultaneous quantitation of piperine and piperlongumine in the fruit of Piper longum Linn. by validated high-performance thin-layer chromatography-densitometric method. JPC-Journal of Planar Chromatography-Modern TLC. 2014;27(5):362-6.
  2. Bhatt C, Kanaki N, Nayak R, Shah G. Synergistic potentiation of anti-anxiety activity of valerian and alprazolam by liquorice. Indian journal of pharmacology. 2013;45(2):202.
  3. Zaveri M, Gajjar H, Kanaki N, Patel S. Preparation and evaluation of drug phospholipids complex for increasing transdermal penetration of phyto constituents. International Journal of Institutional Pharmacy and Life sciences. 2011;1(3):80-93.
  4. Rajani M, Kanaki NS. Phytochemical standardization of herbal drugs and polyherbal formulations. Bioactive Molecules and Medicinal Plants: Springer Berlin Heidelberg; 2008:349-69.
  5. Kanaki N, Dave M, Padh H, Rajani M. A rapid method for isolation of piperine from the fruits of Piper nigrum Linn. Journal of natural medicines. 2008;62(3):281-3.
  6. Kanaki NS, Rajani M. Development and validation of a thin-layer chromatography-densitometric method for the quantitation of alliin from garlic (Allium sativum) and its formulations. Journal of AOAC International. 2005;88(5):1568-70.
  7. Bagul MS, Kanaki NS, Rajani M. Evaluation of free radical scavenging properties of two classical polyherbal formulations. Indian journal of experimental biology. 2005;43(8):732-6.
  8. Bagul M, Srinivasa H, Kanaki N, Rajani M. Antiinflammatory activity of two Ayurvedic formulations containing guggul. Indian journal of pharmacology. 2005;37(6):399.