Krishna Kumar Veeravalli, Ph.D.

Krishna Kumar Veeravalli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Departments of CBP, Neurology, and Neurosurgery
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

E-Mail :
Phone : 309-671-8442
Fax : 309-671-8403

Dr. Veeravalli is a pharmacologist and neuroscientist at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP). He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of CBP, Neurology, and Neurosurgery.  Dr. Veeravalli received his M.Pharm and Ph.D. degrees from Andhra University in 2000 and 2005. He worked as a scientist in a research-based pharmaceutical company from 2003-2007 and involved in the preclinical safety evaluation of generic drugs and new chemical entities. Dr. Veeravalli was a UICOMP postdoctoral fellow from 2007-2010. He has been a UICOMP faculty since 2010, and currently teaches Pharmacology to medical students. Dr. Veeravalli's laboratory studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neural repair and neurological/functional recovery after gene silencing and/or stem cell transplantation in preclinical animal models of stroke and spinal cord injury.


  • 2007-2010       Postdoctoral Training, UICOMP
  • 2000-2005       Ph.D., College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University
  • 1998-2000       M.Pharm., College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University
  • 1994-1998       B.Pharm., College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University


  • 2015-present  Assistant Professor of Neurology, UICOM-P
  • 2015-present   Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UICOM-P
  • 2014-present   Co-Director of Pharmacology Course, UICOMP
  • 2014-present   Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP
  • 2010-2014       Research Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP
  • 2007-2010       Postdoctoral Research Associate, UICOMP
  • 2005-2007       Study Director of Toxicology & Safety Pharmacology Studies, Ranbaxy Laboratory Limited
  • 2004-2006       Deputy Study Director of IND-directed Toxicology Studies, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited
  • 2003-2007       Research Scientist, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, India
  • 2000-2003       Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Medical Research



  • Teaching Excellence Award for the Pharmacology Course, UICOM-P (2016)
  • Outstanding Clinical, Technological, or Scholarly Achievements Applied to Medical Research Award, UICOM-P (2016)
  • Sudhir Gupta Young Scientist Award, ASIOA (2016)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, UICOM-P (2013, 2015)    
  • Senior Research Fellow Award, Indian Council of Medical Research (2002)
  • Pharmacy Department Silver Jubilee Prize, Andhra University (2000)
  • Best Research Paper Award / First Prize, Andhra University (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Gold Medal, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, AP State Branch (1999)
  • G. P. Nair Award, Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (1999)
  • Research Assistantship, University Grants Commission, Govt. of India (1998)


  • Research (Stroke, Spinal cord injury)
  • Teaching (Pharmacology to Medical Students)
  • Pharma Industry (Preclinical Toxicology, Safety Pharmacology, GLP, Generics, Impurity qualifications)