Krishna Kumar Veeravalli PhD

Assistant Professor University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaCancer Biology and Pharmacology
Work 1 Illini Drive Peoria IL 61605 Work Phone: 309-671-8442 Work Fax: 309-671-8403
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Biographical Info

Dr. Veeravalli is a pharmacologist and neuroscientist at the University of Illinois College of Medicine 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 current research is funded by NIH.


Lab

The Veeravalli lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of post-stroke brain damage and studies the efficacy of novel treatments to attenuate infarct size and inflammation, curtail blood-brain barrier disruption, preserve neurological function, and promote recovery in rodent models of ischemic stroke.

Expertise

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

Publications

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Education/Training

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

Positions/Appointments

2000-2003: Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Medical Research
2003-2007: Research Scientist, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, India
2004-2006: Deputy Study Director of IND-directed Toxicology Studies, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited
2005-2007: Study Director of Toxicology & Safety Pharmacology Studies, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited
2007-2010: Postdoctoral Research Associate, UICOMP
2010-2014: Research Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP
2014-present: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP
2014-present: Co-Director of Medical Pharmacology Course, UICOMP
2014-present: Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UICOMP
2015-present: Assistant Professor of Neurology, UICOMP
2018-present: Affiliate, Department of Health Sciences Education, UICOM-Rockford
2019-present: Affiliate, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UICOM-Rockford
2019-present: Chair, UICOMP’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Honors/Awards

  • Research Assistantship, University Grants Commission, Govt. of India (1998)
  • G. P. Nair Award, Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (1999)
  • Gold Medal, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, AP State Branch (1999)
  • Best Research Paper Award / First Prize, Andhra University (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Pharmacy Department Silver Jubilee Prize, Andhra University (2000)
  • Senior Research Fellow Award, Indian Council of Medical Research (2002)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, UICOMP (2013, 2015, 2018)
  • Sudhir Gupta Young Scientist Award, ASIOA (2016)
  • Outstanding Scholarly Achievements Applied to Medical Research Award, UICOMP (2016)
  • Teaching Excellence Award, UICOMP (2016) Chosen by Students
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, ASIOA (2017)
  • Outstanding Research Award, UICOMP (2017, 2019)
  • College-wide Teaching Recognition Program Award, UIC (2018)
  • Golden Apple Award, UICOMP (2019) Chosen by Students
Categories: Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP
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