Krishna Kumar Veeravalli PhD

Associate 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 the Associate 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
2014-2020: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP
2014-2018: Co-Director of Medical Pharmacology Course, UICOMP
2014-2020: Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UICOMP
2015-2020: 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
2020-present: Associate Professor (tenured) of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP
2020-present: Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, UICOMP
2020-present: Associate Professor of Neurology, UICOMP

Honors/Awards

1998: Received 94.14 percentile in GATE-98. All India Rank 143
1998: UGC (University Grants Commission) Research Assistantship
1999: IDMA (Indian Drug Manufacturers Association) G. P. Nair Award. Class Topper
1999: IPA (Indian Pharmaceutical Association) Gold Medal. Class Topper
2000: Special Appreciation Prize, Andhra University
2000: Andhra University Pharmacy Department Silver Jubilee Prize
2001: Best Research Paper Award / First Prize, Andhra University
2002: Best Research Paper Award / First Prize, Andhra University
2002: ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) Senior Research Fellow Award
2003: Best Research Paper Award / First Prize, Andhra University
2013: Outstanding Teaching Award, UICOMP
2015: Outstanding Teaching Award, UICOMP
2016: Sudhir Gupta Young Scientist Award, ASIOA
2016: Outstanding Scholarly Achievements Applied to Medical Research Award, UICOMP
2016: Teaching Excellence Award, UICOMP Chosen by Students
2017: Outstanding Presentation Award, ASIOA
2017: Outstanding Research Award, UICOMP
2018: Received the NIH R01 grant 5th percentile
2018: Outstanding Teaching Award, UICOMP
2018: Teaching Recognition Program Award, UIC College-wide Award
2019: Outstanding Research Award, UICOMP
2019: Golden Apple Award, UICOMP Chosen by Students

Categories: Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP
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