National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
Dept. of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India NIPER HYDERABAD


Dr Chandraiah Godugu
Assistant Professor,
Department of Regulatory Toxicology,


I studied Bachelor of Pharmacy at UCPSc, Kakatiya University, Warangal. I completed MS (Pharm) programme (2004-2006) from Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology from NIPER Mohali and graduated in 2006. I entered PhD programme in Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology under Prof Poduri Rama Rao in the area of Nanotoxicology, this project was sponsored by DST- Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (CPN) and I was awarded doctorate in Feb 2011. From Oct 2010 to March 2011, I worked as an assistant professor in KLR Pharmacy College, Kakatiya University. Before joining NIPER Hyderabad as an assistant professor, I worked as a Post doctoral fellow in Florida A&M University under the supervision of Prof Mandip Sachdeva during the period of 2011-2013. Currently I am associated with Department of Regulatory Toxicology, NIPER Hyderabad and continuing my academic research in the area of Nanotoxicology, Nano drug delivery and Toxicology.

  • MS Pharm: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali (2004-2006)
  • PhD: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali (2006-2011)
  • GATE- 2004 Score 99.55 percentile with All India Rank 39
  • NIPER Entrance all India 27th rank
  • Senior Research Fellow (SRF) under DST sponsored CPN project, NIPER (2006-2010)
  • Post Graduate fellowship from NIPER during MS (Pharm) course (2004-2006)
  • DBT Travel award to attend AAPS annual meeting, New Orleans, USA 2010
  • AAPS travel ward 2010, New Orleans, USA
  • AAPS travel award 2011, Washington DC, USA
  • Invited Speaker, FAST (Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress), Cambridge Healthtech Institute, October 28-30, 2013, Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT, Cambridge, MA.


In the initial stages of my research career, I worked in the area of cardiovascular complications (Vascular and endothelial dysfunction) associated with metabolic syndrome, in vitro tissues experiments and diabetes. Since 2006, I have been working in the area of Nanotoxicology (Toxicity associated with Nanomaterials and Nano drug delivery systems), Genotoxicity, Nano drug delivery of anticancer, anti diabetic drugs. My areas of research interest are Novel strategies to improve the drug delivery to tumor, Role of tumor fibrosis in Nanodrug delivery, Oral drug delivery of various poorly water soluble drugs, In vitro 3D culture based tumor models for drug screening and Inhalation toxicity. I am also proposing the studies based on Inhalation delivery of drugs and formulations to treat lung cancer and pulmonary diseases. The research work accomplished so far has been published in many of reputed journals and has been widely cited by scientific community.

  • Department of Pharmaceuticals (DOP), Ministry of chemical & fertilizers, Govt. of India



  • Srujan Marepally, Cedar Boakye, Ravi Doddapaneni, Apurva R Patel, Chandraiah Godugu and Mandip Sachdeva, Topical administration of nucleic acids using fusogenic lipid nanoparticles in Imiquimod induced psoriatic like model, (Accepted, Nanomedicine, Lond).
  • Chandraiah Godugu, Apurva R. Patel, Ravi Doddapaneni, Srujan Marepally, Tanise Jackson and Singh M. Inhalation Delivery of Telmisartan Enhances Intratumoral Distribution of Nanoparticles in Lung Cancer Models, Journal of Control Release, In press, 2013.
  • Cedar Boakye; Ravi Doddapaneni; Punit Shah; Apurva R Patel; Chandraiah Godugu; Stephen Safe; Santosh K. Katiyar; Mandip Sachdeva, Chemoprevention of skin cancer with 1,1-bis (3'-indolyl)-1-(aromatic) methane analog through induction of the orphan nuclear receptor, NR4A2 (Nurr1), PLoS ONE Accepted, 2013.
  • Chandraiah Godugu, Apura R. Patel, Utkarsh Desai, Terrick Andey, Alexandria Sams and Mandip Singh. AlgiMatrix™ Based 3D Cell Culture System as an In-Vitro Tumor Model for Anticancer Studies, PLoS ONE 8(1): e53708. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053708.
  • Jain S, Rathi VV, Jain AK, Das M, Godugu C. Folate-decorated PLGA nanoparticles as a rationally designed vehicle for the oral delivery of insulin. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2012 Sep;7(9):1311-37. Epub 2012 May 14.
  • Jain S, Thakare VS, Das M, Godugu C, Jain AK, Mathur R, Chuttani K, Mishra AK. Toxicity of multiwalled carbon nanotubes with end defects critically depends on their functionalization density. Chem Res Toxicol. 2011 Nov 21; 24(11):2028-39.

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