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Research interests

Dr Ananth Pannala FRSC is a pharmaceutical scientist with a keen interest and expertise in developing novel technologies for delivering therapeutically active molecules. His main research interests are:

  • Encapsulation of therapeutically active molecules in polylactic acid nanoparticles for pulmonary drug delivery
  • pH sensitive release of therapeutically active molecules from biodegradable microparticles for oral drug delivery
  • Development of water soluble complexes with therapeutically active molecules for oral drug delivery
  • Targeted drug delivery to the kidney for the treatment of acute kidney injury
  • Role of oxidative and nitrative stress in health and disease and the efficacy of antioxidants in such conditions

Approach to teaching

My approach to teaching is based on "how would I like to learn the material?". To this effect I had used different teaching and learning approaches such as blended learning, flipped classroom and pedagogic and andragogic approach for module development, teaching, learning and assessment.

The main approach to teaching, however, revolves around practical based application of knowledge. I strongly believe that applying the theoretical knowledge in a practical manner will help in better understanding of the basic concepts. I encourage students to think about the theory and come up with practical solutions.

Scholarly biography

Dr Ananth Pannala FRSC is a Principal Lecturer in Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton. He is the lead for the Biomaterials and Medical Devices and Drug Delivery Research and Enterprise Group.

He is a pharmacist by qualification and his research is predominantly in health and pharmaceutical sciences. His work experience includes both academic and the pharmaceutical industry research fields.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, King's College London

Master, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

External positions

Visiting Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education


  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica
  • Nanoparticle
  • Drug delivery
  • Antioxidants
  • Microparticles
  • Biomaterials
  • Polylactic acid
  • Pulmonary drug delivery
  • liposomes
  • iron chelators
  • acute kidney injury
  • gold nanoparticles
  • spray drying
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Chromatography
  • Spectroscopy
  • SEM

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2008 2019

Pharmaceutical Preparations

A new model for a drying droplet

Sazhin, S., Rybdylova, O., Pannala, A., Somavarapu, S. & Zaripov, S., 8 Feb 2018, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 122, p. 451-458 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
spray drying

Preparation of liposomes containing small gold nanoparticles using electrostatic interactions

Dichello, G., Pannala, A., Fukuda, T., Maekawa, T., Whitby, R., Mikhalovsky, S., Alavijeh, M. & Sarker, D., 3 May 2017, In : European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 105, p. 55-63 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coulomb interactions

Co-encapsulation of β-Carotene and Quercetin in a nanoparticle using biodegradable polymers

Buhecha, M., Shi, C., Somavarapu, S. & Pannala, A., 1 Jan 2010, p. 0-0. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Influence of alcohol on the release of tramadol from 24-h controlled-release formulations during in vitro dissolution experiments

Traynor, M. J., Brown, M. B., Pannala, A., Beck, P. & Martin, G. P., 1 Jan 2008, In : Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. 34, 8, p. 885-889 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle