Dr. Awanish Mishra is serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He has obtained his M. Pharm (Pharmacology) from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar after qualifying GATE-2005 & 2006. He then joined PhD program in Pharmacology at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University, Patiala and served as ICMR-Senior Research Fellow. After completion of his PhD he joined NIPER, Raebareli. He is life time member of Indian Pharmacological Society, Indian Academy of Neuroscience, Laboratory Animal Science Association of India, Italo-Latin American Society of Ethnomedicine and associate member of Society for Neuroscience. He has been recipient of many awards and honours including 1st Prize in one week training program for Analytical Technique and Instrumentation at NIPER, SAS Nagar, GATE qualified (2005 and 2006). He has visited many countries and is recipient of International Travel Grant from Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi (Year 2012); Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi (Year 2013) and International Brain Research Organization (IBRO-2015). The focus of research includes understanding the pathogenesis of neurological disease (especially epilepsy) and neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson Disease) and exploring novel therapeutic targets for the management. Chronic neurological conditions are often coupled with one or more psychiatric issues (cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety etc.) which affect the morbidity and mortality. Management of these comorbid conditions (memory impairment) remains challenging as symptoms remains unrecognised and therefore untreated. He is focused on how altered metal homeostasis is involved in neurodegeneration by monitoring neurochemical, molecular and histological changes and exploring novel therapeutic strategies. He has guided two MS Pharm students and currently two MS Pharm students and one PhD student is working under his supervision. He has 13 research papers to his credit which are published in peer reviewed international journals including Elsevier, Springer, Wiley etc.. He is also serving as reviewer and editorial board to different scientific journals. He is also actively engaged in organizing workshops and conferences. He had organized “Pre-Conference workshop & Hands-on training in Neuropharmacology” in March 2016, in which 15 students had participated and were trained for stereotaxic surgery and "hands on training on neurobehavioral test batteries used to assess motor behaviour and memory functions in rodents. In March 2017, he organized two days National symposium 9th NIPER (RBL)-CSIR-CDRI Symposium entitled “Empowering Drug Discovery by Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research”. During March 2018, he also organized two days National symposium 10th NIPER (R) Symposium on “Nano Based Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases”. The major idea behind organizing workshops and conferences is to bring industry and academia closure and to provide a common platform for discussion of recent updates and major challenges in area of neuroscience.
Dr. Awanish Mishra the focus of research includes understanding the pathogenesis of neurological disease (especially epilepsy) and neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson Disease) and exploring novel therapeutic targets for the management.