Vimal Kishore PhD

Vimal Kishore PhD

Bynum & Sons, Inc. Professor of Pharmacy; Chair, Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy

Dr. Vimal Kishore is the Bynum and Sons, Inc. Professor of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy where he is currently serving as the Chairman of the Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences since August 2009. He also served in the same capacity during the period of 1991-2001, and as the Director of Research for the College of Pharmacy from1993-1999. Dr. Kishore received his Ph. D. in medicinal chemistry from King George'Äôs Medical College, University of Lucknow, India in 1976. He did postdoctoral studies at the University of North Dakota and at the University of Kansas, and was a visiting scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Kishore joined the Xavier University College of Pharmacy as a faculty in 1983.

As a pharmacy educator, Dr. Kishore teaches courses in principles of drug action, medicinal chemistry, and in research methods and literature evaluation. As a pharmaceutical science researcher, Dr. Kishore has published extensively in areas of inflammation, radioprotection, and novel drug formulations, and he holds two U.S. patents on novel anti-inflammatory agents. Dr. Kishore current research efforts are directed towards development of multifunctional nano-particles for targeted drug delivery of a variety of therapeutic agents including amifostine and doxorubicin. Additionally, because of his commitment to promote the role of the community pharmacist in public health, Dr. Kishore is also conducting studies on whether brief interventions delivered by community pharmacists can be effective in reducing hazardous alcohol abuse and risky sexual behavior in patients.

LCRC Faculty

Asim B. Abdel-Mageed DVM
Molecular Signaling
Tulane University School of Medicine
Asim Abdel-Mageed DVM PhD
Molecular Signaling
Tulane University School of Medicine
Ashok Aiyar PhD
Immunology, Infection, and Inflamation
LSU Health - New Orleans
Amir Al-Khami PhD
Molecular Genetics
LSU Health - New Orleans
Suresh K. Alahari PhD
Molecular Signaling
LSU Health - New Orleans
Mehnaaz Ali PhD
Drug Discovery
Xavier University
Gurdial Arora PhD
Drug Discovery
Xavier University
Diego Aviles MD
Immunology, Infection, and Inflamation
LSU Health - New Orleans
Wayne L. Backes PhD
Molecular Genetics
LSU Health - New Orleans