Faculty Profile

PADH, Harish Dr
Ph.D. (Biochemistry), M.Sc. (Biochemistry), B.Sc. (Microbiology)
Professor Emeritus


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Area of Research/Interest

Area of Interest (Research)

  • Science and society
  • Indian population: development
  • Genetics – particularly of Indian population
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 

Research Project(s) / Article Paper(s)

  • Number of research papers and reviews published:  over 180 
  • Number of additional abstracts and presentations: over 200



  • Padh H., Aduda B.O. and de Alwis A. P.  Editors. Nanotechnology : Present Status and Future Prospects in Developing Countries.  ISBN : 9788170357070. 2011, NAM S&T Center, New Delhi. Daya Publishing House.
  • Research Publications: Citation Analysis of Harish Padh (Source: Google Scholar) Visit:
  • Gupta A., Padh, Harish (2016). Variability to drug response: Approach to minimize toxicity and maximize efficacy. INDIAN DRUGS 53 (3) 5-10.
  • Yagnik, Bhrugu, Padh, Harish, and Desai, Priti. (2016) Construction of a new shuttle vector for DNA delivery into mammalian cells using non-invasive Lactococcus lactis. Microbes and Infection 18 (2016) 237-244. [IF 2.86]
  • Shah B., Khunt D., Misra M., Padh H. (2016). "Non-invasive intranasal delivery of quetiapine fumarate loaded microemulsion for brain targeting: formulation, physicochemical and pharmacokinetic consideration". Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. [IF - 3.4] In press
  • Shah B., Khunt D., Misra M., Padh H. (2016). "Application of Box-Behnken design for optimization and development of quetiapine fumarate loaded chitosan nanoparticles for brain delivery via intranasal route". Int. J. Biol. Macromol.89: 206-218 [IF - 3].
  • Shah B., Khunt D., Bhatt H., Misra M., Padh H. (2016). "Intranasal delivery of venlafaxine loaded nanostructured lipid carrier: Risk assessment and QbD based optimization". J. Drug Del. Sci. Tech. 33, 37-50. [IF - 0.6].
  • Shah B., Khunt D., Bhatt H., Misra M., Padh H. (2015). "Application of quality by design approach for intranasal delivery of rivastigmine loaded solid lipid nanoparticles: Effect on formulation and characterization parameters". Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 78: 54-66 [IF - 3.4].
  • Shah B., Misra M., Padh H. (2015). "Nose to brain microemulsion based drug delivery system of rivastigmine: Formulation and ex-vivo characterization". Drug delivery, 22, 918-930. [IF - 2.6].
  • Almal, S.H., Padh, H. Frequency distribution of autoimmunity associated FCGR3B gene copy number in Indian population. International journal of immunogenetics 42 (1), 26-30. 2015 [IF 1.34]
  • Sinha, S., Raghunandan, P., Pradhan, R., ?.Padh, H., ?et al. The comparison of conventional and novel fixed dose combination of rifampicin and isoniazid to improve bioavailability of rifampicin for treatment of tuberculosis. Journal of Mycobacterial Diseases 4 (4): 157. 2014.
  • Chauhan, N., Padh, H. Variants of NAT2 polymorphisms: Intra and inter-ethnic differences. African Journal of Biotechnology 13 (51), 4639-4646. 2014 [IF 0.57]
  • Upadhyay, U., Anandjiwala, S., Padh, H., Nivsarkar, M. In vivo Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics of Picroside I and II from Kutkin in Rats using LC-ESI-MS Method. Indian Journal of Pharmacology 46 Suppl S1:3-6 [IF 0.7]
  • Dhawan D., Padh, H. Stem Cell Biomarkers in Early Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Therapy of Cancer. In Cancer Biomarkers: Minimal and Noninvasive Early Diagnosis and Prognosis. Editors, Barh, D., Carpi, A., Verma, M., Gunduz, M. page 144-156. CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. 2014.
  • Bhatt, D., Chauhan, N., Sharma, A., Dhawan, D., Bhatt, R. V., Phatak, S., and Padh, H. Investigating the role of plasma glucose concentration as a phenotypic marker for CYP2C9 genetic variants, in the diabetic population of Gujarat. Indian journal of pharmaceutical sciences 76 (1), 72-77, 2014 [IF 0.3]
  • Padh, H. Pharmacogenetics: polymorphism and genotype-phenotype correlation of drug response in indian population. Molecular Cytogenetics 7 (Suppl 1), I52, 2014 [IF 2.66]
  • Almal, S., Padh, H. Gene copy number variation in Indian population and its implication in health. Molecular Cytogenetics 7 (1), 1-1. 2014 [IF 2.66]
  • Gupta, A., Padh, H. Genetic Variation in Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (ICAM-1): candidate gene in susceptibility to malaria in the Indian population. Molecular Cytogenetics 7 (1), 1-1. 2014 [IF 2.66]
  • Patel, S., Padh, H., and Bhavsar, C. Manova over anova?a better objective in bioequivalence study Int J Pharm Sci Res 4 (5), 1874-1881. 2013 [IF 0.3]
  • Dhawan, D., Padh, H. Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine for Cancer In Omics for Personalized Medicine, Editors, D. Barh, D. Dhawan, N. K. Ganguly. pp215-235. Springer. 2013.
  • Sakhrani, N. M., Padh, H. Organelle targeting: third level of drug targeting. Drug design, development and therapy 7, 585- . 2013 [IF 3.03]
  • Dhawan, D., Panchal, H., Shukla, S., Padh, H. Genetic variability & chemotoxicity of 5-fluorouracil & cisplatin in head & neck cancer patients: a preliminary study. The Indian Journal of Medical Research 137 (1), 277-281, 2013. [IF 2.06]
  • Sharma, P., Padh, H., Shrivastava, N. Hairy root cultures: A suitable biological system for studying secondary metabolic pathways in plants. Engineering in Life Sciences 13 (1), 62-75, 2013. [IF1.92]
  • Dhawan D., Padh H. Pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine for cancer. ed. Barh D., Dhawan D. and Ganguly N.K. In: Omics for personalized medicine: Springer [ISBN: 9788132211839] (Published: 16th October 2013)
  • Barh D., Agte V., Dhawan D., Agte V., Padh H. Cancer Biomarkers for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapy. ed. Whitehouse D. and Rapley R. In: Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., UK: Chapter 2, Pages: 18-68 [ISBN: 9780470748145] (Published: 30th March 2012)
  • Desai, P.N., Padh, H. Expression of erythropoietin in Indian tetraploid potato variety. F1000Research 1, 2012.
  • Vaidya, H., Prajapati, A., Rajani, M., Sudarsanam, V., Padh, H., Goyal, R.K. Beneficial Effects of Swertiamarin on Dyslipidaemia in Streptozotocin‐induced Type 2 Diabetic Rats. Phytotherapy Research 26 (8), 1259-1261, 2012. [IF 2.1]
  • Gupta, A., Padh, H. The global distribution of CCR5 delta 32 polymorphism: role in HIV-1 protection. BMC Infectious Diseases 12 (Suppl 1), O16, 2012 [IF 3.2]
  • Almal, S., Gupta, A., Padh, H. SDF-1 gene polymorphism and CCL3L1 gene copy number and susceptibility to HIV-1/AIDS among Indians BMC Infectious Diseases 12 (Suppl 1), P50, 2012. [IF 3.2]
  • Barh D., Agte V., Dhawan D., Agte V., Padh H. Cancer Biomarkers for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapy. ed. Whitehouse D. and Rapley R. In: Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., UK: Chapter 2, Pages: 18-68 [ISBN: 9780470748145] (Published: 30th March 2012)
  • Almal S., and Padh, H. Implications of gene copy-number variation in health and diseases. Journal of Human Genetics, 57(1) 6-13. 2011. doi:10.1038/jhg.2011.108 [IF 2.57].
  • Banerjee, A., Padh, H., Nivsarkar, M. Hormonal Crosstalk with Calcium Channel Blocker during Implantation. Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine 57(4), 186-189, 2011. [IF 1.52]
  • Varma, A., Padh, H., Shrivastava, N. Andrographolide: a new plant-derived antineoplastic entity on horizon. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011, 2011.[IF 4.77]
  • Shep Dhaneshwar, Ojha Ashwini, Patel Sweta, Nivsarkar Manish, Jaiswal Vijaya and Padh Harish. Bioequivalence and Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Two Formulations of Fenofibrate 145 mg in Healthy Indian Subjects Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Vol. 07 (7), 1-5. 2012
  • Astha Varma, Harish Padh, and Neeta Shrivastava Ecogeographical Phytochemistry of Adhatoda vasica Nees in Relation to Quantitative Variations of Alkaloids. Journal of Planar Chromatography 24 (2011) 5, 406-411 [IF 1.3]
  • D. N. Azmanov, S Dimitrova, L. Florez, S. Cherninkova, D. Draganov, B. Morar, R. Saat, M. Juan, J. I Arostegui, S. Ganguly, H. Soodyall, S. Chakrabarti, Harish Padh, M. A Lo?pez-Nevot, V. Chernodrinska, B. Anguelov, P. Majumder, L. Angelova, R. Kaneva, D. A. Mackey, I. Tournev and L. Kalaydjieva. LTBP2 and CYP1B1 mutations and associated ocular phenotypes in the Roma/Gypsy founder population. European Journal of Human Genetics 19, 326-333, 2011 [IF 3.6]
  • Shep, D., Ojha, A., Patel, S., Nivsarkar, M, Jaiswal, V and Padh H. Comparative bioavailability study of a new formulation of injection of 75 mg. Diclofenac Sodium in 1 ml. with the conventional injection of 75 mg. Diclofenac Sodium given in 3 ml. volume. Current Clinical Pharmacology, 6(1), 26 - 29, 2011. [IF 2.8]
  • Dhawan D. and Padh H. Omics Approaches in Cancer Biomarker and Targeted Anticancer Drug Discovery. ed. Barh D., Blum K. and Madigan M.A. In: OMICS: Biomedical Perspectives and Applications: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis LLC, USA: Chapter 18, Pages: 333-358 [ISBN: 9781439850084] (Published: 18th November 2011)
  • Agarwal, M., Shrivastava, N., Padh, H. Development of sex‐linked AFLP markers in Simmondsia chinensis. Plant Breeding 130 (1), 114-116, 2011. [IF 1.6]
Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Vice Chancellor, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat (2010-2016)
  • Advisor, NIPER, Ahmedabad (2010-2014)
  • Project Director, NIPER, Ahmedabad (2007-2010)
  • Director, B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad(1999-2010)
  • Visiting faculty (on Sabbatical) at School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (May-Oct. 2006)
  • Professor, M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, India (1996-2001).
  • Assistant Director and Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Center for Biotechnology, Evanston, IL. USA (1993-95)
  • Assistant Professor-Research, University of Chicago, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (1987-93).
  • Research Assistant Professor, Temple University Health Sciences Center, Philadelphia (Jan 1984-Dec 1986).
  • Research Associate, Temple University Health Sciences Center, Philadelphia (Jan 1981-Dec 1983).
  • Leon Journey Fellow, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN (1979-80)
  • Lecturer, S. P. University, Department of Biosciences, Vallabh Vidyanager, India (1977-78).
Conference / Seminar / Workshop
Conferences Organized: Organized many symposia including three international symposia in last few years.
  • President, Indo-Australian International Conference on "Biomaterial, tissue engineering and nanotechnology". Vallabh Vidyanagar on February 10-12, 2011.
  • Symposium Secretary, for Eighth International Symposium on Advances in Technology & Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems on February 26 - 27, 2008.
  • Conference Secretary, for 1st Indo-Japanese International Conference on Advances in Pharmaceutical Research and Technology on November 25 -29, 2005.
  • Coordinator for the two-day seminar on Drug Discovery, Development and Delivery in 21st Century: Academic-Industry Synergy on February 11-12, 2005.
  • Coordinator for the seminar on Global positioning of pharma sector: Challenges and opportunities for India, at B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad on December 18, 2004.
  • Coordinator for workshop on Challenges in the development of novel therapeutics, at B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad on October 11-12, 2003.
  • Chief-Coordinator for Presymposium workshop on Site Specific Drug Delivery, at SciTech Centre, Jogeshwari on Mumbai January 31, 2003.
  • Chief-Coordinator for Presymposium short course on Drug Discovery, at SciTech Centre, Jogeshwari, Mumbai on January 29-31, 2003.
  • Chief-Coordinator for V International Symposium on Innovations in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, at ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton, Mumbai on February 1-3, 2003.
  • Eight days certificate course on GMP and Quality Assurance at B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad on February 9, 2002 onwards.
  • Seven day course on Analytical Instrumentation in Pharmaceutical Sciences at B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad on July 2-8, 2001.
  • National Seminar on Herbal Medicines: Present Status and Future Prospects at B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad April 7-8, 2001.
  • Convener for IV International Symposium on Innovations in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, at B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad on February 4-6, 2000.
  • Recent Advances in Biochemical Sciences. The M. S. Univ. of Baroda, Vadodara on October 31-November 1, 1998.
  • Organized a panel discussion on: Today the Sheeep, Tomorrow the Shepherd: Possibility of Human Cloning. The M. S. Univ. of Baroda, Vadodara on April 21, 1997.
  • Organized and chaired seminar on : Biotechnology in Diagnostics: Past, Present and Future. The M. S. Univ. of Baroda, Vadodara on December 14, 1996.
  • Organized and chaired the symposium on Biotechnology: Policy and Trends, at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA on July 21, 1995.
  • Organized and chaired the biotechnology symposium on Technology Transfer at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA on July 21, 1994.
  • Conferences Attended: Number of conferences/symposia attended in past few years:
  • Member of delegation of Vice-Chancellors from India. Leadership in Higher Education Program jointly organized by Yale University, USA and UGC, India. From September 25-October 8, 2011 at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
  • Attended international conference "Going Global in Education" organized by British Council at Hong Kong, March 10-12, 2011
  • Participated in International Conference on "Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells", November 5-8, 2010, organized by INSERM at NICE, France.
  • Invited speaker at Indo-French Workshop on Pharmacogenomic, JIPMER, Pondichery, November 30 - 2 Dec., 2009
  • Invited speaker at International workshop on Nanotechnology - Present Status and Future Prospects in Developing Countries, Kashan, Iran, May 18 - 12, 2009.
  • Invited speaker at 1st CDRI-NIPER (RBL) symposium on Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals Sciences, CDRI, Lucknow, May 25, 2009.
  • Invited speaker at International Symposium on Ethics, Culture and Population Genomics, Indian Society of Human Genetics, New Delhi, May 18, 2009.
  • Invited speaker at Deloitte-Imprints Symposium on Business of Biotechnology, organized by All India Biotech Association, October 21, 2008.
  • Invited speaker at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, July 16, 2008.
  • Invited speaker at Indo-French International Conference on Pharmacogenetics, at Kochi, Kerala, India, December 11 -14, 2007.
  • Participated in Dicty 2006, at New Mexico, USA, September 17 - 22, 2006.
  • Participated in the Study Mission to Japan on Knowledge Management Benchmarking - 17 - 21 April, 2006.
  • Visited and delivered lectures in a series of six seminars at Gonoshasthaya Kendra People?s Health Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2005).
  • Delivered B. V. Patel Memorial Lecture, at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress at Hyderabad on Pharmacogenetics: Genetic variation and drug response in Indian population (2005).
  • Participated in the conference on Therapeutic Applications of Computational Biologyat Cambridge, UK, from 4 - 6, September, 2005.
  • Participated in the AAPS workshop on Clinical Biomarkers in Drug Development: Efficacy Assessment, Balotimore, USA (2004).
  • Participated in the ESF LESC exploratory workshop on "SNPs analysis, tools and application" at Madrid, Spain, from 28 - 29, November, 2003.
  • Participated in the Workshop on "Working with the human genome sequencce" at London, from 19-21, May, 2003.
  • Participated in the conference on "ESF Functional Genomics and Disease" at Prague, Czech Republic, from 14 - 17 May 2003.
  • Attended and presented poster in the CDB symposium on "The origin and formation of multicellular systems", at Kobe, Japan, from 24-26, March, 2003.
  • Attended and presented paper on "Biotechnology: Avenues for Developing Countries" during Asia Pharma Expo-2003 at Dhaka, Bangaladesh, from February 22-24, 2003.
  • Attended and presented paper during Development Biology Conference at Kobe, Japan, organized by RIKEN Centre for Development Biology, from March 24-26, 2003. Presented paper on "Membrane dynamics during development of Dictyostelium".
  • Attended and presented paper during seminar on R & D Management at Seoul, Korea, organized by Asia Productivity Organization, from March 25-30, 2002. Presented paper on "Development of Indian Pharma sector: R & D issues".
  • Attended and presented paper during workshop on R & D Management in India at IIM, Kolkatta. Presented paper on "R & D management issues in Biotechnology and Healthcare Sectors" (2001).
  • Attended and presented invited paper during European Res Conf on "Membrane Dynamics in Endocytosis: Molecular Mechanisms", held at Barcelona, Spain, from September 13-18, 1997.
  • Attended and presented invited paper during Atelier #92, organized by INSERM, France on "Analysis of Intracellular Membrane Transport", held at Paris, France, from October 7-10, 1997.
Honours / Awards
  • Vice-Chairman: Academic Standard Committee for all NIPERs. Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India.
  • NIPER-Ahmedabad and PERD Centre (2010 – 2014)
  • Member: Governing Council of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
  • Member: Court as well as Executive Council of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Member: Governing Council of Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar
  • Member: Governing Council of Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
  • Developed proposal and undertook feasibility for Gujarat Biotech Park at Savli
  • Developed proposal and designing National Centre for Medical Device for NIPER Gandhinagar
  • Developed, designed and ran National Institute for Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) at Ahmedabad, and designed Campus for the same at Gandhinagar.
  • Ex- board of advisors for SICART, GIRDA, ACTON Biotech, Vasu Pharma, 
  • Ex- senate member of North Gujarat University (3 years)
  • Member of the Board of Gujarat Venture Finance Ltd. (BT), Ahmedabad
  • Gujarat State Biotech Mission (GSBTM) Member of Executive Committee,Governing Body as well as Gujarat State Biotech Council
  • Steering Committee for NIPERs, Dept. of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. of India (2007-10)
  • Ex-Member of several committees (NBA, AICTE, DCGI etc)
  • Ex-Member: AICTE Western Regional Committee 
  • Ex-Member: Indian Pharmacopoeia Working Group
  • Member: Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Indian Drugs
  • Life Member: Society of Biological Chemistry, India
  • Life Member: Indian Society for Cell Biology.
  • Life Member: Indian Society for Biomedical Engineering.
  • Life member: Gujarat Science Academy: American Society for Cell Biology
  • Member: American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Member: DBT, GOI appointed expert member on IBS committees of several pharma companies. 
Awards Received / Achievement(s):RECENT AWARDS
  • January 2015: Awarded Scroll of Honor - 2015 for the Outstanding Contribution to Education by the Government of Gujarat. Honored by Hon. Governor Shri Kohli in the presence of Hon. Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel during Republic Day function. 
  • June 2014: Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education by World Congress of Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors. World Education Congress. Mumbai, India.
  • February 2012: Awarded B-School Excellence Award - 2012 for the Outstanding Contribution to Education by the Jury of the Bloomberg UTV & B-School Affaire, Mumbai.
  • July 2012: International European Science Award.  Very prestigious science award given jointly by European Business Assembly, Europe’s largest General Science Meeting - the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), and the Club of Rectors (Deans and Provosts) of Europe. 
  • “Brilliant Scientific Career joined with Fruitful Professional and Social Activities made you well known outside your country and ranked you amongst world’s intellectual elite”. Socrates Nomination Committee has decided nominated you for the honorary award “THE NAME IN SCIENCE”.
  • February 2013: National Education Leadership Award for outstanding contribution to education by the jury of Star Industries Group, ET NOW Television Channel