Dr. Karen G.Mulkijanyan currently holds positions of Head of the Department of Preclinical Pharmacological Research at Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) I.Kutateladze Institute of Pharmacochemistry.
Dr. K.Mulkijanyan is a Member of the TSMU Representative Council, Academic Council of the Institute of Pharmacochemistry and Dissertation Board at TSMU Faculty of Pharmacy. He is also a member of TSMU Animal Welfare and Use Monitoring Committee.
He obtained his Master's degree in Biochemistry in 1981, and defended PhD thesis in Pharmacy in 2005. Since 1983 his research interests are linked with pharmacological screening for anti-inflammatory, ulcer preventive and wound healing drugs; analysis of SAR and prediction of bioactivity of natural, modified and synthesized compounds. In 1986-1990 K.Mulkijanyan worked in the multidisciplinary research team on design and implementation of computer-aided devices for pharmacological and physiological experiments. During 1996-2006 he was a Deputy Director of Tbilisi Medical College and led courses in pharmacology, pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetics at aforesaid college, and also at Tbilisi State and Georgian Technical Universities; since 2015 Dr. K.Mulkijanyan is a full Professor at the Caucasus International University Faculty of Medicine, leading courses in pharmacology and pharmacotherapy for medical students, pharmacists and dentists. Dr. Mulkijanyan is also an expert in intellectual property protection and technology commercialization.
Dr. K.Mulkijanyan was a manager/ key investigator of fundamental and applied research projects funded by CRDF Global/GRDF (2007-2014), STCU (2011), GNSF/SRSNF (2009-2016). As Organizing Committee Member, he arranged several international congresses and conferences on pharmacology and pharmacy.
Dr. K.Mulkijanyan published more than 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, made about 30 presentations at international scientific meetings and obtained 2 patents in pharmacology.
Dr. K.Mulkijanyan is Founder and President of the Georgian Association for Laboratory Animal Science “GALAS”. He is a member of the Association of Professional Chemists of Georgia and Association of University Technology Managers.
Pharmacology of anti-inflammatory; Ulcer preventive; Burn and wound healing drugs; Analysis of structure-activity relationship (SAR) and prediction of bioactivity of natural; Modified and synthesized compounds; Intellectual property protection; Technology transfer and technology commercialization; Use and care of laboratory animals.