Dr. (Mrs.) Vandana Sanjeev Panda is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at KMK College of Pharmacy, Mumbai University, India. She completed her B. Pharm., M. Pharm. (Medicinal Chemistry) and PhD in Pharmacology from Mumbai University. Her research for the last few years has changed focus from pure pharmacology to plant drugs and now functional foods where her lab is active in pharmacological evaluation of plant phytoconstituents, bio-molecules & endogenous substances for a variety of biological activities, their mechanistic studies and development of models for these activities. Her major work has been in the area of gastric and hepatoprotection, antidiabetic and cardioprotective activity, and studies on the metabolic syndrome. Her ongoing project includes a formulation of herbal drugs for thyroprotective activity. She has 40 plus research papers with over 200 hundred citations in high Impact factor journals, a number of research awards and scholarships, and industrial projects to her credit. She sits on the editorial board of a few journals and is a reviewer for many reputed journals. She is also involved in Pharmacovigilance studies for a few Pharma companies.
Vandana Panda Research Interests are Pharmacological evaluation; preclinical model development; toxicology; herbaceuticals; nutrition.