Jointly by 3 National Science Academies (INSA-NASI- IASc)
RD Birla Smarak Kosh, Medical Research Centre, Bombay Hospital Avenue, Mumbai.
Navalgund Sirasangi Trust, Belgaum
Veerasaiva Welfare Foundation, Bangalore
Post Doctoral Research training obtained
Received training in “Genetic Toxicology Techniques” at National Center for Preclinical Reproductive and Genetic Toxicology, NIRRH- ICMR, Mumbai 10th July to 9th October 2012.
Received training in experimental technique “Radioreceptor Assay An Experimental Tool in Pharmacology & Toxicology” at Dept of Biochemistry , North Eastren Hill University(Central University) shillong, India 16th Sept 2010 to 16th Nov 2010
Participated in UGC-NRCBS winter school on “Gene Silencing”, held at UGC-Networking Resource Centre in Biological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India. 27th Jan- 10th Feb 2010
Participated in UGC-NRC winter school on “Emerging Areas in Pharmaceutical Sciences” , held at UGC-Networking Resource Centre, UIPS,UGC Centre of Advanced Study, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. 11th Jan - 16th Jan 2010
Additional qualification/ training obtained
Participated in “Molecular Biology- A laboratory training course”, held at B V Patel PERD center, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)-Ahmedabad, India 6-10th July 2009
Participated in workshop on Drug Discovery and Development in New Millennium-2 (D3NM-2) Interfacing with in Silico, Cell Based Assay& Pharmacological Experimentation held on Feb-28-Mar-03, 2005 at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, S.A.S Nagar Punjab, India.
National Seminar on Alternatives to Animals in Pharmacology &Toxicology Teaching & Research
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) NewDelhi
Role of vascular NAD(P)H oxidase in vascular disorders in animal model of insulin resistance & diabetes.
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.
Anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory effects of Shallaki: Possible modulation of nitric oxide & oxygen derived free radical generation.
Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore, Karnata.
Major academic /other achievements:
Received Post Doctoral Research Training Fellowship from National Science Academies & ICMR- DHR Govt of India
Organized several human resource development programs (AICTE sponsored Quality Improvement programs) as co-ordinator
Organized international & national conferences/ symposiums/ seminars/ workshop/Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) programs as co-ordinator/ organizing committee member
Successfully completed funded research projects as Co-Principal investigator
Received AICTE - Grant for conducting National Seminar on Alternatives to Animals in Pharmacology &Toxicology Teaching & Research
Served as resource person in several human resource development programs ICMR-Sponsored GLP workshop & AICTE sponsored Quality Improvement programs , Faculty Development Programs & Research Methodology Workshops etc)
Published quality research in journals of repute & which contributed significantly to the knowledge (were cited 32 times)
Served as reviewer for several international journals i.e.,, Pharmaceutical Biology, Evidence Based Complimentary & Alternative Medicine, and Biomed Research International etc
Other relevant information
Well Experienced in handling Computerized Data acquisition softwares such as Biopac MP35,Biopac MP 100 & Labchart pro(PowerLab), Metasystem-Metafer for chromosomal aberration & Comet Analyzer for capturing & analysis of data for DNA damage.
Well Experienced in recording /acquiring, analysing & interpretation of biopotential data from small animals such ECG, Blood Pressure, Vascular & other muscle reactivity.
Well experienced in handling various pharmacological instruments & biochemical analyser, plate reader, UV spectrophotometer.
Well experienced in laboratory animal handling, drug administration through various routes & blood sampling techniques.
Knowledge of future promising alternative animal models such as Zebrafish & c.elegans as tool for Pharmacology & Toxicology research/ drug discovery.
Well experienced in using of computer applications such word, excel & powerpoint.
Well experienced in using various statistical softwares such as Graph Pad Prism, SPSS.
Acquired additional Post doctoral research/ teaching experience in herbal medicine, experimental Pharmacology & drug safety.
Served as invited reviewer for journals of international repute viz., Pharmaceutical Biology, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and BioMed Research International
Serving as FULBRIGHT campus representative for the Fulbright commission in India, The United States- India Educational Foundation (USIEF).
Details of Postgraduate work/Publication
Publication as First Author and/or Corresponding Author in indexed journals : 04
Publication as Co-author in indexed journals: 09
Papers in Books, Proceedings & non indexed journals: 18
Banappa S Unger, Basanagouda M Patil . Apocynin Improves Endothelial Function and Prevents the Development of Hypertension in Fructose Fed Rat. Indian Journal of Pharmacology 2009;41(5):208-212 10 times CITED
Banappa S Unger, Basanagouda M Patil. Apocynin inhibits elevated vascular superoxide production associated with fructose induced hypertension. Advances in Pharmacolology Toxicolology 2009;10(2):49-55.
Banappa S Unger, Basanagouda M Patil. NAD(P)H oxidase inhibitor improves endothelial dysfunction and prevents the development of hypertension in fructose fed rats. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice2008; 79: S55-S55
Banappa S Unger, Basanagouda M Patil. NAD(P)H oxidase inhibitor improves endothelial dysfunction in streptozotocin induced diabetes in rats. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice2008; 79: S55-S55Z.
Basanagouda M Patil, Nagaraj M Kulkarni, Banappa S Unger. Elevation of systolic blood pressure in an animal model of olanzapine induced weight gain. European Journal of Pharmacology 2006;551:112-115. Impact Factor: 2.592, 20 times CITED
Hemalatha K, Kiran A S, Banappa U, Satyanarayana D. Analgesic activity of caesalpina sappan heart wood. Pharmaceutical Biology 2007; 45(5):360-362. Impact Factor:1.206,2 times CITED
B Veeresh, Basanagouda M Patil, SV Veeresh Babu, Neelakanth M Jeedi, Banappa S Unger. Involvement of nitric oxide in 5-HT 3 receptor agonist-induced fluid accumulation in jejunum and colon of anesthetized rats. Indian Journal of Pharmacology 2009;41(5):221-223.
Shivkumar, Ganachari M S, Banappa , Nagoor V S . Ant-inflammatory activity of Ziziphus jujube Lam. Leaves extract in rats. Journal of Natural Remedies 2004;4:2.
Mali, D. S., Nanjwade, B. K., Unger, B. S. Manvi, F. V In-Vivo Study of Tissue Distribution of Tamoxifen Loaded Stealth Liposomes In Mammary Tumor. Journal of Cell and Tissue Research 2013; 13(1:) 3451-3454
Nivedita. B. Karpurashetti, S. K. Hiremath, Banappa S Unger . Effect Of Gunja (Abrus Precatorius Linn) Seed Powder On Organs Acute Toxicity Study. Pharma Science Monitor 2014; 5(1):147-150
Shilpa S. Hukkeri, M.P. Savalagimath, Banappa Unger . Evaluation Of Effect Of Cyfluthrin In Pregnancy In Swiss Albino Mice. Pharma Science Monitor 2014; 5(1):188-191
Shilpa S. Hukkeri, M.P. Savalagimath, Banappa Unger Role Of Dooshivishari Agada On Teratogenic Effect Of Cyfluthrin In Experimental Model W.S.R. Fetal Weight And Height. Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine 2014; 2(2):5-12
Vineela Pandi, Vivek Kumar, Banappa S. Unger . Fructose Consumption Promotes Onset and Severity of Environmental Carcinogen Induced Mammary Tumorygenesis in Female Rats. Indian Journal of Pharmacology 2013; 45 : Supplement S215
Shankar G. Alegaon,Kallanagouda R. Alagawadi,D. Vinod, Banappa Unger,N. A. Khatib. Synthesis, pharmacophore modeling, and cytotoxic activity of 2-thioxothiazolidin-4-one derivatives. Medicinal Chemistry Research 12/2014; 23(12)
Conferences/Seminars/Workshop/QIP /CME organized
Co-ordinator and Resource person AICTE sponsored QIP on “Recent Advances in Pharmacology: Challenges & opportunities” held from 18th-29th march 2014 at KLEU College of Pharmacy, Belgaum Karnataka.
Co-ordinator and Resource person AICTE sponsored National seminar on “Alternatives to animals in Pharmacology & Toxicology” held from 10th-11th Jan 2014 at KLEU College of Pharmacy, Belgaum Karnataka.
Member of Organizing Committee “National Symposium on Pharmacovigilance” 12th April 2011 Organized by KLE University,Belgaum, RMRC-ICMR, Belgaum and Indian Pharmacological Society, Belgaum branch.
Member of Scientific committee “15 Annual Conference and First International Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy” Feb2011 organized by KLE University and RMRC-ICMR, Belgaum.
Co-ordinator and Resource person AICTE sponsored National seminar on “Experimental techniques in cardiovascular research” held from 15th-17th Feb 2009 at KLES College of Pharmacy, Hubli, Karnataka.
Participation as Resource Person in Seminars/Workshop/QIP /CME
Resource person AICTE sponsored QIP programme on “Trends in Pharmacology, Clinical trials and Toxicology” held from 1st July-14th July 2006, sponsored by AICTE, at K.L.E.Society’s College of Pharmacy, Belgaum
Resource person state level seminar & workshop on experimental study PRAYOGIKA-2005 held on 13th Aug 2005 at Sri D.G.M Ayurvedic Medical College, Gadag. Karnataka.
Resource person in workshop “Application of Research Langendorff” KLE University College of Pharmacy Hubli on19th Oct 2013
Resource person in workshop “ Good Laboratory Practices” on 22nd Dec 2014 and 19th Jan 2015, organized by JN Medical College Belgaum sponsored by ICMR-Newdelhi.