Nirnoy Dan

Ph.D. Candidate

Pharmaceutical Sciences


2019-Present        Ph.D. Student in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut

2016-2019             M.S in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

2012-2016             B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Birla Institute of Technology (Deemed University), Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Professional Appointments

2016-2019             Graduate teaching assistant for the sterile and non-sterile dosage forms laboratory of the Pharm.D. students at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Honors and Awards

2019      Runner up at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center 3-minute thesis competition

2019      Recipient of the College of Graduate Health Sciences Travel Award at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center


Dan N and Bhakat S. (2015) New paradigm of an old target: an update on structural biology and current progress in drug design towards Plasmepsin II, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 95(2015), 324-328.

Thakur A, Dan N, Bhakat S, Jayaprakash V and Banerjee S (2016) 5′ Adenosine Monophosphate-Activated Protein kinase Modulators as Anticancer Agents, Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry (Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry – Anti-Cancer Agents), Volume 16, Number 8, August 2016, pp. 961-972(12).

Borgohain G, Dan N and Paul S (2015) Use of Molecular Dynamics Simulation to Explore Structural Facets of Human Prion Protein with Pathogenic Mutations, Biophys Chem. 2016 Jun;213:32-9.

Jadav S, Kumar A, Mohanty N, Dan N, Ganta N and Jayaprakash V (2015) The updates on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) epidemiology, pathogenesis, viral genome and currently available drugs. Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3 (2), 10-18.

Dan N, S Setua, VK Kashyap, S Khan, M Jaggi, MM Yallapu, SC Chauhan (2018) Antibody-Drug Conjugates for Cancer Therapy: Chemistry to Clinical Implications, Pharmaceuticals 11 (2), 32.

Chowdhury, P.K.B. Nagesh, E. Hatami, S. Wagh, N. Dan, M.K. Tripathi, S. Khan, B.B.Hafeez, B. Meibohm, S.C. Chauhan, M. Jaggi, M.M. Yallapu, Tannic acid-inspired paclitaxel nanoparticles for enhanced anticancer effects in breast cancer cells, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2018), doi:

S. Khan S. Setua, S. Kumari, N. Dan, A. Massey, B. B. Hafeez, M. M.Yallapu, Z. E.Stiles, A. Alabkaa, J. Yue, A. Ganju, S. Behrman, M. Jaggi,  S. C.Chauhan,(2019) Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles of curcumin enhance gemcitabine therapeutic response in pancreatic cancer, Biomaterials, Volume 208, 2019, Pages 83-97, ISSN 0142-9612,

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