Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India

DR. Awanish Mishra
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)
Bijnor-Sisendi Road, Sarojini Nagar,
Near CRPF Base Camp, Lucknow (UP)- 226002
Tel : 0535-270856
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    1. Md. Rizwanullah, Javed Ahmad, Saima Amin, Awanish Mishra, Mohammad Ruhal Ain, Mahfoozur Rahman. Polymer-Lipid Hybrid Systems: Scope of Intravenous-to-Oral Switch in Cancer Chemotherapy. Current Nanomedicine 2019; 9: 1-13.
    2. Quamar S, Patwa J, Mishra A, Flora SJS. Oxidative stress and neurobehavioral changes in rats following copper exposure and their response to MiADMSA and D-Penicillamine. Toxicology Research and Application 2019; 3: 1–15.
    3. Pandey S, Mishra A. Rational Approaches for Toxicological Assessments of Nanobiomaterials. Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology 2019;33;e22335. (Web Link)
    4. Sharma RK, Singh T, Mishra A, Goel RK. Relative safety of different antidepressants for treatment of depression in chronic epileptic animals associated with depression. J Epilepsy Res. 2017; 7: 25-32.
    5. Mishra A, Goel R.K. Chronic 5-HT3 receptor antagonism ameliorates seizures and associated memory deficit in pentylenetetrazole-kindled mice. Neuroscience 2016; 17: 319-328.
    6. Mishra A, Punia JK, Bladen C, Zamponi GW, Goel RK. Anticonvulsant mechanisms of piperine, A piperine alkaloid. Channels (Austin). 2015; 9: 317-23.
    7. Goel RK, Gawande D, Lagunin A, Randhawa P, Mishra A, Poroikov V. Revealing medicinal plants useful for comprehensive management of epilepsy and associated comorbidities through In-silico mining of their phytochemical Diversity. Planta Medica 2015; 81:495-506.
    8. Mishra A, Goel RK. Comparative behavioral and neurochemical analysis of phenytoin and valproate treatment on epilepsy induced learning and memory deficit: In search for add on therapy. Metabolic Brain Disease 2015; 30: 951-958.
    9. Mishra A, Goel RK. Adjuvant anticholinesterase therapy for the management of epilepsy induced memory deficit: A critical preclinical study. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 2014; 115: 512-517.
    10. Mishra A, Goel RK. Psychoneurochemical Investigations to Reveal Neurobiology of Memory Deficit in Epilepsy. Neurochemical Research 2013; 38: 2503-2515.
    11. Choudhary KM, Mishra A, Goel RK. Ameliorative effect of Curcumin on seizure severity, depression like behavior, learning and memory deficit in post pentylenetetrazole-kindled mice. European Journal of Pharmacology 2013; 704: 33-40.
    12. Singh D, Mishra A, Goel RK. Effect of saponin fraction from Ficus religiosa on memory deficit, behavioral and biochemical impairments in pentylenetetrazol kindled mice. Epilepsy and Behavior 2013; 27: 206-211.
    13. Chaudhary A, Das P, Mishra A, Kaur P, Singh B, Goel RK. Naturally occurring himachalenes to benzocycloheptene amino vinyl bromide derivatives: as antidepressant molecules. Molecular Diversity 2012; 16: 357-366.
    14. Mishra A, Goel R.K. Age Dependent Learning and Memory Deficit in PTZ Kindled Mice. European Journal of Pharmacology 2012; 674: 315-320.
    15. Singh B, Mishra A, Goel R.K. Anticonvulsant Activity of Passiflora incarnata - No Role of Chrysin. Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Research 2011; 2: 51-54.
    16. Mishra A, Bhatti R, Singh A, Ishar MPS. Ameliorative Effect of the Cinnamon Oil from Cinnamomum zeylanicum upon Early Stage Diabetic Nephropathy, Planta Medica 2010; 76: 412-417.
    17. Mittal M, Mishra A, Goel R.K. Role of GABAA Antagonism in Antidepressant Effect of Novel 2-Azetidinone. Medicinal Chemistry Research 2010; 19: S57-S58.

The broad scope of interests ranges from the study of intermolecular reactions of chemical constituents of cells with drugs to the effects of drugs and established therapeutic agents on different neurological conditions (Epilepsy, Depression, Anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease). Currently we are focusing to understand interaction of neuro-inflammation and progression of epilepsy and memory deficit.

Awards and Achievements:




Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab

M. Pharmacy


Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab

Professional Experience:


Dec 2013 to till date

NIPER, Raebareli

Senior Research Fellow, (ICMR)

June-2011 to Dec-2013

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University, Patiala

Lecturer (Part time)

Aug-2009 to June2011

Department of Physiotherapy, Punjabi University, Patiala

Lecturer April-2009 to July-2009 Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy, Ram Nagar, Banur, Punjab
Quality Control Manager July-2008 to April-2009 Q. P. Pharmachem, Derabassi, Punjab India

Invited Tak:

  1. EPILEPSY AND ASSOCIATED MEMORY DEFICIT: Behavioral and Neurochemical aspects in Rodent model of Epilepsy. Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
  2. Research opportunities in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspective. SMT. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee, Nagpur, Maharastra, India

Symposium/Workshop/Conference organized

  1. Pre-Conference Workshop and Hands-on Training in Neuropharmacology, 17 March 2016
  2. 9th NIPER (RBL)-CSIR-CDRI Symposium on “Empowering Drug Discovery by Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research” 24-25 March 2017