Rajan Radhakrishnan is a pharmacologist, and a licensed pharmacist in the USA. He received his academic training in India (BSc and BPharm), United Kingdom (MSc), Singapore (PhD) and USA (postdoc). He has more than 20 years of combined experience in pharmacology teaching, research, and academic administration. Rajan has published 38 peer-reviewed articles and 5 book chapters in his areas of interest. He is one of the editors of Phytotherapy Research (Wiley), Section Editor of Inflammopharmacology (Springer) and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Pain (Elsevier). His major research interest is in pain neurobiology.
Professor of Pharmacology
College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Associate Professor & Medical Educator (Pharmacology)
Department of Integrated Medical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Florida.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Pharmacy & McGee Chair
School of Pharmacy, University of Charleston, West Virginia.
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs & Assessment
Utah Campus, College of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences (previously University of Southern Nevada)
Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP)
conducted by AACP – Dean Mentor: Mr. Ron P Jordan.
Director of Academic Affairs & Assessment
Utah Campus, College of Pharmacy, University of Southern Nevada (currently Roseman University).
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
College of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences (previously University of Southern Nevada) – Utah Campus.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Anesthesiology,
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City.
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
College of Pharmacy, University of Southern Nevada (currently Roseman University) – Utah Campus.
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, USA.
University of Iowa, USA,
National University of Singapore, Singapore,
University of Strathclyde, UK,
University of Kerala, India,
University of Kerala, India,
- Systems Pharmacology to pharmacy, medical, dental, and physician assistant students
- Neuropharmacology to graduate students
- Pain neurobiology to several audience
Honors and Awards
Member of the WHO Working Group on a document on ‘Clinical Research in Traditional Medicine’
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
Scientific Programming Committee
American Pain Society
Nominated to Ethics Committee of American Pain Society, 2010.Nominated to the “National Committee for Regulating the Use of Pesticides in UAE” by the Ministry of Health
United Arab Emirates
Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations
- Registered Pharmacist, State of West Virginia, USA, 2016-present.
- Registered Pharmacist, State of Utah, USA., 2015-present
- Member, American Pain Society, USA, 2002-present.
- Member, Ethics Committee of American Pain Society (2010-present)
- Member, Society for Neuroscience, USA, since 2002-present.
- Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), 2005-present.
- Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy Council of Kerala, India, 1985-present.
- Editor- Phytotherapy Research (Wiley InterScience, since 2011)
- Section Editor-Inflammopharmacology (Sringer, since 2004)
- Editorial Board Member – Journal of Pain (American Pain Society, since 2010)
- Chronic pain mechanisms
- Statin-induced myalgia
- TRPV and ASIC channels in ischemic- and inflammatory pain
- TRPV and ASIC channels in prostatodynia and male chronic pelvic pain
- Cellular mechanisms of opioid tolerance and opioid-induced pain
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)
- Infusion of Technology in Teaching and Learning
- Common sites of central cardiovascular control and pain modulation
- Anti-addiction potential of herbal drugs
- Scientific evaluation of traditional uses of medicinal plants
- Natural products and their interactions with conventional drugs
Clinical and Community Service
- Organized health fairs in the under-served communities
- Organized ‘brown bag’ (drug list review) events for elderly
- Organized drug abuse awareness classes for school kids