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Jay Ramapuram

Unit: Drug Discovery and Development
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
3211d Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-8320
Fax: 334-844-8331



  • B.Pharm. - Madras Medical College (India), 1990
  • M.Pharm., Pharmaceutics - Banaras Hindu University (India), 1993
  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutics - Banaras Hindu University (India), 1998

My research area is primarily focused on formulation design and development of topical and transdermal dosage forms. Current research projects include the development of transdermal and nanoparticle dosage forms for treating infections and inflammatory disorders. My research is also focused on solubility improvement of insoluble drugs, solid state characterization of drugs and nanoparticles.

My experience also includes work on the formulation development of solid dosage forms (tablets, rapid dissolve strips), liquid oral (solution and suspension) and sterile injection (solution) dosage forms.

Selected Publications

Published papers with the name: "Babu RJ"

  • Aldawsari M, Chougule M, Babu RJ* (60% effort), Progress in Topical siRNA Delivery Approaches for Skin Disorders, Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2015, 21 (31), 4594-605.
  • Pawar KR, Mulabagal V, Smith F, Kolli Chandra S, Rangari Vijaya K, Babu RJ* (60% effort). Stability-indicating HPLC assay for lysine-proline-valine (KPV) in aqueous solutions and skin homogenates. Biomed Chromatography 2015, 29(5):716-21.
  • Pawar KR, Smith F, Kolli CS, Babu RJ* (70% effort). Effect of Lipophilicity on Microneedle Mediated Iontophoretic Transdermal Delivery Across Human Skin In Vitro. J. Pharm. Sci. 2013, 102(10):3784-91.
  • Sathigari SK, Radhakrishnan VK, Davis VA, Parsons DL, Babu RJ* (70% effort). Amorphous-state characterization of efavirenz-polymer hot-melt extrusion systems for dissolution enhancement. J. Pharm. Sci. 2012, 101(9):3456-64.
  • Sathigari SK, Ober CA, Sanganwar GP, Gupta RB and Babu RJ* (60% effort), Singleā€step preparation and deagglomeration of itraconazole microflakes by supercritical antisolvent method for dissolution enhancement, J. Pharm. Sci., 2011 100 (7) 2952-2965.

Last Updated: October 12, 2021