Mr. Dinesh Sangarran Ramachandram


Assistant Lecturer
School of Pharmacy
+603 5514 5642
Room  2-5-08

Dinesh Sangarran, has completed Master’s Degree in Pharmacy at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He has also completed his Pharmacy Degree at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, in India. His areas of reserach are mainly on pharmacology (PKPD modelling), Phase 1 Clinical Trials and Pharmaceutical Analysis (Formulation). He has also worked on the Quality Assurance, Audit and Regulatory site dealing with the Ministry of Higher Education and Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).


- Masters of Science in Pharmacy, University Sains Malaysia, 2020

- Bachelor of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India, 2016

Employment History

April 2021 - Current: Assistant Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia

Sep 2019 - Oct 2020: Pharmacy Lecturer/ Quality Assurance & Audit Executive, ICAN College Malaysia

Sep 2017 - June 2019: Research Scholar, University Sains Malaysia

Aug 2016 - Aug 2017: Clinical Research Coordinator, Info Kinetics Sdn Bhd Malaysia

Professional Affiliations

Registered Pharmacist, since 2016
Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, Pharmacy Council of India

Registered Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Practitioner, 2019
National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, Malaysia

Awards and Honours


  • YSN-ASM Rising Star Awards 2019 - Top 5 Finalist of the Rising Star Awards for the Young Scientist Network
  • Best Poster - National Conference on Drug Discovery and Development, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India


  • USM FELLOWSHIP Award 2017 - prestigious postgraduate funding programme awarded by the University to outstanding postgraduates who have passions in research and demonstrate leadership qualities


  • Indian Government Scholarship Award (EdCIL: 2012 - 2016) - Global scholarship given to Indian Students around the world to pursue studies in India.

Dinesh research areas are mainly on pharmacology specialising PKPD modelling on pain tolerance, clinical trials and formulation studies.

Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)


Alagasamy, S. V., Ramanathan, S., Chear, N. J. Y., Tan, W. N., Ramachandram, D. S., Ching-Ga, A. F. T., ... & Murugaiyah, V. (2021). The potentiation of beta-lactam and anti-bacterial activities of lipophilic constituents from Mesua ferrae leaves against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 1(ahead-of-print). (SCOPUS INDEXED)


Vicknasingam B, Chooi WT, Rahim AA, Ramachandram D, Singh D, Ramanathan S, Yusof NS, Zainal H, Murugaiyah V, Gueorguieva R, Mansor SM (2020) Focus: Plant-based Medicine and Pharmacology: Kratom and Pain Tolerance: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. Jun;93(2):229. (IMPACT FACTOR 3.55, ISI Indexed)

Ramachandram, D. S., Damodaran, T., Zainal, H., Murugaiyah, V., & Ramanathan, S. (2020). Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of mitragynine, the principle alkaloid of Mitragyna speciosa: present knowledge and future directions in perspective of pain. Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology, 31(1). (SCOPUS INDEXED)

Ramachandram, D. S., & Chitra, V. (2020). Correlation of Anti-oxidant, Anti-angiogenic, and Cytotoxic activity of Tanacetum parthenium compared with Amlodipine using Chorioallantoic membrane Assay. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 13(4), 1665-1671. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

Ramachandram, D. S., & Chitra, V. (2020). Current Opioid Access, Use and Problems in Asian Jurisdictions. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 13(4), 1989-1994. (SCOPUS INDEXED)


Singh D, Narayanan S, Müller CP, Swogger MT, Chear NJ, Dzulkapli EB, Yusoff NS, Ramachandram DS, León F, McCurdy CR, Vicknasingam B (2019). Motives for using Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth.) among regular users in Malaysia. Journal of ethnopharmacology. Apr 6;233:34-40. (IMPACT FACTOR- 3.69, ISI Indexed)


Umashankar, M. S., Dinesh, S. R., Rini, R., Lakshmi, K. S., & Damodharan, N. (2016). Chewable lozenge formulation-A review. Int Res J Pharm, 7(4), 9-16. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

Kumar, P. R., Dinesh, S. R., & Rini, R. (2016). LCMS—a review and a recent update. J Pharm Pharm Sci, 5, 377-391.

SR, D., Umashankar, M. S., Rini, R., Aditi, D., & Kanchan, K. Advancement of Nanopharmaceutics in Drug Delivery. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

Conference Proceedings (Refereed Only)

Thomas, A., Mohan, B. R., Anandan, P., Chorley, J. K., Arnandan, D., & Ramachandram, D. S. (2020). The Effectiveness of Automated Tablet Dispensing System In-Patient Pharmacy: A Systematic Review. Current Trends in Biotechnology & Pharmacy. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

Type of Grant: Ministry of Education of Malaysia under the HICoE Programme: 311.CDADAH.4401009.
Title of Research: Kratom and Pain Tolerance: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study
Main Investigator: Prof Dr. Vicknasingam
Co-Investigator: Prof Dr. Surash Ramanathan, Prof Dr. Sharif Mahsufi Mansor, Dinesh Sangarran Ramachandram

Dean's List - 3 Consecutive Semesters

Award of Excellence - Practical Training/Internship (Hospital Taiping)

Best Poster Presenter - National Pharmacist Day Competition 2013, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

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