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Research Biography

Dr Nair obtained a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences with Distinction at the University of Mumbai (Bombay College of Pharmacy) India, in 2005. He completed his Masters of Science (Pharm.) at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) India, where he also worked as a Junior Research Fellow. He received the Australian government funded Endeavour IPRS fellowship in 2009 and undertook Phd studies with Professor Alan Mark at the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland. In 2013 he joined the Department of Clinical Pharmacology as a Postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Professor John Miners and Professor Ross McKinnon.

Research Interests

Dr Nair's research interests include computational medicinal chemistry, structural biology, experimental pharmacology, and pharmacogenomics. His research focuses on preclinical studies including drug lead identification and optimization, drug metabolism, and personalised medicine. His research supports the development of novel therapeutics for various drug targets in neuropsychiatric disorders and cancer.


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Research Areas

  • Medical biosciences

Supervisory Interests

  • Drug design
  • Computer aided drug design
  • Molecular modelling
  • Drug discovery
  • Drug metabolising enzymes, cytochrome P450 and UDP-glucuronosyltransferase
  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Protein structure function
  • Structure function of drug metabolising enzymes
  • Binding free energy calculations
  • Drug metabolism


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