Dr. Amrita Parida

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacology


    -         Teaches MBBS and BDS students

    -         Mentors undergraduates and postgraduates in carrying out research projects 

    -         Member Secretary of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, KMC Manipal


Subject Semester / Year
Pharmacology Second MBBS, MD


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2011
Professional Diploma in Clinical Research Clinical Research Catalyst clinical services, New Delhi Oct 2011
MD Pharmacology KMC, Manipal 2014
Executive Programme in Healthcare Management Business Administration Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta 2022
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Hospital and Healthcare Management Dr. MGR University, Chennai 2023


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 18 May 2020 till date
KMC, Mangalore Associate Professor 11.05.2019 to 17.05.2020
KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 02.06.2015 to 10.05.2019
Century International Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Poinachi, Kasargod Assistant Professor January 2015 to May 2015
Kannur Medical College, Kannur Assistant Professor July 2014 to December 2014
KMC,Manipal Tutor May 2011 to May 2014

Evaluation of nephroprotective effect of Vortioxetine in Gentamicin-induced rentoxicity in Wistar rats

Principal investigator: Megana

Co-investigator: Dr. Vinutha Bhat, Dr. Amrita Parida, Dr. Sushma Prabhath

Funding agencies: PG grant, MAHE, Manipal

Brief overview: Vortioxetine, a newer selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), is shown to have antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects. However, there is no published literature demonstrating the effect of vortioxetine in animal models of aminoglycosides induced reno-toxicity. The current study aims to investigate the protective effect of vortioxetine in gentamicin induced nephrotoxicity in Wistar rats.


Area of Interest

Central nervous system, autonomic nervous system

Area of Expertise

Pharmacovigilance, medical writing, Pharmacognosy

Area of Research

Paediatric pharmacology, natural plant products, pharmacovigilance, epilepsy

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of IMA
  • Member of the scientific advisory team at Molsys scientific (Molsys Private Limited)
  • Chapter:  

Lal SM, Kamath A, Parida A, Shenoy S.  Nanopharmacokinetics assessment. In: Thorat ND, Kumar N, eds.  Nano-pharmacokinetics and theranostics. 1st ed. London: Academic Press (imprint of Elsevier); 2021.p.171-92.