Dr. Smita Shenoy

Professor & Head of the Dept.

Department of Pharmacology



    o Trains undergraduate and post graduate students

    o Guides undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD scholars

    o Is a member of internal quality assurance cell, career guidance cell and pharmacovigilance committee

    o Is Member-Secretary of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, KMC Manipal


Subject Semester / Year
Pharmacology 3rd, 4th semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Pharmacology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2003
MBBS North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar 1994


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC,Manipal Professor and Head Dec 2019 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor March 2009 to Nov 2019
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor March 2004 to March 2009


Area of Interest

Basic and clinical pharmacology

Area of Expertise

Neuropharmacology, Traditional medicines, HIV, toxicity studies

Area of Research

Neurodevelopmental toxicity, traditional medicines in hepatic diseases and psoriasis, drug-drug interactions, adverse drug reactions

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of Indian Pharmacological Society
  • Member of Institutional Ethics Committee, KMC & KH (2016 – 2018)
  • Study coordinator for clinical trials   


o   Pharmacology for Medical graduates: (Elsevier) 4th edition 2019

                             Tara Shanbhag, Smita Shenoy

o   Pharmacology for Dentistry (Elsevier) 4th edition 2020

                             Tara Shanbhag, Smita Shenoy, Veena Nayak

o   Pharmacology for Nurses: (Elsevier) 2nd edition 2016

                             Tara Shanbhag, Smita Shenoy, Veena Nayak


o   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.  

Evaluation of the merit of the methanolic extract of Andrographis paniculata to supplement anti snake venom in reversing secondary hemostatic abnormalities induced by Naja Naja venom

Akshatha Ganesh Nayak Nitesh Kumar Smita Shenoy Maya Roche

3 Biotech 2021; 11:228.

Implementation and assessment of a module to enhance prescribing competency in undergraduate medical students

2021 Nayak V Adiga S Shenoy S Holla S

o   Medical Journal Armed Forces India 2021; 77: S122-S12

Can the methanolic extract of Andrographis paniculata be used as a supplement to anti-snake venom to normalize hemostatic parameters: A thromboelastographic study

2020 Apr 24 Nayak A Ahammad J Kumar N Shenoy S Roche M

Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2020 Apr 24; 252, 112480

Kadukkai maathirai (A polyherbal traditional siddha formulation) prevents d-galactosamine induced hepatic necrosis in rats

2020 Shetty M Shenoy S Kumar N Devi V Amuthan A Shenoy GK Pavithra P

 Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 2020; 19(4):708-713

Antidepressants Modulate Behavioral, Biochemical, and Histological Alterations Induced by Chronic Aluminum Chloride Administration in Wistar Rats.

January-March 2019 Arshad Basha Shaik Smita Shenoy V. Anupama K. G. Mohandas Rao Arul Amuthan

 Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics January-March 2019;10 (1):16-21. 

A study to evaluate and compare the effects of angiotensin receptor blockers and calcium channel blockers on rosuvastatin induced myopathy in rats.

A study of potential drug-drug interactions in HIV positive individuals with comorbidities.

Evaluation of sphingosine-1- phosphate receptor 1 modulator (siponimod) to ameliorate aluminum chloride induced behavioural change, and biochemical effects in in-vivo and ex-vivo animal model.