Dr Angel Treasa Alex

Associate Professor

Date of Joining: 01.07.2010

Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


    Angel Treasa Alex is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS.


    • Teaches BPharm, PharmD and MPharm courses
    • Research Guide for PhD and MPharm students
    • Secretary-Publicity and Promotion Committee
    • Web co-ordinator


Subject Semester / Year
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (T) BPharm Semester VI
Medicinal Biochemistry (T&P) PharmD I year
Pharmaceutical Microbiology (T&P) PharmD II year
Microbial and Cellular Biology MPharm Semester I
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Lab MPharm Semester I
Proteins and Protein Formulations MPharm Semester II


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2015
MPharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2008


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS Associate Professor Teaching UG and PG students, Guiding PG and PhD students 2015-till date
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS Assistant Professor 2013-2015
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MCOPS Lecturer 2010-2012
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Deharadun, Uttaranchal Tutor Teaching and conducting lab for first year BPharm students in the subject Human Anatomy and Physiology 2001-2002
College of Pharmacy, Pushpagiri Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala Lecturer Teaching and conducting lab for First and Second year D Pharm students in the subjects Pharmaceutics I&II and Human Anatomy and Physiology 2000


Area of Interest

Nanobiotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Area of Expertise

Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Systems

Area of Research

Formulation development of nanoparticle drug delivery systems, Targeted drug delivery for treating CNS disorders, Bioprospecting for novel anticancer agents from microbes and its mechanistic studies, Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Biochemistry and Fermentation Technology, Application of novel techniques in vaccine development.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Recipient of Good Teacher Award 2015, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, 67th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Mysuru
  • First Rank, MPharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2006-2008 batch
  • Recipient of Best Outgoing Student Award 1999, College of Pharmacy, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences.
  • Travel Grant instituted by Dr N Udupa, 2009.
  • Corporate Management - Arch Diocese of Changanacherry Mar Mathew Kavukattu Memorial Merit Scholarship during Pre-Degree Course (1992-1994).
  • Member, Publicity and Alumni Affairs Council, MCOPS
  • Associate Editor- Manipal Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty in charge – Ad Meliora, MCOPS NewsletterLife member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).
  • Life member of Kerala State Pharmacy Council 
  • Life member, APTI
  • Reviewer - Biomed Central Journal for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Impact factor 2.25)
  • Member, Scientific Committee Manipal Research Colloquium (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Member, IPC Scientific Services Committee, (2010-2012)
  • Organizing Committee member of IInd IAPST Convention, October 2009.
  • Organizing Committee member of One day National Level Seminar by Indian Society of Nanosciences, January 2012.
  • Organizing Committee member of Ist Annual Convention of the Consortium of Progressive Indian Pharmaceutical Associations of Manipal, July 2012.
  • Organizing Committee member of two day national seminar on “Innovation and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Nanotechnology” organized by Dr. TMA Endowment Chair and Indian Society of Nanosciences, MCOPS, August 2014.
  • Master of ceremony of MCOPS Awards and Annual day(4 years consecutively – 2011-2014)
  • Master of ceremony of Inaugural ceremony of First Manipal Research Colloquium 2014.

Development and evaluation of carboplatin loaded PCL nanoparticles for intranasal delivery

Angel Treasa Alex Alex Joseph Gopal V. Shavi J. Venkata Rao N. Udupa

Drug Deliv, 2016; 23(7): 2144–2153 (Impact Factor 4.835)

Strategies for drug delivery to the central nervous system by systemic route

Narayanan Kasinathan Hitesh V. Jagani Angel Treasa Alex Subrahmanyam M. Volety J. Venkata Rao

Drug Deliv. 2015, 22(3):243-57 (Impact factor 2.202).

Synthesis, in vitro anticancer and antioxidant activity of thiadiazole substituted thiazolidin-4-ones

2013-01-01 Jessy Elizabeth Mathew Sudheer Moorkoth Naseer Maliyakkal Suthar Sharad Kumar

2013, Acta Pharmaceutica, Croatian Pharmaceutical Society, 63, 397–408.

Novel quinolone substituted thiazolidin-4-ones as anti-inflammatory,anticancer agents: Design, synthesis and biological screening

2013-01-01 Alex Joesph Amit Tiwari Anil Chaudhary Sumit Bansal

2013, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Elsevier, 63 589-602.

In vitro anti-cancer and anti-oxidant activity of different fractions of Diospyros peregrina unripe fruit extract

2012-01-01 Nayanabhirama Udupa Jesil A Mathew Josyula V Rao Alex Joseph

2012, Free Radicals and Antioxidants, Elsevier, 2 (4) 45-49.

Superbug NDM-1: A global health problem

2012-01-01 Sandeep Lohan Alex Joseph

2012, Der Pharmacia Lettre, Scholars Research Library, 4 (4) :1183-1187.

Synthesis and anticancer activity of some novel 3-(1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)-quinazolin-4(3H)-ones

2012-01-01 Rajeev K Singla Jessy EM Tukaram Kedar KK Srinivasan

2012, Orbital Elec J Chem, The Institute of Chemistry of the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, 2 (2):158-167.

BVM: A Promising Agent for Future HIV-1 Treatment

2011-01-01 K K Srinivasan Abhishek Mathur Sandeep Lohan Alex Joseph

2011, Research and Reviews: A Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, STM Journals, Vol 2, Issue 1, Aug 7-17.

In vitro anticancer activity of microbial isolates from diverse habitats

2011-01-01 Nayanabhirama Udupa Alex Joseph Tukaram Kedar Kisan Naseer Malayakkal

2011, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of São Paulo, Vol 47, N (32), 279-287.

Phytochemical, antioxidant, and antimicrobial study of flowers of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Linn

2011-01-01 Alex Joseph K.K. Srinivasan Amith Gomber Suthar Sharad Kumar

2011, Pharmacologyonline, Università degli Studi di Salerno, 2:16-21.

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 2- Phenyl Chromen-4-ones for their Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity

2010-01-01 Alex Joseph Suthar Sharad Kuma Amith Gomber KK Srinivasan

2010, Pharmacologyonline, Università degli Studi di Salerno, 3: 31-37.

Nanotechnology: Perspectives in solubility/bioavailability enhancement

2010-01-01 Udupa N Usha YN

2010, Pharma Reviews, May/June 59-66.

Antioxidant and cytotoxicity studies of few selected synthetic compounds and plant extracts

Shannon Lianna Menezes Swati Tripathy

IV B Pharm Project (2014-2015), Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

In vitro investigation of the cytotoxic potential of Elytranthe parasiticus

Raghuraman M Meenu Sankar Rounak Biswas

IV B Pharm Project (2013-2014), Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Encapsulation of Anticancer Drug (Etoposide) in Solid Lipid Nanoparticles

Swati Shetty

B.Tech. Biotechnology VI semester project, Department of Biotechnology, MIT, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Encapsulation of Cisplatin in Lipid Nanosystems

Agneya Bhushan

B.Tech. Biotechnology VI semester project, Department of Biotechnology, MIT, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Biological Activity Studies of Mature Unripe Fruits of Diospyros peregrina

Niranga Nawagamuwa

B.Sc. Biotechnology, Manipal Life Sciences Centre, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.