Ravindra Telang – Lecturer (Pharmacology)
Qualifications and work experience
- BVS; MVZ (Pharmacology); PhD (Pharmacology); Postdoctoral (Physiology).
- Serving as Senior Research Fellow in Auditory Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, School of Medical Studies, University of Auckland.
- Served as Professional Teaching Fellow and Senior Tutor at the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, University of Auckland.
- Previously served as Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, COVS, Palampur, India.
- Associate Editor for the Journal of Cell and Tissue Research.
- Associate Editor for the Journal of Herbal Medicine & Toxicology (2006-12)
- Member Neurological Foundation of New Zealand
- Life member – Indian Pharmacological Society (affiliated to IUPHAR)
- Life member – Society of Toxicology (affiliated to IUTOX)
- Member – National Foundation of Deafness
- Member – Deafness Research Foundation
- Member – Auckland Neuroscience Network.
Ravi’s research work investigates the use of nanoparticle mediated drug delivery to the cochlea, especially post cochlear implant surgery, in order to preserve the neuronal health and improve hearing in deaf animals. The work also focuses on improving the pharmacokinetic of drug delivery to the inner ear. Also working as a team member to explore the potential of MRI technique to diagnose inner ear inflammation.
Published 39 original peer reviewed research papers, 52 conference articles, contributed 7 chapters to textbooks and awarded 1 device patent for invention.
Awarded Young Scientist Award and Gold medal for work on adenosine receptors and calcium dynamics in vascular tissues and antioxidative properties of herbal plant.
Awarded single author device patent for invention on “Improved tissue chamber assembly” for studying effect of drugs on isolated smooth muscle pharmacology