About Praveen P Nekkar Rao

Education and training:

  • Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, 2006-08.
  • Research scientist, NAEJA Pharmaceuticals, 2005-06.
  • Postdoctoral research associate, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, 2004-06.
  • PhD, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, 1999-2004.
  • Master of Pharmacy, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India, 1997-98.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India, 1991-95.

Awards:

  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor in the Graduate Program Award, School of Pharmacy, 2016.
  • Early Researcher Award, Ministry of Research & Innovation, Government of Ontario, 2015-20.
  • Graduate Studentship in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR), University of Alberta, 2003-05.
  • Rx & D, Health Research Foundation (HRF) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Graduate Scholarship in Pharmacy, University of Alberta, 2001-03.
  • Dissertation Fellowship (honorary), Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta, 2003-04.
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant Award, Rx & D, HRF/CIHR, University of Alberta, 2003.
  • Walter H. John’s Graduate Fellowship, University of Alberta, 2001-03.
  • The Parkinson’s Society of Alberta Graduate Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2001-03.
  • Shopper’s Drug Mart Graduate Scholarship in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, 2001-02.
  • Gordan Kaplan Graduate Student Travel Grant Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta, 2002.
  • Best graduate oral presentation award, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, 2003.
  • Wyeth best graduate poster award, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, 2003.
  • Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Tuition Scholarship, 1999-2002.

Professional affiliations:

  • Member, Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC).
  • Member, Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC).
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Member, Division of Medicinal Chemistry (ACS).

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