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Kannan RR Rengasamy PhD


Dr Kannan RR Rengasamy has a proven track record in research toward drug discovery and experimental therapeutics. He has been working in several research positions at reputed international organizations. He is a Professor and heading the Laboratory of Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry (LNPMC) at Saveetha Medical College & Hospital, Chennai, India. He also associated with the Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacen), North-West University, South Africa, as an Extraordinary Professor. Dr Rengasamy is a recipient of the prestigious Claude Leon Foundation fellowship and NRF Innovation Fellowship. He has now secured an NRF “C” Rating from the National Research Foundation, South Africa, for the year 2022-2027. Dr Rengasamy has expertise in the chemistry of medicinal plants, lead design, synthesis and experimental therapeutics. He has published more than 168 papers in SCI (E) journals and editor of highly reputed journals in pharmacology. Furthermore, he is active in developing strong collaboration and is a member of the International Lipid Expert Panel and a Collaborator of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, USA.



  • Ph.D. Marine Biotechnology, Annamalai University, India

  • M.Phil. Marine Biotechnology, Manaonmaniam Sundaranar University, India

  • M.Sc. Marine Biotechnology, Manaonmaniam Sundaranar University, India

  • B.Sc. Zoology, S.R.N.M. College affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, India

Research Thrust Areas

  • Chemistry of Natural Products

  • Experimental Therapeutics

  • Evidence-based drug discovery

  • Computational Drug Discovery

  • Protein-Drug Interactions

Professional Membership:

  • 2022   - International Lipid Experts Panel, Poland

  • 2021     - Member, Council of Science Editors

  • 2021     - Member, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

  • 2021      - Regular Member, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

  • 2020     - Regular Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • 2020     - Premier Member, Institute of Food Technologist (IFT)

  • 2017     - Member, The International Natural Product Sciences Taskforce (INPST)

  • 2017     - Member, Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research

  • 2014     - Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

  • 2014     - Member, International Phycological Society (IPS)

  • 2014     - Member, International Society for Applied Phycology (ISAP)

  • 2013     - Member, International Marine Biotechnology Association (IMBA)

  • 2009     - Member, South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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