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Sunil Prabhu, B.Pharm, PhD

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: sprabhu@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5550 |


Ph.D. 1996
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

B.Pharm. 1987
Birla Institute of Technology, India

Education Experience

Academic Leaders Fellowship Program (ALFP), FAACP, 2009

Research Interest

Formulation development of novel drug delivery systems; application of nanotechnology
for controlled release system design; cancer chemoprevention; targeted therapy.

Research Grant

Principal Investigator, “Chemoprevention of pancreatic cancer using a combinatorial nano-drug system” NIH, National Cancer Institute (NCI), R03 program, 2011-2013


Principal Investigator, "Combined Chemoprevention Using A Nanotechnology-based Therapeutic System", NIH, National Cancer Institute (NCI), R03 Program, 2007- 2010.


 Chaudhary, D. Sutaria, Ying Huang, J. Wang and S. Prabhu. “Chemoprevention of Colon Cancer in a Rat Carcinogenesis Model using a Novel Nanotechnology-based Combined Treatment System”. Cancer Prev. Res., (in press July2011)


S. Prabhu, Y. Huang and J. Wang. “Evidence-based Anticancer Herbal Medicine for Cancer Chemoprevention” Book chapter in Evidence-based Anticancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Herbal Medicine for Various Cancers, Springer Publications,  February 2011 (in press  2011)


N. Kanthamneni, A. Chaudhary, J. Wang and S. Prabhu “Nanoparticulate delivery of novel drug combination regimens for the chemoprevention of colon cancer” Int. J. Oncol., 37, 177-185, 2010.


Penchala S, Prabhu S, Wang J, Huang Y. Molecular basis of traditional Chinese medicine in cancer chemoprevention. Curr Drug Discov Technol. Mar 1;7(1):67-75, 2010.

 A. Chaudhary, J, Wang, S. Prabhu “Development and validation of a high performance liquid chromatography method for the simultaneous determination of aspirin and folic acid from nano-particulate systems” Biomed. Chromat, 24, 919 – 925, 2010.