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Guru Betageri, PhD

Guru Betageri, PhD

Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Associate Provost, Graduate Studies

College of Pharmacy

Phone: 469-5682

Join year: 1998

  • Education

    Ph.D. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada 1988

    M.Pharm. Bangalore University, Bangalore, India 1982

    B.Pharm. Karnatak University, Dharwad, India 1979

    Visiting Scientist NCI, NIH Bethesda MD 1988-1989

  • Teaching Experience

    Dr. Betageri then joined the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland as a visiting scientist, followed by a faculty appointment at Auburn University. Dr. Betageri moved to Western University in 1998, where he was promoted to Professor in 1999 and became Chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2002.

  • Research Interest

    Formulation and development of Lipid and Liposome based drug delivery systems. Enhancement of bioavailability using proliposomal system that promotes absorption through lymphatic system and eliminates first-pass effect.

    Following US patents have been issued:


  • Awards

    Recipient of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Fellow Award.

  • Organizations

    Dr. Betageri is an active member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Controlled Release Society.

  • Publications


    1. J. Rueda, S. Kavvasu and G. V. Betageri "Daptomycin proliposomes for oral delivery: formulation, characterization, and in-vivo pharmacokinetics" has been accepted for publication in AAPS PharmSciTech. 2018
    2. V. Nekkanti, J. Rueda, Z. Wang and G.V. Betageri “Comparative evaluation of proliposomes and self micro-emulsifying drug delivery system for improved oral bioavailability of nisoldipine” Int. J. Pharm. 505: 79-88, 2016
    3. V. Nekkanti, J. Rueda, Z. Wang and G.V. Betageri “Design, Characterization, and In vivo Pharmacokinetics of Tacrolimus Proliposomes” AAPS PharmSci Tech 17: 1019-1029, 2016
    4. V. Nekkanti, Z. Wang and G.V. Betageri. Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Improved Oral Bioavailability of Valsartan: Proliposomes Versus Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery System. AAPS PharmSciTech 17, 2016
    5. V. Nekkanti, N. Venkatesan, Z. Wang and G. V. Betageri. Improved oral bioavailability of valsartan using proliposomes: design, characterization and in vivo pharmacokinetics. Drug Dev. Ind. Pharm. 2015
    6. V. Gyanani, S. Basavaraj and G.V. Betageri. Evaluation of various processes for simultaneous complexation and granulation to incorporate Drug-Cyclodextrin complexes into solid dosage forms. Drug Dev. Ind. Pharm. 2015
    7. V. Nekkanti, N. Venkatesan and G.V. Betageri. Proliposomes for Oral Delivery: Progress and Challenges. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.16:303-312, 2015
    8. S. Yanamandra, N. Venkatesan, V. Kadajji, Z. Wang, M. Issar and G.V. Betageri. Proliposomes as a drug delivery system to decrease the hepatic first-pass metabolism: Case study using a model drug. Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 2014
    9. S. Basavaraj and G.V. Betageri. Improved oral delivery of resveratrol: Investigation of various factors contributing to prolonged absorption of un-metabolized Resveratrol. Expert Opinion on Drug Del. 2014
    10. S. Basavaraj and G.V. Betageri. Can formulation and drug delivery reduce attrition during drug discovery and development-review of feasibility, benefits and challenges. Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B 2014


    G. V. Betageri,S. A. Jenkins and D. L. Parsons "Liposome Drug Delivery Systems"