Ashwini Somayaji

Ms. Ashwini Somayaji

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology under the Faculty of Pharmacy, RUAS with an overall teaching and research experience of five years. Currently persuing PhD from NITTE University. Certified in Clinical research & Management; Expertised in Academic teaching subjects like Pharmacology, Human anatomy and physiology and Pathophysiology whereas research expertise includes pharmacological screening, Cancer biology, Phytochemistry, molecular biology, gene expression studies, CADD and drug development.


  • B.Pharm

    Srinivas College of Pharmacy

  • M.Pharm (Pharmacology)

    Srinivas College of Pharmacy

  • PhD

    NITTE(Deemed To be University)


Total Years of Experience: 2 years 2 months

Academic Experience:

  • Srinivas College of Pharmacy‑1 year
  • Yenepoya Medical college‑6 months
  • Acharya & BM Reddy College of Pharmacy‑8 months

Training Experience

  • Certificate course : advance program in Clinical Research and Management trained at CLINI India
  • PG Project trained at Amala Institute of cancer research centre-Trissure
  • One week hands on training program on Molecular biology and Animal cell culture at Athmic Biotech Solutions Pvt Ltd.
  • Participated in 11th Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD-2023) organized by Centre for Advanced Computational Chemistry Studies, Delhi
  • Successfully completed the eight week certificate course in stem cell therapy and its application’ conducted by CliMed Research solutions

Pharmacology & Toxicology, Drug Development, cancer biology, Phytochemistry and molecular biology

National Conference Papers

  • Poster presentation entitled Evaluation of Anticancer activity of the extract of Alstonia venenata (poison devil tree) leaves” in the 21st Annual National Convention of APTI at Manipal University.
  • Poster presentation on Amelioration of radiation induced toxicity by ethanolic extract of Butea monosperma stem bark in albino rats” In the deliberation of the national conference held on February 2017
  • Poster presentation entitled Evaluation of anti-tumor activity of Mercaptopurine in combination with Trikatu and Gomutra on chemical induced solid fibrosarcoma.” In the deliberation of the national conference held on March 2016.

International Conference Papers

  • Poster presentation on Evaluations of Photochemistry, invitro antioxidant and antitumor activity of ethanol extract of Butea monosperma stem bark.” In the 36th annual international conference of Indian Association for Cancer Research.
  • Poster presentation on Reducing effect of different flavonoids on tetrazolium salt 3-(4,5‑dimethylthiazol-2-yl)- 2,5‑diphenyltetrazolium in the absence of cells” in the International conference on advances in Pharmaceutical and Health sciences held on 20 – 22 February, 2020 at Nitte (Deemed to be university), Mangaluru 

National Journal Papers

  • Somayaji Ashwini, Shastry C S (2021). Interference of Antioxidant Flavonoids with MTT Tetrazolium Assay in a Cell Free System, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 33(49).

International Journal Papers

  • Somayaji Ashwini, Hegde Karunakar (2016). A review on
  • pharmacological profile of butea monosperma” International Journal of Phytopharmacology, 7(4):237 – 49.
  • Somayaji Ashwini, Shastry C S (2022). Combined effect of Epigallocatechin 3‑gallate and Doxorubicin in Chemotherapy of Nsclc. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology, 15(1).

Books / Chapter Published

    Book title: Green Chemistry — New Perspectives
    Publisher: IntechOpen (ISBN 978−1−80355−778−6)
    Role : Co-Author
    Book title: Seed biology updates
    Publisher: IntechOpen (ISBN 978−1−80355−814−1)
    Role : Co-Author

  • GPAT Qualified
  • M.Pharm(Pharmacology)-4th rank to RGUHS, Bengaluru
  • Received NITTE University Research fund for PhD project
  • Best poster presenter — in the International conference on advances in Pharmaceutical and Health sciences held on 20 – 22 February, 2020 at Nitte (Deemed to be university), Mangaluru

  • Karnataka state Pharmacy council