Dr. Savita J. Tauro


Dr. Savita J. Tauro




Qualification B. Pharm. Sc., M. Pharm. Sc., Ph.D. (Tech)
Designation Principal and Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Specialization Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Academic Experience 20+ Years
· MET Institute of Pharmacy, Bandra, Mumbai (1994-1997)
· Bombay College of Pharmacy, Kalina, Mumbai (1997-1999)
· Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy, Vile Parle, Mumbai (2004 – 2008)
· St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research, Palghar (2008 onwards)
Research Experience · Junior Research Fellowship (AICTE) (1992-1994)
· Senior Research Fellowship, CSIR (1999 – 2003)
Industry Experience 1 Year (2003 – 2004)
· Gopakumar Nair Associates, Kandivli, Mumbai
· USV Ltd., Govandi, Mumbai
· J. B. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Worli, Mumbai
Job Profile: Patent Search, Patent strategy for new APIs, Assessing patentability of new research, projects, Support to International Marketing Dept. based on validity of patents in various International Markets, Patent Drafting.
Areas of Interest · Synthetic and Computational Chemistry
· Academic Administration
Subjects Taught · Organic Chemistry
· Biochemistry
· Pharmaceutical Analysis
· Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry
· Quality Management Systems
· Audits and Regulatory Compliances
Presentations International : – 8
National : – 2
1. Bharat Dhokchawle, Savita Tauro, Avinash Barchha, Meeta Jain
“Activities Beyond Curriculum for Improvement in Programme Outcome Attainment” Challenges and Opportunities in Outcome Based Accreditation, 4th World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA), NBA, Delhi, 7th – 9th September, 2018

2. Savita Tauro, Bharat Dhokchawle, Avinash Barchha, Meeta Jain
“An Approach to the Evaluation of Program Outcomes”
Quality Assurance through Outcome Based Accreditation 3rd World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA), NBA, Delhi, 18th – 20th March 2016

3. Avinash Barchha, Savita Tauro, Bharat Dhokchawle, Meeta Jain
“Rubrics: A Reliable Tool for Assessing the Attainment of Program Outcomes”
Quality Assurance through Outcome Based Accreditation 3rd World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA), NBA, Delhi, 18th – 20th March 2016

4. Bharat Dhokchawle & Savita Tauro
“Synthesis, Hydrolysis Kinetics and Pharmacological Evaluation of Aceclofenac prodrugs”
Emerging Trends in Chemical and Pharmaceuticals Sciences, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, 15-17 October 2014

5. Savita Tauro
‘Learning Outcomes – using Bloom’s Taxonomy’
AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Program on “New Facets of Medicinal Chemistry in Drug Discovery” in March 2013 at Bombay College of Pharmacy.

6. Savita Tauro, Evans Coutinho & Sudha Srivastava
“NMR and MD Simulations of Cecropin A (1-8) – Melittin (1-18) Hybrid Peptide”
Special Symposium on Recent Developments in NMR Methodology Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 3 – 6 February 2003.

7. Savita Tauro, Evans Coutinho & Sudha Srivastava
 “NMR and MD Simulations of Polyphemusin II-derived Peptide”
International Symposium on Crystallography and Bioinformatics in Structural Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 22-25 November, 2001,

8. Savita Tauro and Evans Coutinho
“Conformation of Histatin 8 by 2D NMR and Molecular Dynamics methods”
Astra Zeneca International Symposium on Progress in Drug Discovery and Development Sciences,
Bangalore, 17 –19 January 2001.

9. Savita Tauro, Evans Coutinho & Sudha Srivastava
“Secondary Structure Determination of -Amyloid peptide (25-35) by 2D NMR”
International Symposium on Recent Trends in Biomedical Research, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, 27-29 September, 1999

10. Savita Tauro & Evans Coutinho
“Secondary Structure Prediction of Histatin8”
XIII International Biophysics Congress, New Delhi, 19-27 September, 1999.

Publications International – 10
National – 5
1. More Apoorva, Dhokchawle B. V., Tauro S. J., Kulkarni S. S. Lipid as an excipient for design and development of formulations. Indian Drugs. Manuscript No. 12199.(in press)

2. Asirvatham S., Dhokchawle B. V., Tauro S. J. Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships studies of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs: A Review. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. 2019;12(8):3948-3962.

3. Dhokchawle B. V., Asirvatham S, Tauro S. J. Synthesis and evaluation of Naproxen Ester Prodrugs. Indian Drugs. 2019;56(1):25-31.

4. Dhokchawle B.V., Tauro S.J, Bhandari A. B. Ester prodrugs of ketoprofen: Synthesis, hydrolysis kinetics and pharmacological evaluation. Drug Research. 2016;66:46-50.

5. Asirvatham S., Tauro S.J., Kamble N. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): A Review. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Bio-Science. December 2014; 3(6):338-346

6. Dhokchawle B.V., Gawad J.B., Tauro S. J., Kamble M. D., Bhandari A. B. Promoites used in prodrug design: A review. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. 2014;48 (2):67-714

7. Dhokchawle B.V., Tauro S. J., Kamble M. D. Synthesis, Spectral Studies, Hydrolysis Kinetic & Pharmacodynamic profile of Mefenamic Acid Prodrug. Der Pharma Chemica, Scholars Research Library. 2014;6(3):347-353.

8. Dhokchawle B.V., Tauro S.J., Bhandari A. B. Amorphous pharmaceutical solids: A Review. Indian Drugs. 2013;50(7):15-196.

9. Mathias E. V., Tauro S. J., Coutinho E. C., Halkar U. Conformation of Roxatidine Acetate Hydrochloride by 1H, 13C and 15N NMR and AM1 Calculations and Interaction with Model Membranes Studied by 31P NMR. Letters of Drug Design Discovery. 2004;(1):387-395.

10. Tauro S. J., Coutinho E. C., Srivastava S. Conformation of Cecropin-Melittin Hybrid: Cecropin A (1-8)-Melting (1-18) antibacterial peptide. Protein Peptide Letters. 2004;(11):115-120.

11. Tauro S. J., Coutinho E. C., Srivastava S. An antiparallel β-sheet and a β-turn characterize the structure of antiviral HIV-1 peptide T140 as revealed by 2D NMR and MD simulations. Protein Peptide Letters. 2003;10:346-351.

12. Tauro S. J., Coutinho E. C., Srivastava S. Conformation of the peptide antibiotic – histatin 8 in aqueous and non-aqueous media. Letters Peptide Science. 2002;8:295-302.

13. Tauro S. J., Coutinho E. C., Srivastava S. A rare occurrence of a β-turn in an Amyloid βA4 peptide. Magnetic Resonance Chemistry. 2002;40:211-216.

14. Tauro S. J., Coutinho E. C. Azo, hydrazone and other tautomers of the azo dye 7-amino-4-hydroxy-3-[(4-methoxy-2-sulphophenyl)azo]-2-naphthalenesulphonic acid: a PM3 study. Theochem. 2000;23:532-540.

15. Mahajan S. S., Miranda S. J. Studies in the Synthesis of 2-Aminothiophenol. Ind. J. Pharm. Sci. 1998;60:196.

Research Grants 1. University of Mumbai, A. Y. 2006-07, for “Synthesis of the oxazolidinone antibacterial, Linezolid and its analogs’

2. University of Mumbai, A. Y. 2016-17, for “Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Anticancer Scaffold”

3. University of Mumbai, A. Y. 2019-20, for “Targeting microbial resistance: Synthesis, antimicrobial evaluation, molecular docking studies of newer Sciff’s bases incorporating a Benzohydrazide Scaffold”

4. AICTE – MODROBS, A. Y. 2019-20, for “Synthesis, Molecular Docking and Pharmacological Evaluation of Novel 1.3- Oxazine Scaffolds incorporating a Chalcone Framework”

Professional Memberships · Regd. Pharmacist, No. 35202 with Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council
· Indian Pharmaceutical Association (Life Member)
· Indian Biophysical Society (Life Member)
· Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (Life Member)
· Indian Society for Technical Education (Life Member)
Professional Associations Ex – Member, BOS (Pharmacy), University of Mumbai (2015 – 2019)

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