Dr. Kesavan R.
Associate Professor
Academic Qualifications: 

M.Pharm (Pharmacology)
Ph.D. (Medical Pharmacology)

Special Area of Interest: 
Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacovigilance, Medical education
  1. B Mani, PP Nair, A Sekhar, S Kamalanathan, SK Narayan, R Kesavan. CYP2C19 &UGT1A6 genetic polymorphisms and the impact on Valproic acid-induced weight gain in people with epilepsy: Prospective genetic association study. Epilepsy Res. 2021;177:106786
  2. Meena DK, Mathaiyan J, Thulasingam M, Ramasamy K. Assessment of medicine use based on WHO drug-use indicators in public health facilities of the South Indian Union Territory. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2021. doi: 10.1111/bcp.15165
  3. Meena D K, Jayanthi M, Ramasamy K, et al. Availability of Key Essential Medicines in Public Health Facilities of South Indian Union Territory: One of the Crucial Components of Universal Health Coverage. Cureus.2021;13: e19419. doi 10.7759/cureus.19419
  4. DN Thakkar, K Ramasamy, S Adithan, S Selvarajan, B Dubashi. Frequency and risk factors of bleomycin-induced pulmonary toxicity in South Indian patients with germ-cell tumors. J Cancer Res Ther. 2021;17 (2), 443-9
  5. S Xaviar, S Kumar, K Ramasamy, US Chakradhara Rao.Indo–Swiss symposium on advances in pharmacogenomic strategies for implementation of personalized medicine. Pharmacogenomics. 2021;22 (2), 67-71
  6. Priyadharsini RP, Kesavan R. Antibiotic prescribing pattern among paediatric patients attending tertiary care hospital in South India. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol.2020;9:1028-31
  7. DN Thakkar, I Prapath, S Adithan, K Ramasamy, S Selvarajan, B Dubashi.
  8. Variants in XPC, Noxa and TLR4 genes are not associated with bleomycin-induced lung injury in Hodgkin lymphoma patients. Per Med. 2020;17: 203-12
  9. S Kumar, P Kundra, K Ramsamy, A Surendiran. Pharmacogenetics of opioids: a narrative review. Anaesthesia.2019;74:1456-70
  10. M Ganesapandian, K Ramasamy, S Adithan, SK Narayan. Influence of cytochrome P450 3A5 (CYP3A5) genetic polymorphism on dose-adjusted plasma levels of carbamazepine in epileptic patients in South Indian population. Indian J Pharmacol.2019;51:384-8
  11. Gopinath S, Shewade DG, Dubashi B, Kadambari D, Ramesh A, Kesavan R. Effect of p53 Codon 72 Polymorphism on Clinical Outcome in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Anthracycline Based Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. J Young Pharm. 2017;9(1):114-9
Positions Held: 
  • Deputy Officer-in-charge, Dept. of Hospital Pharmacy JIPMER
  • Member of Fire Safety committee
  • “Member of UG/PG Board of Studies in Pharmacy,” in
  • Pondicherry University