Harish S. Parihar, RPh, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science
PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences), The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA,
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), University of Bombay, Bombay, India, 1999
Dr. Parihar earned a BS in Pharmacy from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly
UDCT) at Mumbai University and earned a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University
of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, LA. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in
Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Dr. Parihar is a
registered pharmacist in Georgia.
Prior to joining the PCOM School of Pharmacy Dr. Parihar held faculty positions at
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy in Erie, PA and
Long Island University School of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Parihar's scholarly interests are in the areas of drug design and development.
His main research focus has been in the area of ligand gated ion channel receptors,
namely the serotonin subtype-3 receptor (5-HT3R) and the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor
(nAChR). His main research focus has been to better understand the mechanistic details
of drug-receptor interactions of 5-HT3R and nAChR.
Dr. Parihar also has strong interest in clinical research, especially in the area
of Diabetes. The key areas of interest are: 1) medication use in gestational diabetes
(GDM): management, therapeutic options/outcomes and maternal and fetal Implications;
2) cost benefit analysis of medication use; and 3) medication adherence along with
glycemic monitoring and control in diabetic patients
Parihar, H. S., Bacillus cereus, Encyclopedia of Toxicology, Third edition, in press
Mody, V. V., Cox, A., Shah, S., Singh, A., Bevins, W., and Parihar, H. S., Magnetic nanoparticle drug delivery systems for targeting tumor, Applied Nanoscience, in press.
Sawant, S. P., Parihar, H. S., and Mehendale, H. M., Allyl Alcohol, Encyclopedia of Toxicology, Third edition, in press.
Sawant, S. P., Parihar, H. S., and Mehendale, H. M., Anabolic Steroids, Encyclopedia of Toxicology, Third edition, in press.
Sawant, S. P., Parihar, H. S., and Mehendale, H. M., British Antilewisite, Encyclopedia of Toxicology, Third edition, in press.
Sawant, S.P., Parihar, H.S., Mehendale, H.M., Hanson K., Good Clinical Practice, Encyclopedia of Toxicology, Third edition, in press
Shannon, J. A., Ferrara, J. J., Allen, S. N., John, S., and Parihar, H. S., A clinical review of statin-associated myopathy, Journal of Pharmacy Technology, 29:5: 219-230, 2013.
Parihar, H. S.; Suryanarayanan, A.; Ma, C.; Joshi, P.; Venkataraman, P.; Schulte, M. K.; Kirschbaum,
K. S., 5-HT3R binding of lerisetron: an interdisciplinary approach to drug-receptor interactions,
Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2001, 11, 2133-2136
Parihar, H. S.; Kirschbaum, K. S., Electrostatic potential surfaces of 5-HT3R agonists suggest accessory cation-∏; site adjacent to agonist binding domain, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2002, 12:19, 2743-2747
Venkataraman, P.; Joshi, P. R.; Srinivasan, P. V.; Muthalagi, M.; Parihar, H. S.; Kirschbaum K. S.; Schulte M. K., Functional group interactions of a 5-HT3R antagonist, BMC-Biochemistry, 2002, 3:16
Schulte, M.K.; Hill, R.A.; Bikádi, Z.; Maksay, G.; Parihar, H. S.; Joshi, P.; Suryanarayanan, A., Biophysical aspects of ligand-gated ion channel receptor
superfamilies; Arias, H.R.; Ed., Research Signpost: (NY), 2006, 127-154
Volunteer & Leadership
Committees and Leadership
2011 – present: Chair of the Curriculum Committee of PCOM-SOP
2010 – 2011: Member of the Curriculum Committee of PCOM-SOP
2010 – 2011: Chair of the Faculty Development Committee of PCOM-SOP
2011 – present: Chair of the Student Academic Progress & Policy Committee of PCOM
2010 – 2011: Member of the Student Academic Progress & Policy Committee of PCOM
2010 – 2012: Member of the Academic Performance and Standards Committee (APS) of PCOM-SOP
2010 – present: Faculty Advisor for PharmD students of PCOM-SOP
2010 – present: Member of the Ad-hoc Bylaws committee of PCOM-SOP
2011 – present: Member of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Search Committee of PCOM-SOP
2012: Member of the Faculty Peer Review Team of PCOM-SOP.
2012 – present: Member of the Ad-hoc Curriculum Self-Study committee of PCOM-SOP
2004 – 2013: Executive committee member of the Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) of American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington