Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Science
Dr. Sharma is a native of New Delhi, India and has resided in the US since 1992. Dr.
Sharma received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Delhi University and then his
master's and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical sciences from the Panjab University in
India. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University in Downers Grove,
Illinois. Dr. Sharma conducted his postdoctoral research in the Departments of Pharmaceutics
and Pharmadynamics, and Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois in
Prior to joining PCOM School of Pharmacy, Dr. Sharma served as a faculty member of
the College of Pharmacy, North Dakota State University as an Assistant Professor and
at Texas A&M Health Science Center-Baylor College of Dentistry as an Associate Professor.
Dr. Sharma brings with him almost twenty years extensive experience in cardiovascular
physiology and pharmacology. In his search for clinical biomarkers for the early stages
of congestive heart failure, Sharma’s research is focused on apoptosis and the signaling
cascade that occur with sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction. Dr. Sharma’s research
had been funded through the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of NIH and the
American Heart Association. Recently, Dr. Sharma received Research Grant from the
Oral and Maxillofacial Research Foundation to determine the mechanisms responsible
for low-dose ketamine-mediated analgesic response in patient following oral surgery.
Dr. Sharma plans to develop the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences as a platform
for the growth and development of his faculty in the PCOM-School of Pharmacy - Georgia
Campus. Currently Dr. Sharma is the President of the Association of Scientists of
Indian Origin in America, Inc. (ASIOA, Inc.) and plans to bring 4th National meeting
to ASIOA to Suwanee, Georgia scheduled in January 2011. Dr. Sharma is an avid fan
of cricket and will be glad to share the nuances of the cricket ball with anyone who