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Dr. Rajendran Gopalan,
Associate Professor

Information about Dr. Rajendran Gopalan at the University of Bradford.

School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
+44 1274 234771
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2022 to date: Associate Professor; 2020 to 2021: Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology. 2011- to 2020: Lecturer in Pharmacology 2009 - January 2011: Lecturer in Pharmacology (Part time) 2008 - June 2009: Lecturer (part time), University of Bradford 2007 to 2008: Lecturer in Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bradford 2006 to 2007: Post doctoral Researcher, Project Funded by Yorkshire forward 2004 to 2005: Visiting Researcher, University of Bradford


Currently I am investigating the potential and genotoxicity of naturally occurring compounds alongside Prof Diana Anderson and Mojgan Najafzadeh. I am also investigating the potential genotoxicity of thermal extrusion products in collaboration with Prof Anant Paradkar, University of Bradford.PhD projects: I am co-supervising two PhD student researching in the area of Pulmonary hypertension and pharmaceutics with Dr Talat Nasim and Dr Khaled Assi respectively . I am also have educational Research collaborators in Dr Sue Jones, Dr Sam McLean, Dr Bishwa Tuladhar and Darren Brown University of Bradford


Details on teaching interests, highlights and modules are available for Dr. Rajendran Gopalan as follows:

Teaching highlights

Led the successful design development and delivery of the innovative 90 credit module, Pharmacy Science and Practice 1 module for stage 2 MPharm programme 2019-20 with a very high level of student satisfaction. Successfully led the embedding of simulation in stage 2 of the MPharm curriculum.


There are 8 publications involving or that are attributed to Dr. Rajendran Gopalan.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Dr. Rajendran Gopalan has 8 publication(s) listed under peer reviewed journal.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Effects of the antimalarial compound cryptolepine and its analogues in human lymphocytes and sperm in the Comet assay 2011 Gopalan, Rajendran C.; Emerce, E.; Wright, Colin W.; Karahalil, B.; Karakaya, A.E.; Anderson, Diana
Development and evaluation of nanoemulsion and microsuspension formulations of curcuminoids for lung delivery with a novel approach to understanding the aerosol performance of nanoparticles 2019 Al Ayoub, Yuosef; Gopalan, Rajendran C.; Najafzadeh, Mojgan; Mohammad, Mohammad A.; Anderson, Diana; Paradkar, Anant R.; Assi, Khaled H.
The effect of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the Comet assay with UVA photoactivation of human sperm and lymphocytes 2009 Nanotoxicology 3 33 - 39 Gopalan R.;Osman I.;Amani A.;De Matas M.;Anderson D. 1743-5390 10.1080/17435390802596456
In vitro sensitivities to UVA of lymphocytes from patients with colon and melanoma cancers and precancerous states in the micronucleus and the Comet assays 2012 Mutagenesis 27 351 - 357 Najafzadeh M.;Baumgartner A.;Gopalan R.;Davies J.;Wright A.;Reynolds P.;Anderson D. 0267-8357 10.1093/mutage/ger087
Technique for cryopreservation of intestinal smooth muscle cells 2008 Cryobiology 57 186 - 189 Batista Lobo S.;Denyer M.;Gopalan R.;Javid F. 0011-2240 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2008.07.010
Effect of drinking water disinfection by-products in human peripheral blood lymphocytes and sperm 2014 Ali, Aftab H.M.; Kurzawa-Zegota, Malgorzata; Najafzadeh, Mojgan; Gopalan, Rajendran C.; Plewa, M.J.; Anderson, Diana
DNA Damage in Healthy Individuals and Respiratory Patients after Treating Whole Blood In vitro with the Bulk and Nano Forms of NSAIDs 2016 Najafzadeh, Mojgan; Normington, Charmaine; Jacob, B.K.; Isreb, Mohammad; Gopalan, Rajendran C.; Anderson, Diana
Sensitivity and specificity of the empirical lymphocyte genome sensitivity (LGS) assay: implications for improving cancer diagnostics. 2014 Anderson, Diana; Najafzadeh, Mojgan; Gopalan, Rajendran C.; Ghaderi, Nader; Scally, Andy J.; Britland, Stephen T.; Jacobs, B.J.; Reynolds, P.D.; Davies, J.; Wright, A.L.; Al-Ghazal, S.; Sharpe, D.; Denyer, Morgan C.T.