Faculty Profiles

Swati Betharia Swati Betharia, Ph.D., B.Pharm.
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (physiology & pharmacology)
260-470-2681
sbetharia@manchester.edu

Dr. Swati Betharia joined the College of Pharmacy in January 2012. She is responsible for developing and teaching pharmacology courses while serving on various academic committees. Dr. Betharia earned her Ph.D. in pharmacology from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and served as a graduate teaching assistant for several years.

Classes taught at Manchester
PHRM 310 Biomedical Sciences I
PHRM 311 Biomedical Sciences II
PHRM 452 IPT Cardiovascular System I
PHRM 454 IPT Central Nervous System II

Areas of interest/Recent projects
Study of effects of various drugs/toxicants on neurobehavioral parameters in lab animals, Study of neuroprotective effects of various chemicals in neuronal cell lines, Use of various active learning techniques in the classroom

Publications/Presentations/Posters

  • Betharia, S., Maher, T.J.: Neurobehavioral Effects of Lead and Manganese Individually and in Combination in Developmentally Exposed Rats (Neurotoxicology, 2012; 33 (5): 1117-27)
  • Betharia, S.: Boron (Accepted in Encylopedia of Toxicology, 3rd Edition)
  • Betharia, S.: Clofibrate (Accepted in Encylopedia of Toxicology, 3rd Edition)
  • Betharia, S.: Mechanisms of Toxicity (Accepted in Encylopedia of Toxicology, 3rd Edition)
  • Neurobehavioral Effects if Lead and Manganese in Developmentally-Exposed Rats: A Gender Based Comparison of Individual and Combined Exposures, Winter Conference on Brain Research Abstracts, P365 (2012)
  • Betharia, S., Maher, T.J.: Neurobehavioral effects of Lead and Manganese in Developmentally-Exposed rats: A Gender Based Comparison of Individual and Combined Exposures, Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., S-15967 (2011)
  • Betharia, S., Böhlke, M., Maher, T.J.: Neurobehavioral Effects of Lead and Manganese in Developmentally-Exposed Rats: A Comparative Study between Individual and Combined Exposures, Experimental Biology, 617.2 (2011)
  • Betharia, S., Maher, T.J.: Neurobehavioral Effects of Lead and Manganese in Developmentally-Exposed Rats, Research Day, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2010)
  • Betharia, S., Phattanarudee, S., Maher, T.J.: Neurobehavioral Effects of Developmental Exposure to Manganese and Lead in Rats, Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 845.4 (2008)
  • Kim, J., Betharia, S., Maher, T.J., Phattanarudee, S.: Iron Deficiency and Olfactory Uptake of Manganese: Effects of Iron Status on Manganese Distribution in the Brain, GENI Mini-Symposium and Poster Session, Poster 18 (2008)
  • Sharma, C , Balaji, S., Betharia, S., Naqvi, S., Ghose, S., Velpandian, T.: Chemical Characterization, Transcorneal Permeation and Ocular Toxicity of Dry Pink Gulals used during Holi Festival at Delhi, 38th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society (2005)

Honors/Awards

  • Graduate Student Research Excellence Award, Pharmacology, Research Day, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2010
  • Manchester University College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year, 2014



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