Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Pharmacy

Faculty Profiles

Mohan,ShekherShekher Mohan, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
260-470-4057  
smohan@manchester.edu

Background: Dr. Mohan received his Bachelor of Science (HONS) degree in Pharmacology from the Dept. of Life Sciences at University of Hertfordshire in England, UK. After graduating, Dr. Mohan worked as a researcher with the Sexual Health and Urology Discovery Group with Pfizer Inc., in Kent, England after which he was accepted into graduate program in the Dept. of Pharmacology & Physiology at Oklahoma State University, College of Medicine.

Post-graduate Training: In 2008, Dr. Mohan worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Dept., of Anesthesia at the University of Iowa, School of Medicine. During his time in Iowa, Dr. Mohan concentrated on gaining valuable experience pertaining clinical pain, focusing on postoperative pain and discovery of novel targets to alleviate acute pain following surgery using a preclinical pain model. In 2010, to expand his training, he accepted a postdoctoral associate position in the Dept., of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida. During his four year tenure at the University of Florida, Dr. Mohan was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the NIH-NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NSRA) (F32) for three years. Dr. Mohan’s research focused on inflammation and neuroprotection pertaining to hemorrhagic stroke. In the Spring of 2014, Dr. Mohan served as a Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Santa Fe College. From 2014-2017, he served as an assistant professor in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Science & Research at the School of Pharmacy with Marshall University. 

Professional affilations:  In addition to excellence in research and teaching, Dr. Mohan served as the President for the North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), American Heart Association (AHA), International Society for Neuroimmunology, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and has taught and mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students during his research career. Dr. Mohan is currently an Advisory Board Member for the Sia Brain Awareness Foundation and a peer-journal reviewer for the J. of Pain Research, Frontiers in Neuropharmacology, BMC Neuroscience, Neurometals, Brain Disorders & Therapy, Medical Science – Monitor Basic Research and on the editorial boards of the J. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Annuals in Pharmacology & Pharmaceutics, BOA J. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Neuropharmacology & Neuroimmunology, EC Pharmacology & Toxicology.

Research Interests: Dr. Mohan’s current research focus is on understanding the exposure of neurotoxic substances during development (e.g. alcohol, nicotine and opioids) and how they affect neural plasticity and neurovascular of the brain. Understanding how exposure to neurotoxic substances during development leads to permanent plasticity problems that is not only scientifically interesting, but also of clinical relevance when prevention fails. If students want to know more about Dr. Mohan or want to work with him on research projects (i.e. elective and/or APPE rotation), they are encouraged to contact him directly.

Teaching Commitments: Dr. Mohan teaches in IPT’s PHARM 451, 454 (CNS I & II) and PHARM 552 (renal & urologic).