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Dean's Biography

Indra K. Reddy, PhD, serves as professor and founding dean of the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining The Texas A&M University System in 2004, Dr. Reddy was professor and co-chair of pharmaceutical sciences and professor of ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has also held the positions of professor of pharmaceutics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, Texas, and Pfizer Endowed Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Reddy received his doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1989. He received his Master of Science in pharmaceutics from Sagar University in Sagar, India, in 1984, and his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Kakatiya University in Warangal, India, in 1982. Following completion of his doctorate, Dr. Reddy received a post-doctoral fellowship to study at the Center for Drug Design and Delivery at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

In 2004, Dr. Reddy completed the Universities and Health-Related Institutions (UHRI) Senior Fellowship Program at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin. He also completed the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education Management Development Program in 2005 and their Management and Leadership in Education Program in 2010. Dr. Reddy was awarded a fellowship by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006, an opportunity that allowed him to interact with the FDA researchers in an advisory capacity.

Dr. Reddy is a board member of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education (NIPTE) and the Global Institute for Hispanic Health. He presently serves on the editorial boards of four international pharmacy journals and as a reviewer for more than a dozen scientific/pharmacy journals. He holds membership in numerous professional organizations and has been appointed an International Commissioner for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through their International Service Program through 2019.

Dr. Reddy has done innovative work in the areas of ophthalmic and transdermal drug design/ development and delivery. He has authored/co-authored six textbooks; written 13 book chapters; edited two reference books; and published more than 100 research and review articles. Among the books are Ocular Therapeutics and Drug Delivery: A Multi Disciplinary Approach, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Calculations, and Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians. His most recent publication is Chirality in Drug Design and Development, a book co-edited with Dr. Reza Mehvar.

Dr. Reddy’s primary research interests include the design of novel ocular drugs and delivery systems; the development, preformulation and evaluation of controlled, targeted and site-specific chemical delivery systems; and the development of cell culture models as alternatives to animal testing. He is also interested in active, student-centered learning strategies and the assessment of learning outcomes.

Dr. Reddy is the recipient of many awards and accolades for his teaching, research and service. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He was named Teacher of the Year five times at three different universities. He received excellence in research awards from the University of Florida (1988), AAPS (1988), and APhA (2010). He was awarded the CenturyTel Accent on Excellence Award in Northeast Louisiana in 2000 and the Outstanding Service Award by the Texas Optometric Association in 2001.  In 2014, Dr. Reddy received the Outstanding Pharmacy Alumnus Award from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.