Arun Parashar

Assistant Professor / Pharmaceutical Sciences
M Pharm (Pharmacology), PhD (Neuropharmacology)


Arun Parashar

Arun Parashar teaches anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. He qualified GATE (2009) and received PhD (2019) in Neuropharmacology from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan (HP) India. The departmental incharge of the eUNIV platform, he also holds over four years of teaching experience. His academic contributions include several international scientific papers, reviews, published by Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley as well as conference papers, with 350 citations, 7 h-index, and 6 i10-index. 

At present, Arun Parashar is working on understanding the neurological basis of endocrinal disorders and the effect of gut microbiota on neurological disorders. He is closely engaged in the field of deciphering the underlying mechanisms of neurological complications like anxiety, stress, depression, cognitive decline, learning and memory deficit, etc., and how phytochemical intervention can be beneficial.


  • P Nagu, A Parashar, T Behl, V Mehta (2021). Gut Microbiota Composition and Epigenetic Molecular Changes Connected to the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease, Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 1-20
  • Nagu P, Parashar A, Behl T, Mehta V. (2020) CNS implications of COVID-19: a comprehensive review. Reviews in the Neurosciences. vol. 32, no. 2, 2021, pp. 219-234.
  • A Sharma, V Mehta, A Parashar, U Malairaman. (2017). Combinational effect of Paclitaxel and Clotrimazole on human breast cancer: Proof for synergistic interaction. Synergy, 5, 13-20
  • A Parashar, V Mehta, M Udayabanu. (2017). Rutin alleviates chronic unpredictable stress-induced behavioral alterations and hippocampal damage in mice. Neuroscience Letters, 656, 65-71
  • A Parashar, M Udayabanu. (2017). Gut microbiota: Implications in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & related disorders, 38, 1-7
  • V Mehta, A Parashar, M Udayabanu. (2017). Quercetin prevents chronic unpredictable stress induced behavioral dysfunction in mice by alleviating hippocampal oxidative and inflammatory stress. Physiology & behavior, 171, 69-78
  • V Mehta, A Parashar, A Sharma, TR Singh, M Udayabanu. (2017). Quercetin ameliorates chronic unpredicted stress-mediated memory dysfunction in male Swiss albino mice by attenuating insulin resistance and elevating hippocampal GLUT4 levels independent of insulin receptor expression. Hormones and behavior, 89, 13-22
  • A Parashar, V Mehta, U Malairaman. (2017). Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with social recognition memory deficit and altered dopaminergic neurotransmission in the amygdala. Annals of neurosciences, 24 (4), 212-220
  • A Parashar, M Udayabanu. (2016). Gut microbiota regulates key modulators of social behavior. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 26 (1), 78-91

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