Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Graduate Student / Research Assistant
Lab Phone: 806-414-9258
Mail Address: 1300 S Coulter
Amarillo, TX 79106-1712


Snehal Raut completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 2010 and her Master of Science in Biotechnology degree in 2012, both from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj (RTM) Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. Later, she worked for three (3) years as a Senior Research Assistant at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, India, in the field of Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering. Snehal joined the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences as a PhD student in January 2016, and is presently working in the laboratory of Dr. Abraham Al-Ahmad with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


  • MS: Biotechnology, RTM Nagpur University, India, 2012
  • BS: RTM Nagpur University, India, 2010

Research Interests:

Blood-Brain Barrier research and barrier dysfunction associated with Alzheimer’s disease


   Before Admission to GPPS:

  • M. M. Bhandi, R.M. Borkar, G. Shankar, Snehal Raut, N. Nagesh, R. Srinivas. Identification and characterization of stressed degradation products of rabeprazole using LC-ESI/ MS/MS and H-NMR experiments: in vitro toxicity evaluation of major degradation products. RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 10719.
  • Snehal Raut, S. Singh. Calcium-phosphate Nanobioceramics. Letters in Applied NanoBioScience. Volume 5, Issue X, 2016, 389-396.
  • S. S. B. Komakula, Snehal Raut, N. P. Verma, T. A. Raj, M. J. Kumar, A. Sinha, S. Singh. Assessment of injectable and cohesive nanohydroxyapatite composites for biological functions. Prog Biomater. DOI 10.1007/s40204-014-0034-7; 2014.

   After Admission to GPPS:

  • Rashid J, Nahar K, Raut S, Keshavarz A, Ahsan F. Fasudil and DETA NONOate, Loaded in a Peptide-Modified Liposomal Carrier, Slow PAH Progression upon Pulmonary Delivery. Mol Pharm. 2018 May 7;15(5):1755-1765.


   Before Admission to GPPS:

  • Snehal Raut and Dr. Shashi Singh. “Assessment of In-vitro ageing of Mesenchymal Stem Cells - Comparative analysis of Telomere length and Telomerase expression during ageing of MSC’S in vitro”. 5th Annual Meeting of Proteomics Society – India, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; November 2013.

   After Admission to GPPS:

  • Snehal Raut and Dr. Fakhrul Ahsan. "Development of a Tissue Chip Model Mimicking Pulmonary Sarcoidosis". Seventeenth Annual Research Days, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX; June 2018.


  • 09/28/2018 "Cell-laden hydrogel-based 3D-printed multilayer circular structures to model pulmonary sarcoidosis" [Oral Qualifying Exam, public presentation counted as Seminar credit]
  • 02/14/2018 "A Tissue Chip Model Mimicking Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: Concept, Design, Fabrication and Cell Seeding"
  • 05/03/2017 "Decellularization and Electrospinning in Engineering of Artificial Lung Tissue"


  • Full-Tuition Scholarship by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to attend "Improving Preclinical Translation of Alzheimer's Disease Research" course, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Main; October 2018.
  • Best Poster Award, Senior Graduate Students, Seventeenth Annual Research Days, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX; June 2018.


  • Graduate Student Association in Amarillo – Student Senate Representative, 2017-2018.
  • Graduate Student Association in Amarillo, 2016-present.
  • Life-time member of Biotech Society at Hislop School of Biotechnology, Hislop College, Nagpur, India, 2007-present.
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