Researcher biography

Academic Background:

I completed Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacology) with a 2ndplace in the University from Kakatiya University, Warangal, INDIA in 2001. After that I worked briefly in in vivo cancer research field in a well-known research organization in Hyderabad, INDIA. Then I was in Vascular Biology field for almost six years in Glasgow Caledonian University and Dundee University in UK. Later I taught Pharmacology for 4yrs to undergraduate and master’s students in a Pharmacy college in INDIA. Because of my insatiable interest in research I joined Prof Maree Smith’s lab to pursue a career in pain research.


Research Interests:

Insight into the Pathobiology of Prostate Cancer-Induced Bone Pain in a Rat Model


My project will investigate the nature of tumor that grows in the rat bone after inoculating the tumor cells into the tibia. This model is well optimized in our lab; I will use FACS and immunohistochemical methods to study the similarities between human metastatic cancer pain and the bone pain induced in this model.


Selected Publications:

Journal Article: Longitudinal assessment of endothelial function in the microvasculature of mice in-vivo

Jill J.F. Belch, Naveed Akbar, Venkateswara Alapati, John Petrie, Simon Arthur, Faisel Khan. Microvascular Research, 2013 (85) 86–92. doi:10.1016/j.mvr.2012.10.008


Journal Article: Mechanisms involved in the regulation of bovine pulmonary vascular tone by the 5-HT2A receptor

C. McKenzie, V. R. Alapati, A. MacDonald A.M. Shaw; British Journal of Pharmacology 2010, 159, 188–200. doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2009.00519.x


Journal Article: Mechanisms of U46619- and 5-HT-induced contraction of bovine pulmonary arteries: role of chloride

V. R. Alapati, C, McKenzie A. Blair,  D. Kenny, A. MacDonald, A. M. Shaw; British Journal of Pharmacology. 2007 1-11. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjp.0707338


Journal Article: HPLC method for the determination of tinidazole in human serum and its application in a clinical pharmacokinetic study

M.R. Chaluvadi, V.R. Alapati, K. Rajnarayana, G. Jayasagar, M. Sripalreddy, D.R. Krishna;  Die Pharmazie 2002. PMID: 12227192


Journal Article: Influence of rifampicin pretreatment on pharmacokinetics of tinidazole in human male volunteers

V.R. Alapati, M.R. Chaluvadi and D.R. Krishna; Clinical Drug Investigation, 2001; 21(11): 783-787. doi: 10.2165/00044011-200121110-00006