Anil D'mello PhD

Anil D'mello PhD

Director, Undergraduate Program in Pharmaceutical Science

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences


BS (Bombay)

MS (Bombay)

PhD (Pittsburgh)

Research Interests

Prenatal stress, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the origin of disease Effect of disease states on drug pharmacokinetics Microencapsulation of enzymes and cells for use as artificial organ


Dr. D’mello holds a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.Pharm from the University of Bombay. His research examines the long-term effects of insults during pregnancy and lactation on drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics and lipid homeostasis in the offspring. He is also involved in developing a novel microencapsulated enzyme therapy for management of Phenylketonuria.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Ruchi Shah and Anil D'mello. Stabilization of phenyalanine ammonia lyase against organic solvend medicated deactiviation. Int. J. Pharmaceutics under review

Genesh Cherala, Bernard H. Shapiro and Anil P. D'mello. Differences in the effects of two low protein diets on food consumption and reproductive performance in pregnant and lactating rats and on long term growth of their offspring. J. Nutrition. Provisionally Accepted, 2006

Anil P. D'mello and Ying Liu. Effects of maternal immobilization stress on birth weight and glucose homeostasis in the offspring. Psychoneuroendocrinology 31, 395-406 (2006).

William J. Cassano Jr. and Anil P. D'mello. Acute stress induced facilitation of the hypothalamic- pituitary- adrenal axis: Role of stressor duration and serotonin. Neuroendocrinology 74, 167-177, (2001)

Susan Habibi-Moini, and Anil P. D'mello. Evaluation of possible reasons for the low phenylalanine ammonia lyase activity within cellulose nitrate membrane microcapsules. Int. J. Pharmaceutics., 215:185-196 (2001).

Y. Nancy Wong, William J. Cassano Jr., and Anil P. D'mello, Acute Stress induced facilitation of the hypothalamic- pituitary- adrenal axis. Neuroendocrinology, 71:354-365 (2000).

Contact Information

Office location: Robert McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center Room 109A
Mailing address: Box 80
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8941

a [dot] dmello [at] usciences [dot] edu