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Surabhi Shukla, PhD

Assistant Professor


School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
Pharmacy Faculty
Pharmacy Sciences Faculty
Pharmacy Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master of Science)
HLSB - Hixson Lied Science Building - 166

Surabhi Shukla, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Mechanisms of neurite outgrowth and identification of potential neurotrophic agents that could induce neuronal differentiation and neurite outgrowth conferring therapeutic protection against neurodegenerative diseases. Also, development of new formulations and novel drug delivery techniques to improve the ocular bioavailability of poorly permeating drugs that may play an important role in treatment of ocular infections and retinal diseases. 


Pharmacy Sciences


Assistant Professor


  • Neural Regeneration Research
    Hernandez, C, Shukla, S Liposome Based Drug Delivery for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
    17(6), p. 1190-1198 2022
  • Pharmaceuticals
    Cho, H, Shukla, S Role of Edaravone as a Treatment Option for Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    14(1), p. 29 2021
  • Frontiers in Pharmacology
    Shukla, S., Tekwani, B. L. Histone Deacetylases Inhibitors in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neuroprotection and Neuronal Differentiation
    11(537) 2020
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Janga, K. Y., Tatke, A., Shukla, S., Lamichhane, S. P., Avula, B., Wang, X., Majumdar, S. Retina Compatible Interactions and Effective Modulation of Blood Ocular Barrier P-gp Activity by Third-Generation Inhibitors Improve the Ocular Penetration of Loperamide
    107(8), p. 2128-2135 2018
  • Chaurasiya, N.D., Shukla, S., & Tekwani, B.L. A combination in Vitro Assay for Evaluation of Neurotrophic Activity and Cytotoxicity. SALS DISCOVERY: Advancing the Science of Drug Discovery.
    22(6), p. 667-675 2017
  • Shukla, S., Shariat-Madar, Z., Walker, L.A., & Tekwani, B.L. Mechanism for neurotrophic action of vorinostat, a pan histone deacetylase inhibitor. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
    77, p. 11-20 2016
  • Nayak, S.K., Swain, P., Nanda, P.K., Dash, S., Shukla, S., Meher, P.K, & Maiti, N.K. Effect of endotoxin on the immunity of Indian major carp, Labeo rohita. Fish & Sellfish Immunology
    24(4), p. 394-399 2007


  • Surabhi Shukla and Babu Lal Tekwani: Role of Cyclic AMP in Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid (SAHA) Induced Neurite Outgrowth, AAPS PharmSci 360 meeting, San Antonio, Texas. 2019
  • Karthik Yadav Janga, Akshaya Tatke, Surabhi Shukla, Soumyajit Majumdar. Inhibition of Mrp1 Efflux Protein Activity at the Blood Ocular Barriers: Effect of Specific Inhibitor on Ocular Penetration of Fluorescein, AAPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California 2017
  • Karthik Yadav Janga, Akshaya Tatke, Surabhi Shukla, Bharathi Avula, Soumyajit Majumdar. The Impact of P-gp on the Blood Ocular Transport of Paclitaxel: A comparative study using Wild Type and Mdr 1A Knock Out Sprague Dawley Rats. AAPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. 2017
  • Karthik Yadav Janga, Akshaya Tatke, Surabhi Shukla, Bharathi Avula, Soumyajit Majumdar. Improved Permeation of Paclitaxel Across the Blood Aqueous Barrier by Modulating P-gp Activity Using Specific Inhibitors. (2017) AAPS Annual meeting, Sand Diego, CA. 2017


  • 2023 Educator of the Year Award
    Pharmacy Omaha campus class of 2026