Sidhartha D. Ray, PhD, FACN

Interim Chair, Professor, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

  • Office: 230 West 125th Street, Room 430, New York, NY 10027
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Pharmacy
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Dr Sidhartha D. Ray joins us with over 25 years of teaching, research and service experience in the academy. Prior to this, he served as Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the A&M Schwartz College of Pharmacy of Long Island University and Manchester University College of Pharmacy. He also served as the founding chair of the pharmaceutical science department at the Manchester University. He received his formal doctoral training from the University of Indore, India (DAVV, Indore), and did research at several top ranking pharmacology/Toxicology programs.  Dr. Ray has earned international recognition for his seminal work on drug-induced cell death (apoptosis, necroptosis or apocrosis) and anti-cancer/anti-toxic properties of phytochemicals/nutraceuticals. Because of his dedicated service to the academic triage, he has received Long Island University’s ‘David Newton Award for excellence in teaching pharmacy in 2005’, ‘Lifetime Award for Scholarly Achievement in 2008’, two national awards from the Society of Toxicology, ‘Undergraduate Educator of the Year’ national award in 2013 and ‘Senior Toxicologist’ award from ASIO-SIG in 2015.  In 2014, he also received ‘Outstanding Scholar of the Year’ award from Manchester University. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publications with over five thousand worldwide citations of his articles. He has mentored numerous undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty colleagues nationally. Besides serving as the Editor-in-Chief of a four-decade old practitioner’s book titled ‘Side Effects of Drugs-Annual’ (Elsevier), he serves on the editorial boards of several high impact factor international journals. He continues to serve the academic community in many forms. His core academic philosophy has been to instill ‘Lifelong learning skills’ amongst his students.


PhD, University of Indore, India; 1984
MS, University of Indore, India; 1977

Postdoctoral/ Research Associate Training
1992-12/1993: Sr. Res. Assoc/Research Toxicologist- Medical College of Virginia/VCU at Richmond
1989-1992: UNM Coll. of Pharmacy – Pharmacology/Toxicology Program
1988-1989: Res. Associate: Dept. of Pharmacol. & Toxicol – Univ. of Miss. Medical Center
1986-1988: Post-Doc: Department of Biology & Molecular Biol – Univ. of California at Santa Cruz, CA
1984-1986: Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology-JGPT-Rutgers University (ERNEST MARIO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY)





Clinical Specialty

ADRs, ADEs, Pharmacogenomics, Drug Toxicology and Side Effects of drugs


Drug-induced cell death/ Anticancer & antiapoptotic properties of phytochemicals

Academic and Professional Honors

1996: American Academy of Clinical toxicology- New Investigator National Research award
2005: David Newton Award for excellence in teaching pharmacy - Long Island University
2008: Abraham Krassnoff Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship - Long Island University 2013: Undergraduate Educator of the Year national award – Society of Toxicology
2014: Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award – Manchester University
2015: Senior Toxicologist’ award from ASIO-SIG – Society of Toxicology

Professional Service

Editor of Side Effects of Drugs- Annual (Elsevier): 2014 - Present
Secretary: Graduate Education SIG- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy: 2016-2018
National Awards Committee Member:  Society for Redox Biology & Medicine: 2009 – Present
National Fellows Selection Committee Member:  Society for Redox Biology & Medicine: 2011 – Present
Ragus National Awards Committee Member- American Colleges of Nutrition – 2016 – Present
Education Committee: Society of Toxicology- 2007 – 2010
NIH- NLM ToxLearn project: Society of Toxicology representative: 2006 – 2014
Learning Objectives Work Group: Soc. Of Toxicology- National Curriculum Committee: 2016 – Preset

Teaching responsibilities

PBSN 526: Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry-I
PBSN; 527: Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry-II
PBSN 622: Pathophysiology
PH-784: Pharmacotherapeutics-IV

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Book editing, gardening, cooking, visiting places, different ethnic foods