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Research Projects

  1. Pathways and mechanisms of NPY and Y2 receptors for controlling conditioned fear
    • Curriculum vitae

      11.2011 - 11.2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
      11.2007 -11.2011 PhD in Neuroscience, Department of Pharmacology, Medical
      University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
      PhD thesis title “The role of neuropeptide Y and its receptors in anxiety, fear conditioning and extinction of conditioned fear.”
      2007 Senior research fellow: from Jan 2007 to July 2007 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
      2004 - 2007 Research Assistant: 3 Years (from 5/1/2004 to 10/1/2007)
      2003 Masters of science in Neuroscience from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India


      Granted by Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks, Government of India

      Granted Application No.: 248796, dated-25/08/2011

      Patent for an analgesic preparation containing morphine & nimodipine has been filed (1535/Del/2004 dated 18/8/2004) through All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

    • Publications


      1. Verma, D., Tasan, R. O., Herzog, H., & Sperk, G. (2012).
        NPY controls fear conditioning and fear extinction by combined action on Y1 and Y2 receptors. British Journal of Pharmacology, 1461–1473.


      1. Verma, D., Gupta, Y. K., Parashar, A., & Ray, S. B. (2009).
        Differential expression of L- and N-type voltage-sensitive calcium channels in the spinal cord of morphine+nimodipine treated rats. Brain Research, 1249, 128–134.


      1. Ray, S. B., Mishra, P., Verma, D., Gupta, A., & Wadhwa, S. (2008).
        Nimodipine is more effective than nifedipine in attenuating morphine tolerance on chronic co-administration in the rat tail-flick test. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 46, 219–228.


      1. Gupta, H., Verma, D., Ahuja, R. K., Srivastava, D. N., Wadhwa, S., & Ray, S. B. (2007).
        Intrathecal co-administration of morphine and nimodipine produces higher antinociceptive effect by synergistic interaction as evident by injecting different doses of each drug in rats. European Journal of Pharmacology, 561, 46–53.


      1. Ray, S. B., Verma, D., & Wadhwa, S. (2005).
        Acute analgesic effect of loperamide as compared to morphine after intrathecal administration in rat. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 43, 425–429.
      2. Verma, D., Ray, S. B., Patro, I., & Wadhwa, S. (2005).
        Enhanced analgesic effect of morphine-nimodipine combination after intraspinal administration as compared to systemic administration in mice. Journal of Biosciences, 30, 491–497.