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The Das Laboratory at the School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, has research collaborations with researchers and institutions in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, the USA, and in New Zealand. Principal Investigator Professor Shyamal Das has also studied and held positions at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and with the Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh.

Professor Das also contributes to the advancement of pharmaceutical research through professional affiliations, editorial roles, and chairing at international conferences.


  • Dr A Cavallaro, University of South Australia
  • Dr John Denman, University of South Australia
  • Jeff McKee, Ecosure-Avisure Group, Queensland, Australia
  • Dr Ian Larson, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Australia
  • Professor David Morton, Deakin University, Australia
  • Professor Peter Stewart, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Australia
  • Professor Paul Young, Woolcock Medical Research Institute, University of Sydney, Australia


  • Dr Sayera Banu, ICCDDR,B, Bangladesh.


  • Professor Thomas Rades, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

New Zealand

  • Associate Professor Rohan Ameratunga, School of Medicine, University of Auckland
  • Professor Shanthi Ameratunga, Directorate of Public Health, Counties Manukau DHB, Auckland
  • Dr Davide Comoletti, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Dr Colin Doyle, University of Auckland
  • Dr Monica Gerth, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Professor Ahmed Al-Jumaily, Auckland University of Technology
  • Dr Haribalan Kumar, University of Auckland
  • Dr Klaus Lehnert, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland
  • Dr Andrew Muscroft-Taylor, Callaghan Innovations, Christchurch
  • Professor Russell Snell, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland
  • Dr Richard Steel, Department of Respiratory medicine, Wellington Hospital
  • Dr Zoran Zujovic, University of Auckland

University of Otago

  • Professor Greg Cook, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Dr Jack Dummer, Otago Medical School, University of Otago
  • Professor Keith Gordon, Department of Chemistry
  • Professor Philip Hill, Centre for International Health
  • Associate Professor Rajesh Katare, Department of Physiology
  • Professor Iain Lamont, Department of Biochemistry
  • Professor Natalie Medlicott, School of Pharmacy
  • Professor Miguel Quinones-Mateu, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Professor Ian G Tucker, School of Pharmacy

Professor Das also has affiliations with:

  • The Aerosol Society
  • Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA)
  • Otago Medical Research Society
  • New Zealand Chapter of the Controlled Release Society
  • Otago Global Health Institute: Profiled Network Member (2016 to present)

United Kingdom

  • Reader Dr Jerry Heng, Imperial College of London

United States

  • Professor Hugh Smyth, University of Texas, Austin, USA
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