Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D., serves as the founding dean of the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy in Kingsville, Texas. Prior to joining Texas A&M University System in 2004, Dr. Reddy was professor and co-chair of pharmaceutical sciences and professor of ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He has also held the positions of professor of pharmaceutics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo and Pfizer Endowed Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Reddy received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1989. He received his M.S. in Pharmaceutics from Sagar University in Sagar, India, in 1984, and his B.S. in Pharmacy from Kakatiya University in Warangal, India, in 1982. Following completion of his doctorate, Dr. Reddy received a post-doctoral fellowship to study at the Center for Drug Design and Delivery at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
In 2004, Dr. Reddy completed the Universities and Health-Related Institutions (UHRI) Senior Fellowship Program at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin. He also completed the Management Development Program of the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education in Cambridge, Mass., in summer 2005. Dr. Reddy was awarded a fellowship by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006, an opportunity that allowed him to interact with the FDA researchers in an advisory capacity.
Dr. Reddy has done innovative work in the areas of ophthalmic and transdermal drug design/development and delivery. He has authored/co-authored six textbooks; written 13 book chapters; edited two reference books; and published more than 100 research and review articles. Among the books are Ocular Therapeutics and Drug Delivery: A Multi Disciplinary Approach, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Calculations, and Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians. His most recent publication is a book co-edited with Dr. Reza Mehvar entitled Chirality in Drug Design and Development.
Dr. Reddy is the recipient of many awards and accolades for his teaching, research and service. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He was named “Teacher of the Year” five times at three different universities. He received an excellence in research award from AAPS (1988), APhA (2010), and the University of Florida (1988). He was awarded the “CenturyTel Accent on Excellence Award” in Northeast Louisiana in 2000 and the “Outstanding Service Award” by the Texas Optometric Association in 2001.
Dr. Reddy presently serves on the editorial boards for five international pharmacy journals and as a reviewer for more than a dozen scientific/pharmacy journals. He holds membership in numerous professional organizations, among them the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the Texas Optometric Association. He recently completed two terms as president of the Optometry Health Care Advisory Committee of the state of Texas. Dr. Reddy serves as Chair-elect for the National AAPS Fellows Committee. He has been appointed an International Commissioner for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through their International Service Program for 2013 through 2016.
Dr. Reddy’s primary research interests include the design of novel ocular drugs and delivery systems; the development, preformulation and evaluation of controlled, targeted and site-specific chemical delivery systems; and the development of cell culture models as alternatives to animal testing. He is also interested in active, student-centered learning strategies and the assessment of learning outcomes.