Popat Patil

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy patil.1@osu.edu

Professor Emeritus Popat N. Patil had B. Pharm. degree in 1956 from L.M.College of Pharmacy of Gujarat University in India. He was awarded M.S.(1960) and Ph.D. (1963) degrees in Pharmacology from the Ohio State University. Over 50 years he taught and conducted research in molecular Pharmacology at the University. His research interests are in stereo-chemical aspects of actions of  sympathomimetic amines and their blockers. He studied quantitative parameters of drug receptor interactions at the cell membrane, initial components of drug efficacy, and drug antagonism. The study of Ocular Pharmacology and Toxicology interest him greatly. Drug melanin interactions were investigated to explain the long duration of pupillary dilation of atropine like topical medications in light or heavily pigmented iris of eye. His interest also extends to elucidating the unique pharmacologic actions of new substances discovered from plants. He has over 150 peer reviewed publications on these topics. In 1979 he was awarded the Marian Balshone award for teaching the nervous system pharmacology and therapeutics. He has been a member of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1979-81 he was selected as Kimberly Professor. In 1980 Professor Patil received the Senior Scientist Award (Humboldt Award) for research in Germany. He is a life member of Ohio Academy of Sciences and Alexander Von Humboldt Association of America. He retired in 2005 and published "Discoveries in Pharmacological Sciences" World Scientific(2012).Recently Patil and Robert Buerki completed A History of Drug Sciences at the Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy. He is elected to the Emeritus Academy at the Ohio State University. This year he is helping the Centennial Celebration of his grade school in Chinchkhede, India. He is also exploring fun of acrylic painting on canvas.