Ganga Reddy Velma

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Velma joined the University of Arizona in January 2021 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate where he actively involved in the AD and Type 2 diabetes (T2D) drug discovery projects. For the last 8 years, he involved in various lead discovery projects in the field of medicinal chemistry and also developed efficient methodologies for the construction of organic frameworks, C-C, C-N, and C-O bond formation reactions which allow new synthetic routes for the preparation of bioactive heterocyclic molecules. Skilled in lead designing, executing multi-step organic synthesis, small heterocyclic molecules (gram scale to mg scale), and purification of high-quality target molecules for various therapeutic applications.


Education & Post Graduate Training: 

Postdoctoral Fellow, RMIT-University, Melbourne, Australia, 2020
PhD, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India 2019
Msc, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 2011
BSc, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 2009


Select Publications


T Reddy S, Kulhari H, V Reddy G, Bansal V, Kamal A, Shukla R. "Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of 1,3-diphenyl-1H-pyrazole derivatives containing benzimidazole skeleton as potential anticancer and apoptosis inducing agents." Eur J Med Chem. 2015;101:790-805. PMID: 26231080