Siva Panda

Associate Professor

Siva Panda

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Chemistry and Physics

Department of Georgia Cancer Center

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Graduate School


Siva S. Panda holds an MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Manipal University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Delhi University, India. Before starting at Augusta University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, he was a senior scientist at Sigma-Aldrich, USA. His postdoctoral research was conducted at the University of Florida. He has made significant contributions to the field, with over 130 research articles published in peer-reviewed journals, FOUR book chapters, THREE patents, and FOUR pending patents. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the College of Science and Mathematics Excellence in Research award in 2018, followed by the Outstanding Faculty Award and the Boundless Teaching Award in 2023, all at Augusta University. Dr. Panda is the Editor-In-Chief of the journal Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry, an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry, a Section Editor of Current Organic Chemistry, and a Guest Editor of Biomedicine. He is passionate about discovering and developing new drugs and remains actively involved in this area of study.

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  • Ph.D., Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry University of Delhi, 2011

  • MS, Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemi Manipal University, 2006

  • PHARMD, Pharmacy Berhampur University in Berham, 2002

Awards & Honors

  • Boundless Teaching Award Augusta University, 2023

  • Outstanding Faculty Award College of Science and Mathematics, Augusta University, 2023

  • Excellence in Research Award Augusta University, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CHEM 4551

    Biochemistry I: Physical Bio
  • CHEM 2990

    Intro to Research
  • CHEM 6990

    Masters Research
  • BIOL 6620

    Medicinal Chemistry
  • CHEM 4620

    Medicinal Chemistry
  • CHEM 6620

    Medicinal Chemistry
  • CHEM 6980

    Research Proposal Development
  • BIOL 6950

    Selected Topics: Adv. Medicinal Chemistry
  • BCMB 9010

    Seminar in BMB
  • CHEM 4990

    Undergrad Research
  • CHEM 3990

    Undergraduate Research
  • CHEM 6613

    Drug Design Advanced Topics
  • CHEM 1212L

    Principles of Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 4610

    Rational Drug Design
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I

Teaching Interests

Medicinal Chemistry
Heterocyclic and Natural Product Chemistry


Selected Recent Publications

  • An Efficient Greener Approach for N-acylation of Amines in Water Using Benzotriazole Chemistry, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel 5-((substituted quinolin-3-yl/1-naphthyl) methylene)-3-substituted imidazolidin-2, 4-dione as HIV-1 fusion inhibitors, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Design, synthesis, antimicrobial, and DNA gyrase inhibitory properties of fluoroquinolone--dichloroacetic acid hybrids, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Efficient Synthesis and Computational Studies of Useful Guanylating Agents: 1H-Benzotriazole-1-carboximidamides, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • In Vitro Antimycobacterial Activity and Physicochemical Characterization of Diaryl Ether Triclosan Analogues as Potential InhA Reductase Inhibitors, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Design and synthesis of peptide conjugates, cyclic peptides, and peptidomimetics.
Computer-aided design and synthesis of potential pharmacophores.
Isolation and characterization of potential compounds from medicinally important plants.
Develop new, greener methods for the synthesis of medicinally important compounds.

Department Service

  • New faculty mentoship 2019 - Present

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Preparmacy student advisor 2019 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • MS Curriculum 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Search Committe 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MS Curriculum 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Faculty Development and Recognition Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • COSM New Building Planning 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Faculty Development Committee (FDC) 2017 - 2019

    Role: Committee Chair

Professional Service

  • Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry (MROC): Bentham Science Publisher 2022 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • SERMACS 2018 2017 - 2018

    Role: Program Coordinator