Tummala Reddy

Dr Tummala Reddy

Senior Lecturer

Medicinal Chemistry

Department of Bioscience , School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

Dr Reddy is a Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry, Programme Leader of MSc Pharmaceutical Science and a member of the Medicines Research Group.


  • PhD, M.Phil, M.Pharm

Areas Of Interest

  • Rational design and synthesis of novel therapeutics for the treatment of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections
  • Design and development of potential drug candidates for the treatment of Chagas disease
  • Kinetic solubility assays for drug-like molecules        
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Dr Reddy is a Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry, Programme Leader of MSc Pharmaceutical Science and a member of Medicines Research Group. He has previously worked as a Lecturer in Medicinal chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire (2012 to 2015) and as a postdoctoral research fellow in Medicinal chemistry and Drug design at the University of Nottingham for over 5 years. This project was funded by Cancer Research UK.

Dr Reddy obtained his PhD in Medicinal chemistry at the University of Sheffield, funded by the Department of Health, UK. M.Phil (research) in Computational drug design at the University of Nottingham and M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical chemistry at the IIT, BHU (India) funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), India. He worked as a formulation chemist at Alkem laboratories, Daman (India), after his M.Pharm.


Dr Reddy has expertise of working on drug discovery projects involving rational drug design, synthesis and lead optimisation of small molecules.

His current research interests are in medicinal chemistry aspects of neglected tropical diseases.

Dr Reddy uses various drug design strategies to understand how the structures of active derivatives of lead compounds/hit compounds interact with targeted receptors and guide the synthesis. Various drug design strategies that are used in his lab for the compound design are structure based drug design, Pharmacophore based drug design, Lead hopping, In-silico DMPK studies.

PhD completions:

  • Dr. Asma Inam Ullah (February 2016 -January 2020): Currently working (part time) as a Lecturer at Coventry University

Reviewer of the following journals:

  • Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy



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