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Pavan Muttil, PhD

Associate Professor: Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Contact Information

Phone: (505) 272-2569

Academic Career

Muttil was educated in India, receiving his bachelor’s in pharmacy in 1999 from the Dr. K.N. Modi Institute of Pharmaceutical and Educational Research in 1999, his master’s in pharmacy from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, in 2001 and his PhD in pharmaceutics from the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, in 2006. He did post-doctoral research in aerosol drug and vaccine delivery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before coming to UNM in 2010.

Research Interests

Muttil’s expertise is in developing novel delivery systems (micro-and nanotechnology) for vaccines and drugs against infectious diseases and cancers. His laboratory focuses on the formulation and testing of dry powder vaccines and drugs in animal models, as a needle-free delivery strategy. Some of the projects being pursued in his laboratory include pulmonary drug delivery for lung cancer, pulmonary immunization against tuberculosis, needle-free vaccination strategies against bioterrorism agents and formulating immunotherapeutic agents against cancers and infectious diseases.

Practice and Research Pages

Professional Memberships

  • 2007-present: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • 2010-present: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy


College of Pharmacy to Study Improved TB Vaccine
(HSCNewsBeat; July 8, 2012) ─ UNM College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Pavan Muttil will direct a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,to develop an improved Tuberculosis (TB) vaccine.