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About Srujana Rayalam

Dr. Rayalam is the recipient of the first ‘Virbac Animal Health - Soloxine Award’ for her work on feline thyrotropin during her doctoral program and is a Morris Animal Foundation Fellow. Before joining PCOM, Dr. Rayalam worked as a research faculty in the Dept. of Animal and Dairy Science at the University of Georgia. Her major research interests are in the fields of obesity, post-menopausal osteoporosis and phytochemicals. Dr. Rayalam has authored/co-authored over 30 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and contributed several chapters to the text/reference books for DVM and graduate students. Her work on phytochemicals and obesity is patented and has been cited in several magazines including Women’s World.

Teaching has always been a passion for Dr. Rayalam. She primarily teaches physiology and pathophysiology to first-year PharmD students and is also involved in teaching multiple courses across the PharmD curriculum.


Present Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year 2016, PCOM School of Pharmacy
  • Educator of Excellence - Champions of Healthcare – PCOM GA Campus, 2015
  • Teacher of the Year 2015, PCOM School of Pharmacy
  • Peach Award 2013, PCOM School of Pharmacy
  • Virbac Animal Health - Soloxine Award for achievement in excellence of endocrinology
  • Morris Animal Foundation Fellow
  • Veterinary Medical Experiment Station Fellowship, University of Georgia, 2002
  • Indian Association of Lady Veterinarians-Chapter Book Prize, 2001


  • Integrated Therapeutics IV
  • Immunology and Microbiology
  • Physiology and Pathophysiology I and II


PhD, University of Georgia
BVSc&AH (DVM), Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University

Contact Information

P: 678-407-7358


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