Satyanarayana R. Pondugula, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor, Veterinary Anatomy

Satyanarayana R. Pondugula Photo


Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



PhD, Kansas State University
DVM, College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati, India



Dr. Pondugula joined Auburn University in August 2011. He earned his DVM from the College of Veterinary Science in Tirupati, India, and his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He continued his training as a postdoctoral fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Research Interests


Our research is focused on adverse drug interactions, anticancer drug resistance, and anticancer drug discovery. We are interested in understanding the mechanistic role of xenobiotic receptors, drug-metabolizing enzymes, drug-efflux pumps, and inflammatory signaling pathways that contribute to adverse drug interactions and anticancer drug resistance. We are also interested in identifying novel small molecules and natural products for their potential to prevent adverse drug interactions, anticancer drug resistance, and adverse effects of chemotherapy.

Teaching Responsibilities


I participate in teaching Veterinary Anatomy II to veterinary medicine and graduate students. I also participate in teaching Endocrinology, Receptorology, Cancer Biology & Genetics, Cancer Pharmacology & Drug Discovery, and Pharmacology Research Methods courses to graduate students. I offer research-based Undergraduate Research, Honors Research, and Honors Thesis courses to undergraduate students.



Dr. Pondugula Publications