Dr Jagdish Kumar Jaiswal

BPharm, MPharm, PhD


  • B. Pharm - Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (India)
  • M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics) - Jadavpur University (India)
  • PhD (Pharmacology) - All India Institute of Medical Sciences (India)
  • Visiting DAAD Fellow in the laboratories of Prof. Jorg Kreuter at Frankfurt Biocentre, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany
  • Research Associate (Drug Discovery- Pharmacology)-  Torrent Research Centre, India
  • Post doctoral research fellow - Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (2005-2007)

Research interests

Current Projects

Small molecules perforin inhibitor (Wellcome Trust, UK)

Past projects

  • Clinical Phase I candidate PR-610. Pre-clinical pharmacokinetic studies (PIs- Drs Adam Patterson and Jeff Smaiil)
  • Clinical Phase II/III candidate PR-104. Formulation stability and rat toxicity study (Principal Investigator - Prof. Bill Wilson)
  • Clinical development candidate CEN-209 (SN30000). preclinical ADME studies (Principal Investigator - Prof. Bill Wilson)
  • NitroCBI analogs. Preclinical  ADME studies (Principal Investigators Drs. Frederik Pruijn and Moana Tercel)

Research | Current

  • ADME/Tox of anti cancer drugs in pre-clinical development
  • LC-MS/MS method development

Postgraduate supervision

Small animal pharmacokinetic studies



Pre clinical DMPK studies (small animals)

Bio-analysis (LC-MS/MS, LC-MS, Ion trap, HPLC)

Areas of expertise

Preclinical drug development of small molecules

Measurement of drug, metabolites in biological matrix (serum, plasma, saliva etc) by LC-MS/MS, HPLC.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Spicer, J. A., Miller, C. K., O'Connor PD, Jose, J., Giddens, A. C., Jaiswal, J. K., ... Akhlaghi, H. (2020). Inhibition of the Cytolytic Protein Perforin Prevents Rejection of Transplanted Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Vivo. Journal of medicinal chemistry, 63 (5), 2229-2239. 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b00881
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sir Bill Denny, Julie Spicer, Jiney Jose, Stephen Jamieson, Matthew Bull
  • Merry, T. L., Brooks, A. E. S., Masson, S. W., Adams, S. E., Jaiswal, J. K., Jamieson, S. M. F., & Shepherd, P. R. (2020). The CSF1 receptor inhibitor pexidartinib (PLX3397) reduces tissue macrophage levels without affecting glucose homeostasis in mice. International journal of obesity (2005), 44 (1), 245-253. 10.1038/s41366-019-0355-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Brooks, Troy Merry, Stephen Jamieson
  • Mao, X., McManaway, S., Jaiswal, J. K., Hong, C. R., Wilson, W. R., & Hicks, K. O. (2019). Schedule-dependent potentiation of chemotherapy drugs by the hypoxia-activated prodrug SN30000. Cancer biology & therapy, 20 (9), 1258-1269. 10.1080/15384047.2019.1617570
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cho Rong Hong, Kevin Hicks
  • Mao, X., McManaway, S., Jaiswal, J. K., Patel, P. B., Wilson, W. R., Hicks, K. O., & Bogle, G. (2018). An agent-based model for drug-radiation interactions in the tumour microenvironment: Hypoxia-activated prodrug SN30000 in multicellular tumour spheroids. PLoS computational biology, 14 (10)10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006469
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gib Bogle, Kevin Hicks
  • Hong, C. R., Dickson, B. D., Jaiswal, J. K., Pruijn, F. B., Hunter, F. W., Hay, M. P., ... Wilson, W. R. (2018). Cellular pharmacology of evofosfamide (TH-302): A critical re-evaluation of its bystander effects. Biochemical Pharmacology, 156, 265-280. 10.1016/j.bcp.2018.08.027
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Dickson, Michael Hay, Frederik Pruijn, Francis Hunter, Kevin Hicks, Cho Rong Hong
  • Jose, J., Spicer, J. A., Miller, C. K., O'Connor PD, Marshal, A., Jaiswal, J., ... Law, R. H. P. (15/9/2017). Thiazolecarboxamides as inhibitors of perforin function for potential immunosuppressive therapy. Poster presented at Drug Discovery India 2017, Bengaluru, India.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julie Spicer, Jiney Jose, Stephen Jamieson, Sir Bill Denny
  • Spicer, J. A., Miller, C. K., O'Connor PD, Jose, J., Huttunen, K. M., Jaiswal, J. K., ... Trapani, J. A. (2017). Substituted arylsulphonamides as inhibitors of perforin-mediated lysis. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 137, 139-155. 10.1016/j.ejmech.2017.05.048
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44150
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julie Spicer, Jiney Jose, Sir Bill Denny
  • Gu, Y., Chang, T. T.-A., Wang, J., Jaiswal, J. K., Edwards, D., Downes, N. J., ... Hickey, A. J. (2017). Reductive metabolism influences the toxicity and pharmacokinetics of the hypoxia-targeted benzotriazine di-oxide anticancer agent SN30000 in mice. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 8, 1-16. 10.3389/fphar.2017.00531
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tony Hickey, Yongchuan Gu, Frederik Pruijn, Michael Hay, Kevin Hicks, Courtney Lynch

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 0, Room 001
New Zealand