Biosketch

Pulok K Mukherjee
                  M. Pharm., PhD, FIC, FRSC

Director
School of Natural Product Studies
Jadavpur University,
Kolkata, India
E. mail: naturalproductm@gmail.com


Professor Pulok K. Mukherjee is working as the Director, School of Natural Product Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. His research/academic works highlights on traditional medicine inspired drug discovery from Indian medicinal plants to make them available from ‘Farm to Pharma’. He has made several innovative and outstanding contributions in academic and research in the area of natural product studies, Ethnopharmacology and evidence based validation of herbs used in AYUSH, India.

His academic and research career has been outstanding, including globally acclaimed contributions on teaching and research on validation of medicinal plants from India systems of medicine, their formulation and standardization, which are useful bio-prospecting tools for the traditional medicine based drug discovery programme. He has to his credit more than 200 publications in peer reviewed impact journals, several patents and 5 books authored/edited and 16 book chapters. His research publications have cumulative Impact Factor of 233; h-Index- 54, i10-index - 226; which has been cited for over 14642 times.

Dr Mukherjee is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and has been awarded with so many laurels from Govt. of India and abroad; to name a few: awarded with the prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship from Association of Commonwealth Universities [ACU], UK; TATA innovation fellowship, by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India; Outstanding Service Award from Drug Information association [DIA], USA; Career Award for Young Teacher from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Govt. of India; Best Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year, from the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers’ of India (APTI); IASTAM Award for Contributions to Development of Ayurvedic and Herbal Pharmaceutics by Indian Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM) and many others.

Dr Mukherjee is serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Elsevier Science. He is the member of the editorial board of several International journals including Phytomedicine, Life Science, Pharmaceutical analysis, Synergy; Phytochemical Analysis, World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, India J Traditional Knowledge, J Pharma Education and Research and many others.

He is associated as advisor/member to different organizations and administrative bodies of Government of India and abroad including the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) of Dept. of Science & Technology, Expert Group on translational research on MAP, NER Twinning R&D program in Medicinal, Aromatic Plants & Drug Development of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Govt. of India; Advisory board of Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board (ASUDTAB), Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, Scientific Advisory Committee of National Research Institute of Ayurveda for Drug Development (NRIADD), National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), Kolkata and many others.

He is the President (Elect) of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology and the Secretary of the Society for Ethnopharmacology, India (SFE-India), working on dissemination of knowledge promotion and development of medicinal plant and Ethnopharmacology.

Major research area:
Metabolomic approaches for research on diseases and biological problems and drug development from natural resources
Traditional medicine inspired drug discovery and drug development
Scientific validation of Medicinal plants of traditional importance
Marker profiling and related aspects of herbal medicines
Chemo profiling of medicinal plants and other natural products
Lead finding from natural resources
Quality control and standardization
Formulation of natural products as therapeutic agent
Therapeutic & pharmacokinetic profiling of drugs