Research Scientist, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
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Ph.D. 1982 Jadavpur University
M.Sc 1972 Calcutta University
B.Sc 1970 Presidency College, Calcutta

Teaching Experience (1)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Dept. of Marine Science, Calcutta University Guest Lecturer 1998 to 
Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
ESCON Consultants Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi Technologist 1974 to 1978
Field of Specialization
Interdisciplinary studies on natural products, involving chemical characterisation, synthetic development and mechanism of action of antitumour, antiinflammatory, and antimicrobial compounds isolated from indigenous plants
Courses Taught/Teaching
Research Area
Studies involving synthetic development of derivatives of selected phytochemicals; isolation and characterisation of novel phytochemicals isolated from indigenous plants with antitumour, antiinflammatory, antibacterial and antileishmanial activity.
Studies on apoptosis and relevant mechanism of action on human cancer cell lines.
30 years of research experience
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (58)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Antileishmanial lead structures from nature: analysis of structure-activity relationships of a compound library derived from caffeic Acid bornyl ester Molecules 2014 19-1394-1410
The Anti-Acetylcholinesterase and Antileishmanial Activity of Canarium patentinervium Miq. BioMed Research International 2014 2014, Article ID 903529 - 7 pages
Evaluation of a diospyrin derivative as antileishmanial agent and potential modulator of ornithine decarboxylase of Leishmania donovani Experimental Parasitology 2013 135-407-413
Antitubercular and antibacterial activity of quinonoid natural products against multi-drug resistant clinical isolates Phytotherapy Research 2013 Corresponding Author -
CLSI-derived hematology reference intervals for healthy males in Eastern India Global Journal of Medicine & Public Health 2013 -
Books Published (4)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

High Performance Liquid Chromatography in Phytochemical Analysis CRC Press /Taylor & Francis Group 2010
Herbal Medicines: A Cancer Chemopreventive and Therapeutic Perspective Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd. 2010
Actes du Troisieme Symposium sur les substances naturelles d’interet biologique de la region Pacific-Asie Centre ORSTOM de Noumea 1992 First Author
Redox Chemistry and Interfacial Behavior of Biological Molecules Plenum Press, New York 1988 Third Author
Awarded By Award Name Year

ASOMPS XIV Plenary Lecture at University of Karachi, Pakistan 2013
OPCW, Geneva Plenary Lecture at 13th ISNPC, HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi, Pakistan 2012
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 630), to visit University of Wuerzburg, Germany Visiting Professor 2011
DST-DAAD Exchange visit of Sr. Scientists 2010
OPCW, Geneva Invited Speaker at IV AFASSA Symposium, Montevideo, Uruguay 2006
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (9)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Diganta Dey Antimicrobial and resistance modifying activity of natural products against multi-drug resistant isolates Dr. Ratnamala Ray, Ashok Laboratory Clinical Testing Centre (P) Ltd., Kolkata Ongoing 2014
Sudipta Hazra Investigation of selected plant products against visceral leishmaniasis Ongoing 2014
Sukalyani Debnath Evaluation of selected plants for prospective antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer activity Ongoing 2014
Subhalakshmi Ghosh (née Basu) Studies on Indigenous Plants of Medicinal Importance with Special Reference to their Quinonoid Constituents Complete 2008
Madhushree Das Sarma Bioactive quinonoids from plants and their synthetic modification Complete 2007
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (9)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Mechanistic evaluation of the immunomodulatory constituents of selected indigenous medicinal plants with special reference to their role in the inflammatory arthropathy Coordinator DST-Young Scientist Award,SERB 3 years 2013 to  Ongoing
Isolation and identification of anti-HCV natural compounds from selected Indian medicinal plants Co-Investigator DBT, New Delhi 14 Lakhs (Approx.) 3 years 2013 to  Ongoing
Studies on anticancer activity of diospyrin derivatives, and their molecular mechanism in enhancement of radiation-sensitivity in tumor cells Principal Investigator D.A.E. (BRNS), Mumbai 20 Lakhs (Approx.) 3 years 2009 to 2012 Complete
Studies on indigenous plant products exhibiting prospective antileishmanial activity with special reference to diospyrin derivatives, & their implication towards apoptotic mechanism of cell death in Leishmania donovani parasites Principal Investigator DRDO (LSRB), New Delhi 25 lakh 2008 to 2011 Complete
Patents (2)
Patent Name Year

A Herbal Composition Application dated 2009 under examination
Product patent on Novel semi-synthetic binaphthyl quinonoids for pharmaceutical applications & process for preparation of the same 2004
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (0)
Membership Of Learned Societies (0)
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (5)
Type of Professional Activity Period

Life Member , Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta 1985 to Till date
Life Member, Indian Society for Surface Science & Technology, Calcutta 2003 to Till date
Life Member, Indian Association of Cancer Research, Mumbai 1995 to Till date
Life Member, Alumni Association, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 1992 to Till date
Fellow & Life Member, Association of UICC Fellows, International Union Against Cancer, Geneva 1996 to till date
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Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (1)

Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden.
Member of Editorial Board, Phytotherapy Research, Wiley Interscience, UK.
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Open Access Journal (Nature Publishing Group), Switzerland.
Editor, Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, Academic Journals