Pulok K. Mukherjee

Pulok K. Mukherjee

Dr. Pulok K. Mukherjee has been working on traditional medicine inspired drug discovery leading to development of therapeutic leads from natural resources. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK. He completed his masters and PhD in pharmacy from Jadavpur University and post-doctoral research from Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, The Netherlands. His work has led to many important national and international projects in the field of Natural Health Products. He has worked on leveraging innovations in traditional Indian medicine, particularly on rationally designed, carefully standardized, synergistic traditional herbal formulations and botanical drugs for their scientific validation on evidence based approaches. Based on these works, he has to his credit more than 174 publications in peer reviewed impact journals, several patents and 20 books/book chapters on various aspects of herbal medicine. He has worked as visiting scientist in several renowned universities abroad including The School of Pharmacy, University of London; King’s College London; Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, Netherlands; School of Health Science, Tokushima University, Japan; Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa. He has received many awards, including the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK; Outstanding Service Award from the Drug Information Association (DIA), USA; Career Award for Young Teachers from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India; Overseas Award from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), BOYSCAST Fellowship from Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India; Young Pharmacy Teacher Award from the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India; and the IPA Fellowship Award from the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA). He has organized 16 potential national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars with the involvement of scientists all over the world. He is Member of the board on International Society for Ethnopharmacology, UK; Secretary of the Society for Ethnopharmacology (SFE), India; Council member of the Society for TCM Pharmaceutical Analysis, China; and others. Dr. Mukherjee is serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, (Elsevier). He is a member of the editorial board of ten other Indian and international journals. He is also associated as advisor to different organizations and administrative bodies of the Government of India and abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India