Dr. Pulok Kumar Mukherjee

Born in Sandhipur, West Bengal, India on 12th December 1968. Educated at Netaji Nagar Sripati Siksha Sadan High School, Sandhipur, West Bengal, and later at at Jadavpur University, Kolkata; B.Pharm (1991); M.Pharm (1993); PhD (Pharmacy)1997.

Director, Instituite of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), An autonomous institute under Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Takyelpat, Imphal 795001, Manipur, India; Professor (on lien), Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Assistannt Professor, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, TN, India, 1997-2001; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research [LACDR], Leiden, The Netherlands 1999; Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, 2001-09; Professor, 2009-20; Head of the Dept., 2018-20 of the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Director, School of Natural Product Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2006-20; Visiting Scientist, King’s College London UK, 2005-06; Visiting Scientist, the School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK, 2007-08.

Awards/Honours: NASI - Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award, National Academy of Sciences, India, 2018; Birbal Sahni Birth Century Award, Indian Science Congress, India, 2019; IASTAM Award, Indian Ass. for the Study of Traditional Asian, India, 2016; TATA innovation Fellowship, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2015; Biotechnology Overseas Award, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, 2007; BOYSCAST Fellowship, Dept. of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1999; Col. Ram Nath Chopra Oration award, Indian Pharmacological Society, India, 2014; DIA-Out Standing Service Award, Drug Information Association, USA, 2006; APTI- Best Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers’ of India (APTI), India, 2015; Associate Editor, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Elsevier, 2003 onwards; Advisor, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, CA USA, 2010 onwards; Chairman, Natural Health Product Special Interest Area Community [SIAC], Drug Information Association, Philadelphia, USA, 2009; Secreatry, Society for Ethnopharmacology, India, 2014 onwards; President, International Society for Ethnopharmacology, Switzerland, 2019 onwards.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc), 2018; Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (FRSC), 2007; West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology, Kolkata, India (FWAST), 2014

Research Areas: Medicinal and Aromatic Plant research, Traditional medicine inspired Drug Development, Bio-prospecting of natural products, quality and safety evaluation, Metabolomic studies of Medicinal plants

Address: Director, Inst. of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, A National Institute under DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Takyelpat, Imphal 795001; Suite No. 4I, Nature’s Nest, 140 Prince Gulam Hussain Shah Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (0385) 2246122, (0385) 2051277; Res. (033) 2429 8313; Cell: 9433013170; Fax: Fax: (0385) 2446120; Email: pulokm@gmail.com; director.ibsd@nic.in]