Research Interests


Specializations

image01 Clinical & Experimental Medicine
image01 Clinical Trials of New Drugs

Awards and Distinctions ( Including Fellowships of Learned Societies )


image01 FELLOW OF THE INDIAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS (F.I.C.P.) the academic body of ASSOCIATION of PHYSICIANS of INDIA(API) elected in 1997.
image01 INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY (INSA), INDIA- JAPAN SOCIETY FOR PROMOTION OF SCIENCE (J.S.P.S.) FELLOWSHIP (long term) to National Cardiovascular Centre, Osaka, JAPAN from August 91 to March 92.
image01 Awarded "YOUNG SCIENTIST FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRY FELLOWSHIP" to attend CPT’92 World Conference of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Yokohama , JAPAN in July, 1992.( The Award included To and Fro Travel ticket , Waiver of Registration fee of 50,000 yen and free local hospitality )
image01 Awarded the Prestigious “SHAKUNTALA AMIRCHAND PRIZE ” 1996 in Cardiovascular Medicine” of the INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH (ICMR). (Award given by Union Cabinet Health Minister Dr C.P. Thakur and Prof N.K. Ganguly – Director General of ICMR on 6th October 2001 at Indian National Science Academy(INSA), New Delhi. The award included an honorarium a plaque, a certificate and a citation .
image01 Awarded the Prestigious “K.G. NAIR ORATION 2003” of INDIAN SOCIETY OF HYPERTENSION , delivered on 13 February,2004 at the National conference held at Surat from 13th to 15th February, 2004 . This included a gold medal, a certificate and a citation.
image01 Awarded the Prestigious “Mrs JAL R VAKIL LECTURESHIP IN CARDIO- PULMONARY DISEASES – 2004” OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF INDIA –delivered on 22nd January,2005 during the National conference of API held at Mumbai from 22nd to 25th January, 2005 . This included an honorarium , a certificate a medal and a citation.
image01 Elected the TREASURER of INDIAN SOCIETY FOR ATHEROSCLEROSIS RESEARCH (ISAR) for the period 1998-2000.
image01 Awarded the prestigious DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DST) (INDIA)- JAPAN SOCIETY for PROMOTION of SCIENCE (JSPS) , JAPAN- INVITATION FELLOWSHIP (long term) from 27th March 2002 to 26th September , 2002- at NATIONAL CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER (NCVC), OSAKA, JAPAN.
image01 Elected MEMBER GOVERNING BODY of INDIAN SOCIETY of HYPERTENSION 2002 -2004.
image01 Appointed member of ADJUDICATING COMMITTEE for ORATION AWARDS of the INDIAN PHARMACOLOGICAL SOCIETY 2003 -2004.
image01 Elected HONORARY SECRETARY GENERAL of the INDIAN SOCIETY OF HYPERTENSION for a period of four years 2004-2008
image01 Awarded the “CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARD FOR INNOVATION 2008” AS ‘TEAM CDRI’ MEMBER ON 26TH September,2008 on the occasion of CSIR FOUNDATION DAY . Award given by SHRI KAPIL SIBAL MINISTER OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & DG CSIR for “DISCOVERY OF GUGGULSTERONE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ANALOGUES WITH NOVEL MECHANISM OF ACTION AS HYPOLIPIDEMIC AGENT S”. The award included a Shield , a Citation certificate and a cheque of Rs 2 Lakhs for ‘TEAM CDRI’ .
image01 MEMBERSHIP OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (MNAMS) the most premier academic body of MEDICAL SCIENCES in INDIA -- elected in 2008 . The membership was bestowed during the ANNUAL CONFERENCE & CONVOCATION held at Univarsity of Jammu on 1st November, 2008 .
image01 “DR COELHO MEMORIAL ORATION IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE – 2008” OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF INDIA –delivered on 1st February, 2009 during the Annual conference of API APICON 2009 held in Delhi (NCR) from 29th January to 2nd February , 2009 . This included an honorarium , a certificate a medal and a citation.
image01 MEMBERSHIP OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY (MACCP) -- elected in JANUARY 2009 .

Present activities and Area

image01Activity: Clinical Trials
image01 Area of Activity: New Hypolipidemic & Anti-Diabetic Drug Development & Atherosclerosis Research

Publications & Patents

image01 RESEARCH PAPERS-44 (INTERNATIONAL-22; NATIONAL-22)
image01 BOOK CHAPTERS-15
image01 REPORTS AND PAPERS RESENTED-50
image01 TECH. REPORTS-20(IN-HOUSE DOSSIERS)
image01 BOOKS EDITED -TWO
image01 PATENTS FILED- 4 ( NATIONAL ) 9 ( INTERNATIONAL)
image01CITATIONS OF RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS-341(as on 10 th April 2016) with h-index Web of Science =3; and h-index Google Scholar =7.

Basic Research

Research in Oxidative Stress and role of Antioxidants in various cardiovascular syndromes and atherosclerosis Metabolic Syndrome & Cancer , Biomarkers , and SNP studies culminating in research publications and Awards .

Product Development

Have carried out the clinical trials and have been involved in development of various C D R I Drugs in various stages of development –Gugulipid ( Lipid Lowering) , Injection αβ Arteether(Anti Malarial) , CDRI Compound 80/574( Lipid Lowering) , and CDR-134 D123 (Anti Diabetic) , CDR134 F194(Anti Diabetic), CDRI 97/78(Anti Malarial), CDRI 99/373 ( Anti- osteoporotic) etc