Professor Pulok K. Mukherjee is working as the Director, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), having its presence at DBT-IBSD Imphal; Gangtok; Shilomg and Aizwal . 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 been working as the Director School of Natural Product Stduies and Professor (On lien), Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. 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.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc), Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India (FNAAS); Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Sciences (FWAST). He has been awarded with the 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. He worked as the Secretary of the Society for Ethnopharmacology, India (SFE-India) and President, International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE), Switzerland.
His academic and research career has been outstanding, including globally acclaimed contributions on teaching and research on validation of medicinal plants from Indian 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. Prof. Mukherjee has authored/edited 6 books and 18 book chapters.
He is serving as the Consulting Editor of Pharmacological Research, Associate Editor of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Phytomedicine Plus Elsevier Science. He is the member of the editorial board of several International journals including Phytomedicine, Pharmaceutical analysis, Synergy; Phytochemical Analysis, World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, India J Traditional Knowledge and many others. He is associated as advisor/member to different organizations and administrative bodies of Government of India and abroad.