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Ashok Behera

MS (Pharm), NIPER Kolkata, PhD Jadavpur University

Assistant Professor

  •  0135-7144000, 7144300
  • Specialisation

    Medicinal Chemistry

  • Research Interest

    Medicinal Chemistry, Peptidomimetics

  • Brief Profile

    Dr. Ashok Behera joined the Faculty of Pharmacy (SOPHI) as an Assistant Professor in January 2019. Ashok received his PhD in Pharmacy from Jadavpur University (2014), and an MS in Medicinal chemistry from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)-Kolkata (2009) and BPHARM from BijuPattnaik University and Technology (BPUT), Odisha (2007). Ashok’s interests centre upon interface of chemistry and biology by integrating the concept of organic chemistry, biochemistry and molecular modelling to perform structure-based design and synthesis of novel chemical entity both in solid and solution phase to unravel the molecular mechanism and develop potential treatment for human diseases. He is a member of numerous professional bodies like Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), UK, London. Life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), Life member of Indian Peptide society of India, Life member of Odisha chemical society (OCS). Also he is the Placement and Training Coordinator for faculty of pharmacy (SOPHI), Member of Board of studies DIT University, Dehradun. Also in his credit two research grant from DST-SERB-TARE and research seed grant. Young Researcher Award, Senior Research Fellowship (SRF-CSIR), Senior Research Fellowship (SRF-DAE), Post Doc Research Associateship (RA-CSIR), 1 st prize poster presentation of NIPICON-2014, two times GATE qualified in pharmaceutical sciences2007 & 2009, ACS Chemical Biology Best poster award(ISCBDD-2016), Mentor for CSIR-summer research training program (CSIR-SRTP) 2020.