Doctor's Profile

Prof. Arunabha Ray

MBBS, MD, MNAMS, PhD, FAMS

Professor & HOD, Department of Pharmacology

Reg. Number: DMC-47484

arunabha14@yahoo.co.in

About

Prof. Arunabha Ray, MD, Ph.D, FAMS, is Professor and Head, Dept. of Pharmacology at HIMSR. Formerly, he was Director, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI), University of Delhi; and, Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi. Prof. Ray is a medical graduate (MBBS) from the Calcutta University, with MD and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Delhi, has more than 40 years of teaching and research experience.  He continues to be a prolific researcher with extramurally funded projects and is chair/expert member of several national and international technical/scientific advisory committees/boards. In recognition of his contributions in the area of medical education and biomedical research, he has been the recipient of several awards and honors from apex scientific and professional bodies, and has actively contributed to the development of several national/international professional societies. Prof. Ray was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS, 2005), Fellow of the Indian Pharmacological Society (FIPS, 2007) and Fellow of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (FIACS, Canada, 2016). He has more than 200 publications, contributed several text and reference book chapters, is editor of 05 books in his areas of expertise, and has authored a Textbook in Pharmacology.

Area of Interest

  • Clinical and Translational Pharmacology

Educational Qualifications

Degree Year Name of College & University Registration Number Date of Registration
PHD 1994 University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) , University of Delhi DMC-47484
MNAMS 1982 National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) DMC-47484
MD 1982 University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi DMC-47484
MBBS 1975 Calcutta National medical College, University of Calcutta DMC-47484

Deatils of Teaching Experience

Designation* Institution From To Duration
Professor HIMSR, New Delhi 2017 Till Date
Professor & Director-Professor V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi 1997 2017 20 Years 4 Months
Reader UCMS 1987 1997 9 years 07 Months
Lecturer UCMS 1984 1987 3 Years 10 Months
Demonstrator UCMS 1979 1984 4 Years 10 Months

Publications

Fellowship

  • Fellow of National Academy of Medical sciences (FAMS), 2005
  • Fellow of the Indian Pharmacological Society (FIPS), 2007
  • Fellow of International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS), 2016

Awards

  • Achari Prize (Gold Medal) by Indian Pharmacological Society in 1983.
  • Uvnas Prize (Gold Medal) by Indian Pharmacological Society in 1984, 1992 and 2010.
  • Young Asian Pharmacologist Prize in 1985 (International award)
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Canada), 1985-87
  • W.H.O. Fellow to NIH, USA and CDC, Canada in 1991.
  • Best of paper/poster prize at Conference on Pharmacology, at Jamia Hamdard, 1992.
  • Best paper (2nd) prize in Psychopharmacology at Annual IPS Conference, Bombay, 1994.

Membership of Academic Bodies Societies

  • Life Member, Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS).
  • Vice-President, Indian Pharmacological Society, 2005
  • Secretary, Clinical Pharmacology, IPS 1999-2001.
  • Organizing Secretary, 36th Annual Indian Phramacological Society (IPS) Conference, Delhi, 2003
  • Secretary, Indian Pharmacological Society (Delhi Chapter) 1992-97
  • President, Delhi Pharmacological Society - 2016 – 2020
  • President, Society for Nitric Oxide and Allied Radicals (SNOAR), 2019 - ongoing
  • Founder Secretary & Life Member, Society for Nitric Oxide and Allied Radicals (SNOAR)
  • Life Member, Society of Pharmacovigilance (SOPI), India
  • President, Society of Pharmacovigilance (India), 2007
  • Vice President, Society of Pharmacovigilance (India), 2005
  • Life Member, Society of Toxicology (STOX), India
  • Life Member, Indian Immunological Society
  • Member of IUPHAR-GI Section
  • Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1995
  • Member of the International Brian Research Organisation (IBRO)
  • Member of the International Neuroendocrine Federation (INF)
  • Chairman/Technical Expert at several academic/research committees at ICMR, DBT, CSIR, CCRAS/AYUSH, NIF, DU, AIIMS, KGMU, BHU, JNU,
  • Chairman/Expert in Institutional Ethics Committees (IECs) at INMAS, VPCI, AYUSH, RMLH
  • Chairman/Member, Academic/Administrative Committees, DPSRU
  • Member, Governing Body, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, GOI
  • Chairman, Research Project Advisory Committee (RPAC), HIMSR
  • Chairman, Pharmacotherapeutics Committee, HIMSR
  • Member, Academic Council, Jamia Hamdard
  • Member, Ph.D Committee, Jamia Hamdard
  • Member, HIMSR Institutional School Board
  • Member, Institutional Core Committee for RNTCP programme, HIMSRHIMSR, New Delhi
  • Member, Postgraduate Committee, HIMSRHIMSR, New Delhi
  • Chairman, Board of Studies (Pharmacology), HIMSR, New Delhi
  • Chairman, Pharmacovigilance Committee, HIMSR, New Delhi

Invited Talks and Lectures

  • Guest Lecture at Norman Cousins Centre for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA, July, 2002 (Brain-Immune interactions during stress : a pharmacological analysis)
  • Invited Speaker at Satellite Symposium of 15th World Congress of Pharmacology At Xian, China, July, 2006 (Title: Nitric oxide in infection and immunity: emerging concepts)
  • Guest Lecture at Dept. of Surgery and Pharmacology, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA, June, 2009 (The pharmacology of CNS-Immune interactions during stress)
  • Guest Lecture, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA, June, 2009 (Neuroimmunomodulation during stress induced anxiety: a role for nitric oxide)
  • Invited Speaker at 16th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), Copenhagen, Denmark, July, 2010 (Title: The philosophy of Ayurveda and beyond)
  • Guest Lecture, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of South Illinois bSchool at Springfield, Chicago, IL, USA, March 2011 (Nitric oxide: an endogenous adaptogen during stress)
  • Invited Speaker and Chairperson, 6th European Congress of Pharmacology, Granada, Spain, July, 2012 (Title: Neuroimmunomodulation by adaptogens)
  • Guest Lecture, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September, 2013 (Methylxanthine cardiotoxicty and its mechansims)
  • Guest Lecture at the International Forum on Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, September, 2013 (Title: The pharmacology of CNS-Immune interactions during stress)
  • Guest Lecture and Chairperson at 3rd International Summit on Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Chicago, IL, USA, October, 2014, (Title: Clinical and experimental studies on theophylline toxicity: in search for an antidote)
  • Invited Speaker and Chairperson at 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), Cape Town, South Africa, July, 2014 (Title: Gender based differences during stress susceptibility and adaptation and its regulation by nitric oxide in rats)
  • Invited Speaker and at 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), Cape Town, South Africa, July 2014 (Title: Do we need Global standards of PhD education in biomedicine : the Indian scenario)
  • Guest Speaker at University of Western Cape School of Biomedicine, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2014 (Title: Role of nitric oxide in health and disease)
  • Guest Speaker and Chairperson, at Global Summit on Herbals and Natural Remedies, Chicago, IL, USA, October, 2015 (Title: Adaptogenic effects of medicinal plants:integration of traditional and modern concepts)
  • Guest Speaker at Annual Conference of Society of Pharmacovigilance (India), Kolkata, India, November 2015 (Title: Safety considerations in Nitric Oxide pharmacotherapy)
  • Guest Speaker at International Conference on Translational Research in Cardiovascular Sciences, Anand, Gujarat, February 2016 (Title: Possible role of free radicals in theophylline induced cardiotoxicity: an experimental study)
  • Guest Speaker and Chairperson, IUPHAR-GI Section Meeting, Novigrad, Croatia, June, 2016 (Title: The brain-immune axis and stress ulcerogenesis)
  • Guest Speaker, IUPHAR-GI Section meeting, Kyoto, Japan, June 2018. (Title: Influence of gender and emotionality on stress-induced gastric ulceration: Regulatory role for nitric oxide (NO)
  • Guest Speaker, 6th European and 7th North American Conf. Of the International Academy of CV Sciences, Vrnjacka banja, Serbia, September, 2019 (Title: Stress and the brain-heart axis: possible regulation by nitric oxide (NO)
  • Guest Speaker, International Conference on Ethnopharmacology, New Delhi, 2020 (Title: Interactions of traditional and modern medicine in herbal drug research and development: focus on adaptogens)
  • Guest Speaker, International Conference on Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS-2020) New Delhi, 2020 (Title: The translation of nitric oxide research to therapeutics: an overview)
  • Guest Speaker, National Conference on Allergy (ALLERCON) Kolkata, 2020 (Title: Allergy biology and therapeutics : an update)
  • Guest Speaker, International Conference on Drug Discovery and Development, 2021 (Title: Role of Nitric oxide (NO)in stress and anxiety)
  • Guest Speaker, Biennial SAAP and PSI Conference, New Delhi, March, 2021 (Title: Nitric oxide (NO) regulates gender based differences in stress susceptibility and adaptation)
  • Guest Speaker, Workshop-Cum-Training Programme on "Proposal Writing and Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research, VPCI, Univ of Delhi, March, 2021 (Title: Ethical issues in Clinical Research)

Workshops/ CMEs/ Conference Organised

  • Organizing Secretary, II Annual Conference of the Society of Pharmacovigilance (India), at VPCI, 1-2 March, 2003
  • Organizing Secretary, 36th Annual Conference of the Indian Pharmacological Society, by VPCI, 4-7 December, 2003
  • Organizing Secretary, Workshop-cum-Training Programme on New Perspectives in Drug Discovery and Development, at VPCI, 8-9 December, 2003
  • Organizing Convenor, Workshop on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Investigators (WHO-CDSCO sponsored), VPCI, Delhi, November 2005
  • Organizing Secretary, International Symposium on Herbal Drug Research and Therapy, at the VPCI, 9 – 10 December 2006.
  • Organizing Secretary, National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Nitric Oxide Research, at the VPCI, Delhi, 12 January 2009.
  • Organizing Secretary, National Symposium on Translational Research and New Drug Development at the VPCI on 12 – 13 January, 2011
  • Convenor, Workshop on Advanced Methods in Preclinical Pharmacology, at VPCI, 12 December, 2011
  • Organizing Secretary, CME Programme on Evaluation of Drug Safety, at V.P. Chest Institute, Delhi, in 5th April 2013.
  • Convenor, CME Programme on Nitric oxide: From research to Therapeutics, VPCI, 6th April, 2015
  • Convenor, Symposium on Recent Advances in Nitric Oxide research and Impact of Therapy, September, 2017, VPCI, Delhi.
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee, 9th International Conference of Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, 9-11 February, 2017, New Delhi
  • Convenor, Training Programme on Phrmacovigilance and Materiovigilance (MoHFW sponsored), 2019, HIMSR, New Delhi
  • Convenor, Symposium on Advances in Nitric Oxide Research, DPSRU, 2019, New Delhi

Workshops/ CMEs/ Conference Attended

  • Workshop-Cum-Training Programme on"Proposal Writing and Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research, VPCI, Univ of Delhi, March, 2021
  • Pre-conference Workshop in Advanced Physiological Techniques, March, 2021
  • Biennial SAAP and PSI Conference, New Delhi, HIMSR, March, 2021
  • International Conference on Drug Discovery and Development, Hyderabad, February, 2021
  • National Conference on Allergy (ALLERCON) Kolkata, 2020
  • International Conference on Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS-2020) New Delhi, 2020
  • 6th European and 7th North American Conf. Of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS), Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia, September, 2019
  • 18th World Congress of Pharmacology (IUPHAR), Kyoto, Japan, June, 2018
  • IUPHAR-GI Section Meeting on Gastric Cytoprotection, Zagreb, Croatia, June, 2017
  • IUPHAR-GI Section Meeting on Novel Cytoprotective Strategies in the gastrointestinal tract, Novigrad, Croatia, June, 2016.
  • International Conference on Translational Research in Cardiovascular Sciences, Anand, Gujarat, February 2016
  • Global Summit on Herbals and Natural Remedies, Chicago, IL, USA, October, 2015
  • Annual Conference of Society of Pharmacovigilance (India), Kolkata, India, November 2015