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Dr. Prasoon Gupta

Chemistry and Biochemistry Division, Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road

Brief Biography:

I have over 10 years of experience in the field of terrestrial and marine natural products chemistry and marine biotechnology. I obtained my BS and MS degree in pharmaceutical chemistry from Devi Ahilya Vishva Vidhyalaya, Indore, India. I then worked as a research chemist with Dr. K. K. Bhutani, one of the pioneers in the field of terrestrial natural products chemistry, at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali, India where I was involved in the phytochemical analysis and standardization of herbal drugs. I then joined Dr. Reddys Laboratories, a leading pharmaceutical company in Hyderabad, India. I then obtained my Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry in 2007 from Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra, India under supervision of Dr. Rakesh Maurya, a pioneer natural product chemist at Central drug research Institute, India. During my PhD I was involved in the isolation and structural elucidation of secondary metabolites from traditional medicinal plants of India. I then joined Dr. Lyndon West group as a postdoctoral research associate, at The University of Georgia, Athens where I was actively involved in NIH funded project to develop “Drug like natural products compounds library” and new methods development for natural product research. I then moved to Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida Atlantic University with Dr. West in the Center of Excellence in Biomedical and Marine Biotechnology. During my stay in FAU, I am involved in several projects targeting drug discovery from marine organisms. One important project I am currently working on is “High throughput Identification of marine natural products that impact the growth of human embryonic stem cells”.

Academic positions:

1. Postdoctoral Research Associate (Florida Atlantic University, FL) Dec. 2008- Current 2. Research Associate (University of Georgia, GA) June 2007-Nov. 2008. 3. Senior Research Fellow (Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India) 2005-2007. 4. Research Scholar (Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India) 2002-2005. P

Research interests:

Terrestrial and Marine Natural Products, Metabolic Fingerprinting (LC-MS, HPTLC), Development of High-throughput Methods to Identify Biological Active Molecules, NMR and Structural Elucidation, and Medicinal Chemistry

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

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