Assistant Professor Dr. Ashok Kumar Balaraman

Assistant Professor Dr. Ashok Kumar Balaraman

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Assistant Professor Dr. Ashok Kumar Balaraman

Assistant Professor | Department of Pharmaceutical Biology

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Pharmacy)
M.Pharm. (1st Class)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (1st class)

Areas of Interest
Lead identification and evaluation
Pharmaceutical Regulatory – Product registration consultancy (Food, Health supplement, Medical devices and Pharmaceuticals)
Professional Bodies

  1. Associate Member- Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS)
  2. Member- Malaysian Society for Pharmacology and Physiology 
  3. Life Member- The Tamilnadu Pharmacy council, India
  4. Life Member- The Indian Pharmaceutical Association, India


Research project




Development and Evaluation Of Mangosteen And Seaweed Based Face And Eye Serum For Anti-Aging And Anti-Acne Effects

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)




Formulation of Mangosteen And Seaweed Range Of Skin Cleanser, Exfoliator And Toner And Their Biological And Clinical Evaluations

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)




Formulation of mangosteen and seaweed-based sunscreens and evaluation of the in vitro and clinical efficacy

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)







Undergraduate students (Completed)

  • Tan Soh Lin (2019)


  1. Extract of passion fruit peel and seed of Passiflora edulis (Passifloraceae) attenuates oxidative stress in diabetic rat model. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine, 13(8):0001-0005 (2015)
  2. Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of anticancer activity of some new Schiff bases of 1, 3, 4-thiadiazole derivatives, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 7, Issue 3, (2015).
  3.  Effect of permeation enhancers in salbutamol sulphate buccal patches. Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  4.  Development and Characterization of Eudragit based Mucoadhesive Buccal Patches of Salbutamol sulphate. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal (Elsevier Publication), 19:4, 207-214. (2011).
  5.  Buccal drug delivery: Past, Present and Future- A Review. International Journal of Drug Delivery. 3: 171-184. (2011).
  6. Development and characterization of mucoadhesive patches of salbutamol sulfate for unidirectional buccal drug delivery. Acta Pharmaceutica, 61:157-170. (2011).
  7. Mucoadhesive patches of salbutamol sulphate for unidirectional buccal drug delivery: Development and Evaluation. Current Drug Deliver, 8:416-425. (2011).
  8. An extensive in vitro evaluation of antioxidant activity of different fractions of Melothriamaderaspatana. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 23:5, 2207-2211. (2011).
  9. Synthesis of some novel 3, 5-disubstituted 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole derivatives and anticancer activity on EAC animal model. Medicinal Chemistry Research, 12, 1-8. (2010).
  10. Synthesis and Anticancer activity of some 1, 3, 4-Oxadiazole derivatives against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma bearing mice model- Pharmacologyonline, 1: 406-416. (2010).

Journal Reviewers

  1. Reviewer of Pharmacognosy reviews
  2. Regional Editor, Australia- International Journal of Bioassays
  3. Member, Editorial panel- EC Pharmacology and Toxicology
  4. Reviewer, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
  5. Reviewer, Medicinal Chemistry Research
  6. Reviewer, Pharmaceutical Research
  7. Reviewer, Oriental Journal of Chemistry
  8. Editor in Chief, International Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Genuine Research

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Australian Endeavour Research Award for Post-Doctoral Research for 2012.
  2. Research appreciation certificate from the Senator Chris Evans, Leader of the Government in the Senate, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Australia for successful completion of my Post Doctorate Research.
  3. Young Scientist Travel Grant from Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India for attending The 2011 International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics- ICBBB2011, Singapore.
  4. Travel Grant for attending The 1st Current Drug Development International Conference, May 6-8, 2010. Woraburi Resort and Spa, Phuket Thailand.
  5. Senior Research Fellowship (2008 - 2011).  University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India.
  6. Post Graduate Fellowship by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), New Delhi, India (2003-2005).
  7. Qualified in National level competitive examinations of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2002, 2005 and 2008), Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  8. CSIR Foreign Travel Grant from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India for attending The 2011 International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics- ICBBB2011, Singapore
  9. Qualified in National level competitive examinations of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2002, 2005 and 2008), Pharmaceutical Sciences
  10. PhD thesis. Ms. M. Tamizh Mozhi. The immunomodulatory Activity of Medicinal Plant isolates of Operculina Turpethum. VELS Institute of Science and Technology and Advanced Studies (Deemed University)
  11. PhD thesis. Ms. Sridevi Sangeetha K. S. Effect of selected nanoflavanoid(s) against lead induced hepatic damage in experimental animals. Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
  12. PhD Thesis. Mrs. K. Deepalakshmi. Studies on the Potential so Some Medcinal Plant Extracts Against Mosquitoes. Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India