Dr. Deepak Kumar SemwalAssistant Professor
Uttarakhand Ayurved University, India
Ph.D. in Phytochemistry from HNB Garhwal Central University, India
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Dr. Semwal is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Dehradun, India. Prior to join this position, Dr. Semwal served as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. His research was funded by Tshwane University of Technology and National Research Foundation, South Africa. He received his B.Sc. degree in 2003 with Zoology, Botany and Chemistry as major subjects. In 2005, he received his M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry and in 2009, he obtained his Ph.D. in Phytochemistry from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, India. During the PhD, he worked on the chemistry of selected plants of Central Himalaya having antidiabetic and antitubercular properties. In 2005, he appointed as Lecturer (fixed tenure) in the Department of Chemistry, HNB Garhwal University, India. During 2010, he was worked as R&D scientist for an India based pharmaceutical industry and his key roles were method developments and technology transfer for various herbal products. In 2010, he received prestigious Dr DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship from University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. He did his postdoctoral work in the Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh, and his research was based on the investigation of antidiabetic principles from selected plant species from Indian origin. He published his quality research in various journals of international repute and also presented his work in many national and international conferences. He received many prestigious awards including young scientist for his research and academic performance. His current research interests are phytochemistry, phytomedicine, drug discovery and development, drug delivery, Natural dyes and semi-synthesis.