Dr. Neeraj Kumar Sethiya
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Dr. Neeraj Kumar Sethiya

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy, DIT University, Dehra Dūn, Uttarakhand, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Pharmacy from The Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India

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Biography

I am an Experienced Natural Product (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants) Academician and Scientist with 14 years of rich experience including teaching and research. Additionally, experienced professional for building an ecosystem towards innovation, startups and enterprenusihip development at organization level. Actively involved in Industry Academia collaborative Projects and IPR based Technology Commercialization or transfer. In brief having profound experience for documentation of various recognition process such as PCI, IIC, NAAC, NBA, NIRF and ARIIA. During my tenure as IIC convenor, we secured highest ranking (4 star for two consecutive year) for my organization. Additionally, as Nodal officer for ARIIA ranking applied first time able to secure as top band performer institution. The highlights of my contributions are outlined below in four major sections.

I have explicit experience of teaching of various modules for PhD, Masters and Bachelors students. I handled the subjects as module coordinator, recognized PhD guide, as well as been actively involved in curriculum review and curriculum design. I have experience of actively working in various institutional committees like Library committee, Examination, Scientific Research and Innovation development committee, Discipline and Purchase committee, etc. I am the recipient of several acclaimed awards, recognition and fellowships from both private and government organization. Additionally, I have also served as a representative for various National Level Government programme such DST-INSPIRE Manak, IGNITE and Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the house of Hon’ble President of the Republic of India (Rashtrapati Bhawan), Gujarat state representative for SPER, President at SPER Uttarakhand Chapter, Life member for various societies International and National such as ACS, ACSE, APTI, IPA, SPER, Society of Pharmacognosy, and MSU pharmacy Aluminee. Supporting Startup through mentorship at Startup India and Startup Uttarakhand platform. Further an expert speaker to speak about recent research trends on Natural Product Chemistry, Herbal Drug Development and Innovation, Startup and Enterprenusihip Ecosystem Development at various International and National Platform.

My research focus on target oriented and lead based design and development of New Chemical Entities (NCEs) of natural scaffolds against Anti-stress, Anxiolytic, Anti-arthritis, Cognition boosting, Antidiabetic, Antioxidant, Radical scavenging, Alzheimer’s, Antimalarial, Hepatoprotective, Antiurolithiatic and Herbal Cosmetics. Experience of handling research projects on medicinal plants for pharmacognostical investigation, general phytochemical analysis, spectrofluorimetric analysis, HPTLC and HPLC analysis, Isolation and Characterization of Steroids, Flavanoids, Alkaloids and Terpenoids. I have been publishing records of research/review articles, book chapter and books at every year since 2008 at various International and National agencies. Serving as Editor in Chief for Current Indian Science: Natural Product (Bentham Science) and Editorial Board member for several reputed international and national journals of high impacts. Additionally, successfully completed one industrial consultancy and one government funded project. One more industrial consultancy and one government project is currently in progress. My research goal is to expand the research program via extramural funding through project grant, consultancy or technology transfer or commercialization. Successfully able to bring approval of grant upto 2 crore Rs. for developing Incubation Center from Startup Uttarakhand.

I have industrial experience in the development of herbs-based nutraceutical formulation, which replaces antibiotics in veterinary segments with strong industry connects. Several Industry link up to work for consultancy based project. Completed few and few are ongoing as a consultant.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
100%
Pharmacy
62%
Phytochemistry
90%
Brain Research
75%
Analytical Toxicology
55%

Research Publications in Numbers

Books
7
Chapters
6
Articles
38
Abstracts
7

Selected Publications

  1. Sethiya, N.K., P.K. Singh and R.M. Shekh, 2019. Wild banana [Ensete superbum (Roxb.) Cheesman.]: Ethanomedicinal, phytochemical and pharmacological overview. J. Ethanopharmacol., 233: 218-233.
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  2. Sethiya, N.K., N.M. Ahmed, R.M. Shekh, V. Kumar, P.K. Singh and V. Kumar, 2018. Ethnomedicinal, phytochemical and pharmacological updates on Hygrophila auriculata (Schum.) Hiene: An overview. J. Integr. Med., 16: 299.-311.
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  3. Sethiya, N.K., A. Nahata, P.K. Singh and S.H. Mishra, 2018. Neuropharmacological evaluation on four traditional medicinal herbs used as nervine tonic and commonly available as Shankhpushpi in India. J. Ayurveda Integr. Med., 10: 25-31.
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  4. Sethiya, N.K., A. Nahata, P.K. Singh and S.H. Mishra, 2018. Neuropharmacological evaluation on four traditional herbs used as nervine tonic and commonly available as Shankhpushpi in India. J. Ayurveda Integr. Med. 10.1016/j.jaim.2017.08.012.
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  5. Nahata A, N.K. Sethiya, N. Jain and V.K. Dixit, 2018. Analysis of scopoletin and mangiferin in botanicals and formulations of Shankhpushpi by HPLC. Herba Pol., 64: 54-62.
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  6. Sethiya, N.K., K. Brahmbhat, B. Chauhan and S.H. Mishra, 2017. Antiurolithiatic activity of Ensete superbum (Roxb.) Cheesman (wild banana) pseudostem on ethylene glycol induced urolithiasis in rats. Indian J. Traditional Knowl., 16: 303-309.
  7. Sethiya, N.K., K. Brahmbhat, B. Chauhan and S.H. Mishra, 2016. Pharmacognostic and phytochemical investigation of Ensete superbum (Roxb.) Cheesman pseudostem. Indian J. Nat. Prod. Resour., 7: 51-58.
  8. Sethiya, N.K., 2016. Review on natural growth promoters available for improving gut health of poultry: An alternative to antibiotic growth promoters. Asian J. Poult. Sci., 10: 1-29.
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  9. Sethiya, N.K. and U. Pal, 2016. Poultry gut health: An update. Poultryline, 16: 45-49.
  10. Sethiya, N.K., P. Shah, A. Rajpara, P.A. Nagar and S.H. Mishra, 2015. Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of mixed micellar lipid formulation of phyllanthin and piperine in carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury in rodents. Food Function, 6: 3593-3603.
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  11. Sethiya, N.K., A. Trivedi and S.H. Mishra, 2015. Rapid validated high performance thin layer chromatography method for simultaneous estimation of mangiferin and scopoletin in Canscora decussata (South Indian Shankhpushpi) extract. Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 25: 193-198.
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  12. Sethiya, N.K., P. Keluskar, S. Ingle and S. Mishra, 2014. Antimalarial activity of Evolvulus alsinoids Linn.-an in vitro Plasmodium falciparum specific lactate dehydrogenase enzyme inhibition assay. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Dis., 4: 489-491.
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  13. Sethiya, N.K., A. Trivedi and S. Mishra, 2014. The total antioxidant content and radical scavenging investigation on 17 phytochemical from dietary plant sources used globally as functional food. Biomed. Prev. Nutr., 4: 439-444.
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  14. Sethiya, N.K. and S.H. Mishra, 2014. Investigation of mangiferin, as a promising natural polyphenol xanthone on multiple targets of Alzheimer's Disease. J. Biol. Active Prod. Nat., 4: 111-119.
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  15. Sethiya, N.K. and S. Mishra, 2014. Simultaneous HPTLC analysis of ursolic acid, betulinic acid, stigmasterol and lupeol for the identification of four medicinal plants commonly available in the indian market as Shankhpushpi. J. Chromatographic Sci., 53: 816-823.
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  16. Sethiya, N.K. and S. Mishra, 2014. Simultaneous HPTLC analysis of ursolic acid, betulinic acid, stigmasterol and lupeol for the identification of four medicinal plants commonly available in the Indian Market as Shankhpushpi. J. Chromatogr. Sci., 10.1093/chromsci/bmu111.
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  17. Sethiya, N.K., M.M.M. Raja and S.H. Mishra, 2013. Antioxidant markers based TLC-DPPH differentiation on four commercialized botanical sources of Shankhpushpi (A Medhya Rasayana): A preliminary assessment. J. Adv. Pharm. Technol. Res., 4: 25-30.
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  18. Agrawal, R., N.K. Sethiya and S.H. Mishra, 2013. Antidiabetic activity of alkaloids of Aerva lanata roots on streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced type-II diabetes in rats. Pharm. Biol., 51: 635-642.
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  19. Sethiya, N.K., B. Dube and S.H. Mishra, 2012. Herbs in Mental Health. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3-659-26584-6, Pages: 78.
  20. Sethiya, N.K., A. Nahata, V.K. Dixit and S.H. Mishra, 2012. Cognition boosting effect of Canscora decussata (a South Indian Shankhpushpi). Eur. J. Integr. Med., 4: e113-e121.
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  21. Sethiya, N.K. and V.K. Dixit, 2012. Investigation on South Indian Shankhpushpi: Scientific evidence based use of Canscora decussata Schult. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3-659-26050-6, Pages: 116.
  22. Mehta, A., N.K. Sethiya, C. Mehta and G.B. Shah, 2012. Anti-arthritis activity of roots of Hemidesmus indicus R. Br. (Anantmul) in rats. Asian Pacific J. Trop. Med., 5: 130-135.
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  23. Trivedi, A., N.K. Sethiya and S.H. Mishra, 2011. Preliminary pharmacognostic and phytochemical analysis of Granthika (Leonotis nepetaefolia): An ayurvedic herb. Indian J Tradit. Knowledge, 10: 682-688.
  24. Raja, M.K.M.M., N.K. Sethiya and S.H. Mishra, 2011. A comprehensive review on Nymphaea stellata: A traditionally used bitter. J. Adv. Pharm. Tech. Res., 8: 311-319.
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  25. Tomer, K., N.K. Sethiya, A. Shete and V. Singh, 2010. Isolation and characterization of total volatile components from leaves of Citrus limon linn. J. Adv. Pharm. Technol. Res., 1: 49-55.
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  26. Sethiya, N.K., M.B. Patel and S.H. Mishra, 2010. Phytopharmacologic aspects of Canscora decussata Roem and Schult. Pharmacog. Rev., 4: 49-57.
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  27. Sethiya, N.K., A. Trivedi, M.B. Patel and S.H. Mishra, 2010. Comparative pharmacognostical investigation on four ethanobotanicals traditionally used as Shankhpushpi in India. J. Adv. Pharm. Technol. Res., 1: 388-395.
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  28. Sethiya, N.K., A. Nahata and V.K. Dixit, 2010. Anxiolytic activity of Canscora decussata in albino rats. J. Complement. Integr. Med., Vol. 7. 10.2202/1553-3840.1263.
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  29. Sethiya, N.K. and S.H. Mishra, 2010. Review on ethnomedicinal uses and phytopharmacology of memory boosting herb Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy. Aust. J. Med. Herbalism, 22: 19-25.
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  30. Bhatt, D.Y., N.K. Sethiya and S.H. Mishra, 2010. Pharmacognostic studies on the aerial parts of Suaeda maritima Linn. (Chenopodiaceae). Niger. J. Nat. Prod. Med., 14: 1-5.
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  31. Bairwa, N.K., N.K. Sethiya and S.H. Mishra, 2010. Protective effect of stem bark of Ceiba pentandra Linn. against paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Pharm. Res., 2: 26-30.
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  32. Tomer, K., V. Singh, N.K. Sethiya, M. Kumar and D. Jaiswal et al., 2009. Isolation and characterization of new lanosteriod from ethanolic extract of Eclipta alba Linn. J. Pharm. Res., 2: 1635-1637.
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  33. Tomer, K., N.K. Sethiya and V. Singh, 2009. Preparation and characterization of some polyherbal formulation for evaluation of hair colorant effects. Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 1: 93-97.
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  34. Sethiya, N.K., S.G. Thakore and S.H. Mishra, 2009. Comparative evaluation of commercial sources of indigenous medicine shankhpushpi for anti-stress potential a preliminary study. Pharmacol. Online, 2: 460-467.
  35. Sethiya, N.K., A. Nahata, S.H. Mishra and V.K. Dixit, 2009. An update on Shankhpushpi, a cognition-boosting Ayurvedic medicine. J. Chin. Integr. Med., 7: 1001-1022.
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  36. Sethiya, N.K., A. Nahata and V.K. Dixit, 2009. Comparative thin layer chromatographic investigations on commercial sources of Shankhpushpi in India. Pharm. J., 1: 224-226.
  37. Sethiya, N.K., A. Nahata and V.K. Dixit, 2008. Simultaneous spectrofluorimetric determination of scopoletin and mangiferin in a methanolic extract of Canscora decussata Schult. Asian J. Tradit. Med., 3: 224-229.