Scientist & Head Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division
National Botanical Research Institute
Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat is a Scientist & Former, Head of Pharmacognosy & Ethno-pharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. His Area of specialization are - Quality assurance of Raw drugs, development of IPR covered scientifically validated herbal drugs, Cosmeceutical & Nutraceutical as per AYUSH routs under Drug & Cosmetic Acts 1948. He has developed several scientifically validated IPR covered herbal technologies/ products viz. BGR34 (Herbal formulation for management of Diabetes type II), Cough syrup, Lip care balm, Hand sanitizer, also developed quality monographs of more than 160 single raw drugs and SOP & quality parameters of more than 30 Ayurvedic formulations. Published more than 170 original research papers and filed 30 patents. Ten students got Ph.D. under his guidance and also supervised 40 M.Pharm thesis. He has received many awards and honors such as, recipient of Vigyan Ratna Samman by the State Govt. for best scientific achievements 2009, Zandu award on Best Plant drug Scientist, 2015, CSIR- Technology award 2016 for developing first Ayurvedic medicine for Type II diabetes (BGR34), Dr. PD Sethi awards on publishing best paper on HPTLC (Three times). Dr. S.K. Jain award (2016) for best ethno-pharmacological work, Fellow of Society of Ethno-botanists, Fellow of Ethno pharmacology Society, India and Vice President of National Society of Ethno- pharmacology, and life member of other Scientific Societies. He has invited for delivering many lectures on his research area in different International seminars/conferences held in the Netherlands, Germany, Sri Lanka, Japan, China, Austria, Bangladesh and USA.
Medicinal plant survey, Natural product development, Cosmeceuticals and Nutraceuticals.