Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation
Dr. S. Narasimhan, recipient of the Tamil Nadu Scientist award, obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry, from the University of Madras. He is currently the Founder Director of Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation, India. His research has resulted in the selective extraction of more than 25 natural products, development of ~12 herbal products for healthcare including common and metabolic ailments; synthesis of 90 new chemical entities as drug leads for diabetes, cancer and inflammation. Currently focusing on ayurvedic concepts (anupana) in developing food products for general up keep of health. He has so far guided 40 PhDs and 1 more are currently pursuing research in Chemistry and biotechnology. He has published more than 120 papers in National and International Journals, applied for 30 patents, conducted 3 international conferences. He has also established collaborations with Indian and Foreign Institutions for conducting research. Dr. Narasimhan is a well recognized and reputed Scientist and academician known for his dedicated work. He has been serving as a Member in the Advisory committees of DST for NCNR, FRLHT and several Institutions. Has been recognized as a Leader in the field of Pheromone technology and served as a Chairman of the committee for guiding Plant Protection department for pheromone registration. He also served as the Task Force Member of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
Development of Herbal Products, Extraction of Natural Products, Development of healthy food products.