Ray Arunabha MD, PhD, FAMS
Head, Dept of Pharmacology
Field of Expertise
Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute University of Delhi, New Delhi
Prof. Arunabha Ray, is Director-Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, &Faculty of Medicine, University of Delhi. Prof. Ray is a medical graduate from the Calcutta University, with MD and PhD degrees in Pharmacology from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Delhi, followed by postdoctoral training/experience in the USA and Canada. He has 37 years of teaching and research experience in basic and clinical pharmacology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is actively involved in the teaching and supervising biomedical research activities of postgraduate (MD) as well as doctoral (PhD) students in pharmacology and toxicology of the University of Delhi. In view of his expertise in his area of research, he has been globally recognized and invited to several national/international conferences to speak and/or chair sessions and universities/organizations as visiting scientist/guest speaker.
Most notably, he has been invited as speaker and chairperson at IUPHAR meetings of 2006 (China), 2010 (Denmark), 2012 (Spain) and 2014 (South Africa). He has also travelled extensively to different countries and universities/institutions to deliver guest lectures. He is expert member/chairperson at several academic/research committees at organizations like ICMR, DST, DBT, AYUSH, DRDO, CDSCO etc. as well as reputed institutions/universities in the country and abroad. As recognition for his contributions in the area of medical education and biomedical research, he has been the recipient of several awards and honors from apex scientific and professional bodies. Most notably, Prof. Ray was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS, 2005) and Fellow of the Indian Pharmacological Society (FIPS, 2007). He has more than 150 research publications, is author of several text and reference book chapters, is editor of 04 books in his areas of expertise, and author of a Textbook in Pharmacology.