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Dr. Balaram Ghosh

Associate Professor 

About the Faculty:

Research Fellow (2009 - 2013): Center for Human Genetic Research (CHGR), Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA

PhD (2005 - 2009): Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

B. Pharm. & M. Pharm. (1994-2000): Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 

Contact Details:

                        Department of Pharmacy, Room # A016

                        BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus

                        Hyderabad 500078, India                   


                        91-4066303639 (Office); 91-9866941923


06/2021 - Present: Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India. 

01/02/2023-Present:  Associate Researcher[Non-residential], Molecular Medicine Institute, Boston, USA.  

09/2013 - 05/2021: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India. 

11/2009 - 08/2013: Research Fellow, Center for Human Genetic Research (CHGR), Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 

11/2009 - 08/2013: Associate Researcher at Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA. 

08/2005 - 09/2009: Graduate Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. 

04/2004 - 05/2005: Project Fellow; UGC sponsored project at Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University. 

03/2000 - 04/2004: Teaching Faculty (Lecturer) at Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, North Bengal University, India.


Among the World's Top 2% Scientists (2021) as ranked by Stanford University (USA).

Research Excellence Award 2020 by Institute of Scholars (

Outstanding Scientist Award 2016 for the contribution and achievement in the field of Pharmaceutical Science: Venus International Foundation – Center for Advanced Research and Design.

BEST GRADUATE STUDENT- " Frank O Taylor" Fellowship awarded by the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA for outstanding performance in research and graduate studies.

Graduate Research Assistantship, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA. 

Junior Research Fellowship from University Grant Commissions (UGC), India for M. Pharm. Studies.

National scholarship, Govt. of West Bengal for higher studies.

Best Poster Awards: "Development of Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors as Anticancer Agents": Prakruti Trivedi, Swati Biswas and Balaram Ghosh*; National Conference on Advanced Therapeutics-2016 (ACT-2016; CSIR-Chemical Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. 

One of our Research Molecules BG45 is commercially available in Merck/Sigma Aldrich and in [cat# S7689]

The second molecule named as PT3 developed in my Lab at BITS-Hyderabad synthesized by my first PhD student Prakruti Trivedi (PT) is also now available commercially in the Global Market

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