About the Author
Dr. Vidhu Aeri obtained Master's degree from Delhi University and PhD from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. Presently working as Professor, since 2009, in the Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. She has been involved in teaching and research since 1989 and has advised 14 doctoral and 60 postgraduate students. She has completed projects from UGC, DST, NMPB, Govt. of India and has worked as Production Manager, Bakson Homeo Pharmacy Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. Dr. Narayana, a recipient of the Eminent Pharmacist Award 2007 of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association, is an M Pharm from Saugar University (MP), PhD from Delhi University. He taught pharmacy for 10 years, and worked at Ranbaxy Laboratories for over 10 years. He later joined Dabur Research Foundation (DRF) and became its Director. He led a team of researchers to develop and launch anti-cancer drugs, ayurvedic drugs, cosmetics, food products, honey and many other herbal products. At Dabur and later at HUL, he helped the demonstration of the application of "Reverse Pharmacology" approach to develop herbal products with contemporary scientific validations. He served the HUL/Unilever Research, for the last 8 years and was responsible for building the naturals research programme, and creating a strong regulatory affairs group for South Asia. Dr Narayana has been very active in the professional aspects of Pharmacy, as a Managing Trustee of Delhi Pharmaceutical Trust (DPT), a Trust built with several Pharmacy Professionals to work in the area of Community Pharmacy in India. He has founded AYURVIDYE Research & Training Trust to promote Ayurveda, in 2010. Dharya Singh is a post graduate and has submitted PhD thesis entitled "Computer Aided Drug Microscopy of Some Leafy and Bark Drugs" in the Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. The research work was focussed at developing a software/databank TIPHAM for identification of powdered samples of leaves and barks mentioned in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India along with their substitutes and adulterants. She has qualified GPAT 2010 conducted by M.S. University Baroda with 99.18 percentile (AIR-266) and worked as part time lecturer in Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR), Pushp Vihar, New Delhi for 3 years. (2013-2016). She has 5 research papers in reputed journals and participated in many national and international conferences and delivered oral presentations.