Dr. Damiki Laloo possesses an experience of over 12 years of experience as an academician and researcher, with a specialized focus on the realm of natural products and Pharmacognosy. Currently, he holds the esteemed position of Professor cum Head of the Department of Pharmacognosy at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences within Girijananda Chowdhury University, located in Guwahati, Assam, India. He is deeply engaged in imparting education across a spectrum of programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels, where his teachings encompass subjects ranging from pharmacognosy and phytochemistry to herbal drug technology and industrial pharmacognosy. Beyond his pedagogical pursuits, he is actively involved in steering the university’s administrative functions and has recently taken on the role of Director of the Research and Development Cell.

Dr. Laloo earned both his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the esteemed Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He stands as a recipient of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, conferred by the Government of India, which supported his Ph.D. journey spanning from 2009 to 2013. Throughout his tenure pursuing postgraduate and doctoral studies, he played a pivotal role in shaping the research and development landscape of his department, contributing through active research, publication endeavors, and participation in conferences.

In 2012, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Government of India acknowledged his contributions by granting him an international travel grant, facilitating his presentation of research at the ‘Phytopharm’ international platform in St. Petersburg, Russia. Following the completion of his Ph.D., he continued to serve as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ayurvedic Pharmacy at Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, BHU, Uttar Pradesh, India, from 2012 to 2015. Since 2015 and up to the present date, Dr. Laloo has taken on the role of an esteemed reviewer for numerous reputable journals published by renowned international publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley, Springer Nature, and Bentham Science.

In addition to his academic achievements, he has actively disseminated his research findings as a resource person at various national and international conferences and symposiums. Over time, he has authored multiple book chapters and contributed as an author or co-author to more than 50 research articles published in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, accumulating an impactful collective factor exceeding 100, alongside garnering more than 1600 citations. Dr. Laloo is leading an additional external project funded by AICTE, GoI, valued at Rs. 21 lakhs, in the role of principal investigator. Additionally, he holds membership in the project implementation group responsible for carrying out research funded by DST-FIST, GoI, with a total budget of Rs. 110 lakhs. Notably, Dr. Laloo is acknowledged as a supervisor by both Assam Science and Technology University and Girijananda Chowdhury University, Assam. Presently, he is providing guidance to a cohort of four students. His research scope encompasses subjects like Phytochemistry, Phytomedicine, Ethnomedicine, Ethnopharmacology, as well as innovative approaches such as novel topical drug delivery utilizing natural active components.


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy 2007Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Master's of Pharmacy in Pharmacognosy & Natural Products 2009 Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University
  • Ph.D in Pharmacognosy & Natural Products 2013 Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University
  • Post graduate diploma of Spectroscopy in Chemistry 2008 Banaras Hindu University


  • Sahu AN, Laloo D, Ghosh N, Dubey NK. Phytopharmacological review of Boerhaavia diffusa Linn. (Punarnava). Pharmacognosy Reviews, 2008;2:14-22. [Medknow publications].
  • Sahu AN, Hemalatha S, Sairam K, Laloo D, Patra A. Quality Control Studies of Ochrocarpus longifolius Flower Buds. Pharmaconosy Journal. 2010, 2 (6), 118-123. [Medknow publications, SJR Impact Factor 0.820]
  • Laloo D, Sahu AN. Antioxidant activities of three Indian commercially available Nagakesar: An in vitro study. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2011, 3(1):277-283
  • Laloo D, Hemalatha S. Ethnomedicinal plants used for diarrhea by tribals of Meghalaya, Northeast India- A review. Pharmacognosy reviews. 2011;5:147-154. [Medknow publications].
  • Patel DK, Kumar R, Laloo D, Hemalatha S. Evaluation of phytochemical and antioxidant activities of the different fractions of Hybanthus enneaspermus (Linn.) F. Muell. (Violaceae). Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 2011; 4(5):412-420. [Medknow publishers, Impact factor- 3.041]
  • Patel DK, Laloo D, Kumar R, Hemalatha S. Pedalium murex Linn- An overview of its phytopharmacological aspects. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 2011; 4(9): 748-755. [Medknow publishers, Impact factor- 3.041]
  • Kumar R, Patel DK, Laloo D, Hemalatha S. Inhibitory effects of two Indian medicinal plants on aldose reductase of rat lens in vitro. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2011; 4 (9) :694-697. [Medknow publishers, Impact factor- 3.041]
  • Laloo D, Sahu AN, Hemalatha S, Dubey SD. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of Cinnamomum wightii Meissn. Flowers. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources. 2012, 3(1), 33- 39. [CSIR Niscair Publications]
  • Patel DK, Kumar R, Laloo D, Hemalatha S. Diabetes mellitus: An overview on its pharmacological aspects and reported medicinal plants having andiabetic activity. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease; 2012;2(5): 411-420. (Medknow publishers)
  • Patel DK, Kumar R, Laloo D, Hemalatha S. Natural medicines from plant source used for therapy of diabetes mellitus: An overview of its pharmacological aspects. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 2012. 239-250. [Medknow publishers, Impact factor- 1.514].
  • Kumar R, Patel DK, Prasad SK, Laloo D, Krishnamurthy S, Hemalatha S. Type 2 antidiabetic activity of bergenin from the roots of Caesalpinia digyna Rottler. Fitoterapia. 2012; 83: 395-401. [Elsevier Publications, Impact factor- 3.204]
  • Patel DK, Kumar R, Laloo D, Sairam K, Hemalatha S. Aphrodisiac activity of ethanolic extract of Pedalium murex Linn fruit. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 2012; 2(3): S1568-S1571. [Medknow publishers, Impact factor- 1.514]
  • Laloo D, Prasad SK, Sairam K, Hemalatha S. Gastro protective activity of ethanolic root extract of Potentilla fulgens Wall. ex Hook. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2013; 146: 505-514. [Elsevier Publications, Impact factor- 4.36].
  • Laloo D, Kumar M, Prasad SK, Hemalatha S. Quality control standardization of the roots of Potentilla fulgens Wall.: A potent medicinal plants of the Western Himalayas and Northeastern India. Pharmacognosy Journal, 2013, 5: 97-103. [Medknow publications, SJR Impact Factor 0.820]
  • Prasad SK, Laloo D, Kumar M, Hemalatha S. Quality control standardization and antioxidant activity of roots from Eriosema chinense . Pharmacognosy Journal, 2013, 5: 149-155. [Medknow publications, SJR Impact Factor 0.820]
  • Ghosh A, Laloo D, Kumar N. Comparative estimation and chemical standardization of new and old sample of Chyawanprash. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2013; 5: 801-804. [Innovare Publication].
  • Prasad SK, Laloo D, Kumar M, Hemalatha S. Antidiarrhoeal Evaluation of Root Extract, Its Bioactive Fraction, and Lupinifolin Isolated from Eriosema chinense. Planta medica. 2013; 79: 1620-1627. [Thieme Publications, Impact factor- 3.007
  • Prasad SK, Laloo D, Kumar R, Sahu AN, Hemalatha S. Antidiarrhoeal evaluation of rhizomes of Cryptocoryne spiralis Fisch. ex Wydler.: Antimotility and antisecretory effects. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 2014, 52: 139-146. [Niscair publications, Impact factor- 0.818]
  • Laloo D, Prasad SK, Kumar M, Hemalatha S. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical standardization of the roots of Potentilla mooniana Wight. Pharmacognosy Journal. 2014, 6, 70-79. [Medknow publications, SJR Impact Factor 0.820]
  • Kumar M, Prasad SK, Laloo D, Joshi D, Hemalatha S. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical standardization of Houttuynia cordata Thunb.: A potent medicinal herb of North–Eastern India and China. Pharmacognosy Journal. 2014, 6: 34-42. [Medknow publications, SJR Impact Factor 0.820]
  • Singh NK, Ghosh A, Laloo D, Singh VP. Pharmacognostical and physicochemical evaluation of Croton bonplandianum. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2014, 6(3): 286-290. Innovare Publication]
  • Laloo D, Prasad SK, Sairam S, Hemalatha S. Gastroprotective activity of polyphenolic-rich extract of Potentilla mooniana. Pharmaceutical biology. 2014; 52(12): 1532-1542. [Informa health care publications, Impact factor- 3.503].
  • Prasad SK, Laloo D, Sahu AN, Nath G, Hemalatha S. Cryptocoryne spiralis, a substitute of Aconitum heterophyllum in the treatment of diarrhea. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2014, 66(12), 1808- 1817. [Wiley online publisher, Impact factor- 3.765].
  • Kushari S, Hazarika I, Laloo D, Kumar S, Kalita JM, Sarma H. An integrated computational approach towards the screening of active plant metabolites as potential inhibitors of SARS‑CoV‑2: an overview. Structural Chemistry. 2022. (Springer Nature, Impact Factor 1.792)
  • Rupali S. Prasad, Suhas R. Dhaswadikar, Damiki Laloo, Mahaveer Dhobi, Prakash R. Itankar, Satyendra K. Prasad. Quality control profiling, nutritional analysis and phytochemical standardization of a vegetable root Begonia roxburghii. Vegetos. 2022. (Springer, Impact factor 0.469)
  • Kalita A, Bharadwaz A, Kaushik D, Kumar S, Sarma H, Kushari S, Bharali A, Deka B, Hazarika I, Laloo D. Tamilnadia uliginosa (Retz) Tirveng and Sastre: Potential Application from Traditional Remedies to Modern Therapeutics. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. (2022).
  • Bhanu P Sahu, Rinku Baishya, Jyoti Lakshmi Hatiboruah, Damiki Laloo, Nikhil Biswas. A comprehensive review on different approaches for tumor targeting using nanocarriers and recent developments with special focus on multifunctional approaches. Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation. 2022. (Springer publications, Impact factor 5.239)
  • Laloo D, Sinha SK, Prasad SK, Hemalatha S. Gastric H+ , K+ -ATPase inhibitory effects of the active constituent isolated from Potentilla fulgens roots: An in vivo and in silico molecular docking studies. Phytomedicine Plus. 2021; 1 (3), 100037
  • Hazarika I, Mukundan GK, Sundari PS, Laloo D. Journey of Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides Lam.: From traditional utilization to modern therapeutics -A review. Phytotherapy Research. 2021; 35(4): 1847-1871. [Wiley Online Publications, Impact factor 6.388]
  • Parmar KM, Sinha SK, Prasad RS, Johi MS, Laloo D, Dhobi M, Gurav SS, Prasad SK. Identifying the mechanism of eriosematin E from Eriosema chinense Vogel. For its antidiarrhoeal potential against Shigella flexneri-induced diarrhoea using in vitro, in vivo and in silico models. Microbial pathogenesis. 2020; 149: 104528. [Elsevier, Impact Factor: 3.848]
  • Laloo D, Hemalatha S, Prasad SK. Quality control standardization of the rhizome of Curcuma yunnanensis: A comprehensive standardization process. Indian Journal of Natural product and Resources. 2020; 11(2): 110-117
  • Laloo D, Tahbildar R, Smith K, Ahmed AU, Nath J, Shil D, Das G, Langbang A, Prasad SK, Singh NK. Impact of quality control standardization parameters and antioxidant potential of the aerial parts of Potentilla fulgens Wall.: A comprehensive monographic study. Journal of Biologically active products from Nature. 2020; 10(4): 338-356. [Taylor & Francis Online Publications]
  • Bharadwaj R, Sahu BP, Haloi J, Laloo D, Barooah P, Keppen C, Deka M, Medhi S. Combinatorial therapeutic approach for treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicines and Biotechnology. 2019; 47: 572-585. [Taylor & Francis Online Publications, Impact factor 6.355]
  • Shil D, Laloo D, Das SRD, Dash S. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical standardization of Physalis minima L. Leaf. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. 2019; 11(11): 20-25
  • Das S, Dash S, Laloo D, Dasgupta D, Kalita JK. Anticancer Activity of Active Constituents Isolated from nButanolic Extracts of Flacourtia jangomas (Salicaceae). Asian Journal of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry. 2018; 3(3): 89-94
  • Das S, Dash S, Laloo D, Shil D, Dasgupta D. Evaluation of Immunomodulatory Activity of DCM Extract of Nelumbo nucifera on Mice. Res J Pharm Biol Chem Sci. 2018;9(1): 265-274.
  • Shil D, Dash S, Laloo D, Dasgupta D. Isolation and characterization of flavonoids from methanolic extract of Mirabilis jalapa Linn. Tuber and evaluation of its cardioprotective property. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 2018; 30(7): 1579-1584
  • Shil D, Dash S, Laloo D. A comprehensive quality control standardization of Mirabilis jalapa L. Tuberous root. International Journal Research of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2017; 8(5): 49-58
  • Dash B, Dash S, Laloo D, Medhi C. Design, Synthesis and Preliminary Pharmacological Screening (antimicrobial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity) of Some Novel Quinazoline Derivatives. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 2017; 7 (06): 083-096
  • Dash B, Dash S, Laloo D. Design and synthesis of 4-substituted quinazoline derivatives for their anticonvulsant and cns depressant activities. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, 2017; 9(1): 165-172.
  • Dash B, Dash S, Laloo D, Chakraborty J. Design, synthesis and in vivo antitumor activity of novel 3, 4 disubstituted quinazoline derivatives. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2017; 07(01): 20-30
  • Shil D, Dash S, Laloo D, Chakraborty J, Das S. Evaluation of Immunomodulatory effect of methanolic extract of Mirabilis jalapa L. tuber on mice. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2017; 8(5): 49-58.
  • Patel K, Laloo D, Singh GK, Gadewar M, Patel DK. A review on medicinal uses, analytical techniques and pharmacological activities of Strychnos nux-vomica Linn. - A concise report. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, 2017, 24. doi: 10.1007/s11655-016-2514-1. [Elsevier Publications, Impact factor 2.626].
  • Prasad SK, Parmar K, Danta CC, Laloo D, Hemalatha S. Antidiarrhoeal activity of eriosematin E isolated from the roots of Eriosema chinense Vogel. Phytomedicine,2017;24: 127-133.[Elsevier Publications, Impact factor- 6.656]
  • Kundu A, Ghosh A, Singh NK, Singh GK, Seth A, Maurya SK, Hemalatha S, Laloo D. Wound healing activity of the ethanol root extract and polyphenolic rich fraction from Potentilla fulgens. Pharmaceutical Biology. 2016; 54(11):2383-2393. [Informa health care publications, Impact factor- 3.503].
  • Singh AK, Maurya SK, Laloo D, Singh NK, Seth A. Antidiabetic activity of polyherbomineral formulation: Chandrakala rasa. International Journal of Green Pharmacy. 2015; 10: 33-41
  • Sharma R, Laloo D, Joshi A, Pandey D, Hemalatha S. Gastroprotective activity of the standardized ethanolic extract of Enicostemma verticillatum (L.). Indian Journal of Natural products. 2015; 29: 23-43. [Niscair publications]
  • Maurya SK, Seth A, Laloo D, Singh NK, Gautam DNS, Singh AK. Sodhana: An ayurvedic process for detoxification and modification of therapeutic activities of poisonous medicinal plants. Ancient Science of Life. 2015, 34: 188-197. [Medknow publications].
  • Singh NK, Laloo D, Garbadu D, Singh VP. Ichnocarpus frutescens Ameliorates Experimentally Induced Convulsion in Rats. International Scholarly Research Notices. Volume 2014, Article ID 434179, pp 1-9, [Hindawi Publications]
  • Kumar M, Laloo D, Prasad SK, Hemalatha S. Aldose reductase inhibitory potential of different fractions of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. Journal of Acute Disease. 2014, 3(1), 64-68. [Medknow publishers]

Award, Fellowship & Recognition

  • Awarded Scholarship for qualifying National level Entrance (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE) for pursuing Postgraduate programs (2007-2009).
  • Awarded JRF and SRF under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme (2010-2013