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Name Dr. Sumana Sarkhel
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-293 / Centrex Extn. 293
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Address Department of Human Physiology with Community Health Vidyasagar University Midnapore-721 102 West Bengal INDIA
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Guest teacherJ.D Birla Institute, Kolkata2011
Postdoctoral researchBose Institute2009
M.ScCalcutta University2003
B.ScPresidency College2001
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Assistant Professor (Stage II)
7.5 years of teaching experience in Vidyasgar university.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Venoms & Toxins
Course/ Subject Taught 
Human Physiology, Neurophysiology, Biophysics, Instrumentation, Reproductive Physiology
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Incidence and treatment of snakebites in West Bengal, India.Toxicol Rep. (Elsevier) Mar 1;6:239-243. doi: 10.1016/j.toxrep.2019.02.0082019Elsevier
. A retrospective study of clinico-epidemiological profile of snakebite related deaths at a Tertiary care hospital in Midnapore, West Bengal, IndiaToxicology Reports(Elsevier) 5 1–52018Elsevier
Ameliorating effect of Alstonia scholaris L. bark extract on histopathological changes following viper envenomation in animal models.Toxicol Rep. (Elsevier) 5: 988–9932018Elsevier
A hospital based epidemiological study of snakebite in Paschim Medinipurdistrict, West Bengal, IndiaToxicology Reports (Elsevier)4 415–4192017Elsevier
Evaluation of anti-inflammatory activities of Quillaja saponaria Mol in experimental animal models. Toxicology Reports(Elsevier),2016;(3);1-3. Reports(Elsevier),2016;(3);1-3.2017Elsevier
Sarkhel, S. Ethnobotanical survey of folklore plants used in treatment of snakebite in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 2014; 4(Suppl 1):930-934.(IF:0.502)(International)(Citations:2)Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 2014; 4(Suppl 1):930-934.(IF:0.502)2014Elsevier
Snake Venom neutralizing factor from the root extract of Emblica officinalis. Oriental pharmacy and Experimental medicine Vol 11, No 1, 25-33,2011(IF:1.48)(International)(citations:17)Oriental pharmacy and Experimental medicine Vol 11, No 1, 25-33,2011(IF:1.48)(2011Springer
1. “Herbs & herbal constituents active against snake bite” Indian Journal of Experimental biology, Vol 48, 865-878, 2010 (IF:0.753)(National)(citations:82)Indian Journal of Experimental biology, Vol 48, 865-878, 20102010Indian Jourenal of Experimental biology

National Publication

Other Publication

Books Published
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Mr Koushik MannaEpidemiological investigation of snakebite in Paschim Midnapore and evaluation of antivenom potential of Tinospora cordifolia Miers in animal models Ongoing2020
Ms Rituparna GhoshEvaluation of antivenom potential of Alstonia scholaris Linn in experimental animal models Ongoing2019

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Epidemiology of snakebite and screening of folklore herbal remedies in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal”Cheif InvestigatorDST-WB22000003 year20162019

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Ethnomedicinal practices of the tribal communities of Paschim Medinipur, West BengalCheif InvestigatorUGC6000002 year20132015
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Perspectives of Ethnomedicine in IndiaTrends of Physiological Research from Laboratory to CommunityDept of Human physiology, Vidyasgar university2016
Membership of Learned Society 
2. Life member of Society of Toxinology(Life membership)
1. Life Member of Indian Pharmacologial Society from 2005 (IPS) .
Life Member of Indian science Congress
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Reviewer ofElsevier journals: Functional Foods, Toxicology reports, Herbal Medicine2019 to 2019
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
21st Functional Food Conference2017Oral PresentationFunctional Food Centre, USA
46th Annual conference on Indian Pharmacological Society”16th-18th Dec,2013 , NIMHANS Convention centre, Bengaluru. Poster presentation on PC Dandiya category entitled “Ethnomedicinal practices of the tribal communities in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal”2013PresenterIndian Pharmacological society
.Poster presented at 45th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, held in Nagpur (5th-7th January, 2012).Poster entitled” Snake venom neutralizing compound from the root extract of Emblica officinalis” by S Sarkhel & A. Gomes2012PresenterIndian Pharmacological Society

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Travel grant for attending International ConferenceCSIR2017
Travel grant for attending International ConferenceINSA2016
Graduate Aptitude Test in Life Sciences(GATE)MHRD, Govt of India2004
National scholarship Govt of West Bengal1996
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