Dr. Swapnil Borse
Scientist at AYUSH – Center of Excellence, Center for Complementary and Integrative Health [CCIH], ISHS
Dr. Swapnil Borse is specialized to work in the area of drug interaction, herb-drug-disease interaction, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, Ayurveda based integrative research, clinically novel translational animal model development including Ayurveda concept. He completed his masters in biomedical sciences with a specialization in drug discovery and development and Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology. He correlates pharmacokinetics of an Ayurvedic drug from Ayurveda and modern point of view and provides the rationale integrative pharmacotherapeutic management. Based on this transdisciplinary knowledge, for the first time he has also developed, Ayurveda based novel integrative approach and/or technique to predict chemical constituents from any substance and/or sample. During his doctoral research his team effort resulted in deciphering the pathogenesis of, and development of novel, clinically simulated animal model for, NSAID-gastroenteropathy and NSAID-gastroenteropathy in diabetic rats. So far, he has published 22 articles, 2 book chapters, 15+ oral/poster presentations at the national-international level and two patents and two trademarks to his credit.
He is the recipient of the B.V. Patel Memorial Award in the form of silver (2016) gold (2017) medal in national level innovative essay writing competition on clinical trials and stem cells, respectively. His COVID-19 work on Herb-Drug interactions has been awarded with “Debnath- Young Ethnopharmacologist Award” at SFEC-2021. Additionally, he is lead auditor (BABE studies) in Cliniserve. Pvt. Ltd on visiting basis, a reviewer of 10+ international journals and guest editor for Frontiers in Pharmacology. Currently, he is involved in the ongoing in-silico, preclinical, and clinical research projects for COVID-19 and other transdisciplinary research with reputed national & international collaborators. As a member of working group-04 (Preclinical and experimental models for AYUSH formulations) of Ministry of AYUSH’s Interdisciplinary Task Force for COVID-19 he is instrumental in developing guidelines for herb-drug interactions.
Dr. Swapnil strives on new challenges & strongly advocates that research should be as integrative as possible.
He also works with vision of AyurnizationTM of modern sciences and modernization of Ayurveda as one of the key for developing integrative health practices. He is self-motivated drive to perform duties and multidisciplinary projects to completion in a timely manner. Dr. Swapnil’s hobbies are trekking, cycling, watching fringe movies and legendary documentaries, human-nature interactions, inner engineering, etc.