Dr. Tapan Behl 

Dr. Tapan Behl 


Profile Summary

Dr. Tapan Behl works as a Professor at the School of Health Sciences and Technology, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Dr. Tapan Behl completed his doctoral studies at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, and then worked as Postdoctoral Researcher. His areas of interest include diabetes and associated complications, molecular pharmacology, and neuropathic pain and its complications. Dr. Behl has published over 400 research and reviews papers in International and National journals. He has also published international books and continuously explores the molecular mechanisms in diabetes and related complications, rheumatoid arthritis, and obesity. Dr. Tapan Behl is serving as a reviewer to many reputed journals like PLOS ONE, International Immunopharmacology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Oncotargets, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Biomedical Reports, Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research, Science Alerts and Journal of Pharmacy and Physiology. Dr. Tapan Behl has been awarded Gold Medal for his strong and excellent academic performance. He received the Award for Research Excellence, Scientist of the Year Award 2017, Excellence Award in Biomedical Research, Young Scientist Award, Best Scientist Award, and Best Young Researcher Award-2015. He has also received a prestigious fellowship from Sir Rattan Tata Memorial Trust for his academic excellence. He is a recognized research guide for Ph.D. and has also supervised students for the award of master’s studies. Dr. Behl has successfully completed 20 research projects. He has also chaired many sessions at International and National Conferences. Dr. Behl has been listed in the top 2% of scientists worldwide for three consecutive years, as per the list released by Stanford University and Elsevier BV.

Work Experience

Dr. Behl has more than 12 years of experience in teaching and research. He has previously worked as an Associate Professor at Chitkara University, Punjab, and has done PhD and Post Doctorate from Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India. Dr. Behl has served as an Assistant Professor at Doaba Group of Colleges, Kharar, Punjab, India and Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, Mohali, Punjab. He is a life member of the Indian Pharmacological Society, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India.

Research Interests

Pharmacology; Drug Discovery; Natural Products; Molecular Pharmacology; Herbals

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Tapan Behl’s teaching philosophy is to foster students who are keen for knowledge and anxious to apply it to their everyday lives within the pharmacy profession. He believes that learning is not simply about the pursuit of knowledge. Dr. Behl focuses on hands-on learning and motivates students to participate in various academic and research activities. Dr. Behl desires to instill within his students a craving to learn for a lifetime.

Awards and Grants

Dr. Behl is awarded with 8th National Health Award, 2022, from Nutrition and Natural Health Science Association. Dr. Behl also received other various accolades, including the Young Scientist Award, Kunnath Pharmaceutical Award, Excellence Award in Pharmacy Domain, APP Best Achiever Award, Excellence Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tech Research Award, and Himachal Rattan Award. Dr. Behl is also awarded International Travel Grant from SERB, DST, Government of India. He was awarded Senior Research Fellowship by the Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India.

Scholarly Activities

Dr. Behl is actively writing research projects, publications, and collaborative research in India and abroad. Dr. Behl has participated as a keynote and invited speaker at various National and International conferences and has attended various Faculty Development Programs. Dr. Behl has engaged himself in multidisciplinary research, which has given output in the form of publications in prestigious scientific journals.