Dr. Niranjan Koirala
Consultant Scientist - Biochemistry
Consultant scientist for herbal, medicinal, phenolic and aromatic products
Dr. Niranjan Koirala is a consultant scientist for herbal, medicinal, phenolic and aromatic, essential natural products. He received his Ph.D in Biochemistry-Pharmaceutical Engineering (2016) focusing in natural products drugs discovery from medicinal plants (Pharmacognosy) and microorganisms, from Sun Moon University, Republic of Korea and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas from the prestigious Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico (2017-18). He has an expertise in the field of Pharmacognosy, chemical biology, microbiology, natural products discovery, bioprospecting, system engineering and synthetic biology including but not limited to genome mining, gene isolation using PCR, cloning and protein purification, enzyme characterization, gene deletion, metabolic engineering, metabolic co-factor channeling, strain development and engineering, synthesis using enzyme biocatalysis, production optimization, bioprocess-fermentation technology, phytochemicals, herbal and natural products isolation, chromatography, modifications and testing their biological activities, HPLC, ESI-MS, GC-MS and NMR analysis. He has more than a dozen of international publications at his disposal and he is exceptionally a flair writer and researcher. He has been invited and participated in many national and international conferences. He is also serving in the editorial and reviewer board in several international journals. He has been awarded twice with the best poster presentation award and best oral presentation award in the international conferences; Nepal Bidhya Bhushan “A” medal from the honorable President of Nepal; Dean’s Choice award awarded by Sun Moon University, South Korea; BRICPL Young Scientist award awarded by Biologix Research and Innovation Center, India; Shreepati Koirala Memorial Academic award; Certificate of appreciation by Koirala Welfare Society-Kaski, Nepal to name a few selected ones. He is the member of American Society for Microbiology, International Chemical Biology Society and a lifetime member of Biotechnology Society of Nepal. Along with research, Dr. Koirala has experiences in supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. During 2016/17, he served as the Head of the medical biochemistry department at Pokhara University affiliated College in Nepal and he is also the Founder President and Director of research at Dr. Koirala Research Institute for Biotechnology and Biodiversity (Dr. KRIBB), a research based NGO Located at Kathmandu, Nepal.