Sarala Balachandran


Head HR & Head Innovation and Incubation Cell

Sarala Balachandran has extensive experience in the area of drug discovery and development, which includes taking up the drug entity all the way through IND to clinical trial. Has worked in the area of synthesis and biosynthesis of several drug entities and other related compounds e g Taxol, Vitamin B12, PDE4, IGF1 inhibitors etc. Also has experience in the area of natural product chemistry. Member of India TB Consortium, which is in continuation with the Tuberculosis work undertaken as Project Director, CSIR-OSDD. A Phase IIb clinical trial was also undertaken with PaMZ in MDR TB patients.

  • NITI Aayog under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM scheme) has invited interested parties to apply for setting up Atal Incubation Centre (AIC). This project application has also been put forth for funds upto the tune of 10 Crores, sanction awaited.
  • Also, as Head, HR looking after all relevant activities in this area of the Institute.
  • Working with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)/Indian Instiute of Public Health -Delhi (IIPH-D) as co-supervisor for PhD student working in the area of evaluating the effects of intake of phytoesterogens in early stages of pregnancy

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    Contact Information

    Dr. Sarala Balachandran
    Office: Room 206
    CSIR-IGIB,
    Mall Road
    Delhi - 110 007
    Tel: 91-11-27666931

    e-mail:
    s.balachandran@igib.res.in