P. K. Goyal
Professor & Head
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Dr. P. K. Goyal is serving as Professor & Head in Department of Zoology, Chief of Radiation & Cancer Biology and Coordinator of DST -PURSE program, UGC-CAS program & PG Course of Microbiology at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has served as Director, PG School of Life Sciences during the period 2011-2014. He is honored as the President of Indian Society of Radiation Biology (ISRB) and President of Indo Global Health Care Research Foundation (IGHCRF). Dr. Goyal has 33 years teaching and research experience. He is the Member of Advisory Committee of Getting to know cancer, a Canadian based organization, for phytochemical research on Cancer management, and Councilor of Asian Congress on Radiation Research (ACRR), Japan. In recognition for his valuable and significant contribution in radiation and cancer research, he has been the recipient of several prestigious International/National awards such as Yuva Ratana Award (1985), TOYP Award (1986), ICRR Non-Tenured Scientist Award, Ireland (1999), ISHEER Award (2001), Shiksha Rattan Puruskar (2007), Samaj Rattan Puruskar (2008), Rastriya Gaurav Award (2009), Excellence Research Award (2010), Bharat Jyoti Award (2011) and Life Time Achievement Award (2012).
Dr Goyal’s group has been investigating the extracts of various medicinal plants e.g. Emblica officinalis (Amla), Rosemary officinalis (Rosemary), Alstonia scholaris (Sapthaparna), Aegle marmelos (Bael), Phyllanthus niruri (Bhumi amla), Syzgium cumini (Jamun), Tinospora cordifolia (Gloe), Averroa carambola (Kamrak) in various mouse models for the prevention and treatment of skin, stomach and liver cancers. It has been found that most of these plant extract have prophylactic potential in reducing the incidence of cancer and delaying the appearance of tumors. These results have been published in various national & International peer reviewed journals as well as presented in several international conferences. Investigations are ongoing to find out the active constituents / single molecule for the use in clinics for the cancer management.