Paramita Basu, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Paramita Basu 2
  • Office: 230 West 125th Street, Room 502, New York, NY 10027
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Pharmacy
  • Phone:
    (646) 981-4726
  • Email:

In addition to her role as an Assistant Professor in our PBS department, Dr. Basu serves as Chair of the Curriculum Committee


PhD, Biological Sciences 

MS, Pharmaceutical  Biotechnology


Clinical Specialty

  • Cell & molecular biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Biotechnology


Bacterial stress resistance; Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms

Academic and Professional Honors

Internal grant 2011: $5000 – Touro College Faculty Research Fund administered through the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Teaching responsibilities

Physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, cell & molecular biology, biotechnology, research methods 


  1. Hirshfield, I., Basu, P. and Barua, S. (2007). Overview of Biofilms and Some Key Methods for Their Study. Handbook of Applied Biomedical Microbiology: A Biofilms Approach. CRC Press.
  2. Basu, P. and Hirshfield, I. Effect of Heat Shock in Survival of E. coli in Acid Stress. (2011). Int J Appl Sci & Tech. 1(6): 21-31.
  3. Basu, P. (2013). Antibiotic Resistance: The Impact on the Environment and Sustainability. Int J Env Sustainability. 8(3): 117-135.
  4. Saxena, J., Basu, P., Jaligam, V. and Chandra, S. (2013). Phospate solubilization by a few fungal strains belonging to the genera Aspergillus and Penicillium. Afr J Microbiol Res. 7(41): 4862- 4869.
  5. Basu, P., Barua, S. and Hirshfield, I. (2014). Overview of Biofilms and Some Key Methods for Their Study. In: Goldman, E., Green L.H. (Ed). Practical Handbook of Microbiology. 2nd Edition. CRC Press; 2014. (Invited book chapter submitted in 2013, revised and accepted in 2014, currently in press).
  6. Babayeva, M., Fuzailov, M., Rozenfeld, P., and Basu, P. (2014). Marijuana Compounds: A Non-Conventional Therapeutic Approach to Epilepsy in Children. J Addict Neuropharmacol 1: 002-36

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Writing for local magazines and blogs, raising public health awareness, music, theatre, cooking