Paramita Basu, PhD, MS

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Touro College of Pharmacy

Paramita Basu

Paramita Basu is an assistant professor of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, and serves as the chair of the curriculum committee at the Touro College of Pharmacy.

Clinical Specialty

  • Cell & molecular biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Biotechnology


  • PhD, Biological Sciences, St. John's University, NY 2008
  • MSBiological Sciences St. John's University, NY 2003
  • MTech, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Jadavpur University, India, 2001

Honors and Awards

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


  • Bacterial stress resistance; Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms

Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Basu, P. (2013). Antibiotic Resistance: The Impact on the Environment and Sustainability. Int J Env Sustainability. 8(3): 117-135.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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

Teaching Responsibilities

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


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

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