Dr. Rafik U. Shaikh

Associate Professor

Email ID: rafik.shaikh@poonacollege.edu.in 

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"



2012, S.R.T.M.University, Nanded (MS)

M.Sc. (Botany)

2007, S.R.T.M.University, Nanded (MS)


2005, S.R.T.M.University, Nanded (MS)


04/10/2013 - till date

Assistant Professor

Department of Botany,

AKI’S Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Camp, Pune.



1.Young Scientist Award, International Research & Developed Organization, India (2019)

2.Travel Award, SRM University, Tamil Nadu (2019)

Outstanding reviewer, Journal of Traditional & Complimentary Medicine, Elsevier, Netherland (2018)


Medicinal Plant Research with special reference to their Anti-inflammatory, Anticancer, Antioxidant, antimicrobial activity etc. currently working on anti Helicobacter pylori activity of medicinal plants and isolation of secondary metabolites.


S.M. Muley, L.R. Rathod, A.S. Jadhav, R.P. Biradar, R.U. Shaikh. Utilization of antagonist against seed born fungi. Bionano Frontier. 2009; 2(1):61-64.

Rajesh N G, Rafik U S, Sachin L P, Archana D J. Profile of Monoamine Oxidase Activity Levels in Alcohol and Tobacco Addicted Humans. Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2010; 3 (3):29-32.

Rajesh Gacche, Rafik Shaikh, Mahesh Pund, Rupesh Deshmukh. Cyclooxygenase Inhibitory, Cytotoxicity and Free Radical Scavenging Activities of Selected Medicinal Plants Used in Indian Traditional Medicine. Pharmacognosy Journal. 2011; 3(19):57-64.

R.N. Gacche, R.U. Shaikh, S.M. Chapole, A.D. Jadhav, S.G. Jadhav. Kinetics of inhibition of Monoamine Oxidase using Cymbopogon martini (Roxb.) Wats.: A potential antidepressant herbal ingredient with antioxidant activity. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 2011, 26(3):303–308.

R.N. Gacche, R.U. Shaikh, M.M. Pund. In-vitro evaluation of anticancer and antimicrobial activity of selected medicinal plants from Ayurveda. Asian Journal of Traditional Medicine. 2011, 6 (3):1-7.

P. P. Sarwade, R. U. Shaikh, S. S. Chandanshive, U. N. Bhale. Association of AM fungi in important Pteridophytic plants of Maharashtra, India. International Multidisciplinary Research Journal. 2012, 2(4):08-09

B.P. Bandgar, L.K. Adsul, H.V. Chavan, S.S. Jalde, S.N. Shringare, Rafik Shaikh, R.J. Meshram, R.N. Gacche, Vijay Masand. Synthesis, biological evaluation, and docking studies of 3-(substituted)-aryl-5-(9-methyl-3-carbazole)-1H-2-pyrazolines as potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 2012, 22 (18): 5839- 5844.

Bandgar B.P, Chavan H.V., Adsul L.K., Thakare V.N., Shringare S.N., Shaikh R.U., Gacche R.N. Design, synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of novel pyrazole integrated benzophenones. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 2013, 23(1): 912-916.

Rafik U. Shaikh, Rajesh N. Gacche, Mahesh M. Pund, Ashwini A. Dawane. Profile of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity of selected medicinal plants used in Indian folklore medication. Proceedings of national conference on “Recent trends and future prospects in Life Sciences”. 2013, 104-112.

Abu Taleb Ahmed Yehia, Fahad A.M. Alzowahi, Tukaram A. Kadam, Rafik U. Shaikh. In vitro evaluation of antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of Dragon’s blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari Balf.f.) of Socotra Island (Yemen). Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 2013, 1(2): 111-117

Jahav S.Y., Bhoale R.B., Shrirame S.P., Sonawane V.D., Hublikar M.G., Sonwane K.D., Shaikh R.U. Synthesis and biological evaluation of fluro-hydroxy substituted pyrazole chalcones as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial agents. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences. 2013, 4(2): 390-397.

Bandgar B.P., Kinkar S.N., Chavan H.V., Jalde S.S., Shaikh R.U., Gacche R.N. Synthesis and biological evaluation of asymmetric indole curcumin analogues as potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry. 2014, 29(1): 7- 11.

Tekale S.U., Kauthale S.S., Shaikh R.U., Marathe R.P., Nawale R.B., Pawar R.B. Aluminium nitride catalyzed solvent free synthesis of some novel biologically active α-amino phosphates. Journal of Iranian Chemical Society. 2014, 11(3): 717-724.

R.U. Shaikh, M.M. Pund, A.A. Dawane, I.U. Sayyed. Evaluation of Anticancer, Antioxidant and Possible Anti-inflammatory Properties of Some Selected Medicinal Plants Used in Indian Traditional Medication. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. 2014, 4(3): 165- 169.

Shaikh R.U., Dashrath D. Dukare, Kavita P. Sarwade, Prakash P. Sarwade. Ethnobotanical Study of Folk Medicinal Plants used by Villagers in Nanded District of Maharashtra (India). International Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine. 2014, 4(5): 1585-1595

R.U. Shaikh, M.M. Pund, R.N. Gacche. Evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity of selected medicinal plants used in Indian traditional medication system in vitro as well as in vivo. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. 2016, 6: 355-361.

R.U. Shaikh, A.A. Dawane, R.P. Pawar, D.S. Gond, R.J. Meshram. Inhibition of Helicobacter pylori and its associate urease by labdane diterpenoids isolated from Andrographis paniculata. Phytotherapy Research. 2015, 30(3): 412-417.


S. J. Mukarram, B.P. Bandgar, R.U. Shaikh, S.D. Ganapure, H.V. Chavan. Synthesis of α,α- difluro-β-hydroxycarbonyl pyrazole derivatives as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer agents. Medicinal Chemistry Research. 2017, 26(1): 262-273


Academic Honor:


  1. Working as Associate Editor for International Journal of Herbal Medicine (India)

  2. Fellow of International Association of Science Impact (India)

  3. Member of International Society for Research and Development (London, UK)

  4. Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (USA)

  5. Member, International Natural Product Science Taskforce (Poland)

  6. Working as reviewer for several International Journals as,

  7. Journal of Traditional & Complementary Medicine (Elsevier, Taiwan)

  8. Journal of Integrative Medicine (Elsevier, China)

  9. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry (Taylor & Francis, UK)

  10. Pharmaceutical Biology (Taylor & Francis, UK)

  11. Phytotherapy Research (Wiley, USA)

  12. Current Drug Delivery (Benthum Science, UAE)

  13. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (CSIR, India)

  14. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research (Academic Journals, Nigeria)

  15. Journal of Plant Pathology and Microbiology (USA)

  16. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products (USA)

  17. SciTechnology (USA)

  18. Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases (USA)

  19. Journal of Tropical Diseases and Public Health (USA)

  20. Archives of Surgical Oncology (USA)

  21. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Nigeria)


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