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Dr. Paramita Basu Receives Texas Woman’s University Young Alumni Award

Dr. Paramita Basu Congratulations to Paramita Basu, PhD, MS, who received the 2024 Young Alumni Award from her graduate school alma mater, Texas Woman’s University (TWU), at a ceremony on April 6 in Denton, TX.  The TWU Young Alumni Award honors alumni under the age of 40 with outstanding records of achievement in their professions, communities, or through public service.

Dr. Basu graduated from TWU with a doctorate degree in molecular biology. At TWU, she received many academic accolades, including National Phi Kappa Phi's Love of Learning award, Graduate Council awards for exceptional original scholarship, and the Virginia Chandler Dykes scholarship. She was named a Chancellor's Student Research Scholar for outstanding achievement in research. Dr. Basu's dissertation research led to the identification of novel phytochemicals from a Texas native plant, Euphorbia bicolor, that could serve as non-opioid alternative therapeutics to treat pain.

Dr. Basu joined our department after receiving her PhD and recently became a member of our faculty, joining as Research Assistant Professor. Her research efforts have led to promising outcomes towards the development of novel pain medicines with better efficacy and fewer side effects. Dr. Basu is an active member of the United States Association for the Study of Pain (USASP) Advocacy Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the USASP Acute (to Chronic) Pain Special Interest Group. She is a reviewer for several biomedical science journals and a review editor for Frontiers in Pain Research.

Dr. Basu receiving her award at TWU
TWU Chancellor Carine Feyten, Dr. Basu, and Lisa Rampy, Interim Vice President, TWU University Advancement & Alumni Engagement. Image source: TWU