Dr Shobha U Kamath

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Shobha U Kamath teaches Medical Biochemistry including Clinical chemistry and Molecular biology to Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical students of KMC, Manipal. She sets question papers, conducting and evaluating written examinations, practical examinations and Viva-voce examinations

    She also:

    • Moderating Postgraduate seminars and journal clubs
    • Guide for Postgraduate Thesis
    • Ph.D guide and co-guide under Manipal University
    • Staff Advisor in Students Council, KMC, Manipal
    • Teacher Guardian for students of KMC, Manipal
    • Member of anti- ragging committee, KMC, Manipal
    • ISO -Internal Auditor, KMC, Manipal 
    • Alumni co-ordinator for MU-Alumni from KMC, Manipal  
    • Voluntary teacher for Spoken Kannada classes under VSO, Manipal University 
    • Chairperson – Cultural co-ordination committee, MU, Manipal
    • Warden-old Chandrashekar hostel, New Chandrashekar hostel and New AC Nehru ladies hostel  MU, Manipal
    • Recipient of ‘GOOD TEACHER AWARD’ in Kasturba Medical College for Excellence in teaching for the years 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013
    • Signatory in clinical biochemistry laboratory attached to Kasturba Hospital, Manipal

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Biochemistry MBBS 1st and 2nd semester
Biochemistry MD

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Biochemistry Manipal University 2003
MSc Biochemistry Kasturba Medical COllege, Mangalore 1993

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 04/2008 till date
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 04/2003 to 04/2008
KMC, Mangalore Lecturer 09/2001 - 04/2003

Therapeutic effect of thymol/zingerone, dietary polyphenols on radiation induced damage in Swiss albino mice- A pilot study

Archana PR Kamath SU

Radiotherapy is done to target the cancer cells and the radiation effects may end up in transient or permanent, injury to normal tissues. Investigations for effective and non-toxic compounds which mitigate the radiation induced damages coxed to increasing interest in naturally occurring antioxidants. Plants are the most elite source and have been widely used for treatment of various diseases in traditional way for time immemorial. Polyphenolic phytochemicals that are ubiquitously present in plants, well tolerated with minimal acceptable toxicity and therefore widely studied. Many studies dealing with polyphenols have focused on their antioxidant properties. Thymol and Zingerone are two such compounds, studied for their radioprotective ability when prophylactically administered. Our earlier work (Archana et al., 2009, Rao et al., 2009, 2010, Archana et al., 2011a, 2011b, Rao et al., 2011) on prophylactic radiation protection of Thymol and Zingerone and their satisfactory protection led us to study their protective ability in post irradiation scenarios. Hence the present study will be taken up to explore the radio-mitigating ability of Thymol and Zingerone in cell lines and animal models, so that it could plausibly avail in enterprising treatment approaches for planned and unplanned exposure to radiation.

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

General Biochemistry, clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Area of Expertise

Special interest in dental diseases particularly periodontitis

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