Dr Shobha U Kamath

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Academic

    • Teaching Medical Biochemistry including Clinical chemistry and Molecular biology to Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical students of KMC, Manipal

    • Guide for Postgraduate Thesis and Ph.D. Students under Manipal Academy of Higher Education

    • Recipient of ‘GOOD TEACHER AWARD’ in Kasturba Medical College for Excellence in teaching consecutively 8 times - chosen by MBBS students voting

    • Has organized Lecture contests for students

    • Has more than 40 national and international publications to her credit

    • Coordinator-student affairs at KMC, Manipal, Chief coordinator – Mentor cell, KMC, Manipal – Special interest to improve poor performers,

    • Conducts spoken Kannada classes for Non-Kannada medical students and Malaysian students

    Extracurricular

    • Chairperson – Cultural Coordination Committee, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

    • Member of Academy of General Education

    • Has organized more than 100 cultural events that includes classical dances of India, folk dance under spicmacay, Hindusthani and Carnatic classical music, stand-up comedy shows.

    In her tenure as chairperson, she conducted a few cultural programs under SPICMACAY in schools and colleges under the Academy of General Education (MGM, Bhuvanendra, Bhandarkar’s etc)

    • Organizes mega-event ‘MAHE UTSAV’ intercollegiate competitions every year for the students of constituent colleges of MAHE including Dubai, Sikkim, and Jaipur campuses – hosts 40 cultural and literary competitions involving 150 judges for 5 days where more than 2000 students participate

    • Passionate about vegetarian cooking - won prizes in cooking competitions, has judged, has organized few cooking competitions

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester / Year
Biochemistry MBBS 1st and 2nd semester
Biochemistry MD
Biochemistry M.Sc. All 4 semester

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 04/28/2008 - till date
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 04/29/2003 to 04/27/2008
KMC, Manipal Lecturer 12/04/1994 to 04/28/2003
KMC, Mangalore Lecturer 09/30/1991 to 12/03/1994

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

Area of Research

Metabolic syndrome, Periodontitis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Ph. D guide
  • 45 publications
  • External examiner/question paper setting Goa University, Editorial member (External)RJAHS)

 

Top 10 Publications

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Effect of arsenic administration on enterocyte function and its amelioration in MUS MUSCULUS

Salmataj S A Dr. Shobha U Kamath

ISCHEMIA MODIFIED ALBUMIN, CREATININE AND PARAOXONASE-1 IN SERUM OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING INTRAVENOUS CONTRAST ENHANCED COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

CHANDA JHA Dr. Shobha U Kamath

ISCHEMIA MODIFIED ALBUMIN,BETA 2 MICROGLOBULIN AND PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN IN SERUM OF PATIENTS WITH BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA AND PROSTATE CANCER

ANGEL SHEEBA R Dr. Shobha U Kamath

Serum levels of nutritionally important macro and micro minerals in different phenotypes of polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS)

SHRAVYA M.S Dr. Shobha U Kamath

Comparative Evaluation of Trimethylamine-N-Oxide, Ischemia modified albumin, Iron and copper among normal control, obese without metabolic syndrome and with metabolic syndrome: A cross-sectional biochemical analysis at tertiary care hospital in Udupi district

Raju Rana Dr. Shobha U Kamath

SERUM PARAOXONASE 1, MYELOPEROXIDASE ACTIVITY AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH ATHEROGENIC INDEX OF PLASMA IN PATIENTS WITH DYSLIPIDEMIA

TEJAL DEEPAK DURGEKAR Dr. Shobha U Kamath

INVITRO ANTICANCEROUS ACTIVITY AND CYTOTOXIC PROPERTIES OF PIPER NIGRUM PLANT LEAVES EXTRACT IN DIFFERENT HUMAN CANCER CELL LINES

HARITHA SAGIRAJU Dr. Shobha U Kamath

Efficaciousness of Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) and Chasteberry (Vitex Agnus castus) supplementation in diet-induced metabolic syndrome in rats - A biochemical and metabolic evaluation

Babi Dutta Dr. Shobha U Kamath

Ph.D. thesis - ongoing