Dr. Sivakumar G

Assistant Professor-Selection grade

Department of Physiology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Sivakumar. G  teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    He:

    • Executive member for KMC- Innovation cell – encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among students 
    • PhD supervisor for research in Basic Neuroscience research
    • Department coordinator for ISO committee.
    • Handling physiology classes for Medical students both UG and PG
    • Coordinates in preparing the academic schedules for UG and PG classes.
    • Guides postgraduate students in their seminar presentations, journal clubs and research activities
    • Trains UG and PG students in research and helps them in their PhD entrance examinations.

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Semester / Year
Human Physiology 1st and 2nd semester
Human Physiology

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Ischemic brain injury Neuroscience Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2018
MSc Medical Physiology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2008
PGDHFM PG Diploma in Health and Fitness Management Bharathiar University 2005
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai 2001

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College Manipal Assistant Professor-Selection Grade 01-02-2020 to till date
Kasturba Medical College Manipal Assistant Professor 09-07-2018 to 01-02- 2020
Kasturba Medical College Manipal Senior Grade Lecturer 11-09-2014 to 09-07-2018
Kasturba Medical College Manipal Lecturer 11-09-2011 to 11-09- 2014
KMC, Manipal Tutor 11-09-2008 to 11-09-2011
Sakthi Rehabilitation Centre for Adult and Paediatric Neuro rehabilitation, Erode, Tamil Nadu Physiotherapist 11-03-2003 to 03-07-2005

Development of affordable Smart walker/Gait trainer for cerebral plasy children

Principal investigator: Dr. Sivakumar Gopalakrishnan

Co-investigator:

  • Mr Nayan Prakash- Research Associate IIT Mumbai
  • Dr Bhamini KrishnaRao- Professor of Physiotherapy, MCHP-Manipal
  • Dr Hitesh Shah-Professor of Orthopedics, KMC Manipal
  • Dr Venkatesan- Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Manipal

Funding agencies: Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)- Department of Biotechnology –Govt. of India

The Projects aims to develop an innovative and interactive gait trainer to facilitate independent walking in children with cerebral palsy.

Development of Second generation Urinary Incontinence Training device for women

Principal investigator: Dr Bhamini Krishna Rao- Professor of Physiotherapy, MCHP-Manipal

Co-investigator: Dr. Sivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Physiology, KMC Manipal

Dr Venkatesan- Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Manipal

Mr Hari Kishan Shetty- Research Associate, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Funding agencies: Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)- Department of Biotechnology –Govt. of India

The Projects aims to develop an innovative intravaginal device that can assess and train the specific weakened pelvic floor muscle in women suffering from urinary incontinence.

Validation of non-contact health screening kiosk for Covid19 patients visiting Kasturba Hospital, Manipal- MAHE & Philips Co-creation project

Principal investigator: Dr Muralidhar Varma, Associate Professor of Infectious diseases, KMC Manipal

Co-investigator: Dr Sivakumar.G, Assistant Professor of Physiology, KMC Manipal

Dr Ramesh, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Optometry

Dr Sandeep, Associate Professor of Paediatrics 

Mr Kunal Gajwani, Philips innovation centre Bangalore

Funding agencies:

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Philips Innovation centre Bangalore

Philips Innovation centre is developing a non-contact health screening solution, that can capture and asses the important vital parameters of the patient using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict the severity of illness in patients

Development of Head & trunk control training device for Cerebral palsy and Global developmental delay children

Principal investigator: Dr Sivakumar.G, Assistant Professor of Physiology, KMC Manipal

Co-investigator: Dr Bhamini Krishna Rao- Professor of Physiotherapy, MCHP-Manipal

Dr Venkatesan- Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Manipal

Mr Hari Kishan Shetty- Research Associate, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Mr Shamanth - Research Associate, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Funding agencies: Self-funded under Ekam Rehab Tech Private limited  

The Projects aims to develop an innovative Assistive training system and device for Physical rehabilitation that facilitates development of head & trunk control in cerebral palsy and developmentally delayed children

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Neuroscience and Neuro Rehabilitation

Area of Expertise

Clinical Neuroscience and Experimental Neuroscience in Animal models

Area of Research

Ischemic brain injury, Cerebral palsy, Medical and Physical Rehabilitation device development

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of Indian Association of Physiologists
  • Member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists 

Inflammation During Gestation Induced Spatial Memory and Learning Deficits: Attenuated by Physical Exercise in Juvenile Rats

2015-01-06 Thangarajan R Tantradi RR Rai KS Sivakumar G Perumal V

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.2015 Jun, Vol-9(6): CF01-CF04

HLA antigen distribution in renal transplant patients & donors visiting tertiary care hospital of Karnataka state in South India

2015-01-01 Adiga M Pai K Adhikari S Rajesh T Sivakumar G

International Journal of Physiology

Prophylactic combined supplementation of choline and docosahexaenoic acid attenuates vascular cognitive impairment and preserves hippocampal cell viability in rat model of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion ischemic brain injury

2015-01-01 Sivakumar G Vidyadhara DJ Reddy S T Rajesh Babu MBR Rao MK Rai KS

Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2015; 4:1-9.

Two Stage Successive Carotid Artery Occlusion Surgeries in Wistar Rat Reduce Its Mortality and Depicts as a Better Model for Vascular Dementia

2015-01-01 Sivakumar G Vidyadhara.D.J Dhiren Punja Rajesh.T Ashok.P.M Reddy Huban Thomas.R Ramesh Babu .M.G.

Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Acute effects of Deep breathing for a short duration( 2-10 minutes) on pulmonary functions in healthy young volunteers

2011-01-01 Krishnamoorthi Prabhu Rekha Baliga M Kirtana Pai S.Manjunatha Sivakumar G

Additive Effects of Physical Exercise and Environmental Enrichment in Attenuating Alterations in the Hippocampal Neuronal Morphology of Adult Wistar Rats Induced by Prenatal Inflammations

2018 Thangarajan Rajesh Kiranmai S Rai Sivakumar Gopalakrishnan R Huban Thomas

Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 11, Number 5, December 2018 ISSN 1995-6673 Pages 563 - 570

Combined Supplementation of Choline and Docosahexaenoic Acid during Pregnancy Enhances Neurodevelopment of Fetal Hippocampus

2017 Huban Thomas Rajarethnem Siva Kumar Gopalkrishnan Mugundhu Gopalram Kiranmai Sesappa Rai

Neurology Research International Volume 2017

Triacontanol cerotate; isolated from Marsilea quadrifolia Linn. ameliorates reactive oxidative damage in the frontal cortex and hippocampus of chronic epileptic rats.

2015 Snehunsu A Naduvil Narayanan S Shivakumar.G Alex J

J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Jun 24

Prophylactic choline supplementation attenuates vascular cognitive impairment in rodent model of ischemic stroke

2017 G Sivakumar DJ Vidyadhara KG Mohandas Rao Kiranmai S

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2017; 61 (3) : 246-255

Impact of seasonal variant temperatures and laboratory room ambient temperature on mortality of rats with ischemic brain injury

2016 Sivakumar Gopalakrishanan Ramesh Babu Akriti B Kanth Mohandas Rao Kiranmai S Rai

J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Apr; 10(4)

Gait trainer for Pediatric Movement disorder

Patent filed on 09/03/2021 Gait trainer for Pediatric Movement disorder: Ref number: 202041010010

Assistive training system and device for Physical rehabilitation (Head-Trunk-Pelvis-Lower limb control training device for Cerebral palsy children).

Provisional Patent filed on 09/09/2020 Assistive training system and device for Physical rehabilitation (Head-Trunk-Pelvis-Lower limb control training device for Cerebral palsy children). Reference Number: TEMP/E-1/43260/2020-CHE

Provisional patent filing in process-2nd generation Urinary continence training device for women.

Effect of wireless fidelity wireless communication signals on Hippocampus of Prenatal and early postnatal Wistar rats- Functional and Morphological study

2013-01-01

2013, PG-MSc Pharmacology.

Comparison of therapeutic and prophylactic dietary choline supplementation in chronic cerebral hypo perfusion brain injury in wistar rats

2013-01-01 Divya Pragna

2013, PG-MSc Physiology.

Effect of Dietary Choline supplementation on Spatial learning in a rat model of ischemic brain injury

2012-01-01 Bharath

2012, PG-MSc Physiology.

Standardization of animal models of ischemic brain injury

2011-01-01 Vidyadhara DJ Gowrimanohari

2011, PG-MSc Physiology.