Dr Varashree BS

Professor and Head

Department of Biochemistry





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


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Biochemistry Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2007
MBBS Al-Ameen Medical College, Bijapur 2002


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head Nov 2019 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2011 to oct 2019
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2007 to 2011
KMC, Manipal Tutor 2004 to 2007

Comparison of serum human placental lactogen and zinc levels with calculated risk score generated in women undergoing first trimester screening

Dr.Indranil Ghoshal Dr. Krishnananda Prabhu Dr Varashree BS

First trimester screening(dual test) is a prenatal test that gives early information about chances of a baby born with certain chromosomal anomalies. It involves estimation of free beta hCG and PAPP A in maternal blood. Human Placental Lactognen (HPL) is present only during pregnancy with maternal serum level rising in relation to the growth of the fetus and placenta. It has been seen that serum zinc level is related with serum PAPP A level. Calculated risk score generated after dual test does not take into account serum HPL and zinc. we would like to study whether HPL and zinc levels alone or in combination with dual test or dual test alone are better predictors of risk of Downs and other chromosomal anomalies


Area of Interest

Biomarkers for prenatal screening of foetal defects

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Awarded first prize for paper presentation in the 4th National Conference of the Society of Biological Scientists of India (SOBSI), 2014 at Yenepoya University Campus, Mangalore.

Evaluation of usefulness of pleural fluid adenosine deaminase in diagnosing tuberculous pleural effusion from empyema

2014-01-01 Vijetha Shenoy Kriti Singh Krishnananda Prabhu Priyanka Datta Varashree BS

Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 2014; 4(Suppl 1): S411-S414

Oxidative stress and proteolytic activity in erythrocytes of diabetic patients.

2011-01-01 Varashree BS Bhat P Gopalakrishna

International journal of endocrinology and metabolism, 2011;8(2)

Correlation of Lipid peroxidation with glycated haemoglobin levels in diabetes mellitus

2014-01-01 Varashree BS Bhat G

Online journal of health and allied sciences, 2011;10(2)

A study on proteolytic enzyme activity in the erythrocytes of diabetic patients.

2010-01-04 P Gopalakrishna Bhat Varashree BS

Online journal of health and allied sciences, 2010;9(4):13