1.      Tushar Shaw

Academic qualification: MSc, Medical Microbiology,

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal(2014)

PhD, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Sep. 2020)

Present status: Assistant Professor, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences



Tushar conducted his research “An investigation of environmental influence on the growth of Burkholderia pseudomallei in the soil of South West Coast of Karnataka” from July 2016 and submitted the thesis to Manipal Academy of Higher Education in March 2020. The research was completed under the guidance of Dr. Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Professor Dept. of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Tushardistinguished himself in writing well-researched and interesting projects which bagged him the Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical Research (2018-2019) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Short Term Fellowship. This gave him the opportunity to work in an international laboratory setup at Medical University of Graz, where he further developed his skills in whole genome sequencing and microbiome analysis. During the tenure of his research he actively participated at various National and International Conferences receiving commendable response from global experts working on the disease. Published his research in peer reviewed journals.


Tushar has recently joined the Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences where he is establishing the laboratory to continue my work on the emerging infectious diseases.


List of Publications:

1.      Shaw T, Tellapragada C , Kamath A, Eshwara VK, Mukhopadhyay C. Implications of environmental and pathogen- specific determinants on clinical presentations and disease outcome in melioidosis patients. PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 2019; 1–13.

2.      Kamthan A, Shaw T, Mukhopadhyay C, Kumar S. Molecular analysis of clinical Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from southwestern coastal region of India, using multi-locus sequence typing. PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 2018; 1–12.

3.      Mukhopadhyay C, Shaw T, Varghese G, Dance D. Melioidosis in South Asia (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan and Afghanistan). Trop Med Infect Dis. 2018; 3(2):51. 

4.      Shaw T, Tellapragada C, Vandana KE, AuCoin DP, Mukhopadhyay C. Performance evaluation of active melioidosis detect-lateral flow assay (AMD-LFA) for diagnosis of melioidosis in endemic settings with limited resources. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):1–7


Conference Presentation:

1.      Novel allelic profile of the clinical strains of Burkholderia pseudomallei on multi locus sequence typing from India, Poster Presentation, 17th International Conference on Infectious Diseases, Hyderabad, India 2016

2.      Soil epidemiology in South West India. Oral Presentation, 2nd South Asian Melioidosis Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2018

3.      Determining the influence of environmental factors on the presence of B. pseudomallei in the Indian soil. Oral Presentation, 9th  World Melioidosis Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2019 



2. Prajna P Shetty

PhD Scholar

Department of Biochemistry

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Manipal Academy of Higher Education


Telephone: +9844464598


Orcid ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6502-6012



MSc Medical Biochemistry (Aug 2009)

BSc Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry (May 2006)


Work Experience

PhD Scholar (since 2017), Research Scholar (2013-2014) Research Assistant (2015-2016), Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.


Lecturer, Alvas Education Foundation, Moodbidri. (2010-2013)


Research Interests

Screening, Diagnostic feasibility of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM)



Title: Exploring the feasibility of Newborn Screening Program(NBS) for metabolic disorders in Udupi District



1.      Approx. 22 % of total live-births of district benefited.

2.      Established the Incidence data of IEM at Udupi.

3.      Successful district wide initiationof NBS at government hospitals and Manipal hospitals

4.      Positive acknowledgement for the state wide NBS from State authority


*Funding Support- GCC, Canada and VGST, Karnataka


Publications: 6Indexed

Ongoing Projects: 4

Scientific proposals for research granting bodies:  8*


3. Radhakrishnan P

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Medical Genetics

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal                            

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal, Karnataka, India. Pincode- 576104

Email: yellowkrishpt@gmail.com



My thesis titled “Evaluation of genetic factors responsible for lethal human fetal malformations” under the guidance of Prof. Dr Girisha KM, Department of Medical Genetics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Our work delineates the phenotypic spectrum of various congenital fetal malformation syndromes and deciphering genomic alterations responsible for lethal fetal malformations.

Education and training:

·         Ph.D in Medical Genetics from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India (Thesis submitted on July 2020; tentative graduation August 2020)

·         M.Sc. in Medical Anatomy (2010-2013) from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Karnataka, India.

·         Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2004-2009) fromThe Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,India.

·         Certificate course in “Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Methodology” and “Bioethics” in Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India.


Selected publications:

1.       Chong JX, Talbot JC, Teets EM, Previs S, Martin BL, Shively KM,Marvin CT, Aylsworth AS, Saadeh-Haddad R, Schatz UA, Inzana F, Ben-Omran T, Almusafri F, Al-Mulla M, Buckingham KJ, Harel T, Mor-Shaked H, Radhakrishnan P, Girisha KM, Nayak SS, Shukla A, Dieterich K, Faure J, Rendu J,  Capri Y, Latypova X, Nickerson DA,Warshaw D, Janssen PM, University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics, Amacher SL, Bamshad MJ. Mutations in MYLPF cause a novel segmental amyoplasia that manifests as distal arthrogryposis. American Journal of Human Genetics. 2020 Aug 6;107(2):293-310.). Impact factor: 9.924


2.       Radhakrishnan P, Nayak SS, Shukla A, Girisha KM. Biallelic c. 1263dupC in DOK7 results in fetal akinesia deformation sequence. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2020 Apr;182(4):804-7.Impact factor: 2.125


3.       Radhakrishnan P, Nayak SS, Shukla A, Girisha KM. Clinical and mutation profile in six fetuses. Clinical genetics. 2019 Dec;96(6):560-5.Impact factor:4.104


4.       Pehlivan D, Bayram Y, Gunes N, Coban Akdemir Z, Shukla A, Bierhals T, Tabakci B, Sahin Y, Gezdirici A, Fatih JM, Gulec EY, Yesil G, Punetha J, Ocak Z, Grochowski CM, Karaca E, Albayrak HM, Radhakrishnan P, Erdem HB, Sahin I, Yildirim T, Bayhan IA, Bursali A, Elmas M, Yuksel Z, Ozdemir O, Silan F, Yildiz O, Yesilbas O, Isikay S, Balta B, Gu S, Jhangiani SN, Doddapaneni H, Hu J, Muzny DM; Baylor-Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genomics, Boerwinkle E, Gibbs RA, Tsiakas K, Hempel M, Girisha KM, Gul D, Posey JE, Elcioglu NH, Tuysuz B, Lupski JR. The Genomics of Arthrogryposis, a Complex Trait: Candidate Genes and Further Evidence for Oligogenic Inheritance. American Journal of Human Genetics. 2019 Jul 3;105(1):132-150.Impact factor: 9.924