Dr Spoorti Kulkarni

Assistant Professor

BDS, MDS

Department of Oral Pathology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Prepares course materials, syllabus and question papers for undergraduate program
    • Is involved in practical classes and demonstrations of Dental Anatomy, Oral Histology and Oral Pathology.  
    • Conducts formative and summative assessments for students
    • Provides histopathological diagnosis for oral lesions 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology First year BDS
Oral Pathology and Microbiology Second and Thrid year BDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology MDS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS Oral Pathology and Microbiology Yenapoya Dental College and Hospital, Mangalore 2015
BDS Maratha Mandal Dental College, Belgaum 2009

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Oral Pathology, MCODS, Manipal Assistant Professor October 2016 - till date
Department of Oral Pathology, MCODS, Manipal Lecturer October 2015- October 2016

Projects

Evaluating the immunohistochemical expression of ERCC1 in oral epithelial dysplasia and early invasive squamous cell carcinomas.

Evaluating the expression of SALL4 in oral epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma- An immunohistochemical appraisal.

Evaluating the expression of SALL4 in odontogenic cysts and tumors- An immunohistocehmical study.

Immunoprofiling in oral submucous fibrosis, oral submucous fibrosis with dysplasia, and oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Grants

Seed money for the project “Immunoprofiling in oral submucous fibrosis, oral submucous fibrosis with dysplasia, and oral squamous cell carcinoma” from MAHE university -25,000.

Collaborations 

Salivary DNA as a diagnostic tool in oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas- International collaboration with the Dr Rifat Hasina, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Awards and Achievements

Shri Ramachandra Rao award for the best original research work titled “Evaluating the expression of SALL4 in oral epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma- An immunohistochemical appraisal.” At the 28th national conference of Indian Association of the Oral and Maxillofacial pathologists that was held at Kovalam, Thiruvanathapuram on 1st to 3rd November 2019.

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Potentially malignant lesions and forensic odontology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Member of Indian Dental Association- 153476

Life Member of Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist – 2225-LM

Kulkarni S, Abdulla R, Jose M, Adyanthaya S, B Rex DA, Patil AH, Pinto SM, Subbannayya Y. Omics data-driven analysis identifies laminin-integrin-mediated signaling pathway as a determinant for cell differentiation in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2019;62(4):529-536

Bhat A, Mitra S,Chandrashekar C,Solomon M, Kulkarni S. Odontogenic cysts and odontogenic tumors in a large rural area from India. A 10-year reflection. Medicine and pharmacy reports.2019;92(4): 408 - 412

Kulkarni S, Chandrashekar C, Kudva R, Radhakrishnan R. Giant-cell fibroma: Understanding the nature of the melanin-laden cells. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2017;21(3):429–433.