Dr Sunitha Carnelio

Professor and Head

BDS, MDS

Department of Oral Pathology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teaches Dental Anatomy, Oral Histology and Oral Pathology to BDS students
    • Is involved in practical classes and demonstrations regarding Dental Anatomy, Oral Histology and Oral Pathology
    • Guides PG students for their theses work
    • Prepares course materials, syllabus and question papers for undergraduate program
    • Conducts formative and summative assessments for students
    • Provides histopathological diagnosis for oral lesions and histopathological consultation for external sources

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral histology First year BDS
Oral Pathology and Microbiology Second year and Third year BDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology MDS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS Oral Pathology and Microbiology Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 1998
BDS Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 1995
Certificate Course in Bioethics Manipal 2015

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Oral Pathology, MCODS, Manipal Professor and Head June 2020- till date
Department of Oral Pathology, MCODS Manipal Additional Professor June 2013- June 2020
Department of Oral Pathology, MCODS Manipal Associate Professor April 2004- June 2013
Department of Oral Pathology, MCODS Manipal Assistant Professor March 1999- April 2004

Projects

· Evaluation of immunohistochemical expression of SALL4 in odontogenic tumors (on going)

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

· Assessment of beta tyrosinated tubulin expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma, 2014

· Evaluation of fascin expression in ameloblasoma: an immunohistochemical study, 2013

· Role of epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) in oral squamous cell carcinoma, 2012

· Evaluation of MMP-2 and TIMP-2 in oral submucous fibrosis and their correlation with disease severity, 2009

· Oxidative stress and antioxidant defense in oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid reaction, 2008

· Evaluation of tenascin expression in ameloblastoma and ameloblastic fibroma: An immunohistochemical study, 2007

· Expression of E-cadherin in different histological grades of oral squamous cell carcinoma: An immunohistochemical study, 2006

Awards and Recognition 

Dr TMA Pai Gold Medal for Outstanding Research - 2016, for the paper entitled Expression of epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) in oral squamous cell carcinoma'.

Best Poster Award in the Poster Session 3 (Epidemiology-Diagnosis section), for presentation titled ‘Expression of E-cadherin in primary oral squamous cell carcinoma and metastatic lymph nodes: an immunohistochemical study’, at Annual Conference of the International Association of Oral Oncology (IAOO) Congress 2009, Toronto, Canada. 

Grants

· Colgate-Palmolive grant for the project titled ‘Evaluation of Fascin Expression in Ameloblasoma: An immunohistochemical study

· Colgate-Palmolive grant for the project titledRole of epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) in oral squamous cell carcinoma

Contributions 

· Pharmacovigilance: A dental perspective. S A Khan, S Carnelio, G Rodrigues In. Elements of Pharmacovigilance. R Sehgal, R Sethi, S Hiremath Eds. Kongposh Publications, New Delhi, First edn, 2010: Pgs 169-179.

· Oral Tuberculosis: A Review. In: Focus on Tuberculosis Research. Gabriel Rodrigues, Sunitha Carnelio. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2005; pp. 165-180.

Reviewer 

·         BMJ Case Reports

·         BMC  Oral Health

·         BMC Case Reports

·         Eurasian Journal of Medicine

·         International Journal of Pathology Clinical Research

·         Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

·         Journal of Case Reports and Clinical images

·         Journal of Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery

 

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Odontogenic tumours, potentially malignant lesions and conditions and early invasive squamous cell carcinoma

Area of Expertise

Odontogenic tumours, potentially malignant lesions and conditions and early invasive squamous cell carcinoma

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists (No: M/455-LM)
  • Indian Dental Association (No: IDA 28022) 
 

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