Dr Guruprasad Rao

Professor and Head of the department

Deputy Registrar (Academics, Health Sciences), MAHE

Department of Biochemistry

Qualification: M.Sc (Medical Biochemistry), Ph.D

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Guruprasad Rao teaches Biochemistry to first year MBBS, BDS and Allied Health Sciences students.

    He:

    • Is responsible for conduct of board of studies and Academic Council Meetings at MAHE
    • Uses various pedagogic approaches including lectures, SDL, CBL, PBL and practical sessions and is involved in the implementation of the integrated curriculum
    • Assesses students through various tools such as essay, MCQ, objective structured practical examinations (OSPE) and viva-voce
    • Prepares university examination question paper for MBBS, BDS and Allied Health Science courses and designs problems for problem-based learning (PBL) sessions.
    • Is involved in the documentation of curriculum in the outcome-based format for MQA and institutional self-study report for NAAC accreditation
    • Is the nodal officer for the instituion gathering data as requested by various university departments/external agencies
    • Serves as a member of the MAHE PhD protocol committee and as a PhD guide
    • Is a member of the instititutional research committee and guides students for Mentored student project (MSP)

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Biochemistry MBBS (Phase I stage I)
Biochemistry BDS (Phase I year 1)
Biochemistry Allied Health Sciences (Second semester)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Biochemistry Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2005
MSc (Master of Science) Medical Biochemistry Manipal Academy of Higher Education 1995

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Professor January 2017 onwards
Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, American University of Antigua Professor June 2014 to December 2016
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Professor May 2013 to June 2014
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Associate Professor May 2010 to May 2013
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Selection Grade Lecturer May 2008 to May 2010
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA Research Associate Post-doctoral research on cataract May 2006 to May 2008
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Assistant Professor May 2005 to May 2006
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Senior Grade Lecturer July 2002 to May 2005
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Lecturer August 1995 to July 2002

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Medical Education

Area of Expertise

Biochemistry

Area of Research

Cataract, Lens Crystallins, Diabetes Mellitus, Oxidative Stress, Herbal Medicines, Oxidative Stress in Obstetric Complications, neuroimmune regulatory system in alcohol dependence

Assessment for learning: a needs analysis study using formative assessment to evaluate the need for curriculum reform in basic sciences

2018-01-09 Reem Rachel Abraham Faith Alele Ullas Kamath Annamma Kurien Kiranmai S. Rai Indira Bairy Mohandas K. G. Rao Vasudha Devi Yeshwant K. Rao

Advances in Physiology Education 2018; 42(3): 482-486.

Audio–visual aid in teaching “fatty liver”

2015-24-12 Sambit Dash Ullas Kamath Jay Prakash Snigdha Mishra

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 2016; 44(3): 241- 245.

Faculty perception of PBL curriculum in Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

2013-01-01

International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology, 2013.

Effect of treatment with ‘nishamalaki’ powder on glycaemic control and markers of erythrocyte oxidative stress in diabetic rats compared to troglitazone

2013-01-01 Surekha Bhat S Gurumadhva Rao P Gopalakrishna Bhat

Int J Pharm Sci Rev Res, 2013.

Anti-diabetic and anti-oxidant efficacy of a powdered mixture of curcuma longa and emblica officinalis in diabetic rats in comparison with glyburide

2013-01-01 Bhat S Rao GS Bhat GP

Webmed Central Diabetes, 2013.

Maternal and fetal indicators of oxidative stress during pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)

Ullas Kamath Shobha U Kamath Lavanya Rai

International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology, 2011.

Alterations in stress parameters in rats housed in a pyramid model - seasonal variations

2010-01-01 Surekha Bhat K Dilip Murthy P Gopalakrishna Bhat

International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences, 2010.

Effect of varying durations of pyramid exposure - an indication towards a possibility of overexposure

2009-01-01 Surekha Bhat K Dilip Murthy P Gopalakrishna Bhat

Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2009.

Anti-chaperone A3/A1102-117 peptide interacting sites in human B-crystallin

2008-01-01 Guruprasad Rao Puttur Santhosh Kumar K Krishna Sharma

Molecular Vision, 2008.

Seasonal variations in markers of stress and oxidative stress in rats

2008-01-01 Surekha Bhat Guruprasad Rao K Dilip Murthy P Gopalakrishna Bhat

Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2008.

Influence of alignment of the pyramid on its beneficial effects. Surekha Bhat, Guruprasad Rao, Dilip Murthy, Perumunda Gopalakrishna Bhat

Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 2007; 45(5):455-8

Housing in pyramid counteracts neuroendocrine and oxidative stress caused by chronic restraint in rats. Surekha Bhat, Guruprasad Rao, Dilip Murthy, Perumunda Gopalakrishna Bhat.

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007; 4(1):35-42. Epub 2006 Jul 26

Maternal and fetal indicators of oxidative stress during intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). Ullas Kamath, Guruprasad Rao, Shobha U Kamath,Lavanya Rai

Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 2006; 21(1): 111-115

Effect of housing rats within a pyramid on stress parameters. Surekha Bhat, Guruprasad Rao, Dilip Murthy, Perumunda Gopalakrishna Bhat

Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 2003; 41: 1289-1293

Maternal and fetal indicators of oxidative stress in various obstetric complications. Guruprasad Rao, Ullas Kamath, Chaerkadi Raghothama, K. Sujatha Pradeep, Pragna Rao

Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 2003; 18(2): 80-86

Erythrocyte indicators of oxidative stress in gestational diabetes. Ullas Kamath, Guruprasad Rao, C Raghothama, Lavanya Rai, Pragna Rao

Acta Paediatrica 1998; 87: 676 679