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
- 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)
Guruprasad Rao teaches Biochemistry to first year MBBS, BDS and Allied Health Sciences students.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Biochemistry||MBBS (Phase I stage I)|
|Biochemistry||BDS (Phase I year 1)|
|Biochemistry||Allied Health Sciences (Second semester)|
|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|
|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
Area of Expertise
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
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
Webmed Central Diabetes, 2013.
Maternal and fetal indicators of oxidative stress during pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)
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
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