Dr BS Satish Rao

Director - Manipal School of Life Sciences

Department of Radiation Biology and Toxicology


    • Dr. Satish Rao B S is the Director at Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal..


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Radiobiology Mangalore University 1994


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Radiation Biology & Toxicology, School of Life Sciences, MAHE, Manipal Professor and Head Research & Teaching Nov. 2007 – Till Date
Department of Radiation Biology & Toxicology, School of Life Sciences, MAHE, Manipal HOD (I/c) & Associate Professor Oct 2006 – Nov. 2007
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India Associate Professor of Radiobiology Aug 2001- Oct. 2006
Sylvester Cancer Center, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Uni. of Miami School of Medicine, Fl 33136, USA. Visiting Faculty June – Aug, 2001
Department of Medicine / Clinical Immunology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78284-7874, USA. Visiting Research Scholar July 2000 – June 2001
Division of Life Sciences, Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Kumatori-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 590-0494, JAPAN. Visiting Scientist June 1999 - May 2000
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India Assistant Professor of Radiobiology June 1994 -July 2001
Institute fur Medizinische Strahlenbiologie Unversitatsklinikum Essen, Germany Guest investigator Sept.1993 - Jan. 1994
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India Lecturer in Radiobiology Jan. 1993 - Aug. 1993
Department of Radiobiology, KMC., Manipal, India Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow Nov.1987 - Dec. 1993


Area of Interest

Radiation biology & toxicology.

Area of Expertise

Cell Culture, Genotoxicity, Drug Delivery, Anticancer drug Screening, Molecular Radiobiology, Radiation Biodosimetry, Radiosensitization & Radioprotection, Heavy metal toxicology, Natural products

Area of Research

Radiation Biology & Experimental Oncology, Toxicology, Nanotechnology & Targeted drug delivery

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


  • International Society for Mangiferin Research (Life member, Vice-general Secretary)
  • Indian Society for Radiation Biologists (Life Member & Ex. Executive Member)
  • Indian Society of Human Genetics (Life Member)
  • Society for Free Radical Research, India (Life Member)
  • Indian Association for Hyperthermic Oncology and Medicine (Member)
  • Society for Biological Chemistry (Life Member)
  • Society for Radiation Research, India (Full member)

Awards and Honors:

  • 'INSA Teachers Award 2017'  by Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi on 29th December 2017 at  INSA Anniversary General Meeting at Pune.
  • Paper selected for ASTRO  CME  for CREDIT: Predictive and prognostic significance of glutathione levels and DNA damage  in cervix cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy (Int J of Radiat Oncol Biol Phys (2010 ) Oct 1;78(2):343-9  (doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.08.014)
  • International Travel grant support from CCSTDS, Govt. of India  & organizers of the 1st International Symposium on Mangiferin held at Nanning, China – Participation as an International Expert (2009)
  • International Public Health Summer Institute Training - Sponsorship  by Sparkman Center for Global Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (7th July to 1st August 2008)
  • Visiting Research Fellow: The University of New South Wales, Australia, for three years 1st March 2008 -2011.
  • NIH’s International training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (ITREOH) Fogarty  Program Grant to attend workshop on Health Effects on Pesticides, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Sept. 5- 9, 2005).
  • Distinguished Alumni Award by Kasturba Medical College Manipal, MAHE, 2004.
  • Honor role of the Journal of Radiation Research Terasima Award- Best Paper Award for the paper entitled “DNA-PK: the major target for wortmannin-mediated radiosensitization by the inhibition of DSB repair via NHEJ pathway. J. Radiat. Res. 44 (2003) 151-159; by the Japanese Journal of Radiation Research for the year 2003 (Second-author).
  • UICC International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships (ICRETT) & Visiting faculty, Sylvester Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33136, USA (June – Aug  2002).
  • VISITING RESEARCH SCHOLAR, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, USA (July 2000 – June 2001).
  • VISITING SCIENTIST, Division of Life Sciences, Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Osaka., JAPAN (June 1999 – May 2000).
  • YOUNG SCIENTIST TRAVEL GRANT award by COSTED-IBN to attend the first Asian Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, Fukuoka, Japan (1996).
  • Fellow of Academy of General Education, Manipal (1994)
  • YOUNG SCIENTIST TRAVEL GRANT European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology to attend 12th   ESHO conference at Bergen, Norway (1991).
  • Late Sri NC Narasimha Iyengar and Smt Ranganayakamma, Sri. NC Krishnamurthy, Smt. Chikkamma & Rukkamma Memorial CASH PRIZE  (Post graduate level)
  • Obtained Miss H K Shamantharathna GOLD MEDAL  (Post graduate level)
  • Obtained The Nagar Manja Udupa GOLD MEDAL (Post graduate level)
  • Secured FIRST RANK in post-graduation level

A Polymeric temozolomide nanocomposite against orthotopic glioblastoma xenograft: tumor-specific homing directed by nestin

Nanoscale. Aug 2017; 3; 9(30):10919-10932. doi: 10.1039/c7nr00305f. (Impact factor: 7.367)

Suma Prabhu, Jayant Sastri Goda, Srinivas Mutalik, Bhabani Shankar Mohanty, Pradip Chaudhari, Sharada Rai, Nayanabhirama Udupa and Bola Sadashiva Satish Rao

Polymorphisms in double strand break repair related genes influence radiosensitivity phenotype in lymphocytes from healthy individuals

DNA Repair. April 2016; 40:27–34. Impact Factor: 3.929

Kamalesh Dattaram Mumbrekar, Goutham Hassan Venkatesh, Vadhiraja Bejadi Manjunath, Satish Bola Sadashiva Rao

Influence of double-strand break repair on radiation therapy-induced acute skin reactions in breast cancer patients

International Journal of Radiation Oncology• Biology • Physics. March 2014; 88(3): 671-676. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.11.218. Impact Factor: 4.495

Mumbrekar KD, Fernandes DJ, Goutham HV, Sharan K, Vadhiraja BM, Satyamoorthy K, Bola Sadashiva SR

DNA double-strand break analysis by γ-H2AX foci: a useful method for determining the overreactors to radiation-induced acute reactions among head-and-neck cancer patients

2012-05-12 International Journal of Radiation Oncology• Biology • Physics. December 2012; 84(5):e607-612. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.06.041. Impact Factor: 4.495

Goutham HV, Mumbrekar KD, Vadhiraja BM, Fernandes DJ, Sharan K, Kanive Parashiva G, Kapaettu S, Bola Sadashiva SR

Formulation of plumbagin loaded long circulating pegylated liposomes: in vivo evaluation in C57BL/6J mice bearing B16F1 melanoma

Drug Delivery. September-October 2011; 18(7):511-522. doi:10.3109/10717544.2011. 595840. Impact Factor: 4.843

Sunil Kumar MR, Aithal BK, Udupa N, Reddy MS, Raakesh V, Murthy RS, Raju DP, Rao BS

Full Publications List


    Papers published in conference proceedings (peer reviewed)

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