Dr Herman Sunil DSouza

Professor & HOD

Department of Radiation Biology and Toxicology


    Herman Sunil DSouza is Professor and HoD at Department of Radiation Biology and Toxicology, Manipal School of Life Sciences.

    • Involved in research and teaching for UG and PG programs.
    • Co-ordinator for Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Program – BiSEP (PG Diploma in Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics)


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Biochemistry Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore 2005


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Professor Teaching/Research 9th Jan 2018- till date
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Associate Professor Teaching/Research Oct 2010 – 8th Jan 2018
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Assistant Professor Oct 2006 – Oct 2010
St. John’s Medical College. Bangalore Assistant Professor Teaching/Research Sep 2005-Sep 2006
St. John’s Medical College. Bangalore Lecturer Teaching/Research March 2001-Aug 2005
St. John’s Medical College. Bangalore Scientific Assistant Research Oct 1996 - Feb 2001


Area of Interest

Research in the area of toxic metal lead

Area of Expertise

Biochemistry, Biotechnology Genetics

Area of Research

Effect of toxic metal lead on the human health and the association of genetic polymorphism on the toxicokinetics of the lead

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  1. Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI) - Life Member
  2. Society of Biological Chemists (India) -Life Member
  3. Environmental Mutagen Society of India (EMSI)-Life Member

Toxicology. 2021 Sep; 461:152927. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2021.152927

Shiek, S.S Mani, M.S Kabekkodu, S.P Dsouza, H.S

Health repercussions of environmental exposure to lead: Methylation perspective

Drug Chem Toxicol. 2021 Aug 1:1-5. doi: 10.1080/01480545.2021.1958833

Dsouza, H.S Menezes, G Thuppil, V

Ameliorative effects of nutritional minerals on lead-induced hematological alterations in male Wistar albino rats

Hum Exp Toxicol. 2020 Nov 25; 960327120975451.doi: 10.1177/0960327120975451

Mani, M.S Puranik, A Kabekkodu, S.P Joshi, M.B Dsouza, H.S

Influence of VDR and HFE polymorphisms on blood lead levels of occupationally exposed workers

Toxicol Lett 2020 335:11-27

Mani M.S Joshi M.B Shetty R.R DSouza V.L Swathi M Kabekkodu S.P Dsouza H.S

Lead exposure induces metabolic reprogramming in rat models

Toxicol Ind Health, 2020 36(5):346-355.

Mani, M.S Nayak, D.G Dsouza, H.S

Challenges in Diagnosing Lead Poisoning: A Review of Occupationally and Nonoccupationally Exposed Cases Reported in India

Hum Exp Toxicol. 2019 38(9): 1031-1059

Mani, M.S Kabekkodu, S.P Joshi, M.B Dsouza, H.S

Ecogenetics of lead toxicity and its influence on risk assessment

Toxicol Lett. (2008) 295, 351-356.

Mani, M.S Kabekkodu, S.P Joshi, M. B Dsouza, H.S

Modifying effects of δ-Aminolevulinate dehydratase polymorphism on blood lead levels and ALAD activity

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