Dr Shama Prasada K


Department of Cell and Molecular Biology


    • Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Manipal School of Life Sciences, MAHE, Manipal.
    • Involved in teaching, research, diagnostic and purchase related activities at SLS, MAHE, Manipal.


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Cancer Epigenetics Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2011


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Associate Professor 2016 -till
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Assistant Professor 2011-2016
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Lecturer 2009-2011
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Senior Research Fellow 2006-2009
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Research fellow 2004-2006


Area of Interest

To identify the cell and molecular changes responsible for carcinogenesis and to translate clinically relevant biomarkers for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic via developing noninvasive/ minimally invasive diagnostic tools using in vitro and in vivo models and patient samples.

Area of Expertise

Epigenetics, Cell Signalling, Cell and Molecular Biology

Area of Research

Molecular mechanism and epigenetic reprograming during carcinogenesis Development of molecular markers for early screening of cancer

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


Life Member of Society of Biological Chemists (India) and Society for Mitochondria Research and Medicine, India (SMRM)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Secured second rank in post-graduation exam (MSc Biosciences) from Mangalore University, 2004
  2. Best poster award at Manipal University Scientific meet held on 5th January 2008
  3. “Young Scientist award ” by Indian Society of Human Genetics, 2011
  4. International travel fellowship by DBT, government of India 2012
  5. Young Investigator Award at 10th APCHG, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012
  6. Doctoral Advisory Committee member of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
  7. Invention award, awarded by Intellectual Ventures India, Bangalore, 2013
  8. TMA Pai gold medal- Research Award  by Manipal University, 2014
  9. Editorial Manager: Public Health Genomics Journal (2015-2017)
  10. “Young Scientist Award, VIFRA-2015 by Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India, 2015
  11. Member, Institutional Biosafety committee, School of Life Sciences, MAHE
  12. Reviewer for BMC Cancer, Journals from Benthemscience.org
  13. Pilot project in Cancer from DBT, Government of India, 2016
  14. Funding from DBT, DST, BIRAC and ICMR, Government of India for financial support for various research projects
  15. Invited presentation
  16. Featured Scientist of MAHE, Manipal, 2018


Aberrant gene-specific DNA methylation signature analysis in cervical cancer

2017-17-03 Bhat S Kabekkodu SP Varghese VK Chakrabarty S Mallya SP Rotti H Pandey D Kushtagi P Satyamoorthy K

Tumour Biol. 39(3)

Genetic Variants in CD44 and MAT1A Confer Susceptibility to Acute Skin Reaction in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

2017-17-01 Mumbrekar KD Bola Sadashiva SR Kabekkodu SP Fernandes DJ Vadhiraja BM Suga T Shoji Y Nakayama F Imai T Satyamoorthy K

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 97(1):118-127

Mitochondrial biology: From molecules to diseases

2015-15-09 Kabekkodu SP Chakrabarty S Shukla V Varghese VK Singh KK Thangaraj K Satyamoorthy K


DNA promoter methylation-dependent transcription of the double C2-like domain-beta ( DOC2B) gene regulates tumor growth in human cervical cancer

2014-01-04 Kabekkodu SP Bhat S Radhakrishnan R Aithal A Mascarenhas R Pandey D Rai L Kushtagi P Mundyat GP Satyamoorthy K

J Biol Chem. 289(15):10637-49

DNA methylation patterns in luminal breast cancers differ from non-luminal subtypes and can identify relapse risk independent of other clinical variables

2011-05-02 Kamalakaran S Varadan V Giercksky Russnes HE Levy D Kendall J Janevski A Riggs M Banerjee N Synnestvedt M et.al

Mol Oncol. 5(1):77-92

Full Publications List


Methods for the Analysis of Breast Cancer Disorders. Application No. 61324797 (Patent No. WO2011128820 A3) Date: Mar 1, 2012 Nevenka Dimitrova, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy, Aparna Gorthi, Shama Prasada Kabekkodu, Sanjiban Chakrabarty, Payal Keswarpu, Nilanjana Banerjee, Angel Janevski, Prashantha Hebbar, Surabhi Khandige

    Book Chapters

    Mascarenhas R, Kabekkodu SP, Gopinath PM, Satyamoorthy K. 2017. Molecular Genetics of Congenital Cataract. In: Human Genomics and Applications. Narendra Publishing House, Delhi pp 101-117.