Dr. Saleena Ummer Velladath

Associate Professor - Senior scale

Department of Medical Laboratory Technology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Saleena Ummer is Associate Professor-Senior scale of the Department of Medical Laboratory Technology at MCHP, Manipal.

    She:

    • Is the PG coordinator 
    • Delivers lectures and practical classes for MSc MLT and BSc MLT students
    • Guides postgraduate dissertations
    • Supervise Doctoral projects
    • Moderates PG seminars, scientific presentations and journal clubs 
    • Initiates the process of curriculum development and modification
    • Counsels students
    • Organising various other academic and professional developmental activities of the department.

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Clinical Biochemistry II MSc MLT
Applied Biochemistry II MSc MLT
Molecular Biology I MSc MLT
Clinical Biochemistry I I sem MSc MLT
Applied genetics I MSc MLT
Integrated case studies I BSc MLT,II BSc MLT, III BSc MLT
Clinical Biochemistry II MSc MLT
Metabolic regulations and Inborn errors of metabolism II MSc MLT
Clinical Biochemistry II III sem MSc MLT ( Spln: Clinical biochemistry)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Clinical Biochemistry School of Allied Health Sciences 2014
Certificate in Biostatistics and Research Methodology Biostatistics and Research Methodology Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2007
MSc MLT (Master of Science - Medical Lab Technology) Clinical Biochemistry School of Allied Health Sciences 2006
BMLT (Bachelor of Medical lab Technology) School of Allied Health Sciences 2001
DMIE (Diploma in Medical Instrumentation Engineering) Biomedical engineering Board of Technical Education, Kerala Government 1994

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Non-communicable diseases, Toxicology

Area of Expertise

Nephrotoxicity, Complications of Diabetes mellitus

Area of Research

Complications of Diabetes mellitus, Autism spectrum disorders

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

CONFERENCES ATTENDED
  • Participated and presented a paper entitled “Evaluation of Urinary biomarkers for the early Diagnosis Acute Kidney Injury due to Cisplatin Chemotherapy” at the International conference on Medicine and Health Sciences held in Indonesia, Jakarta, Dec. 2015. (Best paper award for the platform presentation)
  • 2. Presented a paper on Serum NSE variations in patients with Diabetic peripheral neuropathy after low level laser therapy, at the 43rd National Conference of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, at Mangalore on December 2016
  • 3. Conducted a session as invited speaker on “Emerging Biomarkers in Diabetic Foot Syndrome” In the International Conference of Physiotherapy, MIPCON 2017, for the post Conference workshop on Comprehensive approach to Diabetic Foot, December 2017.
  • 4. Participated and presented in the Manipal Research Colloquium ( was the evaluator for the scientific poster presentations) held at MU, Manipal on April 2016
  • 5. Participated in the National Consultation on Built Environment and Health organized by the Manipal FAIMER Institute at Manipal on May 2017
  • 6. Participated and presented a paper at the Public Health Evidence South Asia(PHESA) Colloquium on February 2015 at Manipal.
  • 7. Organized and attended the 13th EXPLORE the annual CME on Clinical Laboratory Science - an Update, March 2015 at Manipal
  • 8. Participated as Judge for the mentored student project (MSP) poster presentations of Under Graduate Medical students organized by Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, held on May 2017
  • 9. Participated in the National Consultation on Addressing the WHO sustainable development goals using inter professional approaches and intersectoral action organized by the Manipal FAIMER Institute at Manipal, July 2018.
  • 10. Participated in the International conference on Bologna-In, the Manipal Higher education Meet organized by the department of European studies, MAHE, Manipal on July 2018
  • 11. Participated and presented a paper at the International NCD meet organized by Departments of Medicine and Community Medicine, KMC, Manipal, 2014
  • Received best paper award for the Platform presentation of the paper entitled “Urinary α- Glutathione-s-transferase variations in cisplatin treated cancer patients with and without kidney injury” in the International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, at Chennai in 2012
  • Received best poster award (second prize) for the paper entitled “Evaluation of pleural fluid adenosine deaminase as a predictor of tuberculous pleuritis presentation at SYMBIOT’09 National biotechnology symposium, at Manipal, in 2009
 
Member of:
 
  • Lifetime member of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (since 2008) 
  • Voluntary Service Organisation, Manipal Academy of Higher Education - Faculty Coordinator, 2013.

 

TRAINING / WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

1. SMILE (Synergic Manipal Integrated Leadership Engagement)2 program, MAHE Manipal

2. Workshop on Framework for action on interprofessional education and practice by TMA Pai Chair in IPE and Practice, at Manipal. November 2016

3. Attended workshop on Case Based Learning organized by Manipal Centre for Personal and Professional Development at Manipal on Feb 2018

4. Futura pedagogica, a workshop on technologies that support classroom teaching and assessment by MCPD at Manipal, December 2016

5. Workshop on pre Analytical Quality Management in the Clinical Laboratory organized by the TMA Pai Chair in Laboratory Quality Management at Manipal on July 2015.

6. Workshop on Homology modeling and structure identification of proteins , at the National workshop on Multidisciplinary approach in clinical Lab Research, March 2018

7. Workshop on fundamentals of Clinical Laboratory Management for analytics organized by the TMA Pai Chair in Laboratory Quality Management at Manipal, August 2015

8. Attended workshop on Flow Cytometry organized by the Department of Pathology. KMC Manipal, January 2016

9. Attended the workshop on Post Analytical Errors in Clinical Laboratory organized by the TMA Pai Chair in Laboratory Quality Management at Manipal on September 2015

10. Attended awareness program on integrated Management system organized by the Q&C committee SOAHS, on January 2015

11. Participated and completed the training program on “Nurturing an effective work place” for the Heads of Departments of Manipal University conducted by TAPMI, Manipal on October 2014

12. Attended the National Grant writing workshop for Health Professionals organized by Dr.TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Excersise and Health Promotion at Manipal on November, 2014

13. Attended the hands on training on wet lab and bioinformatics analysis for whole human exome and targeted resequencing of gene panel using Next Generation Ion Torrent sequencing conducted by School of Life Sciences, MAHE with Thermo Fisher Scientific at Manipal on February 201

 

 

Evaluation of urinary tubular enzymes for the detection of early kidney injury due to cisplatin chemotherapy

Saleena U V, M S Athiyaman, Donald F, BM Vadhiraja, R Prabhu, Nalini K. Evaluation of urinary tubular enzymes for the detection of early kidney injury due to cisplatin chemotherapy. International Journal of Biological and Medical Research. Vol 3, (2012). ISSN: 0976 – 6685

Urinary α- Glutathione-s-transferase variations in cisplatin treated cancer patients with and without kidney injury

2012-01-01 Saleena U V Athiyamaan M S Vadhiraja B M R Prabhu Nalini K

Urinaryα-Glutathione-s-transferase variations in cisplatin treated cancer patients with and without kidney injury. IPCBEE (2012), vol. 31 pp. 32-36, ISSN: 2010-4618

Biomarkers for therapeutic response in cervical cancer

2012-01-09 Asha Das

Biomarkers for Therapeutic Response in Cervical Cancer. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 2012 Sep 1;3(9):3036.

Evaluation of urinary α-glutathione -s-transferase(α-GST) as a marker of early cisplatin induced kidney injury

2012-01-01 Saleena U V M S Athiyamaan B M Vadhiraja R Prabhu K Nalini

Evaluation of urinary α-glutathione -s-transferase(α-GST) as a marker of early cisplatin induced kidney injury IJBBB (2012), vol. 2(4)

Erythrocyte Glutathione-S-Transferase Activity in Diabetics and its Association with HBA1c

2011-01-02

Saleena Ummer Velladath, Asha Das, Rishikesh Kumar R, Nalini K. Erythrocyte Glutathione-S-Transferase Activity in Diabetics and its Association with HBA1c WebmedCentral Clinical Biochemistry 2011;2(7):WMC002004

Effect of Low Level Laser Therapy on serum vitamin D and magnesium levels in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy–A pilot study

2019-01-01 Anju M Chacko L Chettupalli Y Maiya AG Saleena UV

Effect of Low Level Laser Therapy on serum vitamin D and magnesium levels in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy–A pilot study. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews. 2019 Jan 18.

Evaluation and Comparison of Blood Parameters in Diabetic Patients with and without Peripheral Neuropathy

2018-01-07 Ranjith KP Potu B Anju M Velladath SU Hande M

Evaluation and Comparison of Blood Parameters in Diabetic Patients with and without Peripheral Neuropathy. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research. 2018 Jul 1;12(7

Exploring Time Management Skills of First Year Undergraduate Medical and Allied Health Science Students

2018-01-10 A Abraham Rr Velladath SU Elman Be Ezreen Z Bin Mohamad Sobri Lu Saha B Syahmi Md Ghazali B Sofia M Bakar Ba & Aslam A

Exploring Time Management Skills of First Year Undergraduate Medical and Allied Health Science Students. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research. 2018 Oct 1;12(10).

Effect of Acrylamide Ingestion on Reproductive Organs of Adult Male Wistar Rats

2018-01-12 Kalaivani M Velladath SU Kamath KG Kumar PY Nayak D M

Effect of Acrylamide Ingestion on Reproductive Organs of Adult Male Wistar Rats. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2018;12(11):1-5

Correlation of serum adenosine deaminase activity with that of creatine kinase in various clinical conditions

Sharda Y Prabha Anju Jijesh Vinod

2nd Year MSc MLT (PG)

Evaluation of erythrocyte GST activity in diabetics and its association with HbA1c

Asha Das Rishikesh K

2nd Year MSc MLT (PG)

Evaluation of urinary Gamma-glutamyl transpetidase in patients with acute febrile illness

Arun G Bony Venkitesh N Jyosthna B

2nd Year MSc MLT (PG)

The proportion of kidney injury in post cardiac surgery - A comparison of eGFR with AKIN criteria

Rinu JM Nikhil R

2nd Year MSc MLT (PG)