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Dr. Pooja Shivappa

In-Charge - Central Research Laboratory & Assistant Professor- Biochemistry

Educational Qualification
  • PhD (Radiation and cancer biology) 2018, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Karnataka, India.
  • MSc (Biotechnology) 2014, St. Aloysius College Mangalore, Karnataka, India
  • B.Sc. (Biotechnology, Chemistry, Botany), 2011, St. Aloysius College Mangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Research Associate & Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, RAKCOMS, RAKMHSU, Sept 2022-Till date
  • Research Assistant/Lecturer of Basic Sciences, RAKCOMS, RAKMHSU, Sept 2020-Sept 2022
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, RAKMHSU, Dec 2019 -Sept 2020
  • Clinical Scientist, Locum Contract with RAK Hospital for COVID Testing, (May 2020- Aug 2020)
  • Research Scholar, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Mangalore,  India, Sept 2016- September 2018
  • Senior Research Fellow, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Mangalore,  India, August 2015- August 2016
  • Junior Research Fellow, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Mangalore,  India, September 2013- August 2015
  • Markers of Inflammation in Obese Pregnant Women: Adenosine Deaminase and High Sensitive C – Reactive Protein. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2022;(16):100167
  • Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles Produced by Bacteria Isolated from University Campus Environment Soil Samples in Ras Al Khaimah. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 2022;18 (3): 300-307  
  • Natural Radioprotectors on Current and Future Perspectives: A Mini-Review. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences. 2022; 14(2): 57-71.
  • Retrospective analysis of thalassemia patients in secondary care hospital: Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Advanced Biomedical Research. 2022; 11:53
  • The Prevalence and Pathophysiology of Chemical Sense Disorder Caused by the Novel Coronavirus.  Frontiers in Public Health. 2022;10(839182).
  • Young researcher award in the International research awards on Science, Technology and management -INSO, organized by professional association, November 2022, India 
  • Poster presented on the topic entitled "Maternal Vitamin D Deficiency Leads to Decreased Cord Blood Neutrophil Phagocytic Index and Superoxide Dismutase Gene Expression in Neonate". At 9th Abu Dhabi Annual International Conference on Vitamin D Deficiency and Human Health on 7-8 October, 2022 as a Virtual Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Poster presented on the topic entitled “Preliminary phytochemical screening, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of various extracts of Physalis angulata roots” at The Sixth International Symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences (ISPBS-6) held on 26th -28th May 2022, Gaziantep-Turkey.
  • Poster presented on the topic titled “Insights into differentiating iron deficiency and Inflammatory anemia in obese pregnant women:role of HsCRP and ADA in pregnant women” at The 42nd Recent Annual conference of Indian association of Biomedical Scientists(IABMS) Recent trends and advances in Biomedical sciences-An integrated approach held on 25th -27th November 2021 
  • Poster presented on the topic titled “Adenosine deaminase as a marker of inflammation in obese pregnant women” at The 4th Global Public Health Conference (GLOBEHEAL 2021) held on 25th -26th February 2021