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Dr. Pooja Shivappa

Research Assistant & Lecturer- Basic Sciences

Educational Qualification
  • PhD, (Allied Health Sciences) K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Mangalore, Karnataka, India. (September 2018)
  • Master degree, (Biotechnology) First class with Distinction St. Aloysius College Mangalore, Karnataka, India (July 2014)
  • Bachelor degree, (Biotechnology, Chemistry, Botany) First class with Distinction St. Aloysius College Mangalore, Karnataka, India (May 2011)
Professional Career
  • Research Assistant/Lecturer of Basic Sciences, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, (September 15th 2020-Till date)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (4th December 2019 -15th September 2020)
  • Clinical Scientist, Locum Contract with RAK Hospital for COVID Testing, (May13th 2020- August 31st 2020)
  • Research Scholar, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Mangalore, Karnataka, India (1st September 2016-8th September 2018)
  • Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) Senior Research Fellow K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Mangalore, Karnataka, India (31st August 2015-31st August2016)
  • Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) Junior Research Fellow K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Mangalore, Karnataka, India (19th September 2013- 31st August 2015)
Research Publications
Publications
Number of Publications:25
Research: 17
Review: 7
Book Chapter: 1
Publications (Selected)
  • 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).
  • Relationship between Maternal and Cord Blood Iron Status in Anemic and Non- Anemic Women and their New Born Pairs. Biomed Pharmacol J. 2021;14(1).
  • Radioprotective and antioxidant potential of Tanacetum parthenium extract and synthetic parthenolide in Swiss albino mice exposed to electron beam irradiation International Journal of Radiation Research.2021;19(1):145-154
  • Amelioration of Radiation-Induced DNA Damage and Immunosuppression by Tanacetum parthenium leaf extract and synthetic parthenolide in Swiss Albino Mice. Research Journal of Biotechnology. 2021; 16(12):30-37
  • Cord Blood Neutrophil Phagocytic Index in Neonates Born to Anemic Mothers and in Neonates Born with Risk of Early-onset Sepsis. Journal of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2021; 13 (1):26-30
  • Phagocytic and oxidative burst activity of neutrophils in type 2 diabetic patients with foot ulcers. Biomedicine.2021;41(4) 776-780
  • A Review on Epidemiology and Thalassemia Distribution, in Relevance to United Arab Emirates Population. OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences.2021;21(2):280-284
  • Perceptions on the Implementation of Accreditation Requirements and Standards in the Primary Healthcare Centers, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Journal of Health Management.2021; 23(3):368-379.
  • Vitamin D receptor Fok1 polymorphism and invasive ovarian carcinoma risk - A case-control study. Gene 2020: 0378-1119.
  • Mini-review on recent update on COVID 19- Clinical outcome and largest pharmaceutical companies. Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Journal. 2020; (4):25-32.
Conferences/Workshops attended
Oral and poster presentation: 52
Oral and poster presentation (Selected)
  • 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 42ndRecent 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 
  • Presented at Second forum for women in research on the topic titled "Microbial fermentation as a method to enhance Nutraceutical values of curcuma longa spent" The University of Sharjah (UoS) virtually holds the second edition of Forum for Women in Research to promote women's involvement in research 29th August 2021
  • Presented on the antigenotoxic potential of   Tanacetum parthenium leaf extract and synthetic compound parthenolide against radiation-induced micronuclei formation and oxidative stress in Swiss Albino Mice. Conference proceedings of 62nd IASTEM International conference Bangkok, Thailand 3rd-4th July 2017.
  • Poster presented on the topic titled "Appraisal of the protective effect of Tanacetum parthenium leaf extract and synthetic compound parthenolide against radiation-induced chromosomal aberrations in Swiss Albino Mice" in 22nd Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference &Exhibition on 7- 9 March 2017 at Dubai International Convention &Centre.
Research interests
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular biology, Radiation biology, Neuroscience