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Dr. G. Srinivas

Scientist 'F' & Acting Head
Phone :
0471 2524689 (O), 85475 47918 (M)
Academic Qualifications

PhD, Cancer Research ; Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram ; 2001

MSc Medical Biochemistry ; JIPMER, Pondicherry ; 1994

Professional Record

Scientist F, Dept. of Biochemistry; SCTIMST; July 2015- Continuing

Scientist E, Dept. of Biochemistry; SCTIMST; Oct 2014- June 2015

ICMR International Fellow, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA; Mar 2014- Sep 2014

Scientist E, Dept. of Biochemistry; SCTIMST; July 2012- Feb 2014

Scientist D, Dept of Biochemistry ; SCTIMST ; July 2010- June 2012

IUSSTF Research Fellow, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition ; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA ; July 2009- July 2010

Scientist D, Dept of Biochemistry; SCTIMST ; June 2008- July 2009

Scientist C, Dept of Biochemistry; SCTIMST ; June 2004- June 2008

Scientist B, Division of Cancer Biology ; Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology ; Sept 2000- May 2004

Lecturer & Head, Dept of Biochemistry ; NSS College, Pandalam, Dec 1996- August 2000

Junior Research Fellow (UGC), Division of Lab Medicine and Tumor Biology ; Regional Cancer Centre ; Oct 1994- Nov 1996


Awarded UGC-CSIR/NET JRF-1993; MSc Second Rank- JIPMER-1994

Awarded DST International Travel Grant to participate and present a paper in the "International Phytochemical Society of Europe symposium on Natural Products and Cancer Therapy" held at Naples, Italy during 22-26 September, 2008 and invited to participate and present a poster at "Ehrlich II- World Conference on Magic Bullets" held at Nurnberg, Germany during 3-5 October, 2008.

Area of Interest

Clinical and Experimental Oncology, Regulation of Autophagy, Cardiac changes during diabetes, Risk factors in dementias

On-going Projects

Mitochondrial metabolism and function in type 2 diabetic heart, SERB, 2014-2017, Rs. 50.77 Lakhs

In vitro beta amyloid uptake by peripheral blood macrophages: predictor for progression of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease (AD)?, ICMR, 2015-2018, 42.50 Lakhs


Awarded the "IndoUS Science and Technology Forum Research Fellowship" (2009-10) for a period of one year to work Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA.

Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) International Fellowship (2013-14) to work at Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.


Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences, India

Life Member, Society for Biotechnologists (India)

Life Member, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (India Section)

Life Member, International Society for Heart Research (India Section)

Life Member, Society for Mitochondrial Research & Medicine, India

Life member, Society for Evolutionary and Integrative Biology, India

Member, Board of Studies (Biochemistry), Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram

Member, Board of Studies (Medical Biochemistry), Kannur University, Kannur

Member, Board of Studeis (Zoology), Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram

Padmakrishnan CJ, Easwer HV, Vinod Vijayakurup, Girish Menon R, Suresh Nair,Srinivas Gopala, High LC3/Beclin expression correlates with poor survival in glioma: a definitive role for autophagy as evidenced by, Pathology Oncology Research, 2017, NA(e-article ahead of pri
4. P M Aswathy, P S Jairani, Joe Verghese, Sheelakumari R, Srinivas Gopala, Priya Srinivas , P S Mathuranath, Progranulin mutation analysis: Identification of one novel mutation in exon 12 associated with frontotemporal dementia, Neurobiology of Aging, 2016, 39: 218e1-218.e3, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26724960
Piotr Zabielski, Ian R. Lanza,, Altered skeletal muscle mitochondrial proteome as the basis of disruption of mitochondrial function in diabetic mice, Diabetes, 2016, 65: 561-573, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4764144/
P S Jairani, P M Aswathy,, Interaction with MAPT H1/H1 haplotype increases dementia risk in APOE I?4 carriers in a population of southern India, Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 2016, 42: 255-264, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27705964
Piotr Zabielski, Agnieszka Blachnio-Zabielska, Ian Lanza,, Impact of insulin deprivation and treatment on sphingolipid distribution in different muscle subcellular compartments of streptozotocin-diabetic C57Bl/6 mice, AJP-Endocrinology and Metabolism , 2014, 306: E529-546
Vinod Vijayakurup, Spatafora Carmela,, PCBL, a benzo[, Molecular Biology Reports , 2014, 41: 85-94
P M Aswathy, P S Jairani, Joe Verghese,, MAPT, Neurobiology of Aging, 2014, 45:, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4031455/
Vinod Vijayakurup, Padmakrishnan CJ, Bejoy Vijayan,, a??How can I halt theea??? The puzzles invoved in autopahgic inhibition, Pharmacological Research , 2014, 82: 1-8, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043661814000280
Nandini Ravikumar Jayakumari, Anand Chellappan Reghuvaran, Raji Sasikala Rajendran, Vivek Velayudhan Pillai, Jayakumar Karunakaran, Harikrishnan Vijayakumar Sreelatha,, Are nitric oxide-mediated protein modifications of functional significance in diabetic heart? ye'S, -NOa??, wha??Y-NOa??t?, Nitric Oxide , 2014, 43: 35-44, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25153035
Srinivas Gopala, The curious case of the disappearance of a??peaks of Himalayasa?? during an aeroplane ride, Health Sciences, 2013, 4: 1-14