The vascular system is the connection of numerous blood vessels of our bodies. The system is comprised of arteries, veins, and capillaries which can. The major organs that support it are the heart, brain, lungs, and kidneys. It is not easy to keep our vascular system healthy and functionally normal as multiple factors make an adverse impact on the vessels routinely.  The malfunctions of the vascular system leading to life-threatening conditions like stroke, IHD, atherosclerosis, and many more. Among many physiological reasons, aging is the most important factor that make a serious influence on the vascular system. The Ageing changes vascular thickness and its elastic recoiling system and alters cardiac hemodynamic   The following factors may be considered as responsible to destabilize vascular physiology

MoU signed by Prof.Luis Gabriel Navar and Prof.M.S.Biradar for 1st official collaboration between the universities. Prof.Kusal Das and Prof.DSA Majid are the Principal collaborators for 3 yrs project. The work will be done under the care of Prof.Das at Laboratory of Vascular Physiology & Medicine, BLDE (Deemed to be University), India and Prof.Dewan S.A.Majid of Hypertension and Renal Centre of Excellence, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA. The Project is entitled “Hypoxia, metal exposure and cell signaling pathways: Evaluation of vascular integrity with renal functions in male albino rats supplemented with ascorbate and calcium channel blocker”

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  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic illness or severe injuries
  • Postural defects
  • Diabetes, thyroid diseases or gonadal hormone abnormalities
  • Smoking
  • Over weight
“Prof.Dr.Gustavo Zubieta Calleja, renowned pulmonologist and President of Zubieta University and Director of High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute (IIPH) La Paz, Bolivia visited Laboratory of Vascular Physiology & Medicine

 BLDE (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY)-UNESCO/UNITWIN NETWORK CONFERENCE-2020

Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine

‘Laboratory of Vascular Physiology & Medicine’ (LVPM) is a specialized research laboratory established in the Department of Physiology under the Faculty of Medicine, BLDE University. This laboratory is working extensively on Experimental Physiology and Clinical Physiology/Medicine research. The Laboratory is formally inaugurated on the 15th.December 2015 by Professor Robert G.Carroll (East Carolina University, NC, USA) & Professor Dewan S.A.Majid (Tulane University, New Orleans, USA).

Research Focus:

Department of Physiology has established “Laboratory of Vascular Physiology & Medicine” under the supervision of Professor Kusal Das. This BLDE University Laboratory of Vascular Physiology is working extensively on both human and animal models to explore and understand the physiological basis of clinical acumen to vascular integrity. It has a specialized ‘ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY UNIT”, ‘MOLECULAR BIOLOGY UNIT’ and ‘CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY/MEDICINE UNIT’ The focus of the BLDE University Laboratory of Vascular Physiology is studying vascular function/dysfunction in healthy and diseased states, with particular emphasis on chronic cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus. Additionally, vascular responses to exercise and diet are studied and influences of Yoga and lifestyle intervention on vascular health. A variety of techniques are utilized to examine macro-and microvascular function as well as arterial stiffness in humans and animal models. The BLDE University Laboratory of Vascular Physiology also devout itself to carry out different research projects on environmental health, cardiovascular health, respiratory health to functional modulation in different exercise-induced interventional models with their molecular signaling pathways for both human and animal. The BLDE University Laboratory of Vascular Physiology takes care of critical experimental protocol on rats and mice where cardiovascular, vascular, respiratory and neurological different parameters can be analyzed by both non-invasive and invasive conditions. BLDE University Laboratory of Vascular Physiology is also capable to evaluate various cardiovascular histological analyses with the help of specialized software.

The overall mission of the Laboratory of Vascular Physiology & Medicine Lab is to determine the mechanisms contribute to the development of vascular dysfunction with aging, Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension etc. Our lab uses integrative experimental approaches to assess vascular function of peripheral arteries, stiffness and hemodynamics of the arteries of human.

Objectives: We have focused interest in translating basic science findings with experimental models to clinically relevant treatments in humans and testing the efficacy of various pharmacological and lifestyle interventions in humans at high risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.

MoU signed by Prof.Luis Gabriel Navar and Prof.M.S.Biradar for 1st official collaboration between the universities. The Project is entitled “Hypoxia, metal exposure and cell signaling pathways: Evaluation of vascular integrity with renal functions in male albino rats supplemented with ascorbate and calcium channel blocker”

Vision & Mission: The Laboratory comprises of the faculty members and research scholars who work together in either experimental rodent models or clinical models which primarily focused on cardiovascular problems including hypertension or hypoxia and respiratory diseases. The Laboratory of Vascular Physiology & Medicine is strategically working with its experimental physiologists and clinicians to discover or identify the causes and therapy of vascular diseases including stroke.

The Laboratory which is primarily engaged to understand vascular diseases through their complex mechanisms is also devoted to improve vascular integrity and find out some innovative approaches which may improve the quality of human life or sufferings! The Laboratory is keen to explore a multidisciplinary approach through basic scientists, clinical scientists, clinicians, molecular biologists, pharmaceutical chemists, physicists, or engineers for understanding & therapeutic aspects of vascular diseases. Laboratory also trains and promotes future researchers in the field of vascular physiology & medicine.

Research Works at LVPM: The LVPM has a ‘Clinical Physiology/Medicine Unit’, ‘Molecular Biology Unit’ and ‘Electrophysiology Unit’. Electrophysiology Unit evaluates rats/mice ECG, blood pressure, baroreflex sensitivities (BRS). besides HRV parameters besides EEG, neurological observations, protein expression through Western blotting and DNA amplification, and gene mutation through PCR.

Work at Molecular Biology Unit

The laboratory takes care of critical experimental protocol on rats and mice where cardiovascular, vascular, respiratory, and neurological different parameters can be analyzed by both non-invasive and invasive conditions. LVSM has both invasive and non-invasive rats/mice blood pressure recording transducers and further going to procure radio telemetry devices. A variety of techniques are utilized to examine macro-and microvascular function as well as arterial stiffness in humans and animal models. Both the Clinical Physiology/Medicine & Electrophysiology Unit also devout itself to carry out different research projects on environmental health, cardiovascular health, respiratory health to functional modulation in different exercise-induced interventional models with their molecular signaling pathways for both human and animal. LVPM also supports biochemical and basic molecular biology experiments and vascular histopathology which critically analyzes arterial wall thickness or lumen diameter in experimental animals. The lab has a sophisticated Molecular Biology Unit where extensive studies on protein expression gene mutation routinely done to understand cell signaling pathways. HIF-1α, NOS3, and VEGF expression in blood and tissues are in the area of molecular biology which this vascular lab is expertise.

BLDE University President & Honorable Minister for Water Resources, Government of Karnataka Dr.M.B.Patil inaugurated ‘Molecular Biology Unit’of Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine,
Department of Physiology on 29th April 2017

 

The laboratory also devout itself to carry out different research projects on environmental health, cardiovascular health, respiratory health to functional modulation in different exercise-induced interventional models like Yoga and lifestyle modulation along with their molecular signaling pathways.

Stroke Model: Translational stroke research is a challenging task that needs long-term teamwork of the stroke research community Treatment options to date are very limited. To meet the need for novel therapeutic approaches, highly reproducible stroke models with excellent outcomes are essential for obtaining useful data from preclinical stroke trials as well as for improving inter-lab comparability. Experimental stroke research frequently employs rodent models of focal cerebral ischemia. Most researchers use permanent or transient occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) in mice or rats. Proximal occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) via the intraluminal suture technique (so-called filament or suture model) is probably the most frequently used model in experimental stroke research. The intraluminal MCAO model offers the advantage of inducing reproducible transient or permanent ischemia of the MCA territory in a relatively non-invasive manner. Intraluminal approaches interrupt the blood flow of the entire territory of this artery. Laboratory of Vascular Physiology & Medicine has established the MCAO technique to induce cerebral ischemia and stroke in rats. The researchers are trained under the supervision of Dr.Sikha Saha, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds. This will further improve understanding focal ischemia/stroke in humans and definitely helps to fight against stroke.

 ADVISERS        RESEARCH STAFF         FACULTY ADJUNCT

Advisers

    
R. S. Mudhol, MS. MBA
Vice Chancellor, BLDE (Deemed to be University),
Vijayapura, India
Aravind V. Patil, MS
Dean and Principal
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital &
BLDE (Deemed to be University).Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka,India
Sikha Saha, Ph.D. ; Associate Professor of Cerebrovascular Medicine,, University of Leeds, UKLuis Gabriel Navar, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Department of Physiology
Tulane University School of Medicine; New Orleans, USA
Dewan S. A. Majid, MD; Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology &
Director: Mouse Phenotype Core; Hypertension & Renal Centre of Excellence;
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, USA
Sumangala Patil, MD
Professor & Head
Department of Physiology
BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Vijayapur, Karnataka,India

Distinguished Chair Professor

 
Kusal K. Das, Ph.D. ;FRSB
Distinguished Chair Professor in Physiology
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital &
Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University).Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka,India. Email: kusalfdas@bldedu.ac.in
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Adjunct Faculty

 
Raghavendra V. Kulkarni, Ph.D.
Professor & Head- Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
BLDEA’s SBS College of Pharmacy Vijayapura, Karnataka, India

Research Faculty

    
Ishwar B. Bagoji, Ph.D.
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India
Bheemsetty S. Patil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India
Gavish A. Hadimani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India
Shrilaxmi Bagali, MD; Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India
Jyoti Khodnapur, MD; Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India
Lata Mullur, MD; Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India
Pallavi Kanthe, Ph.D.
Tutor of Physiology
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India
R. Chandramouli Reddy, Ph.D.
Assistant professor of Biochemistry
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India

Postdoctoral Fellow

 
Prachi Parvatikar, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University)Vijayapura-586103, Karnataka, India

PhD Research Scholar

    
Gouher Banu Shaikh, MD(Physiology) Surekha Hippargi, MD(Pathology)Shivleela M. Biradar, MD(Biochemistry)Girish Khodnapur, MBBS;DNB(Orthopedics)

The Research Club

(Estb.2017)

Laboratory of Vascular Physiology & Medicine

(UNESCO / UNITWIN PROGRAM ON RESEARCH)

Department of Physiology

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 Convenor                                                                                                                                                                       Co-ordinator

Dr.Sumangala Patil, MD                                                                                                                                               Dr.Jyoti Khodnapur,MD;PhD

         Professor & HOD                                                                                                                                                           Associate Professor

The Research Club was instituted by the Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine under the auspices of the Department of Physiology in the year 2017(January).

Aim: Aimed to promote research culture and research environment in the BLDE University. 

Objectives:

The Research Club has been formed with the following objectives

  1. To discuss any issues pertaining to health science research with interdisciplinary approaches.
  2. To discuss and share the recent updates in any discipline under medical and allied health.
  3. To discuss various aspects of clinical interpretations and understanding of basic medical sciences.
  4. To take guidance, suggestions and help from learned members of research club on any research topic undertaken.
  5. To invite distinguished researchers from any branch of science and social sciences, technology, engineering and medical sciences to get appropriate guidance on various aspects of multidisciplinary research.
  6. To encourage presentation on any current topic of interest under any discipline of medical sciences by the young researchers who works on physiological sciences.
  7. To promote science, humanities and environmental issues.

Date, Time & Venue of The Research Club meet:The last Saturday of every month from 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm in the Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine, Department of Physiology.

Inception and Inauguration: The 1st meet and formal inauguration of The Research Club was held on 28.01.2017. Prof B. G. Mulimani, Chief Advisor and Former Vice-Chancellor, BLDE (Deemed to be University) inaugurated “The Research Club” and Dr. M. S. Biradar, Former Vice-Chancellor, BLDE (Deemed to be University) presided over the function. Prof Kusal K. Das, Mentor for The Research Club briefed about the objectives of The Research Club and also shared some interesting facts and information about research clubs in other universities of the world. Members of The Research Club shared their views on the club and also their research experience. Since its inception total of 22 Research club meets have been organized (10 in the year 2017 and 12 in the year 2018). Resource Persons specialized in various fields were invited for The Research Club meets. They shared their expertise and views on various topics with the members of the Research Club.

International guests

1. Dr. D. S. A. Majid Professor of Physiology Director Phenotype Core, THRCE, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.
2. Dr. Ramesh Choudhari, Post Doctoral Fellow, USA
3. Dr. P. S. Ganesh, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Mmabatho, South Africa
4. Jan-Marino (Nino) Ramirez, Ph.D.(Professor and Director, Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute; Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195-9924)
5. Dr.Natalia Zubieta- De Urioste,MD (La Paz, Bolivia)
6. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, M.D, High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute (IPPA)La Paz, Bolivia& Visiting Professor, BLDE (Deemed to be University)

External guests

  • Tanveer Majid Surgical Oncologist Asian Cancer Institute Mumbai.
  • Dr. Babu R. L. Dept of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Akkamahadevi Women’s University Vijayapura.
  • Dr. Gangadhar Timmapur Assoc Prof BLDEA’s AVS Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Vijayapur.
  • Dr. Shweta Pawar Consultant Psychotherapist Vijayapura
  • Thuppil Venkatesh, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor, Department of Biochemistry, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

Staff members from various Departments of BLDE (Deemed to University) with expertise in different fields were also invited for the meet.

  • Dr. Dayanand Gannur, Dept of Forensic Medicine
  • Dr. S. S. Patil, Dept of Medicine
  • Dr. R. M. Potekar, Dept of Pathology
  • Dr. Nilima Dongre, Dept of Biochemistry
  • Dr. Laxmi Kakhandaki, Dept of Microbiology
  • Dr. Ravi S. Bulagouda, Dept of Anatomy
  • Dr. Nandish Kadakol, Dept of Anatomy
  • Dr. Rekha Udgiri, Dept of Community Medicine
  • Dr. B. S. Patil, Dept of Anatomy
  • Dr. Surekha Hippargi, Dept of Pathology

The Permanent Invitees

   1. Dr. R. S. Mudhol – Vice-Chancellor, BLDE (Deemed to be University) & Chief Adviser
   2. Dr. J.G.Ambekar – Registrar, BLDE (Deemed to be University)
   3. Dr. Aravind Patil– Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Objectives:

The Research Club has been formed with the following objectives 1.  To discuss any issues pertaining to vascular sciences. 2.  To discuss and share the recent updates in any discipline under medical and allied health sciences. 3.  To discuss various aspects of clinical interpretations and understanding of basic medical sciences especially vascular sciences. 4.  To take guidance, suggestions, and help from learned members of the research club on any research topic undertaken. 5.  To invite distinguished researchers from any branch of science and social sciences to get appropriate guidance on various aspects of multidisciplinary research. 6.  To encourage presentation on any current topic of interest under any discipline of medical sciences by the young researchers who work on physiological sciences especially vascular sciences. The activities of The Research Club of LVPM will exclusively relate to research only. No other discussion apart from the scientific discussion will be encouraged in this club. Date, Time & Venue: The last Saturday of every month from 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm will be fixed for the research club meeting in Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine, Department of Physiology or it will be informed to the members by the co-coordinator in case of any change.

Details of the meet in the table below

Sl. No.Day and MonthAgenda for the Research Club
0128th Jan 2017 Formal inauguration by Prof B.
G. Mulimani, Chief Advisor
and Former Vice Chancellor,
BLDE University and Dr M. S.
Biradar, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, BLDE University
0225th Feb 2017 MoU between Tulane University, New Orleans, US
and BLDE University. Prof
Kusal K. Das briefed about his
experience during visit to Hypertension and Renal Centre of Excellence, Tulane
University, New Orleans, US

  Hot TopicPopular Topic
0325th Mar 2017HypertensionScience and
Philosophy of Music
0422nd Apr 2017CardiomyopathyReiki, Summer diet
0527th May 2017Organ TransplantationLaughter therapy
0624th June 2017Pathophysiology of PreeclampsiaGut microbiota
0729th July 2017Urinary tract infectionMediterranean diet
0826th Aug 2017Recent advances in diabetes managementSurrogacy: A Legal Perspective
0928th Oct 2017Motor neuron diseaseProgeria-Old before time
1016th Dec 2017Prospects and Future of Physiology
1123rd Jan 2018Science and Religion
1224th Feb 2018Carcinoma of BreastSmart Phone Hazards
1331st Mar 2018ImmunotherapyThe theory of everything in memory of Late Prof. Stephen Hawking
1428th Apr 2018Oxidative stress and antioxidant defenceSleep Quality
1526th May 2018Significance of citationsBirds in and around Bijapur
1630th Jun 2018Biomedical waste managementmHealth
1703 Aug 2018Role of human genetics in medical diagnosisPhysical activity and health
1825th Aug 2018Importance of medical education on growth of medical universityHealth impact of extreme climatic conditions
19 & 2027th Oct 2018DyslexiaBody donation
2124th Nov 2018Carcinoma of cervixArtificial Intelligence in Health Care
2229th Dec 2018 Cancer counseling E-cigarettes-Pros and
Cons

23. Hot Topic: Quality of drinking water in and around Vijayapur Popular Topic: Are Universities becoming emotionless?

Prof. Naveen Desai, Asst. Professor, Dept of Civil engineering,
Dr. P. G. Halakatti college of Engineering and Technology, Vijayapur

24. Hot Topic: Importance of pets in human life and Popular Topic: Cooking is both physical and mental therapy.

Research club members

25. Hot Topic: Human ergonomics in changing scenario for better Indian health care system Popular Topic: Pre INCA civilization in Bolivia.

Dr. Dayanand Banapatti Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics,
BLDE (DU) Shri B. M. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Vijayapur

26. Hot Topic: How to keep scientific innovation alive Popular Topic: Keto diet

 

27. Hot Topic: Neonatal care and infant mortality in and around Vijayapur Popular Topic: Stippling art.

28. “Research and development in the perspective of peer assessments”

29. Hot topic: Interdisciplinary research between Pharmacies especially drug development and Clinical trials with Medicine. Popular topic: Water crisis and future of India

30. 1. Interdisciplinary research with Engineering & Medical Sciences under BLDE umbrella 2. Human touch at the face of nature’s fury.

Dr. Pradeep Malaji, Vice Principal Research, Dr.P.G.Halakatti College of Engineering, Vijayapur.

 

31. Hot topic: Significance of interdisciplinary research between Western and Indian systems of Medicine. Popular topic: North Karnataka delicacies.

32. Hot topic: Importance of school education in the perspective of higher education. Popular topic: Global hunger index and India.

33. Medical Education and Research in Bolivia.

34. Hot topic: Global warming, climate change, and environmental health. Popular topic: Happy New Year 2020

35. Environmental Engineering: Scope & Future Area of Research

36. ‘National Science Day 2020 Celebration’on 28th February 2020

 

37. Introduction to Bioinformatics

 

38. Prof. A. S. Paintal, FRS 94th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY’: 24th September 2020

The whole event was conducted through ZOOM CLOUD and YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM. (Link)

39. “Molecular design and synthesis”

Dr. K. G. Akamanchi, PhD Professor, Allied Health Sciences, Dept of Physiology, BLDE (Deemed to be University), Shri. B. M. Patil Medical College Hospital and Research centre, Vijayapur

 

40. “Journey of Physiology Education: My Perception”

41. “Unlocking Physiology, Crossing Borders”

Prof. Dr. Hwee Ming Cheng, Dept of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

42. “New perspective of the control of CO2/H+-dependent drive to breathe”

 

43. “Impact of erythropoietin on neuronal control of respiration”

 

44. “DNA repair System In Mycobacteria”

Dr. Aravind Gouda Patil , Assistant professor, Allied health Science, BLDE (Deemed to be
University)

45. “Development of Electrochemical Sensing Interfaces by using Advanced Voltammetric Techniques (KOREATECH)”

 

 

The members of The Research Club from various departments participated in the meet and shared important information on the topics. The discussions were healthy and all the members contributed to the discussion.

Impact of research club:

  1. Influences young faculty members under the faculty of medicine to research in medical health sciences and pursue Ph.D. programmes for their further carrier advancement.
  2. The research club promoted multidisciplinary knowledge about basic sciences, engineering, and technology, health sciences, literature, performing arts, photography, multilingual diverse culture beyond science and humanities.
  3. As the department of Physiology is UNESCO/UNITWIN network recognized centre the chair of life sciences, and office of the advisor, dean, and co-ordinator environmental dean; and the research club has given opportunity to introduce international UNESCO students and researchers to present their views on culture and research in the global perspectives.
  4. The research club introduces the significance of the Indian system of medicine and provides a platform for the Indian system of medical experts to collaborate with modern medicine. 
 
 
  • Chronic sustained hypoxia model (10% Oxygen; 90% N2)
  • Rodent stroke model by mid cerebral carotid artery occlusion(MCAO) technique
  • Protein restricted dietary model (5% Casein)
  • Hyperlipidemia dietary model in rats (30% fat)
  • Salt sensitive hypertensive (SSH) models by inducing L-NAME & NaCl
  • Renal arterial occlusion model for developing renal hypertension\
  • In Silico Drug development Model

Electrophysiology Unit of Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine

  • NAIRA ELOYAN (UNESCO PhD STIDENT, YEREVAN, ARMENIA)

Dr.Naira Eloyan, UNESCO PhD student under UNESCO Chair Life Sciences from Yerevan, Armenia had undergone 3 week training at Vascular Laboratory. She was mentored by Prof.Kusal Das, UNESCO Adviser for Environmental Health and PhD Co-Adviser of Dr.Naira Eloyan. Dr.Vidya A.Patil, Professor & Head, Department of Anaesthesia acted as a clinical mentor for Dr.Naira for clinical research training (September – October 2020).

Dr.Naira was trained in experimental physiology from the perspective of biophysics and molecular biology. She also received clinical training in the Department of Anaesthesia for the management of pain sensation and electromagnetic field.

  • Natalia Zubieta-DeUrioste (La Paz, Bolivia)

Dr.Natalia Zubieta-DeUrioste,MD – A physician at La Paz, Bolivia at High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute visited Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine, BLDE (Deemed to be University) as a research trainee for 2 weeks during November – December 2020. She had a training basically on experimental physiology and molecular biology specific to hypoxia gene here.

  • Satish Dipankar(AIIMS, Patna)

Dr.Satish Dipankar, MD (Physiology), Associate Professor of Physiology, AIIMS, Patna was deputed to the Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine for research training in experimental physiology under Prof.Kusal Das. He was here for 2 weeks in June 2020. During his training, he learned the rodent stroke model and experimental hypertension.

RESEARCH IMPACT FROM VASCULAR LABORATORY

  • Rat cerebral ischemic model: Hypoxia pre-treatment as therapeutic perspective

Collaborative research with University of Leeds(2016) able to successfully established experimental rat cerebral ischemicmodelat Vascular Physiology laboratory of the University. Using this model as preclinical studies vascular science researchers of BLDE (DU) demonstrated clearly that hypoxia pre-treatment (5% O2)in animals can reduce ischemic brain injury due to stroke ! This unique research indicated as a possible protective strategy against cerebral focal ischemia or stroke (Das et al 2018).

  1. Das KK, Yendigeri SM, Patil BS, Bagoji IB, Reddy RC, Bagali S, Biradar MS, Saha S. Subchronic hypoxia pretreatment on brain pathophysiology in unilateral common carotid artery occluded albino rats. Indian J Pharmacol 2018;50(4): 185-191. DOI: 10.4103/ijp.IJP_312_17
  • Oxygen transport triad and hypoxia tolerance: HAPE, HACE, COPD perspective

Collaborative research on hypoxia and high-altitude pathophysiology with High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute, Bolivia and Laval University, Canada the researcher of BLDE (DU) demonstrated that the oxygen transport triad (pneumodynamic pump, hemodynamic pump & Epo/Hemoglobin) actually regulates hypoxia tolerance of an individual in relation to physiological acid-base balance. These hypotheses partly explain why COVID-19 incidence is lower in high altitude inhabitants. Further, the work also suggested hypoxia preconditioning as a preventive measure against acute hypoxic complications in high altitude like HAPE or HACE, etc.(Zubieta et al 2020).

1. Zubieta-Calleja, G.R.; Zubieta-DeUrioste, N.; Venkatesh, T.; Das KK.; Soliz, J. COVID-19: Multiple Diseases Simulating Extreme High-Altitude Exposure? Oxygen Transport Physiology and Scarce Need of Ventilators; Andean Condor & rsquo;s-Eye-View. Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials 2020, 15(4).

https://doi.org/10.2174/1574887115666200925141108

  • Normalized Wall Index (NWI)as vascular markerin cardiovascular pathophysiology

Normalized wall index,as an indicator of vascular structural integrity might be useful to assess the atherosclerotic disease burden. It is routinely used in Carotid Doppler study as well as in CT and MRI to measure the wall thickness and lumen diameter of blood vessel in humans. Vascular researchers of BLDE (DU) have made successfully thefirst time an attempt to evaluate the normalized wall index (NWI)through histopathology in experimental rat model by using Digimizer Image analyser (Patil et al 2019).

This innovative technique to measure the arterial wall and lumen thickness through histopathology was first ever reported in any scientific literatureso far by anyone other than BLDE(DU) researchers. This invention will definitely change remarkably in vascular science research for preclinical trials.

  1. BS, Kanthe P, Reddy RC, Das KK. EmblicaOfficinalis (Amla) ameliorates high fat diet-induced alteration of cardiovascular pathophysiology. Cardiovasc Hematol Agents Med Chem.2019;17(1):52-63. doi: 10.2174/1871525717666190409120018
  • Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia(CIH) and Hyperglycemia: Possible therapeutic uses of calcium channel blocker (Cilnidipine)

Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) is commonly seen in obstructive sleep apnoea. It is associated with cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and impaired glucose homeostasis. Researchers of vascular laboratory of BLDE(DU) showed clearly in experimental model that CIH induces over production of reactive oxygen species as well as hyper activities of sympathetic N-typeCa2+ channels possibly through HIF 1-α expression and influence on insulin signalling by causing hyperglycemia, glucose intolerance and insulin resistance. This hyperglycaemic status can be controlled by using L/N type calcium channel blocker like cilnidipine as possible therapeutic measure(Bagali et al 2020; Das et al 2016).

  1. BagaliS, Nerune SM, Reddy RC, Yendigeri SM, Patil BS, Naikwadi AA , KulkarniRV,Das KK. Low oxygen microenvironment and cardiovascular remodelling: Role of dual L/N type Ca2+ channel blocker. Indian J Pharmcol 2020: In Press
  2. Das KK, Nemegouda SR, Patil SG, Saha S. Possible Hypoxia Signaling Induced Alteration of Glucose Homeostasis in Rats Exposed to Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia – Role of Antioxidant (Vitamin C) and Ca2+ Channel Blocker (Cilnidipine)Current Signal Transduction Therapy2016,11 (1): 49-55
  • Environmental Health Research: Impact and recognition
    1. Ground water fluoride research: The researchers of BLDE (DU) investigated on ground water fluoride contamination in Indi taluka of Vijayapur district during 2015-2016. Their investigation was unique as this was the first time in Indiaa scientific study had been conducted on fluoride concentrations in groundwater of same areas over a period of 15-year interval (Ugran et al2017). Further this work has been recognized by Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India by conferring ‘G.P.Chatterjee Memorial Award’ to PI of this project during Indian Science Congress in 2019 (https://www.ugc-inno-nehu.com/isc106-lpu-programme-schedule.pdf )
    2. Metals and cardiovascular cell signal transduction: Vascular researchers found the exact mechanisms involved in heavy metal (nickel, lead) toxicities in cardiovascular system by identifying target specific signal transduction pathways in rat model. These findings will help to target drugs against metal poisoning. (Reddy et al 2020’ Das et al 2020).
    3. Establishment UNESCO Dean of Environmental Health under UNESCO Chair (Life Sciences) at BLDE (DU): UNESCO Chair – Life Sciences (Biophysics, Biotechnology and Environmental Health) has appointed Dean of Environmental Health under its chair at BLDE(DU) Prof. Kusal K.Das of Department of Physiology. He has taken over the responsibility as Dean since August 2020.

(http://www.biophys.am/pages/index/Environmental-Health/ )

    1. Ugran V,Desai N, Chakraborti D, Masali KA, Mantur P, Kulkarni S, Deshmukh N, Chadchan KS, Das SN, Tanksali AS, Arwikar AS, Guggarigoudar SP, Vallabha T, Patil SS, Das KK. Groundwater fluoride contamination and its possible health implications in Indi taluk of Vijayapura District (Karnataka) State), India..Environ Geochem Health.2017 Oct;39(5):1017-1029. DOI: 10.1007/s10653-016-9869-2.
    2. Reddy RC, Devaranavadagi B, Yendigeri SM, Bagali S, Kulkarni RV, Das KK. Effect of L-Ascorbic Acid on Nickel-Induced Alteration of Cardiovascular Pathophysiology in Wistar Rats. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2020 May;195(1):178-186. doi: 10.1007/s12011-019-01829-w
    3. Das S, Reddy RC, Chadchan KS, Patil AJ, Biradar MS, Das KK. Nickel and Oxidative Stress: Cell Signaling Mechanisms and Protective Role of Vitamin C. Endocr

LSRB, DRDO

Ministry of Defence, Government of India (2014- 2017 extended 2019 September ).Title: “Influence of antioxidant vitamin (L-ascorbic acid) on hypoxia-induced alteration of VEGF gene expression in male diabetic rats with or without exposure to heavy metal nickel”. Fund Rs. 27,40,600/-(Vide Sanction letter: No O/o CC R&D(TM)/81/48222/LSRB-XXIX-Meeting/2014 06th August 2014) [Completed]

INR 17, 65,200  (2015-2019)

VGST-K FIST (Level 2), 

(DST, Government of Karnataka (2016-2019). “Effect of L-ascorbic acid and calcium channel blocker on hypoxia exposed possible alteration of cell signaling pathways in the respiratory system of male rats with or without heavy metal lead exposure” (VGST-KFIST/1230/2015 Dated 22/6/2016.(Rs.40,00,000/-) [On Going]

INR 40, 00,000  ((2017-2021)

KSTA-GRANT,

for Medical Ethics Seminar (DST. Government of Karnataka, Feb. 2021).

INR 1,00,000. ( 2021)

USA
  1. Department of Physiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA with Prof.L. Gabriel Navar & Prof. D.S.A. Majid (2016 -2019) on “Hypoxia, metal exposure and cell signaling pathways: Evaluation of cardiovascular remodeling and renal hemodynamics in male albino rats treated with ascorbate and calcium channel blocker”. An MoU between two universities had already done.
  2. “Relationship of urinary AGT to Central Hemodynamics and the Response to Antihypertensive Therapy” Jointly with Department of Medicine
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UKDivision of Cardiovascular Medicine & Diabetic Research, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK with Dr. Sikha Sahaon “Hypoxia Preconditioning  & Stroke in experimental animals”. Visiting Professors assignments
Bolivia

High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute & Zubieta University, La Paz, Bolivia    for 3 years (2017-2020) with Prof.Gustavo Zubieta – Calleja on  “Hypoxia and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)”

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India

Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad with Prof. S. Pyne on Women and Children issues & Environmental Health from 19/5/2016 for 5 years on Public Health Foundation of India support.

Dept. of Physiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu Dr.Sathya Subramani, Professor & Head, Dept.of Physiology.

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER-HYD) on COVID-19 Project, June 2020 (2019-2024). Click here for more information

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) on Osteoarthritis and regenerative medicine (2020-2025)

Prof.L.Lee Hamm, Sr.Vice President & Dean of Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans,USA and Prof.M.S.Biradar, Former Vice Chancellor of BLDE (Deemed to be University), Vijayapura,India exchanges greetings after signing MoU between the universities on February 9, 2017 at New Orleans, USA. Prof.Luis Gabriel Navar Professor & Chair; Department of Physiology & Director Hypertension & Renal Centre of Excellence, Tulane University, USA, Prof. Dewan S.A. Majid, Professor of Physiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, Prof. Kusal K. Das, Professor of Physiology, BLDE (Deemed to be University), India and Dr. Mrs. Swastika Das, Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry, BLDE Association’s College of Engineering & Technology, Vijayapura are also seen in the photo


Prof.M.S.Biradar, Fomrer Vice Chancellor of BLDE (Deemed to be University), Vijayapura, has signed an Agreement with UNESCO/UNITWIN program on behalf of BLDE (Deemed to be University) in Biophysics, Biotechnology & Environmental Health under UNESCO Chair (Life Sciences) in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia on August 4, 2018. Prof.Kusal Das was also invited by UNESCO/UNITWIN program. This is as part of UNESCO International Network for PhD Education and Research.

        1  Electrophysiology

        2  Molecular Biology

        3  Clinical & Translational

Research Electrophysiology

MP45 BIOPAC STUDENT LAB:

  • Rat & Human ECG Monitoring
  • Pneumogram
  • HRV Analysis
  • Animal (Rat/mice) invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Animal (Rat/mice) non-invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • EEG and other neurological works
  • EMG etc. on both rats & human

SMALL ANIMAL RADIO TELEMETRY SYSTEM:

  • Pressure telemetry foundation system
  • Biopotential telemetry system with lab chart pro analysis software

UV VISIBLE SPECTROPHOTOMETER (SCHIMADZU UV 1800):

  • Qualitative & Quantitative analysis of Biologically important compounds
  • Enzyme kinetics
  • To Study the absorption Spectra of compounds
  • Quantitative analysis of pharmaceutical substances

 PERISCOPE:

  • It is an automated cardiovascular analyzer. It analyzes arterial stiffness, estimates simultaneous four limb blood pressure, Central aortic blood pressure, and cardiac indices from pressure analysis.
 

Research Molecular Biology

 ELISA MICRO-PLATE READER:

  • Qualitative & Quantitative analysis of the Biologically important compounds (Hormones, Growth factors, Specific Bacterial or Viral Antigens) based on their Immune property.(eg: VEGF, HIF 1 alpha, etc)

 ELISA MICRO-PLATE WASHER

  • It is used in the process of washing the microplates to remove the excess/unbound antigens/ antibodies with a specific Buffer where we can set the number of washing cycles

 WESTERN BLOTTING APPARATUS

  • To evaluate Protein expressions in blood & tissues

Western Blotting Apparatus

 PCR ( THERMOCYCLER) MACHINE

  • To identify a specific gene For gene mutation studies by using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) technique

PCR Machine

COLD CENTRIFUGE (-200 C with 20000 rpm, REMI )

VERTICAL DEEP FREEZER (ELANPRO -20 DEGREE CELSIUS)

 

Bioinformatics / Computational Biology

DRUG SCREENING (ADME)
MOLECULAR DOCKING WITH ALL THE SOFTWARES

Research Clinical

PHYSIO-PAC:

  • PC based Electrophysiology system ECG, EEG, EMG, Respiratory rate, Pulse rate

DICROWIN (PC BASED PPG ANALYZER)

  • PC based automatic pulse plethysmography analyzer system, Stiffness index, Reflection index and cardiovascular indices such as ejection slope, Left ventricular ejection time, upstroke time, pre-ejection period.

CANWIN (CARDIAC AUTONOMIC NEUROPATHY ANALYZER)

  • PC based automatic cardiac neuropathy analyzer and parasympathetic battery of tets.
  • UNESCO/UNITWIN NETWORK

Laboratory of Vascular Physiology is now a part of UNESCO/UNITWIN Network affiliated laboratory under UNESCO Chair-Life Sciences (Biophysics, Biotechnology, and Environmental Health). This centre is the co-ordinator of Environmental Health under UNESCO Chair Life Sciences (2018).

Prof.Kusal K.Das is appointed as Dean of  Environmental Health under UNESCO Chair- Life Sciences (Biophysics, Biotechnology, and Environmental Health) on August 1, 2020.

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  • IUPS

Prof.Kusal Das is a member of the Education Committee of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) till 2021.

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  • 2016 (February)

Dr.Sikha Saha,PhD – Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Leeds, UK and a renowned neuroscientist visited Vascular laboratory as a Visiting Fellow of BLDE (Deemed to be University) during February 2016 for 2 weeks. She trained the scholars and faculty members on the techniques of rodent stroke model.

  • 2017 (December)

Dr.Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja,MD, Director of High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology, La Paz, Bolivia and Prof.Dewan S.A.Majid, MD;PhD , Professor of Physiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA visited BLDE (Deemed to be University), Vijayapur during December 2017. They have worked at Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine and demonstrated many experiments to the scholars of the laboratory.

  • 2019 (August)

Robert G.Carroll,PhD- Professor of Physiology and Associate Dean of Medical Education,. BRODY School of Medicine, East Carolina University, NC, USA has visited BLDE (Deemed to be University) as a Visiting professor of Medical Education. Prof. Carroll is also the Chair of IUPS (Education Committee) for which Prof.Kusal Das is a member.  Professor Carroll interacted with research scholars of the vascular laboratory and suggested many things to promote physiology research.

  • 2019 (November – December)

Prof.Jan-Marino Ramirez, Professor and Director of  Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, USA and Prof.Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Professor and Director of  High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute visited Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine, BShri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre,LDE (Deemed to be University) during November – December 2019. Prof.Ramirez was accompanying by his spouse Dr.Erika Ramirezand Prof.Gustavo was with his family.

Dr.P.S.Ganesh, (Postdoctoral fellow)North West University, Mmabatho, South Africa, (January 23,2018).

Dr.Shrikanth Gadad,PhD; Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University of Health Sciences, El Paso, TX ( March 21 -22,2018).

Dr.P.N.Murthy, D.Sc,- Dean, Royal College of Pharmacy asnd Health Sciences, Berhampur, Odisha-760001( April 12, 2018).

Prof.T.R.Raju,FASc, ICMR Dr.A.S.Paintal Distinguished Scientist, NIMHANS, Bengalury on June 5, 2018.

Dr.Shashi Bala Singh,D.Sc;FNASc, Director General (Life Sciences), DRDO, New Delhi on June 6, 2018.

Mr.Jeffry Jcobs -MERK, Switzerland, (January 24, 2017).

Ms.Ceona -MERK, Switzerland, (January 24, 2017).

Dr.M.B.Patil,D.Sc, President, BLDE (Deemed to be University),Vijayapur(April 25 & 29,2017).

Dr.Debprasad Chattopadhyay, Director, ICMR National Institute of Traditional, Medicine, Belagavi (July 25,2017).

Prof.M.A.Rabinal-Karnatak University, Dharwad (July 10,2017).

Dr.Ramesh Chaudary, Texus Tech, University,USA (June-July, 2017).

Prof. Kuldeep Singh Dhindsa, UGC Nominee to BLDE (Deemed to be University) (Aug 5,2017),University, Belagavi (Aug 5, 2017)

Dr.R.S.Mudhol, Medical Director, KLE University,Belagavi (Aug 5,2017).

Dr.S.C.Parija, Director, JIPMER, Puducheery (Sep 16,2017).

Prof.D.S.A. Majid, Tulane University,USA (December 4 -17, 2017).

Prof.Gustavo Zubieta- Calleja, IPPA, Bolivia (December 8-12, 2017).

Prof.Thuppil Venkatesh, INSLAR (December 9-12, 2017).

Dr.Veerendra Chadachan, National University of Singapore (December 11, 2017).

Thuppil Venkatesh- St.Johns Medical College,Bangalore

Sandhya Avadhani- Dean, Faculty of Medicine, RGUHS, Bangalore

Mahdi Abbas- King George Medical College, Lucknow,

Giridhar Gyani- Director General, Association of Health Care Providers, New Delhi

Manoj K.Chakraborti- ICMR Emeritus Scientist, NICED, Kolkata

Sikha Saha- University of Leeds, UK

Simal Saha- Leeds, UK

Gustavo Zubieta Calleja – IIPA, La Paz, Bolivia

Lucrecia Zubieta- Diplomate, Bolivia

Dhruv Kumar- Post-Doc-Kansas State University, USA

G.K.Pal- Registrar (Academics), JIPMER

M.Fahim- V.P.Chest Institute, Delhi

Saumyadipta Pyne- IIPH, Hyderabad

Kinsuk K.Maitra- Georgia State University, USA

Bindu Kutty- NIMHANS, Bangalore

B.S.Shankarnarayan Rao-NIMHANS, Bangalore

Prakash.Doddapattar- University of Iowa, USA

D.Venkatesh- M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

Prof.Kusal Das, Member of International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) acted as International Advisory Member for ICMR Physiology Education Workshop at AIIMS, Jodhpur; NEIGRIMS, Shillong & GMC, Kozhikode ( November 3 – 18, 2018).

 

Seminar (2015-2016)

i. Annual Conference of Association of Physiologists of India ( Sep 14-17 2016) at BLDE (Deemed to be University), Vijayapura, Karnataka

ii. Research Grants Workshop at BLDE (Deemed to be University), Vijayapura Date; 30-31 May 2016

iii. International CME on Physiology Education Date 14 & 15 December 2015 at BLDE (Deemed to be University), Vijayapura, Karnataka

Seminar (2019)

2019: International Hypoxia Symposium ( November 23, 2019). 
Speakers- Dr.Jan Marino Ramirez, Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, USA;
                 Dr.Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Professor & Director of IPPA, La Paz, Bolivia
                 Dr. Natalia Zubieta deUrioste, IPPA, La Paz, Bolivia
                 Dr.Thuppil Vankatesh,Emeritus Professor, St.John’s Medical College, Bangalore.
 
Conference (2020)
2020: UNESCO/UNIWIN Network Virtual Conference under UNESCO Chair-Life Sciences, August 6-7, 2020. 14 Countries participated. 
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  • National Conference (2016)
  1. Annual Conference of Association of Physiologists of India (Sep 14-17 2016) at BLDE University, Vijayapura, Karnataka
  2. Co-organized 7th.Chronic Hypoxia Symposium as coordinator during November February – March 2019

  3. Convener & Program Director – UNESCO/UNITWIN Network 3rd Seminar (Virtual Conference), August 6-7, 2020 Prof.Kusal K Das
  4. Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine, Department of Physiology organized International Hypoxia Symposium-2019 to commemorate 2019 Nobel Prize awards for hypoxia biologists. Prof.Jan Marino Ramirez, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, USA, Prof.Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Director, IPPA, La Paz, Bolivia, Prof.Thuppil Venkatesh, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, St.John’s Medical College, Bangalore and Dr.Bhaskar Saha, Scientist G, NCCS, DBT, Pune delivered lectures.
  • Visiting Professor Positions
  1. Kusal K Das was appointed as Visiting Professor of Medicine at Leeds Medical School, University of Leeds (March 1, 2014- February 28, 2016)
  2. Kusal Das was appointed as Visiting Professor of Physiology at School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, 2017
  3. Dr.M.S.Biradar was appointed as Visiting Professor”, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA (2017)
  • International Visit:
  1. Kusal Das – Visiting Professor of Medicine at Leeds Medical School, University of Leeds, UK (2015 June-July)
  2. Kusal Das – Visiting Professor of Medicine at Leeds Medical School, University of Leeds, UK (2016 March)
  3. Professor M.S.Biradar, Former Vice Chancellor, BLDE University and Professor Kusal K.Das, Department of Physiology, BLDE University and visited Hypertension & Renal Centre of Excellence at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, the USA from February 2, 2017, to February 17, 2017. Both the Professor of BLDE University, Vijayapura, India delivered an invited lecture at Tulane University, USA. Prof.M.S.Biradar& Prof.Kusal Das were honored by Tulane University, USA as Visiting Professors of the University. (2017 February-March)
  4. R.Chandramouli Reddy, JRF visited Vascular Medicine AT nus, Singapore to get training under Dr.Veerendra Chadachan, MD; FRCP who is an Associate Professor at Medical School under NUS, Singapore (December 2017).
  5. Kusal K.Das – National University of Singapore, Singapore as COPE Member, UK (March 2018)
  6. M.S.Biradar and Prof.Kusal K Das visited Yerevan Armenia to sign an Agreement with UNESCO- Chair Life Science to join UNESCO/UNITWIN Network, August 2018
  7. M.S.Biradar and Prof.Kusal K Das visited La Paz Bolivia co-organized the 7th Chronic Hypoxia Symposium with Zubieta University, La Paz, Bolivia ( February 2019)
  8. M.S.Biradar and Prof.Kusal K Das visited Texas Tech University, El Paso USA to deliver Lectures and visit the University for Cancer research proposals. (March 2020)
  • Physiology Society Election:
  1. Dr. Kusal K Das is elected as Vice President ( 2020 -2023) of the Physiological Society of India, Kolkata.
  2. Dr. Lata Mullur is elected as Executive Committee Member of the PSI (2020-2023)

Kusal K.Das

  • 2021 – Fellow of Physiological Society of India, Mach 1, 2021 by The Physiological Society of India
  • 2021- Honorary Fellow of Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, DST, Govt of Karnataka (Feb 15, 2021)
  • 2020-Dean of Environmental Health, UNESCO Chair-Life Sciences (Biophysics, Biotechnology & Environmental Health)- July 2020)
  • 2019 – “G.P.Chatterjee Memorial Award 2019” by ISCA, DST, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India on January 3, 2019
  • 2018 – “Silver Jubilee Oration 2018” by KIMS Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra on 6th. March 2018
  • 2018 – Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (United Kingdom) by The Royal Society of Biology, London.
  • 2017 – “Dr.Jajneswar Chakraborty Memorial Oration 2017” by Bengal Obstetrics & Gynecological Society, Kolkata ( July 8, 2017
  • 2017 – Visiting Professor – Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA
  • 2016 – Science, Honor and Truth Medal by IIPH-Zubieta University, La Paz, Bolivia
  • 2016 – Shri S.N.Chaudary Memorial Research Prize by Association of Physiologists of India, JIPMER
  • 2015 – Dr.Raja Ramanna State Scientist Award 2013 by Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka on 30th Dec 2015
  • 2015 – MCRC-Research Lecture by Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre, the University of Leeds on 31st.July 2015.
  • 2016 – Shri Dev Raj Bajaj Research Prize by Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India
  • 2014 – Best Researcher Award -2014 by BLDE University at 2nd University convocation (2014).
  • 2012 – Dr.C.R.Krishnamurthy Memorial Oration Award 2011 by The Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, India
  • 2012 – COPE International Scholarship 2012 by Committee on Publication Ethics, London
  • 2011 – Prof.S.R.Maitra Memorial Oration Award-2010 by The Physiological Society of India
  • 2003 – Prof.Shakuntala Dasgupta Memorial Oration Award by The Physiological Society of India
 

Prof. Dr. M.S.Biradar

  • “Prof.K.Raghottam Rao Oration 2016” by The Physiological Society of India, ISCA, January 2017
  • Visiting Professor”, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA (2017)

Prof. Dr. Raghavendra V.Kulkarni

  • “Prof.K.Raghottam Rao Oration 2016” by The Physiological Society of India, ISCA, January 2020

Dr. Shrilaxmi Bagali

  • SARS Gold Medal by SARS, Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Vijayapur for best research paper presentation 2018
  • Research Day Medal by BLDE (Deemed to be University) in Faculty category on June 6, 2018
  • 1st Prize for the best research presentation on Research Day Celebration 2019 at BLDEA’s College of Engineering and Technology, Vijayapur during May 2019

Dr. Saeed M.Yendigeri

  • Research Day Medal by BLDE (Deemed to be University) in Ph.D. Scholar category on June 6, 2018

Dr. Lata Mullur

  • Research Day Medal (Poster) by BLDE (Deemed to be University) in Ph.D. Scholar category on June 6, 2018

R.Chandramouli Reddy

  • 1st Prize in Poster Presentation at ACBICON 2018 South Zone Conference at KMC, Manipal (December 8, 2018)
  • Research Day Consolation Prize by BLDE (Deemed to be University) in Ph.D. Scholar category on June 6, 2018

Gavishidappa A.Hadimani

  • Young Scientist Award 2018 by BLDE (Deemed to be University) during convocation, October 25, 2018

Jyoti Khodnapur

  • SARS Gold Medal by SARS, Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Vijayapur for best research paper presentation 2017
  • 2019 Received “BEST PAPER AWARD” and First prize for paper presentation in DIACON 2019
  • 2017 Received “GOLD MEDAL AWARD”- at SARS presentation
  • 2016 Received “BEST PAPER AWARD” – at “3rd Annual conference of the association of Physiologists of India, ASSOPICON 2016, during 14th to 17th September 2016 held at Department of Physiology, BLDE University’s, Shri. B.M.Patil Medical College and Research centre, Vijayapur.
  • 2014-2018 University Research fund to pursue Ph.D. in Physiology.

Ishwar B.Bagoji

  • Young Scientist Award 2017 by BLDE (Deemed to be University) during convocation, September 2017
 

Laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Medicine becomes the Coordinating centre for training Ph.D. students in Environmental Health research. This Interregional network on Ph.D. Education and Research in Biophysics, Biotechnology and Environmental Health is under UNESCO Chair Life Sciences. Prof.Kusal K.Das is appointed as Coordinator for Environmental Health (2019-2024).

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Under UNESCO Chair Life Sciences BLDE (Deemed to be University), India Professor Kusal Das is also appointed as UNESCO COVID-19 Weekly Skype Meeting in March 2020.

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UNESCO Chair- Life Sciences has appointed Prof.Kusal K.Das of BLDE (DU) as Dean, Department of Environmental Health, UNESCO Chair Life Sciences (Biophysics, Biotechnology, and Environmental Health ) from August 1, 2020. Prof.Das becomes the 1st Asian to be Dean of Environmental Health under UNESCO Chair.

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UNESCO Chair appointment letter to Prof.Kusal Das as Coordinator UNESCO COVID-19 meeting:-

Mentor: Prof.Kusal K Das

Prof.Kusal Das of LVPM is conducting online PhD Viva of AIIMS-New Delhi candidate, June May 2020

    1. Satish G.Patil (2014)
    2. Gavish A Hadimani (2015)
    3. Bheemsetty S.Patil(2016)
    4. Pallavi Kanthe (2016)
    5. Ishwar B.Bagoji (2016)
    6. Shaikh Hussain Saheb(2017)
    7. Venkappa Mantur ( 2017 )
    8. Jyoti Khodnapur (2018)
    9. Rohini Kori (2019)
    10. Lata Mullur (2019)
    11. Shrilaxmi Bagali (2019)
    12. Harish Bhat (2019)
    13. Anita P.Jawalgi(2020)
    14. Chandramouli Reddy (2020)

Doctoral Thesis Adjudication (External): 32