Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya
PhD Biochemistry
PhD Molecular Biology and Genetics
PhD Pathology
PhD Microbiology
Dr. Smita Praveen
Director - Academics
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C.G. Sreedevi (Assistant Registrar)
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Genetics Department - PhD Programme

The PhD program of Genetics department is affiliated to Birla Institute of technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan. Prof. G. Kumaramanickavel, Head, SNONGC Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology, is a recognized guide of the program. So far 3 candidates have graduated, 2 have submitted thesis and 2 are pursuing their doctoral programs. The details of the candidates and their field of work are given below.

Current Projects:

1. DST Myopia
3. Jamshedji TATA Trust Diabetic retinopathy
4. ICMR Fuch's

Dr. VL Ramprasad* ( Genome Wide Linkage & Candidate Gene Analyses: Molecular Genetic Studies In Mendelian And Complex Ophthalmic Diseases)

Dr. Biju Joseph* ( Cytogenetic, Mutation Detection, Methylation Status, Fragment Analysis of RB1 Gene and Phenotype Correlation in Retinoblastoma Patients from India )

Dr S. Sripriya * (Genetic Association Studies, Genome Wide Linkage Analysis and Mutation Screening in Primary Open Angle and Closed Angle Glaucomas)

Dr. J Madhavan** (Molecular genetic profile of ophthalmic disorders and its phenotypic correlation)

Dr. S Uthra* ( Diabetic Retinopathy: Genetic Association Studies of Candidate Genes in a South Indian Population-Based Cohort )

Dr. G Mamatha* (Genetics of retinitis pigmentosa)


Ms. Vinita Kumari* (Molecular Genetics of Diabetic retinopathy).
Ms. P. Ferdina Marie Sharmila

*Birla Institute of Technology and Science, pilani
** Co-Guide - The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

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