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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

(NABH Accredited and ISO 9001 2015 Certified)

Amala Nagar PO, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA - 680555

BIOCHEMISTRY

Biochemistry is a subject that is growing at a very fast pace, as seen from the number of leading journals, publications and citations of publications. It is a subject which is very active in research, teaching and service (Clinical Biochemistry investigations).

Activities

1. MBBS teaching program. 2. M.D. program with 2 MD student. 3. Ph.D. program with 3 Ph.D. Candidates (Guide: Dr. Jose Jacob).

Clinical Biochemistry:

Maintains a high quality clinical Biochemistry Lab performing more than 2000 tests per day with about 120 different tests Equipped with:

a) Autoanalysers for general biochemistry tests – 2, one
b) Chemiluminescence immunochemistry autoanalysers – 3 Nos (OCD Vitro ECI; Beckmann Coulter Access 2; Diasorin Liaison),
c) Fluorescence immunochemistry autoanalyser – 1 No. (Biomereau Mini Vidas)
d) Blood gas analyser – 1
e) Electrolyte analysers - 3,
f) Automated electrophoresis – 1
g) Automated Chromatography machine for HbA1c
h) Real time PCR for diagnostic purpose
5. Has research programs leading to M.Sc. dissertation for candidates from other institutions.

Future Programmes:

Accreditation of the Clinical Laboratory, and establishment of Metabolic Disorders Laboratory and Molecular Biology Laboratory are future projects.

Faculty Details

NameDesignationQualificationPost PG
Experience
Date of Birth 
Dr. Jose JacobProfessor & HODMD Biochemistry, 198432 years16-01-1957Profile
Dr. Ajith T AProfessorM.Sc. Biochemistry 1996, Ph.D 200410 years30-03-1972Profile
Dr. Sindu P CProfessorMD Biochemistry, 200510 years30-04-1971Profile
Dr. Nimmy Maria JamesAssistant ProfessorMD Biochemistry 201816-07-1987Profile
Dr. Kishor SrinivasTutorMBBS-Profile
Dr. Sruthi SugathanTutorMBBS-Profile

Dr. Jose Jacob

MBBS in 1981 Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum. M.D.(Biochemistry): Dec. 1984, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Diploma in Computer Applications, 1992 (6 months part time course).Experience such as : Postdoctoral Research after M.D.: 7 years (Jan. 1985 to Dec. 1991). 3 years at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. 3 years at Sree Chitra Tirunal Inst. of Sci. & Tech., Thiruvananthapuram. 1 year at Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. Teaching experience (from Jan 1992, 22.5 years):
a) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal:
* Assistant Professor: Jan 1992 to July 1993 * Associate Professor: July 1993 to Oct 2001 * Additional Professor: Oct 2001 to May 2003
b) Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur:
* Professor and Head of Department of Biochemistry: from May 2003
* Has taught/guided and has been examiner for Ph.D., M.D., MBBS, BDS.
M.Sc.(Biochemistry), B.Sc.MLT, BDS, B.Pharm., Bio. Med. Engg., B.Sc. Nursing.

Having 4 major publications.

Dr. Ajith T A

Dr. Ajith T.A, received M.Sc Medical Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in 1996 securing FIRST RANK at Manipal Academy and Ph. D in Medical Biochemistry from Research Centre, AIMS, Kerala in 2004. He is a recipient of Dr. Radhakrishnan gold medal award for his academic achievement. He has authored 101 research publications in peer-reviewed National and International journals with total citations of 2700 (h-index 27). He has edited 1 book and authored 2 Biochemistry books- ‘Biochemistry: Questions and Answers for MBBS’ and also for B.Sc Nursing. Furthermore, he has contributed 10 chapters in research oriented books. Prof. Dr. T. A. Ajith serves as Editorial board member for 30 International/National journals and reviewer for many National and International journals. He serves as NABH-Lab assessor for QCI, India.

Dr. Sindu P C

MBBS from Government Medical College, Calicut in 1996. MD Biochemistry from Government Medical College, Calicut in 2004. Lecturer in Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Thrissur. Membership in Professional Societies - Member of Association of Medical Biochemistry Teachers (AMBiT). Life Member of Indian Medical Assosciation.

Dr. Kavitarati Dharwadkar

MBBS from Al-Ameen Medical college, Bijapur in 2006. MD from St John's Medical College, Bengaluru in 2011. DNB (Biochemistry) from National Boards of Examinations in 2011. As PG cum Tutor for B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. MLT, M.Sc. MLT, B.Sc. RD, B.Sc. PT, MBBS during 2008-2011. Assistant Professor for MBBS and B.Sc. Nursing students. Winner of Nadeem Firdous "Best Pre-Clinical Lady" award in 2002. Having 2 International Publications in reputed indexed journals.

Publications

  • Thattil SJ, Ajith TA. Bacteriological and antibiotic profile of Infection among Infants in the Post-neonatal Period at a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India. J Health Res. 2021;36(2);231-4. SCOPUS.
  • Tinju J, Ajith TA, Johnson D, Thomas B. Analysis of feedback from first year undergraduate medicals students who attended foundation course at a teaching institution in South India. J Edu Health Promot. 2021;10:8. PUBMED.
  • Francis JA, Arun NA, Davis R, Ajith TA. Analysis of red cell distribution width in patients presented with interstitial lung disease. Pulmon. 2021;23(1):37-42. INDEX COPERNICUS.
  • Thattil SJ, Ajith TA. Emergence of Third generation Cephalosporin Resistant Escherichia coli in infants: Retrospective Study from a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India. Anti-infect Agents. 2021; 19 (2): 215-219.PUBMED.
  • Ranimenon, Menon S, Ajith TA. Prevalence of subclinical keratoconus in children presenting with refractive errors: A cross sectional study. Kerala J Ophthalmol.2021; 33 (2):146.DOAJ.
  • Ramya H, Ravikumar KS,   Fathimathu Z,   Janardhanan KK, Ajith TA, Shah MA, Farooq R, Reshi ZA. Morel mushroom, Morchella from Kashmir Himalaya: A potential source of therapeutically useful bioactives that possess free radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory and arthritic edema inhibiting activities. Drug Chem Toxicol. 2021;1 DOI: 10.1080/01480545.2021.1894750. PUBMED.
  • Veena RK, Ramya H, Ajith TA, Janardhanan KK, Wasser SP. Cordyceps militaris Mycelia Reduced the Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiotoxicity and Associated Decline of Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain Activity in Rats. Int J Med Mushr 2020: 23(1):17-26. PUBMED.
  • Veena RK, Carmel EJ, Ramya H, Ajith TA, Wasser SP, Janardhanan KK. Caterpillar Medicinal Mushroom, Cordyceps militaris (Ascomycetes), Mycelia Attenuates Doxorubicin-Induced Oxidative Stress and Upregulates Krebs Cycle Dehydrogenases Activity and ATP Level in Rat Brain. Int J Med Mushr. 2020;22(6):593-604. PUBMED.
  • Renjith G, Jose Jacob, Nesheera KK, Sindu PC, Sulekha Bhargavi, Anny Mathew. Influence of subclinical deficiencies and gender on the correlations of parathyroid hormone with bone markers and related analytes in healthy young adults. Int, J. Scientific Res. 2019, 8, No.4, 61 – 64.
  • Renjith G, Jose Jacob, Nesheera KK, Sindu PC, SulekhaBhargavi, Anny Mathew. Influence of common deficiencies on the concentrations and gender differences of bone markers and their related analytes in healthy young adults. J. Global Biosciences. 2019, 8, No.3, 6073-6086.