Dr Poornima Ajay Manjrekar


Department of Biochemistry


    Professor & Research Coordinator, Convenor - FRF,   Consultant Biochemist at Clinical Biochemistry Lab KMCH-AC,Internal Auditor for NABL accreditation process.


Subject Semester / Year
Biochemistry First year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Biochemistry Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2013
MD Biochemistry Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2002
MBBS Biochemistry Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli 1999


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Biochemistry, KMC Mangalore Professor 2011 - till date
Department of Biochemistry, KMC Mangalore Professor & Head 2011 - 2018
Department of Biochemistry, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 2007-2011
Department of Biochemistry, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 2002-2007
Department of Biochemistry, KMC Mangalore Tutor 1999-2002


Area of Interest

Teaching & Research, Clinical biochemistry

Area of Expertise

Clinical biochemistry and Research methodology

Area of Research

Type 2 Diabetes and associated complications, Metabolic syndrome, Thyroid disorders

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Lifemember of AMBI, ACBI, RSSDI, IMA, AMBKC, SBC                               

Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effect of Gymnema sylvestre in protracted diabetes mellitus in wistar rats.

Bhagyajyoti M Bhat C.V. Raghuveer Vivian D’Souza Poornima A Manjrekar

JCDR 2018;12(11): BF01-BF04

Interleukin 6 in impaired fasting glucose.

Ashish Agarwal Anupama Hegde Charu Yadav Afzal Ahmad Poornima A Manjrekar Rukmini MS

IJBB 2018; 55: 424-428  

Association of Serum Selenium, Zinc and Magnesium Levels with Glycaemic Indices and Insulin Resistance in Pre-diabetes: a Cross-Sectional Study from South India. 

Yadav C Manjrekar PA Agarwal A Ahmad A Hegde A Srikantiah RM

Biol Trace Elem Res. 2017 Jan;175:65-71. 

Basal hyperinsulinemia beyond a threshold predicts major adverse cardiac events at 1 year after coronary angiogram in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a retrospective cohort study. 

Mukund Srinivasan Padmanabh Kamath Narayan Bhat Narasimha Pai Rajesh Bhat Tejas Shah Poornima Manjrekar Chakrapani Mahabala

Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2017; 9: 38. 

Indices of Glucose Homeostasis in Cord Blood in Term and Preterm Newborns.

Ahmad A Rukmini MS Yadav C Agarwal A Manjrekar PA Hegde A

J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2016 Sep 1;8(3):270-5. 

Retrogression of diabetic complications by Tribulus terrestris and Pterocarpus marsupium in nicotinamide – streptozotocin induced diabetes mellitus in Wistar rats: Is inflammatory modulation the answer?

Association of Cystatin C a marker of pre-clinical renal dysfunction with ICAM-1 (intercellular adhesion molecule-1) a marker of preclinical coronary artery disease in early type 2

Correlation of insulin like growth factors-1 and fibroblast growth factor-23 with bone mineral density in type 2 diabetes

Assessment of Biochemical Markers of Cardiovascular Complications following Vitamin D and Vitamin D plus Alpha lipoic acid supplementation in type 2 diabetes patients

Correlation of fasting insulin & Vitamin D with fibroblast growth factor 23 in patients with angiographic evidence of coronary artery disease