Dr Vasudha Devi

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacology


    • Curriculum delivery and assessment of undergraduate (MBBS)  and postgraduate (MD) students 
    • Guiding PhD students
    • Deputy Director-Centre for Doctoral studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
    • Coordinator of Center for Cardiovascular Pharmacology, MAHE


Subject Semester / Year
Pharmacology II MBBS


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Post-graduate diploma in bioethics and medical ethics Bioethics-Medical Ethics Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka Dec 2017
Foundation in Advancement of Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) fellowship Medical Education GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute, Mumbai, India May 2012
Professional Diploma in Clinical Research Clinical trials Catalyst Clinical Services, New Delhi, India September 2005
MD (Master Degree) Pharmacology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal MAHE, Karnataka, India June 2004
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka March 2000


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Associate Professor 01/09/2022 till date
Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Professor and Head 18/10/2012 to 31/08/2022
Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Associate Professor and Head 01/04/2011 to 17/10/2012
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Associate Professor 01/09/2009 to 31/03/2011
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Assistant Professor 29/07/2004 to 31/08/2009
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Tutor 1/08/2001 to 28/07/2004

Funded Project - Extramural


·         Name of the project:

Studies on the role of HDAC inhibitors in reprogramming cancer cell metabolism to reverse cisplatin resistance in patient derived xenograft model of ovarian cancer.


·         Principal investigator:

Dr Vasudha Devi

·         Co-investigator:

Dr Naveena Kumar, Department of Surgical Oncology, KMC, Manipal

·         Funding agencies:

Indian Council of Medical Research



Projects supported by Intramural funds


A.    Time course  cardioprotective activity of rapamycin in mice model of cardiac hypertrophy

B.     Cardioprotective and antiaging effects of indigenous drugs

C.     Antipsoriatic effects of Siddha formulations



Area of Interest

Drug discovery, Bioethics, Medical Education, pedagogic innovations and assessment

Area of Expertise

Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Cancer, Research ethics, pedagogic innovations

Area of Research

Translational research in areas of cardiac hypertrophy, cancer, psoriasis, innovative teaching learning strategies and program evaluation

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

1.      Life member of Indian Pharmacological society.

2.      Life member of Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India.

3.      Full member of the World Association of Medical Editors.

4.      Life member of Forum for Ethics Review Committee in India (FERCI)

Copyright: Manipal Inventory for Curriculum Evaluation (MICE) Registration No: L-78154/2018 Date: 01-10-2018 Authors: Dr. Asha. V and Dr Vasudha Devi