Dr Shama Prasada K

Professor and Head

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology


    • Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Manipal School of Life Sciences, MAHE, Manipal.
    • Involved in teaching, research, diagnostic and purchase related activities at SLS, MAHE, Manipal.


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Cancer Epigenetics Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2011


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Associate Professor 2016 -till
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Assistant Professor 2011-2016
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Lecturer 2009-2011
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Senior Research Fellow 2006-2009
School of Life Sciences, MAHE Research fellow 2004-2006


Area of Interest

To identify the cell and molecular changes responsible for carcinogenesis and to translate clinically relevant biomarkers for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic via developing noninvasive/ minimally invasive diagnostic tools using in vitro and in vivo models and patient samples.

Area of Expertise

Epigenetics, Cell Signalling, Cell and Molecular Biology

Area of Research

Molecular mechanism and epigenetic reprograming during carcinogenesis Development of molecular markers for early screening of cancer

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


Life Member of Society of Biological Chemists (India) and Society for Mitochondria Research and Medicine, India (SMRM)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Secured second rank in post-graduation exam (MSc Biosciences) from Mangalore University, 2004
  2. Best poster award at Manipal University Scientific meet held on 5th January 2008
  3. “Young Scientist award ” by Indian Society of Human Genetics, 2011
  4. International travel fellowship by DBT, government of India 2012
  5. Young Investigator Award at 10th APCHG, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012
  6. Doctoral Advisory Committee member of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
  7. Invention award, awarded by Intellectual Ventures India, Bangalore, 2013
  8. TMA Pai gold medal- Research Award  by Manipal University, 2014
  9. Editorial Manager: Public Health Genomics Journal (2015-2017)
  10. “Young Scientist Award, VIFRA-2015 by Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India, 2015
  11. Member, Institutional Biosafety committee, School of Life Sciences, MAHE
  12. Reviewer for BMC Cancer, Journals from Benthemscience.org
  13. Pilot project in Cancer from DBT, Government of India, 2016
  14. Funding from DBT, DST, BIRAC and ICMR, Government of India for financial support for various research projects
  15. Invited presentation
  16. Featured Scientist of MAHE, Manipal, 2018