M.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.G. E
School of Medicine
Professor and Chairman, Anatomical Sciences
Gross and Developmental Anatomy, FOCM
Dr. Seetharama Rao is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anatomical Sciences, and Course Director of the FOCM. Dr. Rao received his M.Sc. degree in Human Anatomy and his Ph.D. degree in bioscience from the Kasturba Medical College of Mangalore. He has 45 years of teaching experience in Human Anatomy and Developmental Anatomy. He has also provided research guidance for several MD and PhD students on their dissertation/thesis. Dr. Rao is also well known in the genetic toxicology field for his expertise in mutagenesis research, and was awarded a gold medal for his outstanding research in 1989. He has published many original research articles in international journals as either first or senior author.
Rahiman, M.A., and K.P.S. Rao. Micronuclei as indicators of drug toxicity and its fate in the polychromatic erythrocytes of mice bone marrow [Abstract]. Toxicol. Letters, (Suppl.), PI-S; 58-59,1986.
Rao, K.P.S., and M.A. Rahiman. Cytogenetic effects of ribavirin on mouse bone marrow. Mutation Res., 224, 213-218, 1989.
Narayana,K., U.J.A. D’Souza, and K.P.S. Rao. Possible reasons for spontaneous incidence of micronucleus in rodents. Ind. J. of Physiol. and Pharmacol., 43, 515-517,1999.
D’Souza,U.J.A., K. Narayana, and K.P.S. Rao. An evaluation of the effects of immersion fixatives on rat testis. Biomedicine, 20, 87-92, 2000.
Narayana,K., U.J.A. D’Souza, A.K. Sanyal, and K.P.S. Rao. 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) induces the formation of giant cells and sloughing of seminiferous epithelium in the rat testis. Ind. J. of Physiol. and Pharmacol., 44, 317-322, 2000.
Narayana,K., U.J.A. D’Souza, and K.P.S. Rao. Effect of ribavirin on epididymal sperm count in rat. Ind. J. of Physiol. and Pharmacol., 46, 97-101, 2002.
Narayana,K., U.J.A. D’Souza, and K.P.S. Rao. Ribavirin-induced sperm shape abnormalities in Wister rat. Mutation Res., 513, 193-196, 2002.
Narayana,K., U.J.A. D’Souza, and K.P.S. Rao. The genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of ribavirin in rat bone marrow. Mutation Res., 521, 179-185, 2002.
Rao, K.P.S., S. Dutta, and K. Narayana. A rare variant of the internal thoracic (mammary) artery. Eur J Anat, 8 (1), 35-37, 2004.
Rao, K.P.S., and K. Narayana. In vivo chromosome damaging effects of an inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase inhibitor-ribavirin in mouse. Ind.J.Pharmacol., 37 (2), 90-95, 2005.
Mavrych, O. Bolgova, and Rao Seetharama. Clinical Cases and TBL in Developmental and Gross Anatomy Course. FASEB Journal, 26, 531.11, 2012
Presented research papers in 35 National and International conferences.
Some presentations of interest are:
Comparative analysis of bone marrow micronucleus assay in mice using Bovine albumin and fetal calf serum as suspending medium. 46th Natl. Conference of the A.S.I., Karad, 1998.
Antimutagenic effects of Liv.52 in albino rats. 33rd Natl. Conference of Pharmacology, Gandhinagar, 2000
Effect of Ribavirin on Leydig cells and serum testosterone level in Wistar rats. 33rd Natl. Conference of Pharmacology, Gandhinagar, 2000
Ribavirin induced teratospermia in wistar rats. Indian J. of Pharmacology, 32, 134, 2000.
An evaluation of genotoxic effects of ribavirin in bone marrow erythrocyte cell lines by micronucleus assay in albino rats. Indian J. of Pharmacology, 32, 134, 2000.
Antimutagenic effects of Liv. 52 on cyclophosphamide induced genotoxicity in swiss albino mouse, China – Singapore International Biomedical Science Conference, P 45,97, Kunming, China, 2004.
Effect of an inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase inhibitor ribavirin on rat testis. J. Anat. Soc. India, 53(1) 31-66, 2004.
Clinical Cases and Team-Based Learning in Developmental and Gross Anatomy Course: Experimental Biology, - San Diego, CA. 2012
Main Speaker, Medical Education in India and abroad in APPICON