SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre

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Medical Research Centre

Established in 2008, the SRM MRC promotes research activities in the Medical and allied Health Sciences. The faculty comprises of an exclusive Dean Medical Research and Assistant Professors. In addition, six eminent scientists lend their expertise, in the capacity of Honorary Professors. Our institution is recognized as a scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Institutional Ethics Committee and Animal ethics committee function in compliance with statutory guidelines.

The activities of the SRM MRC encompass SRM Kattankulathur Dental College, SRM College of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai. In addition, seventeen reputed institutions have been recognized as external Research Study Centres e.g. Department of Experimental Medicine, TN Dr. MGR Medical University. King Institute of Preventive Medicine Chennai, Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (Govt. of India), etc. Their students and staff have registered with us as PhD scholars.

Basic Research, Applied research and interdisciplinary activities are promoted by this centre. At present 81 scholars are actively pursuing their research in the SRM Medical College and in the external research study Centers recognized by SRM Institute of Science and Technology. They are mentored by 35 recognized guides. All the full time PhD scholars are given stipend. SRM Institute of Science and Technology grants are given to deserving research students.

 

The following projects, are currently conducted with SRM Institute of Science and Technology grants

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The above commendable efforts have started yielding dividends. Since the year 2012, forty PhDs have been awarded in various fields related to medicine. The faculty and the students of SRM Medical Research Centre have published 10 articles in indexed impact factor journals, during the year 2016 – 2017.

Dr. P. Venkataraman, Assistant Professor of Medical Research delivered the prestigious guest lecture in “National seminar on Research Methodology” organized by Meenakshi academy of Higher Education and Research (MAHER), Meenakshi University on December 2016. Dr. K. Kanchanamala, Assistant Professor of Medical Research also delivered guest lecture on “Cav1-SIRT1-PRMT1 axis as a potential target against endothelial dysfunction”, 29th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research, Cochin on October 2016.

Faculty

FULL TIME FACULTY

S No

Name

Academic qualifications

Designation

Areas of research

1

Dr. A. Sundaram

MBBS, MD

Dean Medical Research (In)

Electron Microscopy, Neuropathology

2

S. Sundaresan

MSc, MPhil, PhD,

Asst Professor

Biomarkers in Malignancy of the head and neck

3

P. Venkataraman

MSc, MPhil, PhD

Asst Professor

Environmental toxicity,Chronic kidney disease, Endocrinology, Sleep studies

4

K. Kanchana Mala

MSc, PhD

Asst Professor

Endothelial� dysfunction

Visiting Faculty

The following scientists of repute are Honorary Visiting Professors of this centre. They lend their valuable experience to identify focus areas of research and also support in the execution.

S No

Name

Academic Qualifications

Affiliation

Focus areas

1

Mohan  Viswanathan

MBBS, MD, PhD DSc, FRCP
Padma Shri

Chairman & Chief Dialectologist, WHO Collaborating Centre, Chennai

Diabetes, Therapeutic advances, Epidemiology,
Community development

2

B. S. Virudhagirinathan

MA .,PhD., DSc
MINPsS (USA),
Chartered Psychologist (UK)

Visiting Prof of Clinical Psychology, Uni. of Leicester,
Formerly HOD of PG dept of Learning Disabilities, TN Dr MGR Medical Uni.

Psychology, Neuro- psychology, Rehabilitation

3

M.Balasubramanian

MSc, MPhil, PhD, MNASc

Asst. Director, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation

Cell signaling, Therapeutic advances in Diabetes, Genomics

4

A. Panneerselvam

MD, D Diab

Project Co-ordinator, World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) and India Diabetes Research Foundation (IDRF)

Diabetes, Applied therapeutics, Epidemiology, Community development

5

B S Ramakrishna

MD, DM, PhD, FAMS, FASc, AGAF, FNA

Hon Prof of Medical Research, SRM& SIMS

Genetic studies related to Gastro enterology

6

Russell F DSouza

MD, DMHSc, MPM,ABDA(USA), FACHSM (Aus)

Chair, Asia Pacific Bioethics Network for Education Science and Technology, UNESCO

Medical Bio Ethics & Psychiatry

  • Impact of melatonin and DATS supplementation on obesity related genes in HFD induced rats
  • Identification of the correlation between the conservation of biochemical analytes and diseases severity in patients with coronary artery diseases.
    • Experimental bladder carcinogenesis
    • Atherosclerosis and Impact of erythropoietin on renal failure induced cognitive dysfunction by DST and ICMR are currently being done, in SRM MRC.