Professor Dr Srikumar Chakravarthi
Professor Dr Srikumar Chakravarthi
Director of Medical Curriculum
MBBS, MD (Pathology), FRSPH (UK), MCAP (USA), Dip Mgmt, eMBA (Hosp Mgmt)
Dr Sri is a pathologist, swimming in academics and research for the past approximate two decades. An ardent researcher, he has nearly 90 papers in indexed international peer reviewed journals, with impressive citation scores, and is involved in numerous research grants projects. He has also presented numerous papers in international scientific conferences. His areas of research interest include cancer pathology, immunohistochemistry, natural products and drug toxicity studies. Dr Sri is the recipient of the Academic Brilliance Awards 2013 for Excellence in Research, at National level in India.
A passionate lecturer with more than 13,000 teaching hours spanning nearly 2 decades, he has won many awards in teaching and lecturing in his University teaching career, including the student choice Best Lecturer award for consecutive years, the teaching excellence award and many other awards, including the most inspiring lecturer, motivating lecturer and best powerpoint presenter. He is popular among students for his innovative, technology-driven teaching methods, and also conducts online skype lectures to students in other countries. Dr Sri is now working on developing an android app for pathology and hematology.
Dr Sri has previously worked in the International Medical University in Malaysia and the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University in India, and has served at various administrative capacities, including the positions as Acting Dean, Associate Dean, and Head. His expertise includes coordinating basic medical sciences modules, assessments and curriculum structure planning, review and delivery. Dr Sri plunges himself into various student activities and has established university level student clubs in photography, arts, music, sports activities and has helped organize conferences, seminars, workshops, cultural performances, sporting events and carnivals at university level. A follower of Jack Canfield and Robin Sharma, Sri believes that the “Chicken Soup for his Soul” is living life to the fullest and stretching beyond limits, with awards in long distance running, photography, art and is also a guitarist, drummer, and fitness adviser.
Shanmugam Somasundaram, Srikumar Chakravarthi*, Ammu Radhakrishnan, Premdass Ramdas, Nagaraja Haleagrahara, Mangala Kumari. Therapeutic Effect of Curcumin Supplementation in the Modulation of NF-κB Responsive Genes in a Collagen-induced Arthritis Rat Model. British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research 4(15): 2940-54, 2014.
Tan Jian Ren, Srikumar Chakravarthi, Ignacio Segarra, John Paul Judson, Nagaraja HS. Potential Protective Effect of Sunitinib after Administration of Diclofenac: Biochemical and Histopathological Drug-Drug Interaction Assessment in a Mouse Model. Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology, 2013. DOI 10.1007/s00210-013-0861-4.
Kamal Dua, Srikumar Chakravarthi, Dinesh Kumar, Ravi Sheshala, Gaurav Gupta. Formulation, characterization, in vitro, in vivo, and histopathological evaluation of transdermal drug delivery containing norfloxacin and Curcuma longa. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation, 2013; 3 (4) 183-187.
Senthil Rajan Dharmalingam, Kumarappan Chidambaram, Srikumar Chakravarthi, Ng Kee Ping, Shamala Nadaraju. Cumulative hepatotoxic effect of Doxorubicin in Sprague dawley rats: Evidence from histopathological study. Bothalia, 43(12), 2013, 198-211.
Wong Yih Ren, Chen Yu Sui, Srikumar Chakravarthi, Judson John Paul, Santhana Raj, Er Hui Meng. The effects of Euphorbia hirta on the ultrastructure of the murine liver, kidney and aorta. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, Sept 2013. DOI: 10.3892/etm.2013.1295.
Images in Clinical medicine: Melanosis coli. Kew Siang Tong, Srikumar Chakravarthi. New England Journal of Medicine, 2013.. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMicm1204882.
Sitti Rahma Abdul Hafid, Srikumar Chakravarthi, Kalanithi Nesaretnam, Ammu Kutty Radhakrishnan. Tocotrienol-Adjuvanted Dendritic Cells Inhibit Tumor Growth and Metastasis: A Murine Model of Breast Cancer. Sep 2013 | PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0074753.
Ching Shen Tham, Srikumar Chakravarthi*, Nagaraja HS, Ranjit Dealwis. Morphological study of bone marrow to assess the effects of lead acetate on haemopoiesis and aplasia and the ameliorating role of Carica papaya extract. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 2013. 5 (2) 648-652. Doi: 10.3892/etm.2012.851.
Nagaraja Haleagrahara, Dulanthi Tudawe, Srikumar Chakravarthi , Ammu Radhakrishnan. Amelioration of collagen- induced arthritis in female Dark Agouti rats by glucosamine treatment. ISRN Pharmacology. 2013, Article ID 562905, 1-7, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/562905.