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B. Satish Rao, Ph.D.
Professor and Head 
Manipal Life Sciences Centre, Manipal University
Division of Radiation Biology and Toxicology
Manipal - 576 104   
Phone: +91-820-2922 815
Fax: +91-820-2571 919
Positions Held:
Position Affiliation Time Period
Professor and Head Manipal Life Sciences Centre, Manipal University, Manipal, India Present
Area of Specialization:
Research Summary:
Experimental oncology
Radiation biodosimetry
Environmental toxicology
1. Rao, B. N. and Rao, B. S.  Antagonistic effects of Zingerone, a phenolic alkanone against radiation-induced cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, apoptosis and oxidative stress in Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cells growing in vitro. Mutagenesis. 2010.  25, 577-587. [PubMed]
2. Rao, B. S., Rao, N., Archana, P. R., Gayathri, P. and Shetty, P.  Antioxidant and radiation antagonistic effect of Saraca indica. Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology. 2010.  29, 69-79. [PubMed]
3. Viswanadh, E. K., Rao, B. N. and Rao, B. S.  Antigenotoxic effect of mangiferin and changes in antioxidant enzyme levels of Swiss albino mice treated with cadmium chloride. Human & Experimental Toxicology. 2010.  29, 409-418. [PubMed]
4. Rao, B. S., Shanbhoge, R., Rao, B. N., Adiga, S. K., Upadhya, D., Aithal, B. K. and Kumar, M. R.  Preventive efficacy of hydroalcoholic extract of Cymbopogon citratus against radiation-induced DNA damage on V79 cells and free radical scavenging ability against radicals generated in vitro. Human & Experimental Toxicology. 2009.  28, 195-202. [PubMed]
5. Ballal, N. V., Kundabala, M., Bhat, S., Rao, N. and Rao, B. S.  A comparative in vitro evaluation of cytotoxic effects of EDTA and maleic acid: root canal irrigants. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics. 2009.  108, 633-638. [PubMed]
6. Aithal, B. K., Kumar, M. R., Rao, B. N., Udupa, N. and Rao, B. S.  Juglone, a naphthoquinone from walnut, exerts cytotoxic and genotoxic effects against cultured melanoma tumor cells. Cell Biology International. 2009.  33, 1039-1049. [PubMed]
7. Rao, B. N., Rao, B. S., Aithal, B. K. and Kumar, M. R.  Radiomodifying and anticlastogenic effect of Zingerone on Swiss albino mice exposed to whole body gamma radiation. Mutation Research. 2009.  677, 33-41. [PubMed]
8. Kumar, M. R., Aithal, K., Rao, B. N., Udupa, N. and Rao, B. S.  Cytotoxic, genotoxic and oxidative stress induced by 1,4-naphthoquinone in B16F1 melanoma tumor cells. Toxicology in Vitro. 2009.  23, 242-250. [PubMed]
9. Rao, B. S., Upadhya, D. and Adiga, S. K.  Protection of ionizing radiation-induced cytogenetic damage by hydroalcoholic extract of Cynodon dactylon in Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cells and human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology. 2008.  27, 101-112. [PubMed]
10. Prabhakar, K. R., Veerapur, V. P., Parihar, K. V., Priyadarsini, K. I., Rao, B. S. and Unnikrishnan, M. K.  Evaluation and optimization of radioprotective activity of Coronopus didymus Linn. in gamma-irradiated mice. International Journal of Radiation Biology. 2006.  82, 525-536. [PubMed]
11. Rao, B. S., Shanbhoge, R., Upadhya, D., Jagetia, G. C., Adiga, S. K., Kumar, P., Guruprasad, K. and Gayathri, P.  Antioxidant, anticlastogenic and radioprotective effect of Coleus aromaticus on Chinese hamster fibroblast cells (V79) exposed to gamma radiation. Mutagenesis. 2006.  21, 237-242. [PubMed]
12. Uma, D., Ganasoundari, A., Rao, B. S. and Srinivasan, K. K.  In vivo radioprotection by ocimum flavonoids: survival of mice. Radiation Research. 1999.  151, 74-78. [PubMed]
13. Devi, P. U., Rao, B. S. and Solomon, F. E.  Effect of plumbagin on the radiation induced cytogenetic and cell cycle changes in mouse Ehrlich ascites carcinoma in vivo. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 1998.  36, 891-895. [PubMed]
14. Rao, B. S. and Devi, P. U.  Response of S 180 murine tumor to bleomycin in combination with radiation and hyperthermia using micronucleus assay: a multimodality approach for therapeutic augmentation. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2005.  43, 596-600. [PubMed]



Honors and Awards
Union for International Cancer Control, International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship, Switzerland
UAB – Sparkman Centre International fellowship to undertake the advanced training in public health at the Sparkman Center of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
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