Central Research Lab

Central Research Lab

The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) established in 2007 serves as a central research support system to the constituent colleges of Nitte DU. The CRL has up-to-the-minute facilities to support high quality research in interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary areas to meet contemporary challenges and has collaborations with international and national organizations. Committed to enhancing research support by identifying the thrust areas of research, formulating study designs, guiding in grant applications the Centre has successfully generated substantial support from external funding agencies - BRNS, ICMR, NIH, DIBER DRDO, INMAS DRDO, VGST, CPCRI etc. It is also aided with well maintained state-of-the-art animal house facility. The Centre encourages and assists UG & PG students (both internal & external) in taking up consultancies and research projects.

Research Thrust Areas

Collaborations / funding agencies

Collaborations through MoU
Organization Purpose
ICAR-CPCRI Antidiabetic, antiobesity, and radioprotective efficacy of tender coconut water, coconut palm sugar and virgin coconut oil
INMAS-DRDO Biodosimetry studies
Kuvempu University (Sahyadri Science College, Shivamoga) Unravelling the NEDD9-Vimentin nexus in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma interceded cellular invasion and metastasis for cancer therapeutics
InARI, Bengaluru Create training, education and research programs appropriate for Indian healthcare needs


Organizations utilizing CRL facilities
  • AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore
  • Father Muller's Medical College and Hospital, Mangalore
  • KMC, Mangalore
  • Mangalore University, Mangalore
  • Yenepoya Deemed to be University, Mangalore
  • KVG Medical College Hospital, Sullia
  • Accu-Labs, Valencia, Mangalore
  • ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Mangalore
  • Vivekananda College, Puttur, Mangalore
  • St. Philomena, Puttur, Mangalore


Extramural Projects
Completed Projects
Project Title Investigators Funding agency Duration
In Vivo Studies on comparative and Synergetic Radioprotective effect of 4-Amino 5-Mercapto-3 Substituted -1,2,4-Triazole derivatives and N. jatamansi extract. PI: Dr.Suchetha Kumari N BRNS 2009-2012
Value addition of different dental gels and irrigants commonly used among dental patients by exposing to electron beam irradiation PI:Dr. A. Veena Shetty
CI: K.R. Shridhar
BRNS 2010-2013
In vivo study of DNA damage on buccal mucosal cells by the treatment with various types of fixed orthodontic appliances. PI: Dr.SuchethaKumari N
CI: Dr. U.S. Krishna Nayak
CI: Dilip Daniel Quadras
ICMR 2011-2014
Modulatory effect of radiation on endodontic and restorative materials Co-PI: Dr.SuchethaKumari N
PI:Dr. Mithra N Hegde
ICMR 2011-2014
Evaluation and Optimization of radioprotective activity of bioactive natural and synthetic compounds on whole body electron beam irradiation PI: Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary
Co-PI: Dr.SuchethaKumari N
Co-PI: Dr.Vadhish Bhat
ICMR 2011-2014
Biotransformation of materials used for orthodontic appliances by exposing to electron beam irradiation : An invitro study PI: Dr. M.S. Ravi
CoPI: Dr.SuchethaKumari N
ICMR 2011-2014
Modification of radiation induced cytogenetic damages by synergistic effects of 2-deoxyglucose and Allium sativa extract on normal and tumor cells PI: Dr. Sukanya Shetty
Co PI: Dr.SuchethaKumari N
ICMR 2011-2014
Effect of FADS gene variants on fatty acid synthesis and brain development in India. Dr.SuchethaKumari N
Dept.of Biochemistry
NIH 2012-2014
Comparative and synergistic Radioprotective Effects of Cocosnucifera water and Trans- Zeatin on Electron Beam Irradiated Swiss Albino Mice PI: Dr.ShailajaMoodithaya
Co PI: Dr.SuchethaKumari N
NIH 2012-2015
Comparative and synergistic Modulatory effects of Cassia fistula and Rhodiolarosea Leaf extracts to Protect against Electron Beam Radiation induced oxidative Damage in Human Dermal Fibroblasts (HDF). PI: Dr.ShettyK.Padma
Co PI: Dr.SuchethaKumari N
NIH 2012-2015
A novel approach to evaluate effects of Diallyl disulfide and Carica papaya (Linn.) on hematopoietc progenitor cell Knetics in irradiated mice PI: Dr.SuchethaKumari N BRNS 2012-2015
Radioprotective Effect of Tanaeetumparthenium Plant Extract with Synthetic Parthenolide on the Organs of Swiss Albino Mice PI: Dr.Prasanth Shetty
Co PI: Dr.SuchethaKumari N
BRNS 2013-2016
Development and validation of radioimmunoassay for the in-vitro quantitative estimation of melatonin in human serum and plasma sample PI: Mr. ShrikantPatil BRNS 2013-2017
To Investigate the ameliorative effect of lutein against electron beam-radiation-induced oxidative stress in vitro and in vivo PI: Dr.A.P.Krishna BRNS 2013-2017
Effect of Maternal Bidi Rolling on Fetal Growth and pregnancy outcome by serial Fetal Biometric and Serum Cotinine Assays: a Cohort study PI: Dr.RathikaD.Shenoy
Kumari N.
ICMR 2014-2017
Evaluation of protective activity of Asparagus racemosus root extract and Isoprinosine against electron beam radiation induced immunosuppression PI: Dr.Satheesh KumarBhandary B. BRNS 2014-2017
Effect of radiation on the biomechanical behaviour of root filled teeth and radioprotective effect of remineralizing agent on the enamel PI-Prof.(Dr.)MithraN.Hegde
CI-Dr.SuchethaKumari N.
BRNS 2014-2017
Assessment of Relationship between Glycosylphosphatidylinositol and IgG Levels in Repeated Malarial Infection. PI-Dr.SuchethaKumari N NIH 2014-2018
Association of White Discharge and Psycho Social Risk Factors in Women of Reproductive Age in South Canara – A Community Based Study PI- Dr. Lakshmi Manjeera ICMR 2015-18
Electrophysiological and biochemical Indicators in Autism Spectrum Disorders PI-Dr.Shaialaja S. Moodithaya ICMR 2016-18
Bone and Joint Infections in Childrendue to CAMRSA and MSSA, A retrospective Study from Tejasvini and KSHEMA Hospitals Mangalore, India. PI-Dr. Veena Shetty Wake Forest University
Anti-obesity, lipid lowering and anti-inflammatory effects of virgin coconut oil on high fat diet induced obese rats”, “Anti diabetic and hypolipidemic activity of coconut palm sugar on Streptozotocin induced diabetic” and “A study on radioprotective efficacy of virgin coconut oil in swiss albino mice. PI- Dr.SuchethaKumari N CPCRI 2017-2020
Radioprotective effect of Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew) Plant ectract with the synthetic parthenolide on the organs of swiss albino mice. PI- Dr. D. Prashanth Shetty BRNS 2013-2017
Fund for improvement of S & T infrastructure in university and higher education institutions PI: Dr. Sukanya Shetty DST-FIST 2016-2019
Association of insulin resistance with liver biomarkers in type 2 diabetes mellitus. PI: Dr.Usha Sachidananda Adiga RSSDI 2017-2019
"Establishment of Bio dosimetry laboratory at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte(Deemed to be University) Mangalore and Networking with INMAS” Dr.SuchethaKumari N
Dept.of Biochemistry
INMAS, DRDO 2017-2020