Department Of Biochemistry


Biochemistry is chemistry of life. Medical biochemistry deals with biochemistry in human health and disease. Its applicative arm is clinical biochemistry, a field that focuses on methodology and interpretation of chemical tests performed to support diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Department of biochemistry in SIMS & RC is run by a group of experienced and talented faculty and is involved in teaching undergraduate students, conducting research and maintaining high standards in diagnostic services.

Faculty is involved in teaching the undergraduate students by didactic lectures, practical classes, small group teaching and seminars.

The diagnostic laboratory, attached to the hospital, is intended to serve as a referral laboratory for physicians of this hospital as well as for those practicing in the surrounding areas. Routine and specialized biochemistry tests are carried out on a daily basis.

The faculty attends conferences and CMEs to remain abreast of the latest development in the evolving field of Biochemistry.

Facilities Available:

  • Departmental library cum seminar room with 135 books
  • Two demonstration rooms with overhead projectors
  • Well equipped student laboratory
  • Well equipped research laboratory

National and international publications: 24

CMEs organized: 1

Biochemistry Quiz for Medical Students organized: 1

Ongoing Research in the Department:

  • “A comparative study of lipid profile and markers of cardiac diseases in fish eating and non fish eating population of selected areas of coastal Karnataka – AshaPrabhu and HP Kedilaya
  • “Analyzing motivation to do medicine – a cross sectional study in undergraduate medical students -ShreelaxmiHegde
  • “Plasma osmolality and thirst sensation – RadhikaShenoy


SL.No. Designation Name Qualification
1 Prof. & HOD Dr. H.  Prathapchandra Kedilaya MBBS., MD
2 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shreelaxmi Vijay Hegde M.Sc., Ph.D.
3 Asst. Prof. Dr. Radhika Shenoy MBBS, MD
4 Asst. Prof. Mrs. Asha Prabhu M.Sc.
5 Asst. Prof. Dr. Vijaya Marakala MBBS, MD
6 Tutor Ms. Usha M.Sc.
7 Tutor Dr. H. Aishwarya MBBS
8 Tutor Dr. Kaveesh S. Shetty MBBS
9 Tutor Dr. Vishanth Rai MBBS