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Center for Genetic Studies & Research

Our Genetic Research Group have been working in the area of Clinical Genetics and various aspect of apoptosis, anxiety, toxicity, inflammation, drug discovery and drug screening research using zebrafish as an animal model for the past three years and the outcome of their research work have appeared in various national and international peer reviewed journals.

Publications

Gunalan B, Joseph B, Jyothi S, Sundar R, Sangeetha S, Bibhas Kar (2012) Isolation and preliminary screen of bioactive fractions from different microbial isolates towards construction of a microbial drug bank. Int J Drug Design Dis. 3(2): 753-756.

Jyothi S, Sivamani S, Joseph B, Gunalan B, Moganti V, Bibhas Kar (2012) Effect of bioactive compound from endophytic fungus in anxiety induced zebrafish animal model. In: Proc. of SBTI - Current Scenario in Biotechnology, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 351-364.

Sivamani S, Jyothi S, Joseph B, Gunalan B, Venkatesh B, Bibhas Kar (2013) Synthesis of antibacterial silver nanoparticles from tea powder. Int J Nanosci & Nanotech. 4(1): 9-17.

Sivamani S, Bibhas Kar (2013) Adult zebrafish as a new animal model to study anxiety. Asian J Exp Biol Sci. 4(2): 167-171.

Sivamani S, Joseph B, Nishwetha K, Bibhas Kar (2013) Zebrafish as a model for bioavailability testing of over the counter drug. Int J Drug Dev & Res. 5(2):159-163.

Bibhas Kar, Sivamani S (2013) Zebrafish: An in vivo model for the study of human diseases. Int J Genet & Genom. 1(1): 6-11.

Sivamani S, Joseph B, Bibhas Kar (2013) Zebrafish: An in vivo model for the study of liposome mediated drug delivery. Int J Mol Genet. 3(1): 53-61.

Sivamani S, Joseph B, Bibhas Kar (2014) Anti-inflammatory activity of Withania somnifera leaf extract in stainless steel implant induced inflammation in adult zebrafish. J Genet Eng & Biotech. 12: 1-6.

B Kar (2014) Prenatal diagnosis of partial trisomy 21 associated with maternal balanced translocation 46,XX,der(21)t(21;22) with pericentric inversion of chromosome 9. J Postgrad Med. 60(4): 413.

Bibhas Kar, S. Sivamani (2015) Apoptosis: Basic concepts, mechanisms and clinical implications. Int J Pharm Sci Res. 6(3): 940-950.

Bibhas Kar, S. Sivamani, K. Sivakumar (2015) Varying clinical presentation of Williams syndrome: A case series. Int J Hum Genet. 15(2): 51-54.

Bibhas Kar, S. Sivamani, S. Kundavi, T.R. Varma (2015)  Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome in three generations Indian pedigree . J Obstet Gynaecol India. (DOI 10.1007/s13224-015-0736-3).

S.Sivamani, Benin Joseph, Bibhas Kar (2016) Zebrafish: An emerging model system for drug discovery. Asian J Pharm Clin Res. 9(4):1-4

Bibhas Kar, Sivamani S (2016) Directory of genetic test services and counselling centres in India. Int J Hum Genet. 16(3,4):148-155

Bibhas Kar, Sivamani S, Shajeev J, Sivakumar K (2017) Unusual hand malformation with cardiac defect: A rare presentation. Int J Hum Genet..   17(1): 11-14.

Bibhas Kar, Sivamani S, Sivakumar K (2017) A rare sex chromosome aneuploidy: 49,XXXXY syndrome with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect. Open J Clin Med Case Rep.  3(12):1-4.

Bibhas Kar, Sivamani S, Kundavi S, Varma TR (2017) The importance of cytogenetics and associated molecular techniques in the management of patients carrying Robertsonian translocation and their pregnancy outcome by intracytoplasmic sperm injection Gynaecol India..  DOI: 10.1007/s13224-017-0999-y

Bibhas Kar, Linda B (2017) Genetic Factors Associated with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. Obstet Gynecol Int J..  7(6):00272. DOI: 10.15406/ogij.2017.07.00272.

Bibhas Kar, Afreen Aftab(2018). Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in India: The Current Scenario and Potential Developments J Fetal Med. . (Communicated).

Bibhas Kar, Shamsudheen K V, Verma A, Sivakumar K, Sivamani S, Rajesh K, Rijith J, Rowmika R, Ambily S, Scaria V, Sridhar S(2018). Integrative analysis of whole exome sequence data to aid diagnosis, prognosis and therapy – a case of autosomal recessive dilated cardiomyopathy. Cong Heart Dis. . (Communicated).

Linda B Catherine, Sumathy A, Indumathi M A, Thankam R Varma, Swathi Shetty, Jayarama S. Kadandale, Bibhas Kar (2018) Localization of the SRY gene on Chromosome 3 in a Patient with Azoospermia having a Complex Karyotype 45,X/46,X,i(Y)(q10)/46,XX/47,XX,i(Y)(q10) Cytogenet Genome Res (Communicated).

Conference Presentations

Joseph B, Gunalan B, Jyothi S, Bibhas Kar. Cicer arietinum sprout extract promotes stem cell regeneration in the zebrafish model. XXXV All India Cell Biology Conference, National Institute of Scientific Education & Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar. December 16-18, 2011.

Jyothi S, Sivamani S, Joseph B, Gunalan B, Moganti V, Bibhas Kar. Effect of bioactive compound from endophytic fungus in anxiety induced zebrafish animal model. Annual Meeting of the Society for Biotechnologists (INDIA) and the National Conference on “Current Scenario in Biotechnology”, K.S.R College of Technology, Tiruchengode. September 27-29, 2012.

Sivamani S, Jyothi S, Joseph B, Gunalan B, Venkatesh B, Bibhas Kar. Synthesis of antibacterial silver nanoparticles from tea powder. National Conference on Nanomaterials (NCN 2012), Karunya University, Coimbatore. December 3-4, 2012.

Bibhas Kar, Praveena KK, Kundavi S, Varma TR, Kadandale JS. Cytogenetics and Y chromosome microdeletion screening of infertile males with azoospermia and Oligospermia. 38th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG 2013): Genomics and Community Health and International Symposium on Developmental and Complex Disorders. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. December 9-11, 2012.

Sivamani S, Joseph B, Bibhas Kar. Expression of TNFα gene in stainless steel implant induced zebrafish. The Centenary Session of the Indian Science Congress, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. January 3-7, 2013.

Bibhas Kar, Praveena KK, Suresh Kumar R, Mullasari Ajit S, Vimalarani A, Kadandale JS. Molecular cytogenetics characterization of 22q11.2 deletion in patients with tetralogy of fallot. HGM 2013 & 21st International Congress of Genetics, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. April 13-18, 2013.

Bibhas Kar, Sivamani S, Kundavi S, Varma TR. Sensorineural hearing loss and male infertility a case report. 5th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference and 2013 Golden Helix Symposium – Genomics into Healthcare, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. November 17–19, 2013.

Sivamani S, Joseph B, Bibhas Kar. Zebrafish: An in vivo model for the study of liposome mediated drug delivery. XXXVII All India Cell Biology Conference and Symposium on Cell Dynamics and Cell Fate. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. December 22-24, 2013.

Bibhas Kar, Sivamani S, Kundavi S, Varma R Varma. ICSI outcome in infertile males presented with globozoospermia. 20th International Chromosome Conference (ICCXX).University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, September 1-5, 2014.

Sivamani S, Sivakumar K, Bibhas Kar. Sex chromosome pentasomy 49, XXXXY syndrome with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect: a case report. 20th International Chromosome Conference (ICCXX). University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, September 1-5, 2014.

Bibhas Kar, S. Sivamani, G Kalpana, K Sivakumar. Clinical and molecular cytogenetic characterization of Williams syndrome. 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG 2014). San Diego, California, USA. October 18-22, 2014.

Bibhas Kar, S. Sivamani, J. Shajeev, K. Sivakumar. A heart with an open hole and deformed hand: Is there a connection?. 5th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference..  Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai, UAE. January 21-23, 2016.

Sumathy A, Sivamani S, Kundavi S, Thankam R. Varma, Bibhas Kar. Robertsonian translocation 15,22 in a patient with recurrent spontaneous abortion – A case report. 41st Indian Society of Human Genetics, Annual meeting and international conference (ISHG 2016)..  Lady Andal Auditorium (SMVRC Hall), Chennai, India. March 3–5, 2016.

Sivamani S, Kundavi S, Thankam R. Varma, Bibhas Kar. Balanced Robertsonian Translocation in Males and their Consequences for Pregnancies Induced by Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. 41st Indian Society of Human Genetics, Annual meeting and international conference (ISHG 2016).  Lady Andal Auditorium (SMVRC Hall), Chennai, India. March 3–5, 2016.

A.K Mahapatro, S. Sivamani , J. Indumathi, S. Kundavi, Thankam R. Varma, Bibhas Kar. Correlation of abnormal semen parameter with genetic analysis and its assisted reproductive technology outcome. 22nd IFFS World Congress.  India Expo Centre, New Delhi NCR, India. September 21-25, 2016.

Bibhas Kar, Shamsudheen KV, Sivamani S, Sivakumar K, Rajesh K, Rijith J, Verma A, Scaria V, Sridhar S. Integrative analysis of whole exome sequence data to aid diagnosis, prognosis and therapy - a case of autosomal recessive dilated cardiomyopathy. Global Summit on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (GROD),  Dubai, November 15-17, 2016.

Swapna Yaramareddy, Subha Rajinikanth, Lakshmi Shanmugasundaram, Bibhas Kar, Thankam R Varma. Familial 22q11.2 deletions in DiGeorge/velocardiofacial syndrome: Pregnancy options and management. . 2nd MMM Genetics Meeting – a symposium on “Genetics & Genomics in Cardiovascular Diseases”,  Chennai, September 8,9, 2017.

Bibhas Kar, Shamsudheen KV, Sivakumar K, Sivamani S, Rajesh K, Verma A, Anoop, Rijith J, Rowmika, Ambily, Scaria V, Sridhar S. Integrative analysis of whole exome sequence data to aid diagnosis a case of autosomal recessive dilated cardiomyopathy. 14th International Conference of Heart Research (Indian Section) - Genomeet 2017  IGIB, Delhi, January 27-29, 2017.

Linda B, Bibhas Kar. Congenital heart disease and their association with genetic syndromes observed in pediatric cases. 2nd MMM Genetics Meeting – a symposium on “Genetics & Genomics in Cardiovascular Diseases”,  Chennai, September 8,9, 2017.

Santosh R. Wadile, Sivakumar K, Bibhas Kar. DiGeorge syndrome [22q11.2 microdeletion] in a critically sick neonate with duct dependant systemic circulation and refractory hypocalcemic seizures 2nd MMM Genetics Meeting – a symposium on “Genetics & Genomics in Cardiovascular Diseases”,  Chennai, September 8,9, 2017.

Ravindra M S, Sivakumar K, Bibhas Kar. William-Beuren syndrome: 7q11.23 deletion. 2nd MMM Genetics Meeting – a symposium on “Genetics & Genomics in Cardiovascular Diseases”,  Chennai, September 8,9, 2017.

Ronak Sheth, Sivakumar K, Bibhas Kar. Congenital cardiac defects in trisomy 18 – challenges and dilemmas. 2nd MMM Genetics Meeting – a symposium on “Genetics & Genomics in Cardiovascular Diseases”,  Chennai, September 8,9, 2017.

Swapna Yaramareddy, Sivakumar K, Bibhas Kar, Thankam R Varma. Familial bicuspid aortic valve in pregnancy – a case report. 2nd MMM Genetics Meeting – a symposium on “Genetics & Genomics in Cardiovascular Diseases”,  September 8,9, 2017.