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Dr. Damodaran Vasudevan


Dr. Damodaran Vasudevan currently serves as Head of PG Programs and Research, Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Qualification: MBBS, MD


Dr. Damodaran Vasudevan currently serves as Head of PG Programs and Research, Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.


January 1992 – December 1994 FRCPath (Fellow of Royal College of Pathology) Royal College of Pathology, United Kingdom
January 1972 Post Doctoral Research Swiss Cancer Institute, Switzerland · Lausanne
July 1969 – April 1971 MD (Biochemistry) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
July 1962 – December 1967 MBBS University of Kerala, India

Awards & Achievements

  • Jan 1974: Eleanor Roosevelt International Senior Cancer Fellowship by International Union Against Cancer [Scholarship].
  • 1992: Dr. B. C. Roy Award for Eminent Medical Teacher, (Indian Medical Council), received from the Hon’ble President of India.

Teaching Experience

23-02-1968 to 15-07-1969 Tutor, Biochemistry, Calicut Medical College, Kerala
18-07-1969 to 21-05-1971 Post graduate Fellow, AIIMS, New Delhi
04-06-1971 to 01-08-1971 Tutor, Biochemistry, Medical College Calicut, Kerala
02-08-1971 to 18-02-1972 Asst. Professor, Biochemistry, Medical College, Calicut
21-02-1972 to 29-01-1974 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Cancer Research, Switzerland
04-02-1974 to 24-04-1978 Asst. Professor, Biochemistry, Medical College, Calicut.
02-05-1978 to 16.11.1979 Asst. Professor, Biochemistry, Medical College, Trivandrum
17-11-1979 to 30-11-1982 Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Head of Department of Cancer Research, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum
01-12-1982 to 31-07-1987 Research Director, Amala Cancer Research Centre, Trichur
01-08-1987 to 15-05-1989 Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry Medical College, Kottayam
16-05-1989 to 02-05-1996 Professor and Head, Biochemistry, Medical College, Trichur
18-07-1992 to:15-05-1993 Vice-Principal, Medical College, Trichur
01-07-1994 to 10-01-1996 Acting Principal, Medical College, Trichur
23-05-1996 to 07-09-1998 Professor of Biochemistry, KMC, Mangalore
08-09-1998 to 31-03-2000 Professor of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
01-04-2000 to 31-01-2002 Dean, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok
13-02-2002 to 31-12-2008 Principal Amrita School of Medicine and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi
01-01-2008 continues Professor of Biochemistry, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi


  1. Fellow, College of Allergy & Applied Immunology (FCAI) 1978.
  2. Fellow, Indian Academy of Medical Specialities (FIAMS) 1982.
  3. Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences, (FAMS), 1992.
  4. Founder Head, Cancer Research Laboratory at Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum (1979 to 82)
  5. Founder Head, Cancer Research Laboratory at Amala Cancer Research Centre (1982 to 87)
  6. Founder Dean, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, 2000 – 2002
  7. Founder Principal, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, 2002-2008
  8. Author of Textbook of Biochemstry for Medical Students, now in 6th edition, total more than 100,000 copies sold


  • Life Member, Indian Medical Association, 1968 onwards
  • Life member, Indian Immunology Society, 1974 onwards
  • Life member, Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, 1990 onwards
  • Vice President of the Indian Immunology Society, 1986 to 1988.
  • President, Indian Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI) 2010
  • Member, Governing Body of Amala Cancer Research Centre, 1984 – 1998.
  • Member, Task Force of Life Sciences, Science Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala (1985-87)
  • Expert member, State Board of Medical Research, Directorate of Medical Education, Kerala, (1993 to l996)
  • Member, Board of Studies in Biochemistry, M G University, (1988-1992).
  • Member, Board of Studies, Faculty of Medicine (UG), Calicut University (1992 to 1998)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Biotechnology, M G University (1995 – 2000)
  • Member, Academic Council of Biotechnology, M.G. University (1996 to 2000)
  • Member, Faculty of Science, M.G. University, Kottayam, Kerala, (1996 onwards)
  • Member, Board of Studies in Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin (1996 onwards)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Biochemistry, University of Calicut,(1997 onwards)
  • Member, Academic Senate of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (Deemed University), 1997 to 2000.
  • Member, Board of Studies in Paramedical studies, University of Calicut, (1998 to 2000)
  • Member, Board of Studies in Postgraduate Basic Medical Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed University), 1999 to 2002.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Faculty of Medicine (PG). Calicut University (2002 onwards)
  • Member, Academic Council, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Deemed University), 2002 -2008
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institute for Cytology and Preventive Oncology, Indian Council of Medical Research, 1996 to 2002.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, National Institute of Occupational Health (Indian Council of Medical Research) 2007 onwards.



Journal Article

Role of Oxidative Stress in Ethanol Induced Germ Cell Apoptosis—an Experimental Study in Rats

Authors : Dr. Jayalekshmi H., Dr. Damodaran Vasudevan, Maneesh, M; Dutta, Sanjiba; Chakrabarti, Amit

Publisher : Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

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