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Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research (IC-SCR)



Date of constitution of IC-SCR: 11/ 08/ 2017

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IC-SCR Designation

Area(s) of expertise





Dr Polani Seshagiri



Early Mammalian Development& Stem Cell Biology

M.Sc and PhD


1.  Sr. Professor, Dept. of MRDG, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

2.  Adjunct Professor, Centre for Neurosciences, IISc

3.  Affiliate Scientist, WI-National Primate Research Center, Madison, USA

4.  In-charge, Transgenic Animal Facility & Stem Cell Laboratory, IISc



Dr Sharat Damodar


Stem Cell Expert (Molecular biology)

Conversant with the provisions of clinical trials as per the provisions of D & C rules and GCP guidelines

MD (General Medicine), DNB, DM

1.  Clinical Director Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, Narayana Health City

2.  Senior Consultant Haematologist and HOD, Dept of Haematology and Head Bone marrow Transplant Unit

3.  Chairman of the Hospital Transfusion committee

4.  Member of the Hospital Infection control committee

5.  Member of the Hospital Drug Formulary committee

6.  In charge of the DNB program in Clinical Haematology -4 seats/year

5.  In charge of the post-graduate fellowship program in comprehensive haematology, oncology and stem cell transplant



Dr Ashok R Patil

Legal Expert

Legal Expert (patent lawyer)

Conversant with the provisions of clinical trials as per the provisions of D & C Rules and GCP  guidelines

LL.B(Spl), LL.M, NET, Ph.D

1.  Chair Professor, Chair of Consumer Law and Practice

2.  Director, Online Consumer Mediation Centre

3.  Member, Central Consumer Protection Council (Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India), at   National Law School of India University, Bengaluru



Dr Denis Xavier

Ethics Expert

Clinician (Pharmacologist)

Conversant with the provisions of clinical trials as per the provisions of D & C rules and GCP guidelines

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Vice Dean and Professor and Head, at St Johns Medical college, Bangalore



Dr Rajaram Subbian

Social Scientist

Independent Psychosocial ConsultantConversant with the provisions of clinical trials as per the provisions of D & C rules and GCP guidelines

Ph.D (Psychiatric Social Work)

Executive Director, Basic Needs India, Bangalore



Dr Rakhi Pal

Stem Cell Expert

Neurobiology and Stem cell biology Expert

Ph.D (Human Physiology/Neurophysiology)

Chief Technology Scientist at Institute of Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine, InSTEM



Dr Rajarshi Pal

Stem Cell Expert

Stem Cell Expert (Development Biology)

M.Sc and PhD (Life Sciences)

1. Chief ScientistEyestem Research, Center Bangalore

2. Adjunct Faculty Trans Disciplinary University, Bangalore



Dr B. Padmanabhan

Member Secretary & Biophysicist


M.Sc and PhD

Professor Department of  Biophysics,  NIMHANS,  Bangalore



Ms. Malini Engananti


Community Expert

M.Com, MBA and Certified Public Accountant(CPA) in USA

1)     Management Committee Member - Rashtrotthana Parishat

2)     Governing Council Member RVK BSK(CBSE School)

3)     Treasurer, Trustee Samartha Bharata

4)     Trustee Sukrupa Trust

5)     Committee Member Aksharam(Education wing of MASS)



Dr Sneha J

IVF specialist

In Vitro Fertilization expert

MBBS, MD (OBG), DNB (OBG), FRM (Reproductive Medicine)

Consultant,Dept of Reproductive Medicine



Dr. Rema Razdan


Pharmacology and in vivo disease model expert.

M.Pharm and Ph.D

Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy



Dr. E. Venkataswamy. 

Molecular biologist.

Industrial scientist.

M.Sc, Ph.D

Head, Prenatal testing, Med Genome.



Mohan Kumar B.S.

Molecular biologist.


M.Sc, MPhil

Assistant Professor

Maharanis Science College for Women,Bangalore University, Bangalore.




IC-SCR meeting schedule


Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research (IC-SCR)- Downloads    
1. IC-SCR Form 1 new projects
2. IC-SCR Form 2 revised projects
3. IC-SCR Form 3 extended projects