Department of Biochemistry,
Christian Medical College,
Bagayam, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India -632002
Phone: +91-416-2284267 (office)
I am involved in teaching undergraduate medical students and allied health sciences students on various topics in biochemistry. Other activities include organizing and conducting practical biochemistry classes and internal assessment tests to the above students by coordinating with other faculty members. I am also deeply involved in departmental journal clubs, research seminars and PG seminars.
Conceptual and theoretical research in Biochemistry and Immunology
Foundations and interactions of immune system and metabolic system
Medical education research – career choices of medical students
Critical appraisal of medical and scientific research
Epistemological issues related to science and medicine
Prakash SS. Why the Dog did not bark? The explanation can be unearthed by immunoepidemiology. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth 2021;14:110-1
Anand R, Prakash SS. Factors influencing the career preferences of medical students and interns: a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey from India. J Educ Eval Health Prof 2019;16:12
Prakash SS. Medical education in India: looking beyond doctor:population ratio. J Family Med Prim Care 2019 Mar;8(3):1290-1291.
Narayanasamy M, Ruban A, Sankaran PS. Factors influencing to study medicine: a survey of first-year medical students from India. Korean J Med Educ 2019 Mar;31(1):61-71.
Padmanaban V, Prakash SS. Strain, diet, and gender influence the role of miR155 in diabetes mellitus. Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2018 Jul-Aug;22(4):570-572.
Prakash SS. Models that explain the cause of obesity. Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2018 Jul-Aug;22(4):569-570.
Prakash SS. Immune class regulation as an integrated response of factors related to host, stimulus and context. Scand J Immunol 2018 Apr;87(4):e12656.
Ruban A, Somi Sankaran P. A proposal based on a review of reforms for improving medical education in India. Postgrad Med J 2018 Mar;94(1109):187-188.
Prakash SS*, Muthuraman N*, Anand R. Short-duration podcasts as a supplementary learning tool: perceptions of medical students and impact on assessment performance. BMC Med Educ 2017 Sep;17(1):167. *Contributed equally
Prakash SS, Soundrarajan J. Advising residents on how to present an article in a journal club. Postgrad Med J 2017 Jun;93(1100):364-365.
Prakash SS. What is the relevance of MBBS course in the era of specializations? International Journal of Scientific Research 2016 Aug;5(8):543-544.
Pananghat AN, Aggarwal H, Prakash SS, Makhdoomi MA, Singh R, Lodha R, Ali S, Srinivas M, Das BK, Pandey RM, Kabra SK, Luthra K. IL-8 alterations in HIV-1 infected children with disease progression. Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 May;95(21):e3734.
Bure D, Makhdoomi MA, Lodha R, Prakash SS, Kumar R, Parray HA, Singh R, Kabra SK, Luthra K. Mutations in the reverse transcriptase and protease genes of human immunodeficiency virus-1 from antiretroviral naïve and treated pediatric patients. Viruses 2015 Feb;7(2):590-603.
Anand R, Prakash SS, Veeramanikandan R, Kirubakaran R. Association between apolipoprotein E genotype and cancer susceptibility: a meta-analysis. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2014 Jul;140(7):1075-1085.
Kumar R, Andrabi R, Tiwari A, Prakash SS, Wig N, Dutta D, Sankhyan A, Khan L, Sinha S, Luthra K. A novel strategy for efficient production of anti-V3 human scFvs against HIV-1 clade C. BMC Biotechnol 2012 Nov;12:87.
Andrabi R, Kumar R, Bala M, Nair A, Prakash SS, Kushwaha V, Luthra K. Envelope diversity, characteristics of V3 region and predicted coreceptor usage of human immunodeficiency viruses infecting north Indians. J Microbiol 2012 Oct;50(5):869-873.
Prakash SS, Andrabi R, Kalra R, Lodha R, Kabra SK, Vajpayee M, Luthra K. Antibodies that cross neutralize the tier-2 pseudoviruses are produced in antiretroviral naïve HIV-1 infected children from northern India. Arch Virol 2012 Sep;157(9):1797-1801.
Prakash SS, Kalra R, Lodha R, Kabra SK, Luthra K. Diversity of HIV-1 envelope (V3-V5) sequence in HIV-1 infected Indian children. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2012 May;28(5):505-509.
Choudhary AK*, Andrabi R*, Prakash SS*, Kalra R, Choudhury SD, Wig N, Bishwas A, Hazarika A, and Luthra K. Neutralization potential of the plasma of HIV-1 infected Indian patients in the context of anti-V3 antibody content and antiretroviral therapy. J Microbiol 2012 Feb;50(1):149-154 *These authors contributed equally to this work.
Prakash SS, Andrabi R, Kalra R, Lodha R, Kabra SK, Vajpayee M, Luthra K. Binding antibody responses to the immunogenic regions of viral envelope in HIV-1 infected Indian children. Viral Immunol 2011 Dec;24(6):463-469.
Prakash SS, Chaudhary AK, Lodha R, Kabra SK, Vajpayee M, Hazarika A, Bagga B, Luthra K. Efficient neutralization of primary isolates by the plasma from HIV-1 infected Indian children. Viral Immunol 2011 Oct;24(5):409-413.
Andrabi R, Chaudhary AK, Bala M, Kalra R, Prakash SS, Pandey RM, Luthra K. Relative reactivity of HIV-1 polyclonal plasma antibodies directed to V3 and MPER regions suggests immunodominance of V3 over MPER and dependence of high anti-V3 antibody titers on virus persistence. Arch Virol 2011 Oct;156(10):1787-1794.
Prakash S. S., Kalpana Luthra. Humoral Immunity to HIV-1 in Children: Binding and Neutralizing Antibody Responses Against the Viral Envelope in HIV-1 Infected Children. Lambert Academic Publishing 2012
Life Member, Indian Immunology Society
Received second prize in poster presentation during the Workshop on Science and Faith (2019)
Received first prize in the 3-minute thesis (3-MT®) competition conducted by University of Queensland and Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Christian Medical College, Vellore (2014)
Global Health Travel Award to attend Keystone Symposia on “HIV Vaccines” in Colorado, USA in March 2012
Travel fellowship to attend the 37th Annual conference of Indian Immunology Society (Immunocon 2011) held in Jammu, India in February 2011
Travel grant to attend Translational Research in HIV/AIDS in India (TRAI) conference held in Goa, India in January 2011
MD Thesis grant from Indian Council of Medical Research (2010)