National Institute of Nutrition
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Scientist ‘E’ M.Sc (Genetics); Ph.D (Immunology)
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Brief Profile:

Dr.M.Shiva Prakash obtained his Masters Degree in Genetics from Osmania University in the year 1979.Subsequently he was awarded ICMR Fellowship for pursuing PhD from the Department of Gastroenterology, Osmania Medical College and Hospital, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He worked on the research topic entitled “Studies in Serological Diagnosis and epidemiology of amoebiasis” He developed an immunodiagnostic kit for diagnosis of invasive and non-invasive Amoebiasis and was awarded PhD by Osmania University, Hyderabad in the year 1984.
He joined NIN in 1984 as Assistant Research Officer and worked in a project on “Absorption of Vitamin A in diarrhea children treated with oral rehydration solution”. In 1991 he was offered a Post- Doctoral Fellowship by Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA where he carried out research studies in the area of Molecular Biology and Hybridoma Technology etc. After his return from USA he continued his services at the National Centre for Laboratory Animal Science (NCLAS) at NIN wherein he    developed an immunodiagnostic Kit for rapid detection of Streptococcus agalactiae in laboratory animals and for use in humans on a DBT sponsored project.(ICMR Tech.Comm.2006).

                   Presently Dr.Prakash is involved in research studies on “Beneficial effects of Probiotics in Obesity “in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of Clinical Division at NIN. In addition, he is involved in collaborative research studies with various Universities and Institutes. He is Advisor for MSc students of Genetics, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Nutrition etc. He is a recognized Guide for M.Phil. M.Tech. and PhD from various universities viz., Vinayaka Mission University, Rayalaseema, Annamalai and Bharathidasan Universities etc. In addition he is Honorary consultant to many Biotech. Companies in Hyderabad, India


  1. Hypercholesterolemia effects of lactobacillus acidophilus as a dietary supplement”. Vani M. Shiva Prakash.M and Yashoda Devi.P ( Jan.2011, Manuscript communicated to The Medical National  Journal  of India)

  2. Effect of supplementation of Probiotic curd (Indian Dahi) on lipid profile of obese subjects. M.Shiva Prakash,and  R Hemalatha (2011, Manuscript under communication).

  3. Immunomodulation effect of Probiotic curd (Indian Dahi) on    immune status on obese subjects. M.Shiva Prakash, and R.Hemalatha(2011, Manuscript under communication

  4. Sexual practices, HIV and sexually transmitted infections among self-identified men who have sex with men in four high HIV prevalence states of India Brahmam, Ginnela NV; Kodavalla, Venkaiah; Rajkumar, Hemalatha; Rachakulla, Hari Kumar; Kallam, Srinivasan; Myakala Shiva Prakash; Paranjape, Ramesh S; Gupte, Mohan D; Ramakrishnan, Lakshmi; Kohli, Anjalee; Ramesh, Banadakoppa M AIDS, 2008,22, S45-S57

  5. Altered Adenosine deaminase activity in type 2 diabetes mellitus. M. Shiva Prakash, S. Chenniah, Y.S.R. Murthy, E.Anjiah and C.Suresh, Journal Indian Academy Clinical Medicine. JIACM 2006; 7(2): 114-7

  6. Impact of Lactobacillus acidophilus supplementation on the plasma adenosine deaminase and zinc levels of elderly. Lakshmamma G, Lakshmi Devi N, Sumathi S, Kondal Reddy K, Shiva Prakash M. Ind. J of Clinical Practice. Vol 16, No.1June 2005.

  7. Microbial Safety of Drinking water and its relation to Diarrhoeal morbidity. Anuradha P, Yashodha Devi. P, Shiva Prakash M. J.Res. ANGRAU 33(2) 82-84, 2005.

  8. Effect of shallow frying on total phenolic content and antioxidant activity in selected vegetables. Gitanjali P, Yashoda Devi P and Shiva Prakash M. J.Food Sci.Techni, 2004, vol .41, 6, 666-668.

  9. Bacterial contamination of weaning foods in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh. Anuradha P, Yashoda Devi P, Shiva Prakash M. J. Res. ANGRAU 32(4) 81-86, 2004.

  10. Effect of cooking total phenolic content and antioxidant activity selected cereals, millets and pulses. Gitanjali P, Yashoda P and Shiva Prakash M. J. The Ind. J.Nutr.Dietet (2004) , 41, 337.

  11. Serum Adenosine deaminase activity and C. reactive protein levels in unstable angina Rani MS, Dayasagar Rao V, Shiva Prakash M and Jyothi A. Indian Journal Human Genetics (2003) Vol 9. No1, 17-20.

  12. Role of red cell selenium in recurrent pregnancy loss. Kumar KSD, Kumar A. Shiva Prakash M, Swamy K, Jagadeesan V and Jyothi A. Journal of Obstretrics and Gynaecology (2002). Vol 22 No2; 181-183.

  13. B2-Glycoprotein1Dependent Anticardiolipin Antibodies and Lupus Anticoagulant in Patient with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. Kumar KSD, JyothyA, Prakash MS, Rani HS, Reddy PP. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine (2002) vol.48. 5-10.

  14. Adenosine deaminase (ADA) in cord blood as marker of CMI in low birth weight neonate Kavitha M. Shiva Prakash M and Yashoda Devi. Indian Journal of Medical sciences (2000) vol. 54 no. 3, 92-94.

  15. Effect of Hand washing Agents on Bacterial Contamination P. P.Anuradha, Yashoda Devi P, Shiva Prakash M. Indian Journal of Pediatrics 1999; 66:   7-10.

  16. Effect of Lactobacillus on enhancement of immune status of malnourished children. Suchitra, P. Yashoda Devi and Shiva Prakash M., Ind. J. Pediatrics (1999); 66:663-668.

  17. Free radicals, antioxidant enzymes and lipid per oxidation profile in    untreated leukaemias.  G. Sandhya Devi, Hema Prasad, Ch. V. Ramana Devi.  I Saraswathi, D. Raghu Shiva Prakash, M., D.N. Rao and P.P. Reddy Medical Science Research Vol.26 pp 423-425 (1998).

  18. Effect of Levamisole on immune status in malnourished children M. Shiva Prakash, Veera Mohan Rao and Vinodini Reddy.  J. of Trop. Pediatrics (1998) Vol.44, June, 165-166.

  19. Absorption of vitamin A by children with diarrhea during treatment with oral rehydration salt solution. Reddy V, Raghuramulu N, Arunjyoti, Shivaprakash M, Underwood B. Bull World Health Organ 1986;64:721- 4   

  20. Filter paper technique in serodiagnosis of amoebiasis. Srivastva M, Habibullah CM, ShivaPrakash M.    Trop Gastroenterology. 1983;4:207- 9Fingertip and palmer patterns in duodenal ulcer. Habibullah CM, Mujahid M.ShivaprakashIqbaMAIshaq M.Hum Hered. 1982;32:432- 4

  21. ABO blood groups in Amoebiasis. Habibullah, C.M., Ishaq, Mohd. Khan, Z.A., Shiva.Prakash M., Zaman, Taher-Uz. and Ali, M.Mujahid. International Research Communication Service (IRCS) Medical Science 9 (1981) 1023.

  22. The use of monogenic antigen and its fractions in the diagnosis of Amoebiasis by indirect haemagglutination test (IHA). Khan, Z.A., Habibullah, C.M., Ishaq, Mohd. Shiva.Prakash M. and Bhaskaran, S.  Proc Indian Acad of Parasitol 1 (1980) 163-167.

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