Name:  Dr. Vasanth Kumar Bhaskara
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification:  M.Sc (NDRI-ICAR); Ph.D (Hyderabad Central University); PDF (USA)
Year of Joining: 2014
Work Experience:  19 Years of Research & Teaching


Ph.D Thesis Title: “Modulated cell proliferation, cell death and survival signals in human and N-Ethyl n-nitrosourea (ENU) induced rat gliomas” (Awarded year: 2008)

  • Bhaskara, V. K., Mittal, B., Mysorekar, V. V., Amaresh, N., & Simal-Gandara, J. (2020). Current research in food science, 3, 284–295.
  • Bhaskara VK, Jayaram C, Priyanga M, et al., J Cancer Res Ther. 15(5):1162–1166; 2019.
  • Pandey V, Bhaskara V K, Babu P P., J Neurosci. Res. Oct, 2015.
  • Bhaskara VK, Nagarathna Amaresh, and Ajay Rana. MSR Journal of Sciences 1(2): 117-24; 2015.
  • Bhaskara VK, Mohanam I, Gujrati M, and Mohanam S., Plos One 2014 Aug 22;9(8):e105555.
  • Bhaskara VK, Mohanam I, Rao JS and Mohanam S., Plos One 7(2), 2012.
  • Bhaskara VK, Panigrahi M, Challa S, Babu PP., Neurology In. 57(3): 264 – 268, 2009.
  • Bhaskara VK, Challa S, Babu PP., Neurochemical Res. 31(9): 1163-70, 2006.
  • Bhaskara VK, Panigrahi M, Challa S, Babu PP., Neuropathology, Mar: 25(1):48-53, 2005.
  • PG projects guided (Bangalore University): 16 Number of students with total 7 different MSRCASC funded projects
  • Received Seed Money Grant for pilot project on “Molecular characterization of cancer stem cell resistance in Triple Negative Breast Cancer project (2020 to 2022) Collaboration – Prof. Vijaya M Mysorekar, Pathology/CRL, MSRMCH Students of this project - AISHWARYA NITIN KAMBKE (Reg.No #BC190001);
    ASHWIN M (Reg. No #BC190003);
    POOJA SREE REDDY S Reg. No #BC190006)
  • Cancer cell biology (Functional Cell Biology)
  • Signal transduction
  • Proteomics
  • In vitro cell cultures
  • Flow Cytometry Analysis (FACS)
  • Primary cell culture establishment protocols
  • In vivo experimentation model systems of oncology
Conference Proceedings (Selected):
  • Vasanth Kumar Bhaskara, Indra Mohanam and Sanjeeva Mohanam. Effect of hypoxia and intermittent hypoxia on Hif-1 alpha mediated neuroblastoma cell metastasis. Nationoal Symposium on an Integrated Approach to Diagnosis and Therapy in Cancer, mLA College for Women, Bengaluru, India 2017 (ISBN – 978-81-925437-6-5).
  • Raman, R., Kotapalli, V., Adduri, R. S., Bhaskara, V. K., Gowrishankar, S., Bashyam, L., ... & Bashyam, M. D. (2013, April).. In CANCER RESEARCH (Vol. 73, No. 8). 615 PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106-4404 USA: AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH.
  • Poster presentation in the AACR 2012 conference held at Chicago (IL), USA (April, 2012).
  • Poster presentation in the AACR 2011 conference held at Orlando (FL), USA (April, 2011).
  • Co-ordinator for Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc) sponsored lecture workshop in collaboration with Department of Molecular Reproduction Development & Genetics, IISc at MSRCASC (20th -21st Feb., 2018)
  • Co-ordinator of Biocon-Ramaiah Quality Control Analytical (QCA) program
Scientific Participations (Selected):
  • Participated in National Webinar on “Current Trends in Life Science” held on 27th to 30th July, 2020 organized by Department of Life Science, Bangalore University.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program on “Studying Gene Expression using Genomic Approaches – Bulk to single cell expression analysis” held on 23rd and 24th July, 2020 by REVA University.
  • Participated in Science Academies sponsored Science Leadership Workshop held on 22nd to 28th June, 2020 organized by Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.
  • Participated in ICLCHS – 2019, international conference held on 24th to 26th October, 2019 organized by RCASC.
  • Participated in Indian Academy of Sciences sponsored lecture workshop on “Nanomaterials – Applications in Biotechnology” held on 29th to 30th August, 2019 organized by Department of Biotechnology, Ramaiah Institute of Technology.
  • Presented student work at Indo-Australian Symposium on “Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition – New Advances in Cancer Development conducted by IISc (6th Oct., 2017).
  • Participated in Workshop on “Drug Discovery & Development Strategies” conducted by Department of Biotechnology, M.S.R.I.T, Bangalore (July, 2015).
  • Participated in Workshop on “Cytogenetics” by M.S.R. Medical College & M.S.R.S.C.A.S.C (April, 2015).
  • Poster presentation in the international conference held by Society for Biological Chemists (India) to be conducted by Indian institute of technology – Madras (December 2009)
  • Poster presentation in the International Symposium on Translational Research: “APOPTOSIS & CANCER”, held at Trivandrum (India) conducted by University of Kerala and University of Texas (MD Anderson Cancer Centre) (December – 2005)
  • Poster presentation in the symposium – emerging concepts of the brain held at National centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India (March – 2005)
  • Recipient of NDRI JRF (2002)
  • Recipient of CSIR-UGC JRF/SRF (NET Qualified) (2002 to 2006)
  • Recipient of CSIR Pool Officer (Senior Research Associate Fellowship) (2012-14)
  • Best oral presentation award for the paper entitled “Intermittent hypoxia (IH) induced HIF-1α effects on cancer stemness in neuroblastoma” at ISCA-RCASC National Conference – Bioblooms on 5th to 7th October, 2015.
  • Email:
    Department Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Address: MSRCASC, Bengaluru 560054