Fellowship & Membership

  • Short term Fellowship-Medical Genetics, York Hill Hospital, Glasgow, U.K.
  • Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG).
  • Indian Academy of Paediatrics-Genetics Specialty Chapter.
  • Bangalore Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
  • Indian Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
  • Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis & Therapy.
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Field of Expertise

  • Over 16 years of extensive experience in the field of Medical Genetics Prenatal diagnosis & Genetic counseling
  • Genetic diagnosis of Down syndrome, Autism, β-Thalassemia, Haemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) & Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) etc.
  • Genetic counseling in consanguinity, recurrent abortions, Infertility, Pre- implantation Genetic Screening Test (PGT), Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPT/NIPS)
  • Expertise in Karyotyping, FISH study, Double/Quadruple study, Chromosomal Microarray & Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Risk assessment in hereditary cancer disorders like Breast & Ovarian cancer
  • Awards & Achievements

  • Faculty for a Certificate course in Genetic Counselling (MAHE).
  • Recognized Guide for PhD in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).
  • Guided PhD, M.Phil & MSc students & trained students for Genetic counselling.
  • Received IBM Sponsorship of CAS Project expenses towards clinical research.
  • Conducted a public awareness program on World Thalassemia Day (May 18) & World Down syndrome day (Mar 19).
  • Organized CME on “Integrating Genomics into Clinical Practice” (Jul 18) & “Autism awareness day” (Apr 19).
  • Published papers in National & International journal & CHAPTER IN BOOK-“Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease” In “A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey)” Jaypee brothers, ISBN 978-93-5090-267-7
  • Talks & Publications

  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Bangalore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.
  • Shetty, M., Balakrishna, S. & Hegde, S. Inadequate Pre-conception Counseling is a Major Challenge for Antenatal Management of β-Thalassemia: Experience from a Referral Centre in India. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2019) doi:10.1007/s12288-019-01206-6- Click Here
  • A novel de novo heterozygous deletion at 13q14.2-q21.1 in two siblings with mild intellectual disability Click Here
  • A Homozygous Missense Variant in INPP5E Associated with Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 10p14 Deletion and 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Significance of Non-Cardiac Markers. Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 5q35.1 and 8p23.1 Deletion in Congenital Heart Disease. Click Here
  • Freeman- Sheldon syndrome-Prenatal & Postnatal diagnosis Click Here
  • Novel Glioblastoma Markers with Diagnostic and Prognostic Value Identified through Transcriptome Analysis. Click Here
  • Upregulation of ASCL1 and inhibition of Notch signaling Pathway characterize Progressive Astrocytoma Click Here
  • CHAPTER IN BOOK-Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease In A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey) Click Here
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, B’lore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.

    Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Short term Fellowship-Medical Genetics, York Hill Hospital, Glasgow, U.K.
  • Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG).
  • Indian Academy of Paediatrics-Genetics Specialty Chapter.
  • Bangalore Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
  • Indian Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
  • Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis & Therapy.
  • Field of Expertise

  • Over 16 years of extensive experience in the field of Medical Genetics Prenatal diagnosis & Genetic counseling
  • Genetic diagnosis of Down syndrome, Autism, β-Thalassemia, Haemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) & Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) etc.
  • Genetic counseling in consanguinity, recurrent abortions, Infertility, Pre- implantation Genetic Screening Test (PGT), Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPT/NIPS)
  • Expertise in Karyotyping, FISH study, Double/Quadruple study, Chromosomal Microarray & Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Risk assessment in hereditary cancer disorders like Breast & Ovarian cancer
  • Awards & Achievements

  • Faculty for a Certificate course in Genetic Counselling (MAHE).
  • Recognized Guide for PhD in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).
  • Guided PhD, M.Phil & MSc students & trained students for Genetic counselling.
  • Received IBM Sponsorship of CAS Project expenses towards clinical research.
  • Conducted a public awareness program on World Thalassemia Day (May 18) & World Down syndrome day (Mar 19).
  • Organized CME on “Integrating Genomics into Clinical Practice” (Jul 18) & “Autism awareness day” (Apr 19).
  • Published papers in National & International journal & CHAPTER IN BOOK-“Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease” In “A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey)” Jaypee brothers, ISBN 978-93-5090-267-7
  • Talks & Publications

  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Bangalore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.
  • Shetty, M., Balakrishna, S. & Hegde, S. Inadequate Pre-conception Counseling is a Major Challenge for Antenatal Management of β-Thalassemia: Experience from a Referral Centre in India. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2019) doi:10.1007/s12288-019-01206-6- Click Here
  • A novel de novo heterozygous deletion at 13q14.2-q21.1 in two siblings with mild intellectual disability Click Here
  • A Homozygous Missense Variant in INPP5E Associated with Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 10p14 Deletion and 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Significance of Non-Cardiac Markers. Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 5q35.1 and 8p23.1 Deletion in Congenital Heart Disease. Click Here
  • Freeman- Sheldon syndrome-Prenatal & Postnatal diagnosis Click Here
  • Novel Glioblastoma Markers with Diagnostic and Prognostic Value Identified through Transcriptome Analysis. Click Here
  • Upregulation of ASCL1 and inhibition of Notch signaling Pathway characterize Progressive Astrocytoma Click Here
  • CHAPTER IN BOOK-Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease In A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey) Click Here
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, B’lore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.

    Field of Expertise

  • Over 16 years of extensive experience in the field of Medical Genetics Prenatal diagnosis & Genetic counseling
  • Genetic diagnosis of Down syndrome, Autism, β-Thalassemia, Haemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) & Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) etc.
  • Genetic counseling in consanguinity, recurrent abortions, Infertility, Pre- implantation Genetic Screening Test (PGT), Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPT/NIPS)
  • Expertise in Karyotyping, FISH study, Double/Quadruple study, Chromosomal Microarray & Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Risk assessment in hereditary cancer disorders like Breast & Ovarian cancer
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Short term Fellowship-Medical Genetics, York Hill Hospital, Glasgow, U.K.
  • Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG).
  • Indian Academy of Paediatrics-Genetics Specialty Chapter.
  • Bangalore Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
  • Indian Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
  • Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis & Therapy.
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Awards & Achievements

  • Faculty for a Certificate course in Genetic Counselling (MAHE).
  • Recognized Guide for PhD in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).
  • Guided PhD, M.Phil & MSc students & trained students for Genetic counselling.
  • Received IBM Sponsorship of CAS Project expenses towards clinical research.
  • Conducted a public awareness program on World Thalassemia Day (May 18) & World Down syndrome day (Mar 19).
  • Organized CME on “Integrating Genomics into Clinical Practice” (Jul 18) & “Autism awareness day” (Apr 19).
  • Published papers in National & International journal & CHAPTER IN BOOK-“Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease” In “A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey)” Jaypee brothers, ISBN 978-93-5090-267-7
  • Talks & Publications

  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Bangalore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.
  • Shetty, M., Balakrishna, S. & Hegde, S. Inadequate Pre-conception Counseling is a Major Challenge for Antenatal Management of β-Thalassemia: Experience from a Referral Centre in India. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2019) doi:10.1007/s12288-019-01206-6- Click Here
  • A novel de novo heterozygous deletion at 13q14.2-q21.1 in two siblings with mild intellectual disability Click Here
  • A Homozygous Missense Variant in INPP5E Associated with Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 10p14 Deletion and 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Significance of Non-Cardiac Markers. Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 5q35.1 and 8p23.1 Deletion in Congenital Heart Disease. Click Here
  • Freeman- Sheldon syndrome-Prenatal & Postnatal diagnosis Click Here
  • Novel Glioblastoma Markers with Diagnostic and Prognostic Value Identified through Transcriptome Analysis. Click Here
  • Upregulation of ASCL1 and inhibition of Notch signaling Pathway characterize Progressive Astrocytoma Click Here
  • CHAPTER IN BOOK-Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease In A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey) Click Here
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, B’lore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.

    Awards & Achievements

  • Faculty for a Certificate course in Genetic Counselling (MAHE).
  • Recognized Guide for PhD in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).
  • Guided PhD, M.Phil & MSc students & trained students for Genetic counselling.
  • Received IBM Sponsorship of CAS Project expenses towards clinical research.
  • Conducted a public awareness program on World Thalassemia Day (May 18) & World Down syndrome day (Mar 19).
  • Organized CME on “Integrating Genomics into Clinical Practice” (Jul 18) & “Autism awareness day” (Apr 19).
  • Published papers in National & International journal & CHAPTER IN BOOK-“Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease” In “A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey)” Jaypee brothers, ISBN 978-93-5090-267-7
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Short term Fellowship-Medical Genetics, York Hill Hospital, Glasgow, U.K.
  • Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG).
  • Indian Academy of Paediatrics-Genetics Specialty Chapter.
  • Bangalore Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
  • Indian Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
  • Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis & Therapy.
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Field of Expertise

  • Over 16 years of extensive experience in the field of Medical Genetics Prenatal diagnosis & Genetic counseling
  • Genetic diagnosis of Down syndrome, Autism, β-Thalassemia, Haemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) & Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) etc.
  • Genetic counseling in consanguinity, recurrent abortions, Infertility, Pre- implantation Genetic Screening Test (PGT), Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPT/NIPS)
  • Expertise in Karyotyping, FISH study, Double/Quadruple study, Chromosomal Microarray & Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Risk assessment in hereditary cancer disorders like Breast & Ovarian cancer
  • Talks & Publications

  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Bangalore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.
  • Shetty, M., Balakrishna, S. & Hegde, S. Inadequate Pre-conception Counseling is a Major Challenge for Antenatal Management of β-Thalassemia: Experience from a Referral Centre in India. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2019) doi:10.1007/s12288-019-01206-6- Click Here
  • A novel de novo heterozygous deletion at 13q14.2-q21.1 in two siblings with mild intellectual disability Click Here
  • A Homozygous Missense Variant in INPP5E Associated with Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 10p14 Deletion and 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Significance of Non-Cardiac Markers. Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 5q35.1 and 8p23.1 Deletion in Congenital Heart Disease. Click Here
  • Freeman- Sheldon syndrome-Prenatal & Postnatal diagnosis Click Here
  • Novel Glioblastoma Markers with Diagnostic and Prognostic Value Identified through Transcriptome Analysis. Click Here
  • Upregulation of ASCL1 and inhibition of Notch signaling Pathway characterize Progressive Astrocytoma Click Here
  • CHAPTER IN BOOK-Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease In A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey) Click Here
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, B’lore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.

    Talks & Publications

  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Bangalore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.
  • Shetty, M., Balakrishna, S. & Hegde, S. Inadequate Pre-conception Counseling is a Major Challenge for Antenatal Management of β-Thalassemia: Experience from a Referral Centre in India. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2019) doi:10.1007/s12288-019-01206-6- Click Here
  • A novel de novo heterozygous deletion at 13q14.2-q21.1 in two siblings with mild intellectual disability Click Here
  • A Homozygous Missense Variant in INPP5E Associated with Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 10p14 Deletion and 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Significance of Non-Cardiac Markers. Click Here
  • Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of 5q35.1 and 8p23.1 Deletion in Congenital Heart Disease. Click Here
  • Freeman- Sheldon syndrome-Prenatal & Postnatal diagnosis Click Here
  • Novel Glioblastoma Markers with Diagnostic and Prognostic Value Identified through Transcriptome Analysis. Click Here
  • Upregulation of ASCL1 and inhibition of Notch signaling Pathway characterize Progressive Astrocytoma Click Here
  • CHAPTER IN BOOK-Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease In A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey) Click Here
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome” 6th National Level Conference of Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter in AMBKCCON-2019, Mysore, Sep 19
  • Genetic Counseling with Interesting Case scenarios” in 4th Annual conference of 3MGM2019, Chennai, Sep 19
  • Lessons learned from Exome Sequencing & Cell-Free DNA” in Essential of Genetics in Obstetric Practice organized by Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, B’lore, Dec 18.
  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis: medical facts about the diagnosis, the probable course of the disorder, and available management” in the Genetics Workshop organized by NIMHANS, Apr 18.
  • Genetic Counseling Training with special emphasis on Prenatal, Postnatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Genetics” conducted at Ramaiah Medical College, Feb 18.
  • Indications & counselling for PGD & PGS” in the PGS workshop at IAEHC, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela Memorial Conference, Oct 17.
  • Genetics of Recurrent Implantation Failures & Recurrent Pregnancy loss” Organized by Milann IVF centre Jun 17.
  • GENES AS TARGET IN CANCER” in Pharmacogenomics, SDUMC, Kolar, Aug 16.
  • Biochemical Screening in Pregnancy” in CME on ‘‘Laboratories’ Perspective on Women’s Health” organized by St. John’s Medical College & RGUHS, Nov 15.
  • Awards & Achievements

  • Faculty for a Certificate course in Genetic Counselling (MAHE).
  • Recognized Guide for PhD in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).
  • Guided PhD, M.Phil & MSc students & trained students for Genetic counselling.
  • Received IBM Sponsorship of CAS Project expenses towards clinical research.
  • Conducted a public awareness program on World Thalassemia Day (May 18) & World Down syndrome day (Mar 19).
  • Organized CME on “Integrating Genomics into Clinical Practice” (Jul 18) & “Autism awareness day” (Apr 19).
  • Published papers in National & International journal & CHAPTER IN BOOK-“Genetics in Congenital Heart Disease” In “A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (A Lifelong Odyssey)” Jaypee brothers, ISBN 978-93-5090-267-7
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Short term Fellowship-Medical Genetics, York Hill Hospital, Glasgow, U.K.
  • Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG).
  • Indian Academy of Paediatrics-Genetics Specialty Chapter.
  • Bangalore Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
  • Indian Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
  • Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis & Therapy.
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Field of Expertise

  • Over 16 years of extensive experience in the field of Medical Genetics Prenatal diagnosis & Genetic counseling
  • Genetic diagnosis of Down syndrome, Autism, β-Thalassemia, Haemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) & Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) etc.
  • Genetic counseling in consanguinity, recurrent abortions, Infertility, Pre- implantation Genetic Screening Test (PGT), Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPT/NIPS)
  • Expertise in Karyotyping, FISH study, Double/Quadruple study, Chromosomal Microarray & Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Risk assessment in hereditary cancer disorders like Breast & Ovarian cancer

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