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Dr. Pavani Upendram

Consultant Geneticist and Genetic Counselor


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Present Position

  • Consultant Geneticist & Genetic Counselor

Qualifications

  • National Board of Genetic Counselors of India (BGCI) certified senior level (Level II) Genetic Counselor (Reg #2015-24)
  • Ph D in Human Genetics from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India (2008-2014)
  • Masters in Genetics (Specialization – Human Medical Genetics) from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India (2005-2007)

Experience

  • Consultant Geneticist & Genetic Counselor, KIMS Hospitals, Hyderabad (August, 2016 – current)
  • Consultant Cytogeneticist, Department of Molecular Biology, KIMS Hospitals, Hyderabad (June, 2015 – current)
  • Genetic Counselor and Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Kamineni Life Sciences, Moula-ali, Hyderabad (May, 2012 to July, 2014)
  • Genetic Counselor and Senior Technical Officer, Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Kamineni Hospitals, Hyderabad (March 2008 to April 2012)

Awards And Honors

  • Young Scientist award (2014) from Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG) at the 39th Annual meeting and International Conference of Human Genetics 2014, Ahmedabad, India
  • Invited Panelist (Pregnancy management& Prenatal diagnosis session) for the ISOPARB 2011 conference, Hyderabad, India
  • Best poster award in the International conference, GMDMMB 2010, Mangalore, India
  • First prize for oral presentation on ‘Genetic and Molecular Diagnostics in Modern Medicine for proper healthcare’ at the National conference on emerging trends of biotechnology, Government Degree College, Anantapuram (2009)
  • Certificate of merit and scholarship for topping the marks in BSc Biotechnology (2005) from Government Degree College, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuram
  • Saraswati award for securing highest marks in Intermediate from Government Junior College, Anantapuram (2001)
  • Merit scholarship for securing highest marks in SSC from Government of Andhra Pradesh (1999)
  • First prize in the National Science Congress held at Bhopal for ‘Bio-hazardous waste management’, India (1998)
  • Won first prizes in two district level Science Fairs in Anantapuram, Andhra Pradesh (1996, 1998)

Talk Delivered

  • Genetic Counseling and psychology workshop by Cantalk, headed by Dr. Sameer Kaul, Oncologist, Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi (2016)
  • Intenational workshop on dysmorphology, DBT- Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore (2009)
  • International workshop on radiological and clinical approaches to the diagnosis of skeletal Dysplasias and inherited bone disorders, Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore (2010)
  • Workshop on 50 years of Down syndrome, Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore (2010)

Other

Areas of Research Experience
  • Cervical cancer and genomic markers
  • Renal transplant – pharmacogenomics
  • Esophageal cancer - methylation studies and gene polymorphisms
  • Diabetes mellitus and gene polymorphisms
  • Osteoarthritis – stem cell research
  • Genotoxicity studies
Key Attributes
  • Eight years of diagnostic, counseling, research and teaching experience in the area of Human Medical Genetics
  • Board certified senior (level II) genetic counselor- National Board of Genetic Counselors of India (Registration # 2015-24)
  • Young Scientist award by Indian Society of Human Genetics, 2014
  • Trained at CGI, USA on micro array analysis and FISH probe manufacturing
  • Counseling expertise – Cancer, Dysmorphology, Multifactorial Disorders
  • 15 presentations in National & International Conferences/Meetings and two best presentation awards
  • Seven International publications in the area of Human Genetics

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