Date of Joining Present Post: 16-11-2012

Address (Off):

CHENNAI - 600077 .
Telephone (off): 91-79-22688724
Fax : 79-22686110
Email : bshankara@gmail.com, bagepallybs@icmr.org.in
Educational Qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • Ph.D


Research Experience:
6 years
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Indian Association of Occupational Health
  • International Brain Research Organization
Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :


   • 19th to 22nd September 2013, ICMR National Workshop for Advancement of Physiological Sciences (ICAPS) organised by NIMHANS, Bangalore at Bangalore. 
• 13th September 2013, Clinical Trials Registry-India (CTRI): A WHO-ICMR Dissemination workshop of CTRI Organised by National Institute of Medical Statistics (ICMR), New Delhi at Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda Jamnagar.
• 16th and 17th March 2013, Workshop on Systems Biology (WSB 13) (Applying Bioinformatics), Organized by: Division of Applied Sciences & IRCB, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India. 
• 8th Feb 2013, One day CME on Advances in Cognitive Neurosciences: at NIMHANS, Bangalore, India.
• Jan 31st to Feb 1st 2013,  International Brain Research Organisation Brain-imaging school at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, funded by IBRO-APRC School.
• June 4th to 10th 2012, Indian Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience Summer Course organised by Indian National Node for Neuro Informatics at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore. Participant & resource person. 
• August 24th to 26th 2011, Science & Communication Workshop organised by Wellcome trust DBT India Alliance at Hyderabad, Participant.
• August 8th-12th 2011,Data Analysis Techniques for Functional Brain Mapping using MRI conducted by Cognitive Neuroscience Centre, NIMHANS, Bangalore. Participant. 
• July 5th -14th 2011, Brain and Cognition International Workshop, organised by Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Participant 
• March 15th 2011 Workshop on Brain Science Awareness held at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. Participant
• December 13th -14th 2010, Teaching Course in Cognitive Neurology, By World Federation of Neurology Group on Aphasia and cognitive disorders at Nizam Institute of Medical Science, Hyderabad. Participant
• Feb 17-24, 2010 Genetic Epidemiological Methods for Dissection of Complex Human Traits Workshop organised jointly by University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA and TCG-ISI Centre for Population Genomics at Kolkata, India, Participant.
• 19th and 20th of November 2009. Brain Mapping Workshop held at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum, India, Participant. 
• 5th to 16th January 2009 Making of Mind – International Cognitive Neuroscience Workshop at National Brain Research centre, Gurgaon, India, Participant.
• 28th to 30th November 2008. Workshop on Research Methodology held at NIMHANS, Bangalore, India, and Participant.
• 2007-2008 one month course on Course on Care, Breeding and Management of laboratory animals” at NIMHANS, Bangalore, India, Participant.
• Workshop on Research Methods & Application of Statistics for Biological Sciences Students. 25th – 27th September 2013 at NIOH Ahmedabad.
• International Conference on Environment and Occupational Health held from 20th Dec to 22nd Dec 2012 at Manipal, India
• Alzheimer s Association International Conference: AAIC-2012, held from 14th to 19th July 2012 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 
• International Conference on Looking Within: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Consciousness held from 5th to 7th January, 2012, held at Bangalore, India.
• XVIth National Conference of ARDSI- Alzheimer s and Related Disorders Society for India 26th & 27th November 2011 at Pune, India.
• 8th International Congress of the International Neuropsychiatry Association (IAN-2011). Held from 16th to 18th September 2011 at Chennai, India.
• 10th International Conference of Alzheimer s Disease International, held from 26th to 29th March 2011 held at Toronto, Canada.
• AD-PD 2011, 10th International conference on Alzheimer s disease and Parkinson’s disease conference held from 6th to 10th March 2011 at Barcelona Spain.
• NIMRCPSYCON 2010 Conference on held on 6th and 7th March 2010 Bangalore, India.
• Alzheimer’s and related Disorder society of India 14th national conference on 27th and 28th September 2008 held at Bangalore, India.
• 10th World Congress for Psychosocial Rehabilitation 10th World Congress 2009, Held from 12th Nov 2009 to 15th November 2009 at Bangalore, India.


      • Awarded Gold Medal in Preventive and Social Medicine during MBSS at Institution: Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India.
• Recipient of an ADDF Young Investigator Scholarship for the 4th Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference on February 1-2, 2010 held in Houston, Texas.
• Awarded International Travel Grant from both ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research, India) travel grant and DST (Department of Science and Technology, India) to attend and present the research work at ICAD 2010 held at Honolulu, Hawaii, United states. (But not able to utilise due to delay in getting US-VISA to attend the conference).
• Awarded Junior faculty award at Alzheimer s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease (AD/PD) 2011, The 10th International Conference held at Barcelona, Spain from 9th to 13th March 2011
• Awarded International Brain Research Organisation’s (IBRO) International Travel Fellowship 2010 to attend the international Conference.
• Awarded International Travel Fellowship from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), to attend Alzheimer s disease International (ADI)-2011 conference at Toronto, Canada.
• Awarded Full Fellowship from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, to attend AAIC 2012 conference at Vancouver, Canada.
• Awarded International Travel Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology (DST), to attend Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 98th Scientific Assembly and annual meeting at McCormick place Chicago, USA November 25-30, 2012. 
• Awarded Student Travel Award, to attend International Brain Research Organisation Brain-imaging school from 30th January 2013 to 1st February 2013 and to attend the Australian Neuroscience Conference (ANS) 2013 at Melbourne, Australia by IBRO/APRC School and ANS 2013.
• Awarded short term scholar (Post Doctoral Fellow) in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida, under Fogarty Training Program.

II. Conference Proceedings published in Journals: 

  1. Bagepally, B., John, J., Kota, L., Sivakumar, P., Purushottam, M., Mukherjee, O., Jain, S., et al. (2012). Altered white matter connectivity and atrophy at hippocampal sub regions in Alzheimer’s dementia and APOE-ε4 carriers. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 8(4, Supplement), P684–P685. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2012.05.1848.

  2. Rakesh, B., Bagepally, B., Bharath, S., Saini, J., Sadanand, S., Donthi, N., Sivakumar, P., et al. (2012). Cognitive decline and regional brain perfusion in Alzheimer’s disease using single photon emission computed tomography: A retrospective study. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 8(4, Supplement), P508–P509. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2012.05.1382

  3. Pal, P., Pasha, S. A., Sandhya, M., Yadav, R., Saini, J., Bagepally, B. S., & Gupta, A. (2012). Correlation of Midbrain atrophy with Quantitative balance impairment in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 18, Supplement 2(0), S47. doi:10.1016/S1353-8020(11)70261-9

  4. Sinha S, Saini J, Bagepally BS, Ramachandraiah TC, Prasad C, Tally AB, Satishchandra P. "Focal Structural Abnormalities in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy: A Voxel-Based DTI Study" Epilepsia, 52(Suppl. 6):23–263, 2011, p172-173, doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.03207.x

  5. Bagepally BS, John JP, Kovoor JME, Purushottam M, Mukherjee O, Kota L, Sadananda S, Prakash O, Sivakumar PT, Bharath S, Jain S, Varghese M. (2010). Diffusion tensor imaging in Alzheimer’s dementia and APOE-[epsilon] 4 status. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 6(4, Supplement 1), S18-S19. doi:16/j.jalz.2010.05.051

  6. Krishna PM., Bhavani Shankara B, Lakshminarayan K, Suresh KR, Srinivas B.K, Purushottam M, Mukherjee O, Prakash O, Sivakumar P.T, Bharath S, Jain S, Varghese M “Neuropsychiatric symptoms and Apo lipoprotein E Gene polymorphism in dementias: Data from a Geriatric Clinic, South India” Indian J Psychiatry 01/2010; 52:S33.


III. E-Letters:

  1. Bagepally B. "Memory performance is related to amyloid and tau pathology in the hippocampus: a Response" Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery Psychiatry, E-letter Published online on July-24 2009.
  2. Bagepally B., Long-term effects of the concomitant use of memantine with cholinesterase inhibition in AD: a Response, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, E-letter, online published on July-1 2009.

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