Basic Sciences of Medicine

Basic Sciences of Medicine is a peer reviewed international basic medical sciences journal, which is aimed to promote research and information in basic medical sciences. It can improve health, health care and health education, internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research.

Kusal Das

Editorial Board Member of Basic Sciences of Medicine

Professor, Al Ameen Medical College, India

Research Areas

Physiology, Environmental Health, Metal Toxicity


Ph.D. Physiology, from University of Calcutta
M.ScPhysiology), from University of Calcutta
B.ScPhysiology, from Presidency College, Kolkata


2000-presentProfessor of Physiology-Al Ameen Medical College, Bijapur
1996-2001Associate Professor of Physiology-Do
1991-1996Assistant Professor of Physiology-Do
1989-1991Lecturer in Physiology-Do

Academic Achievement

"Prof.S.R.Maitra Memorial Oration-2010" award by The Physiological Society of India (2010)
"Smt.Shakuntala Dasgupta Memorial Oration Award" by The Physiological Society of India (2003)
Regular Member-The American Physiological Society
Honorary Member: World Association of Medical Editors(WAME)
MABMS award-Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Dasgupta A, Yendigiri S, Patil AM, Dhundasi SA, Das KK. Protective effect of vitamin E against hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity induced by nickel sulfate in male albino rats. Indian J Med Res 2011 (Accepted)
[2]  Tikare SN, Yendigeri S, Gupta AD, Dhundasi SA, Das KK. Effect of garlic (Allium sativum) on hematology and erythrocyte antioxidant defense system of albino rats exposed to heavy metals (nickel & chromium VI). Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2011;:55: In Press
[3]  Das KK, Dhundasi SA, Das SN. Hexavalent chromium and its effect on health: Possible protective role of garlic (allium sativum linn). J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol 2011; 22 (1-2):3-10
[4]  Maniyar SA, Jargar JG, Das SN, Dhundasi SA, Das KK. Alteration of chemical behavior of L-ascorbic acid in combination with nickel sulfate at different pH solutions in vitro. Asian Pacific J Trop Biomed 2011; 2: Accepted
[5]  Aslam M, Siddiq M, Dhundasi SA, Das KK, Kulkarni BR. Study of short term memory status in adult bipolar disorder patients in south Indian population. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2011; 55 (2): 156-175
[6]  Das KK, Saha S. Effect of l-ascorbic acid and α-tocopherol supplementation on antioxidant status of whole brain tissue in nickel and lead exposed male albino rats. J.Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol 2010; 21(4): 325-346
[7]  Parkar MA, Rishad A, Bilal BA, Patil BS, Das KK. Effect of cell phone exposure on physiological and hematological parameters of male medical students of Bijapur (Karnataka) with reference to serum lipid profile. J.Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol 2010; 21(2):201-210
[8]  Das KK, Dhundasi SA. A Brief Review on Health Risk Assessment of Nickel, Hexavalent Chromium and Lead-Role of Heavy Metals in Cellular Hypoxia. Indian J.Med Biochem 2009;13(2):3-9
[9]  Das KK. A Comprehensive Review on Nickel (II) and Chromium VI Toxicities-Possible Antioxidant (Allium Sativum Linn) Defenses. Al Ameen J Med Sci 2009; 2(2):43-50
[10]  Das Gupta A, Dhara PC, Dhundasi SA, Das KK .Effect of garlic (Allium sativum) on nickel II and chromium VI induced alterations of glucose homeostasis and hepatic anti oxidant status under sub chronic exposure conditions. J.Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol 2009; 20(1) : 1-14
[11]  Chavan NR, Dhundasi SA, Das KK .Determination of sensitivity among various cardiovascular autonomic function tests in diabetic hypertensive patients of Bijapur.J.Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol 2009.20 (2): 187-196
[12]  Chavan NR, Dhundasi SA, Das KK .Determination of sensitivity among various cardiovascular autonomic function tests in diabetic patients of Bijapur. J.Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol 2009.20 (1): 89-97
[13]  Rishad A, Patil BS, Das KK. Relevance of Adenosine Deaminase as a Marker for Tuberculous Pleural Effusion in Developing Countries. Asian Pacific J.Trop.Med 2009; 2(1): 45-48
[14]  Das KK, Das SN, Dhundasi SA.Nickel, its adverse health effects & oxidative stress. Indian J Med Res 2008, 128:117-131
[15]  Hattiwale HM, Maniyar SA, Das KK, Dhundasi SA.Role of body mass index on physical fitness index in two different age groups of healthy young males from north interior Karnataka, India. Al Ameen J.Med Sci 2008; 1(1):50-54
[16]  Tikare SN, Gupta AD, Dhundasi SA, Das KK .Effect of supplementation of L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and α-Tocopherol (Vitamin E) on acute and subchronic nickel exposed hyperglycemic rats. J.Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol 2008; 19(2):89-101
[17]  Ahmed R, Sufiyan M, Athar AM, Patil BS, Das KK .Influence of diurnal variation of arterial blood pressure on age-matched normotensive and essential hypertensive subjects. Biomedicine 2008; 28(1):58-56
[18]  Das KK. Elemental Speciation of Human Health Risk Asssment (EHC 234/WHO)-Book Review. Indian J Med Res 2008; 127: 417-420
[19]  Gupta AD, Das SN, Dhundasi SA, Das KK .Effect of garlic (Allium sativum) on heavy metal (Nickel II and Chromium VI) Induced alteration of Serum Lipid Profile in Male Albino Rats. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2008; 5(3): 289-293
[20]  Maniyar SA, Hattiwale HM, Das KK, Dhundasi SA.Effect of carotid sinus massage on R-R interval and heart rate of young healthy male and female subjects Biomedicine 2008; 28 (4): 305-309
[21]  Tikare SN, Das KK, Sinha P, Dhundasi SA. Blood Leukocyte response in different phases of menstrual cycle. Indian J.Physiol Pharmacol 2008; 52(2):201-204
[22]  Gupta AD, Dhundasi SA, Dhara PC, Das KK. Influence of α-Tocopherol on nickel induced alteration of serum lipid profile in male albino rats. Asian Pacific J. Trop. Med 2008; 1(1):14-18

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Das KK. Antioxidant (L-Ascorbic Acid and α-tocopherol) on Nickel Toxicities. ISBN.978-3-8383-5771-3, Lambert Academic Publishing, Koln, Germany.2010
[2]  Das KK. Garlic on Nickel & Chromium VI toxicities in diabetic rats. ISBN:978-3-639-25925-4. VDM-Verleg, Suurbuchen, Germany, 2010
[3]  Das KK, Gupta AD, Dhundasi SA. Nickel Toxicities: Role of Oxidative Stress and Protective Antioxidants(L-Ascorbic Acid and Alpha-tocopherol). In Khanna GL(Eds.), Physiology for Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Practices-Current Approaches, New Delhi, India, Narosa Publishing House Pvt.Ltd; 2008; pp 51-55
[4]  Das KK, Das SN, Dhundasi SA. Nickel: Molecular Diversity, Application, Essentiality and Toxicity in human health. In Gaillard Blanc and Damien Moreau (Eds) in Biometals, : Molecular Structures, Binding Properties and Applications, ISBN 978-1-60876-852-3;New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers Inc; 2010, pp 33-58