Dr. Sureka Varalakshmi V, Dean Research, is a basic medical scientist with a Doctorate in Physiology from St. John’s Medical College, RGUHS, Bangalore. She has 22 years of research and teaching experience in various medical colleges across South India. Her research experience includes conducting 24 hours studies on the requirement of essential amino acids in chronically undernourished and well-nourished populations. She has coordinated various research projects on core areas of Metabolic syndrome, Prehypertension, Stress and Anxiety. She has guided students towards ICMR research grants and non-Governmental fellowships. As Journal club and Central Research Lab Coordinator for academic institutions involved in health care, she was involved in organising international conferences and numerous workshops to provide hands-on training to faculty members on article writing and publication. Dr. Sureka has 30 research publications indexed in Scopus and Pubmed. She also serves as an editorial board member for Scopus indexed journals in Physiology. She has guided 7 Ph.D. students so far. She has bagged numerous awards, including two best paper awards in National conferences. She was also an invited speaker for two national conferences and a resource person and subject expert for various research methodology courses. In her present assignment as Dean Research in MAHER, Dr. V. Sureka is involved in co-ordinating Ph.D. programmes, research projects, publications and patents. 

Board of Research Members

1Dr.R.S.Neelakandan, Vice Chancellor, MAHERChair Person
2Dr.C.Krithika, Registrar, MAHERInternal Member
3Dr.P. Balakrishnan, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases Laboratory, YRG CARE, ChennaiExternal Member
4Dr.Alex Eapen, Scientist, National Institute for EpidemiologyExternal Member
5Dr.B.Srinivasan, Controller of Examinations, MAHERInternal Member
6Dr.K.V.Rajasekhar, Dean,Dept of Radiology, MMCHRIInternal Member
7Dr.N.Arunagirinathan, Academic Officer, MAHERInternal Member
8Dr.Jaideep Mahendra, Director, Post Graduate Studies MADCHInternal Member
9Dr.D.Thirumal Kumar, Assistant Research Director, MAHERInternal Member
10Dr.P.Sankaralingam, Professor, Dept of Orthopaedics, MMCHRIInternal Member
11Dr.E.Kayalvizhi, Associate Professor, Dept of Physiology, MMCHRIInternal Member
12Dr.Fabiola M Dhanaraj, Principal, AMCONInternal Member
13Dr.Sasi Kumar. A, Principal In-charge, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, MAHERInternal Member
14Dr.D.Nalini, Research Scientist-I, Central Research Laboratory, MAHERInternal Member
15Dr.A.Josephine, Scientist, Central Research Laboratory, MAHERInternal Member
16Dr.R.Elangovan, Principal of FYST,MAHER Internal Member
17Dr.Shanthi, Principal of FHS, MAHERInternal Member
18Dr.V.Sureka, Dean Research, MAHERConvener and Member Secretary