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Dr Geraldine Menezes
Designation :Professor Grade I
Department: Biochemistry


a.       Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI) Membership No. 1920

b.      Quality Council of India (QCI), Member No.: CH/KR/LM/6002/05

c.     Association of Clinical Biochemists and Microbiologists Member No.: 135

1.      Geraldine M, Justin V, Sheila Uthappa and Venkatesh T: “Haemoglobin electrophoresis in diagnosis of sickle cell anaemia associated with β- thalassemia”. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 2001, 16(2):211-212. July 2001 doi: 10.1007/BF02864864

2.      Geraldine Menezes., Herman, S., D’Souza., and Venkatesh, “Lead absorption in human as occupational and environmental hazard” Indian Journal of Occupational Health. 2002, 45(2): 93-97 Indexed by Chemical abstracting service & Index medicus Apr-Jun 2002

3.      (International) Geraldine Menezes, Herman S. D’souza and Venkatesh T. “Chronic lead poisoning in an adult battery worker” Occupational Medicine. 2003, 53:476-478. 10.1186/1745-6673-2-7 Oct 2003

4.      (International) Geraldine M, Herman DS, Venkatesh T. “Lead poisoning as a result of infertility treatment using herbal remedies” Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics Sept. 2007, 275: 279-281 April 2007 DOI: 10.1007/s00404-006-0227-y

5.      (International) (1st 2 authors with equal contribution), D’Souza Sunil Herman& Menezes Geraldine, Thuppil Venkatesh. “Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of lead poisoning in a patient with occupational lead exposure: a case presentation”. Jour. Occup. Med. Toxicol 2007, 2:7 Aug 2007 doi: 10.1186/1745-6673-2-7

6.      Herman S D’Souza, Geraldine Menezes and Venkatesh T: “Fetal lead exposure: encephalopathy in a child”. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 2002; 17(1):9-11 Jan 2002 10.1007/BF02867934

7.      Herman S D’Souza, Geraldine Menezes and Venkatesh T: “Screening for lead poisoning in urban school children of Southern India using capillary and venous blood samples”. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 2002, 17(1):1-4. Jan 2002 doi: 10.1007/BF02867932

8.      Herman, S., D’Souza., Geraldine Menezes. and Venkatesh, T. “Absorption of lead and health related problems in human “In:management of natural resources for better health care. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Harnessing Science and Technology for Health for all with special reference to north-east, India. Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India 2002. (Chapter in book )

9.      Herman Sunil D’souza, Geraldine Menezes and T. Venkatesh. “Role of essential trace minerals on the absorption of heavy metals with special reference to lead" Trends Clin Biochem. Lab Medicine. 2003:455-462.

10.  Herman S., D’Souza, Geraldine Menezes, & T. Venkatesh, (2003) “Role of essential trace minerals on the absorption of heavy metals with special reference to lead.” Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 2003, 18(2):154-160. July 2003 pmc/articles/PMC3453887/ 10.1007/BF02867382

11.  (International) A. Kuruvilla, V. V.Pillay, T. Venkatesh, P. Adhikari, M. Chakrapani, C.S. Clark, H. D’souza, G. Menezes, N. Nayak, R. Clark and S. Sinha. “Portable Lead Analyzer to locate sources of lead” Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2004, 71(6): 495-499. June 2004 10.1007/BF02724287

12.  (International) C.S. Clark, V. Thuppil, R. Clark, S. Sinha, G. Menezes, H. Dsouza, N. Nayak, A. Kuruvilla, T. Law, P. Dave, and S. Shah “ Lead in paint and soil in Karnataka and Gujarat, India” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 2005, 2:38-44. Jan 2005

13.  (International) Dsouza Sunil Herman, Menezes Geraldine, Clark C. Scott and Thuppil Venkatesh “Health hazards by lead exposure: evaluation using ASV and XRF” Toxicology and Industrial Health. 2006, 22: 249-254. July 2006 /doi/10.1191/0748233706th266oa/

14.  Ravi Raja, Vishal Babu, Geraldine Menezes and Venkatesh T “ Lead toxicity as a result of herbal medication” Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 2008, 23(2) 200-203. June 2008 doi: 10.1007/s12291-008-0045-z

15.  (International) Aryapu Ravi Raja, Gaja Narayanamurthy Vishal Babu, Anita Raghuveer Bijoor, Geraldine Menezes and Venkatesh T “Lead toxicity in a family as a result of occupational exposure” Arh Hig Rada Toksikol 2008; 59: 127-133. Sep 2008 DOI: 10.2478/10004-1254-59-2008-1861

16.  (International) Dsouza Sunil Herman, Sebestina Anita D’Souza, Geraldine Menezes and Thuppil Venkatesh “Evaluation and treatment of wrist drop in a patient due to lead poisoning: Case report” Industrial health 2009, 47, 677 – 680 May 2009

17.  (International) Dsouza Sunil Herman, Menezes Geraldine and Venkatesh T “Influence of minerals on lead-induced alterations in liver function in rats exposed to long-term lead exposure. Journal of hazardous materials 2009, 166: 410- 1414 July 2009 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.12.070

18.  Herman Sunil D’Souza, Sebestina Anita D’Souza, Geraldine Menezes and Thuppil Venkatesh “ Diagnosis, Evaluation and treatment of lead poisoning in general population ” Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 2011, 26(2): 197-201 April 2011

19.  R.Anantharaman, Geraldine Menezes, Razif Yusuf, B. Ganapathi, S.Vageesh Ayyar, and R.Srinivasan. The 1 ug cosyntropin test in normal individuals: A reappraisal Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2013, 17(4):693-696. June 2013 10.4103/2230-8210.113763

20.  Sultana Furruqh, Geraldine Menezes, Bantwal Ganapathy, Vageesh Ayyar, Shilpa Hiriyur Dhruvakumar, Mohammed Vaseem and Sundarrajan Seshan “ Evaluation of upper reference limit of TSH in adults: Review of biological upper reference limit for TSH on a “Chemilumniescence bases” analysis technique. Thyroid research and practice. 2013, 10(3) 100-103. Aug 2013 10.4103/0973-0354.116137

21.  (International) D’Souza HS, Menezes G, D’Souza SA and Venkatesh T “Evaluation of symptoms and characteristic features of lead poisoning and their assistance in clinical decision making” Int J Clin Ther & Diag 2015, 3(5) 97-99. Sep 2015 doi:

22.  Bi Bi Hajira and Geraldine Menezes “Evaluation of Phytochemicals, Mineral Constituents and Antimicrobial Activity of Leaf, Bark and Flower Extracts of Firmiana Colorata” Int J Pharm Sci. 2021 12(2), b1-11 March 2021

23.  (International) Herman Sunil Dsouza, Geraldine Menezes  and Venkatesh Thuppil “Ameliorative effects of nutritional minerals on lead-induced hematological alterations in male Wistar albino rats” Drug and Chemical Toxicology : Aug 2021

a.       Key participant of Project Lead free

b.      MOM study

c.       Evaluation of upper reference limit of TSH in adults using “Chemiluminescence based” analysis technique.

d.      Identification and Characterization of the Bioactive compounds of Firmiana colarata and Evaluation of its Medicinal properties.

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