Stress and Pyramid Environment
Dr. K. Dilip Murthy is a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Therapeutics, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia. He is recognized by the Malaysian Ministry of Education as a National Professor of Physiology & Neuroscience. He is an alumnus of KMC Manipal and NIMHANS,Bengaluru,India. He is also a co-opted member of the Department of Medical Education and involved in conducting workshops on Problem-based Learning (PBL), Effective Scientific Poster Presentation, Scientific Paper Writing and Construction of MCQs. He has been teaching Medical students for more than three decades.
His area of research as a Principal Investigator is “Stress and the Pyramid environment in alleviating stress”. He has published in peer-reviewed, indexed journals. He is the Associate editor for Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences and the International Journal of Neurosciences. He has co-authored a monograph from Canada, book on Physiology Quiz, as Editor of “PBL-The Use of Real Case Scenarios for Facilitators” and a book on MCQs at UMS, Malaysia. He was invited and has reviewed questions for the Global Edition of Carlson’s Physiology of Behavior, 12e. 2016.
His dedication to work; be it teaching or research has earned him several awards of Excellence in both Teaching and Research at the University.
His current research as a Principal Investigator is on “The role of the Pyramid Environment in Rehabilitation from Post-Stress Effects on Brain and Behaviour”. As a Co-investigator he is also working on “Mechanoactivation of survival signalling through P2Y6 receptor in cardiomyocytes” and “Recognition and Prediction of Human Mental States from Fully-Immersive Virtual Stimuli via Wearable EEG” under grants from the Ministry of Science Technology and Industry (MOSTI) in Malaysia. He has been a guide to several Master’s and Doctoral students. He is presently co-supervisor for the PhD research entitled “Study of metabonomic changes associated with long-term Pitavastatin treatment in obese rat model”.