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Dr. Asha Kishore

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Academic Qualifications

Post doctoral fellowship in Movement Disorders; University of British Columbia, Canada ; 1994-96

DM Neurology; Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology,Trivandrum, Kerala, India; 1988-1990

MD ( Internal Medicine); University of Kerala; 1985-1987

Professional Record

Director; SCTIMST; 2015 till date

Professor of Neurology; SCTIMST; 2007-2015

Additional professor of Neurology; SCTIMST; 2000-2007

Associate Professor of Neurology; SCTIMST; 1996-2000

Assistant Professor of Neurology ; SCTIMST; 1992-1996

Post doctoral fellow in Neurology; SCTIMST; 1991-1992


Scientific Committee Member Parkinsonism and Related members,World Federation of Neurology

Executive Committee member of Asian Oceanian Section of Movement Disorders Society

Member of the international consortium on genetic epidemiology of Parkinson's disease

Area of Interest

Non invasive Brain stimulation using TMS in Movement Disorders

Deep Brain stimulation therapy for Movement Disorders

Genetics of Parkinson's disease

Mechanisms of cell death in Parkinson's disease

Current Activities

Head of Comprehensive Care Centre for Movement Disorders

Associate Dean for Exams and Curriculum development

PhD guide

On-going Projects

Cerebellum and cortical plasticity in dystonia

Maladaptive plasticity and Levodopa induced dyskinesias in Parkinsons disease

Motor cortex plasticity in denovo, stable and complicated Parkinsons disease

Cerebellar stimulation for dyskinesias of Parkinsons disease

Role of cerebellum in Parkinsons disease

Genetics of Parkinson's disease

Role of Alpha synuclein in autophagic mechansims in cell lines

Long term results of DBS for Parkinson's disease

Genetics of Restless Leg Syndrome

Impulse control in Parkinsons disease

Non motor fluctuations in Parkinsons disease


Movement Disorder Society

Neurological Society of India

Indian Academy of Neurology


Comprehensive Care Program for Movement Disorders

Popa T, Hubsch C, James P, Richard A, Russo M, Pradeep S, Krishan S, Roze E, Meunier S, Kishore A, Abnormal cerebellar processing of the neck proprioceptive information drives dysfunctions in cervical dystonia. , Sci Rep. (Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group) , 2018, 8(1):2263, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29396401
Caligiore D, Pezzulo G, Baldassarre G, Bostan AC, Strick PL, Doya K, Helmich RC, Dirkx M, Houk J, Jorntell H, Lago-Rodriguez A, Galea JM, Miall RC, Popa T, Kishore A, Verschure PF, Zucca R, Herreros I, Consensus Paper: Towards a Systems-Level View of Cerebellar Function: the Interplay Between Cerebellum, Basal Ganglia, and Cortex., Cerebellum., 2017, 16(1):203-229., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26873754
Kishore A, James P, Krishnan S, Yahia-Cherif L, Meunier S, Popa T., Motor cortex plasticity can indicate vulnerability to motor fluctuation and high L-DOPA need in drug-naive Parkinson's disease., Parkinsonism Relat Disord. , 2017, 35:55-62, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28003105
Rajan R, Popa T, Quartarone A, Ghilardi MF, Kishore A., Cortical plasticity and levodopa-induced dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease: Connecting the dots in a multicomponent network., Clin Neurophysiol. , 2017, 128(6):992-999., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28454042
Nandakumar S, Vijayan B, Kishore A, Thekkuveettil A., Autophagy enhancement is rendered ineffective in presence of a-synuclein in melanoma cells., J Cell Commun Signal. , 2017, doi: 10.1007/s12079-017-0, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28748508
Rajan, R., Krishnan, S., Kesavapisharady, K. K. and Kishore, A., Malignant Subthalamic Nucleus-Deep Brain Stimulation Withdrawal Syndrome in Parkinson's Disease., Mov Disord Clin Pract,, 2016, 3: 288?291., http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mdc3.12271/full
Krishnamoorthy S, Rajan R, Banerjee M, Kumar H, Sarma G, Krishnan S, Sarma S, Kishore A., Dopamine D3 receptor Ser9Gly variant is associated with impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease patients., Parkinsonism Relat Disord. , 2016, 30:13-7., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27325396
Mandali A, Chakravarthy VS, Rajan R, Sarma S, Kishore A., Electrode Position and Current Amplitude Modulate Impulsivity after Subthalamic Stimulation in Parkinson?s Disease-A Computational Study., Front Physiol. , 2016, 7:585. eCollection 2016, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27965590
Krishnan S, Prasad S, Pisharady KK, Sarma G, Sarma SP, Kishore A, The decade after subthalamic stimulation in advanced Parkinson's disease: A balancing act., Neurol India. , 2016, 64(1):81-9, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26754997
Krishnan S, Justus S, Meluveettil R, Menon RN, Sarma SP, Kishore A., Validity of Montreal Cognitive Assessment in non-English speaking patients with Parkinson's disease., Neurol India. , 2015, 63(1):63-7, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25751471