Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deepa Kandaswamy

Head Of Department Of Anatomy & Associate Professor  – Faculty of Medicine


Ph.D (Doctoral degree)

Teaching & Research Experience:

  • Quest International University:
    Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy (Teaching since March 24, 2021)
  • Christian Medical College, Tamilnadu, India:
    Associate Research Officer (Teaching & Research from 2009 to 2021)
  • Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST, Malaysia)
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy (Teaching & Research from 2005 to 2008)
  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Medical College, Mauritius
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy (Teaching & Research from 2003 to 2005)
  • Saveetha Dental College & Hospitals, Tamilnadu, India
    Lecturer, Department of Anatomy (Teaching & Research from 1998 to 2003)

Major Research Interests

  • Human anatomy in Medical Education
  • Hand grip in Movement disorder patients – Parkinson’s, Focal Hand dystonia, Cervical spondylotic myelopathy, Stroke & Carpal tunnel syndrome patient categories
  • Cadaveric variations in Gross anatomy

  1. Publications:
  2. Deepa Kandaswamy, Muthukumar M, Krishan Prabhu, Mahasampath Gowri, Srinivasa Babu Krothapalli. Quantitative cutoffs for hand dysfunction: A marker for distinguishing healthy controls and cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients. European spine journal (Submitted for publication), 2021.
  3. Deepa Kandaswamy, Muthukumar M, Mahasampath Gowri, Mathew Alexander, Srinivasa Babu Krothapalli. Handling objects with very wet skin reduces variability during precision grip task.  Neuroscience Letters. Vol 703, page 177 -183, 2019.
  4. Deepa Kandaswamy, Muthukumar M, Mathew Alexander, Krishna Prabhu, Mahasampath Gowri, Srinivasa Babu Krothapalli. Quantitative Assessment of Hand Dysfunction in Patients with Early Parkinson’s disease and Focal Hand Dystonia. Journal of Movement Disorders. Vol 11, issue 1, page 35-44, 2018.
  5. Mudiganti Ram Krishna Rao, Arul Amudha Elizabeth, K. Prabhu, Bhupesh, Deepa K, Shruti Dinakar. The GCMS Analysis of One Ayurvedic Medicine “Balarishtam”. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research (accepted for publication), 2016.
  6. Gupta A, Avinash M, Chakravarthy S, Deepa K, Murthy M, Devasahayam S, and Srinivasa Babu K. Human Precision Grip Performance under variable skin conditions: A modeling and Experimental study.  International Journal of Mind, Brain and Cognition. Vol 4, No 1-2, Jan-Dec 2013.
  7. Ranjith MS, Ranjithsingh AJA, Shankar GS, Vijayalakshmi GS, Deepa K, Sidhu HS. Enhanced Phagocytosis and Antibody Production by Tinospora cordifolia - A new dimension in Immunomodulation. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 7 (2), pp. 081-085, January 2008.
  8. Ranjith MS, Ranjitsingh AJA, Shankar GS, Vijayalaksmi GS, Deepa K, Babu K, Sidhu HS. Solanum trilobatum in the Management of Atopy: Through Inhibition of Mast Cell Degranulation and Moderation of Release of Interleukins Pharmacognosy Research 2010; 2:10-4.


  1. 2018: First place for the Best poster presentation at the Ninth Annual Research Day on October 12th and 13th, at Christian Medical College, Vellore.
  2. 2011: Nominated by the Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore to take part in “Foundation Lindau Nobel Prize winners meeting” and the 61st Nobel Laureates meeting – Physiology or Medicine organized by Siemens.
  3. 2010: Second place for the Best poster presentation at the First Annual Research Day on October 22, at Christian Medical College, Vellore.



  1. 2018: Fluid Research grant funding for diagnostic test accuracy studies - 2018 to 2020 from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
  2. DBT Grant for “ A multi-disciplinary system-level investigation into neurobiology of Parkinson’s disease”, 2010-2013, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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