Dominic

Dr. Dominic Augustine

Reader|Faculty of Dental Sciences, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology


Dr Dominic Augustine was an Assistant Professor at BIDS, Bangalore (2012 — 2014) before taking up the opportunity to join as a Reader at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, RUAS in 2018. Involved in research for the past 6 years, he has taken on the role of a guide in various research projects at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Acquiring his Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from M S Ramaiah Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore in 2008, he completed his Master’s degree from Vinayaka Missions Dental College in Salem, four years later. He is now studying for a postgraduate doctoral degree at Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences.

Qualifications

  • PhD

    Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

  • MDS

    Vinayaka Missions Dental College, Salem

  • BDS

    MS Ramaiah Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore

Experience

Total Experience: 9 years
Research – 9 Years
Academic – 9 Years 

Assistant Professor – BIDS, Bangalore (09.07.12 – 18.10.14)
Assistant Professor
– FDS, MSRUAS (20.07.14 – 31.05.18)
Associate Professor
– FDS, MSRUAS (01.06.18 – Till date)

Training Experience

Oral Pathology, attended IHC workshop

Research Interest: Oral Cancer & Pre-Cancer, Diagnostic Pathology, Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Anti-Cancer Research, AI & ML in Oral Cancer & Pre-Cancer

Research Expertise: Oral Cancer & Pre-Cancer studies involving IHC, PCR & others, Lab Investigations pertaining to Oral Cancer, In-vitro and In-vivo Experimental Studies, In-vitro and In-vivo Experimental Studies, Protein Interactions and Prognostic Correlation

Keywords

  • Oral Cancer & Pre-Cancer
  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology
  • Anti-Cancer Research
  • AI & ML in Oral Cancer & Pre-Cancer
  • Diagnostic Pathology
  • Pharmacologic Simulation


Ph.D. Dissertation:

  1. Anti-cancer activity of Earthworm Coelomic Fluid on Oral Cancer cell lines” — Ongoing

National Conference Papers:

  1. Presented Paper on iNOS expression in oral carcinomas and Sarcomas” in Seminar on Medical Science and Biomedicine” at Karnataka Cancer Society, held in Bangalore, 2016.
  2. Presented Paper on iNOS expression predicts metastasis in carcinomas and sarcomas” at 13th National Triple O Symposium held in Bangalore, 2015.
  3. Presented Paper on Immunohistochemical Study of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma” at ISDR National Conference, Chennai, 2011.

International Conference Papers:

  1. Presented Scientific Paper on Invitro Cytotoxic and Apoptotic Induction effect of Coelomic Fluid on SCC‑9 cells” at 2nd World Cancer Congress & 2nd World Congress on Drug Discovery and Development” — Bangalore Healthcare Summit, 2018
  2. Presented Scientific Paper on Anti-proliferative effect of ECF of EE, EF and PE on SCC‑9 cells” in International Collaborative Conference – Global Cancer Summit, held at Bangalore in 2015.

National Journal Papers: 25

  1. Augustine Dominic, Sekar, B. Murali, S. Invasive Aspergillosis of the maxilla — An unusual report. Journal of International Oral Health 2012; 4(2): 47 – 52
  2. Vayapuri Ravi, B Sekar, Dominic Augustine, S Murali. Dentigerous cyst involving an inverted mesiodens — a rare report with unusual findings Indian Journal of Dentistry 2012; 3(1): 37 – 40
  3. Augustine Dominic, Sekar, B. Murali, S Clear cell variant of mucoepidermoid carcinoma – A rare report with special staining Indian Journal of Dentistry 2013; 4(4):215 – 218
  4. Narayan, M., Augustine, D., Jacob, T., Shrivastava, K. C., Shrivastava, D. & Narayan, S. Does Clinical Staging and Histological Grading Show Parallelism in Oral Submucous Fibrosis? A Retrospective Study from an Indian City. J Interdiscipl Histopathol 2014; 2 (3): 145 – 149
  5. Ghosh S, Nambiar S, Patil S, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Rao RS. Allergic and immunologic response of the oral mucosa: An overview. Int J Clin Den Sci 2015; 6:1 – 7.
  6. Augustine D, Roopa SR, Manish N, Shankargouda P, Jacob ET (2016) Commentary on Clinical Staging and Histological Grading in Oral Submucous Fibrosis. J Med Surg Pathol 1: 114. doi:10.4172/jmsp.1000114
  7. K N Shwetha, H C Vanishri, A Dominic, SV Sowmya, R S Roopa. Recent advances in diagnosis of oral cancer Journal of Dental & Oro-facial Research 2016; 12 (1) :19 – 21
  8. Nambiar KS, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Rao RS. Diagnostic aids in detection of oral precancer and cancer: Past to present. Int Dent Med J Adv Res 2016; 2:1 – 7.
  9. K. Shwetha Nambiar, Vanishri C. Haragannavar, Dominic Augustine, S. V. Sowmya, Roopa S. Rao, Adverse effects of radiotherapy on oral tissues: A review,” Int J Contemp Dent Med Rev, vol.2016, Article ID: 020816, 2016. doi: 10.15713/ins.ijcdmr.105
  10. Shwetha Nambiar K, Vanishree C. Haragannavar, Dominic Augustine, Sowmya S. V, Roopa S. Rao5, Karuna Kumari, Pavithra V. Immunohistochemistry: A Brief Review Journal of Dental & Oro-facial Research 2016; 12(2): 25 – 29
  11. Agarwal A, Rao RS, Sowmya SV, Augustine D, Patil S. Estimation of salivary immunoglobulin A and serum immunoglobulin A in smokers and non-smokers: A comparative study. J Int Oral Health 2016; 8(11):1008 – 1011.
  12. Ghosh S, Rao RS, Nambiar S, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Patil S. Quest for biofriendly xylene substitutes in histopathology: A comparative study. J Int Oral Health 2016; 8(12):1 – 4.
  13. Karuna Kumari, Shwetha Nambiar, K., Vanishree C Haragannavar, Dominic Augustine, Sowmya, S.V. and Roopa S Rao, 2016. Plasma cells in health and disease, International Journal of Current Research, 8, (12), 42994 – 42999.
  14. Ghosh S, Rao RS, Nambiar KS, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, Sowmya SV. Sericin, a dietary additive: Mini review. J Med Radiol Pathol Surg 2017; 4:13 – 17.
  15. V. Pavithra, Karuna Kumari, Vanishri C. Haragannavar, Roopa S. Rao, Shwetha Nambiar, Dominic Augustine, et al. Possible role of bcl‑2 expression in metastatic and non-metastatic oral squamous cell carcinoma. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Sep;11(9): ZC51-ZC54. S
  16. Lavanya Mallika, Dominic Augustine, Parimala Sagar, Kavitha Prasad, Roopa S Rao. Pleomorphic adenoma masquerading as odontogenic lesion in the maxilla. J Clin Diagn Res 2017; 11(8): ZJ01 — ZJ02 P, S
  17. Rao RS, Augustine D, Nambiar S, Vanishri CH, Sowmya SV. Ecigarettes in India — An invite to oral cancer. J Adv Clin Res Insights 2017; 4:136 – 138.
  18. Raju KL, Nambiar KS, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Rao RS. Immunopathogenesis of pemphigus vulgaris: A brief review. J Med Radiol Pathol Surg 2017; 4:14 – 16.
  19. Augustine D, Rao RS, Anbu J, Chidambara Murthy K N. In vitro antiproliferative effect of earthworm coelomic fluid of Eudrilus eugeniae, Eisenia foetida, and Perionyx excavatus on squamous cell carcinoma‑9 cell line: A pilot study. Phcog Res 2017; 9, Suppl S1:61 – 6.
  20. N Sudarshini, Spoorthi Ravi Banavar, Shwetha K Nambiar, Dominic Augustine, SV Sowmya, Vanishree C Haragannavar, et al. Immunohistochemical stain phosphohistone h3: Most specific mitotic marker J Clin Diagn Res. 2018;12(2): ZC18- ZC21.
  21. Abraham M., Shwetha K. N., Vanishri H. C., Roopa R. S., Dominic A. and Sowmya S. V. Vaccine for Dental Caries — An Imminent Target Journal of Dental & Oro-facial Research 2018;14 (1):49 – 54.
  22. Augustine D, Rao RS, Anbu J, Chidambara Murthy KN. Anticancer prospects of earthworm extracts: A systematic review of in vitro and in vivo studies. Phcog Rev 2018; 12:46- 55.
  23. Singh P, Nambiar KS, Rao RS, Shridhar P, Prasad K, Sowmya SV, Augustine D, Haragannavar V. A pediatric odontogenic myxoma of the maxilla: A case report and review. J Adv Clin Res Insights 2018; 5: 88 – 91.
  24. Lavanya A., Shwetha K. N., Vanishri H. C., Roopa R. S., Dominic A. and Sowmya S. V. Origin of Cancer Stem Cells – A Short Review. Journal of Dental & Oro-facial Research 2018;14 (2):76 – 79.
  25. Augustine D, Rao RS, Jayaraman A, Chidambara Murthy K N. Anti-proliferative activity of earthworm coelomic fluid using oral squamous carcinoma KB 3 – 1 cells: An In vitro study with serine protease analysis. Phcog Mag 2018; 14:528 – 34

International Journal Papers: 25

  1. Augustine D, Sekar B, Murali S. Large ameloblastic carcinoma: A rare case with management. Dent Res J 2013; 10:809 – 12. 
  2. Augustine Dominic, KJ Sundaresh, N Manish, Rachappa Mallikarjuna. Atypical histiocytic granuloma of tongue BMJ Case Reports 2013: BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jun 3;2013. pii: bcr2013009617. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013 – 009617.
  3. Augustine D, Sekar B, Murali S, Ramesh M, Madhavan RN, Patil SG, et al. Expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in carcinomas and sarcomas affecting the oral cavity. South Asian J Cancer 2015; 4:78 – 82.
  4. Sarode GS, Sarode SC, Patil A, Anand R, Patil SG, Rao RS, Augustine D. Inflammation and Oral Cancer: An Update Review on Targeted Therapies. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015; 16(7):595 – 602.
  5. Pavithra V, Nambiar S, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Kumar KV, Prasad K, Rao RS. Oral Tuberculosis with Advanced Diagnostic Trends. World J Dent 2016; 7(4):203 – 207.
  6. Pavithra V, Sowmya SV, Rao RS, Patil S, Augustine D, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S. Tumor associated Collagen Signatures: An Insight. World J Dent 2017; 8(3):224 – 230.
  7. Raju K, L., Augustine, D., Rao, R., S V, Sowmya., Haragannavar, V., Nambiar, S., Prasad, K., Awan, K., Patil, S. Biomarkers in Tumorigenesis Using Cancer Cell Lines: A Systematic Review. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 2017; 18(9): 2329 – 2337
  8. Kumari K, Ghosh S, Patil S, Augustine D, Venkatesiah SS, and Rao RS. Expression of type III collagen correlates with poor prognosis in oral squamous cell carcinoma. J Invest Clin Dent. 2017; 8: e12253.
  9. Patil, S., Rao, R., Raj, A., Venkataswamy, P., Haragannavar, V., Nambiar, S., Augustine, D., Samudrala Venkatesiah, S., Sarode, S., & Sarode, G. (2017). Insights into the pathogenesis and clinicopathological spectrum of oral vegetable granuloma. Case series with literature review. Clinics and Practice, 7(4). doi: http://​dx​.doi​.org/​1​0​.​4081/ cp.2017.1008
  10. Marin Abraham, Shwetha Nambiar, Vanishri C Haragannavar, Dominic Augustine, SV Sowmya, Ashok Babu, Roopa S Rao. Comparison of Staining Efficacy between Turmeric and Eosin: A Histological Study J Clin Diagn Res 2017 ;11 (11): ZC05 — ZC08.
  11. Abraham M, Augustine D, Rao RS, Sowmya SV, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S, Prasad K, Awan KH, Patil S. Naturally Available Extracts Inhibiting Cancer Progression: A Systematic Review. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2017 Oct;22(4):870 – 878
  12. Lavanya A, Sowmya SV, Rao RS, Augustine D, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S. Troubleshooters in Light Microscopy. World J Dent 2017; 8(6):511 – 518. 
  13. Kumari K, Sowmya SV, Vineeth K, Rao RS, Lalitha RM, Augustine D, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S, Abraham M. Staged Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach in the Management of Glandular Odontogenic Cyst. World J Dent 2018;9(1):48 – 52.
  14. Abraham M, Augustine D, Sagar P, Rao RS, Prasad K, Sowmya SV, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S. Diagnostic Panel of Markers CD45, CD20, CD3, CD138, and CD56 for Oral Solitary Plasmacytoma of Bone. World J Dent 2018;9(1):53 – 58.
  15. Singh P, Sowmya SV, Rao RS, Augustine D, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S. Koilocytes in Oral Pathologies. World J Dent 2018;9(2):149 – 153.
  16. Khan W, Haragannavar VC, Rao RS, Patil S, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Nambiar KS. Lipid Metabolism — An Aberrant Shift in Cancer: A Narrative Review. World J Dent 2018;9(2):162 – 167.
  17. Surendra, L., Haragannavar, V.C., Rao, R.S., Prasad, K., Sowmya, S.V., Augustine, D. and Nambiar, S., 2018. Prognostic significance of Cep55 in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Translational Research in Oral Oncology, 3, p.2057178X18781972.
  18. Abraham, M., Sowmya, S.V., Rao, R.S., Haragannavar, V.C., Patil, S., Augustine, D. and Nambiar, S., 2018. Stearoyl coenzyme A desaturase: A diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in patients with oral epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma. Translational Research in Oral Oncology, 3, p.2057178X18782512.
  19. Haragannavar VC, Patil SB, Rao RS, Nambiar SK, Augustine D, Sowmya SV. Troubleshooting in Immunohistochemistry with Their Remedies. World J Dent 2018;9(4):333 – 341.
  20. Khan W, Augustine D, Rao RS, Sowmya SV, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S. Stem Cell Markers SOX‑2 and OCT‑4 Enable to Resolve the Diagnostic Dilemma between Ameloblastic Carcinoma and Aggressive Solid Multicystic Ameloblastoma. Adv Biomed Res 2018; 7:149
  21. Lakshminarayana S, Augustine D, Rao RS, Patil S, Awan KH, Venkatesiah SS, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S, Prasad K. Molecular pathways of oral cancer that predict prognosis and survival: A systematic review. J Carcinog 2018; 17:7
  22. Singh P, Nambiar KS, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Rao RS. Differential Stains for Identification of Normal and Pathological Hard Tissues using Hematoxylin and Eosin, Masson’s Trichrome, and Modified Gallego’s Stains: A Comparative Study. World J Dent 2018;9(5):372 – 376.
  23. Prasad K, Rao R, Augustine D, et al. Pathway based prognostic gene expression profile of buccal and gingivo‐​buccal oral squamous cell carcinoma in smokeless tobacco chewers. Head & Neck. 2019; 41:388 – 397. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​0​2​/​h​ed.25…
  24. Surendra L, Nambiar KS, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Babu A, Rao RS. Staining Efficacy of Rose Extract in Comparison with Eosin Stain: A Histological Study on Oral Tissues. World J Dent 2018;9(6):500 – 504.
  25. Augustine, D., Rao, R.S., Anbu, J., Chidambara Murthy, K.N., (2019) In vitro cytotoxic and apoptotic induction effect of earthworm coelomic fluid of Eudrilus eugeniae, Eisenia foetida, and Perionyx excavatus on human oral squamous cell carcinoma‑9 cell line, Toxicology Reports, 6, pp. 347 – 357

Conferences (Organized):

  1. 13th National Triple” O” Symposium – 2015
  2. Immunohistochemistry Workshop – 2016
  3. OCRC Workshop Series – 1 – 2016
  4. OCRC Workshop Series – 2 – 2016
  5. Seminar on Cancer Stem cells – 2017
  6. Seminar on Molecular research – 2017
  7. Seminar on Molecular Techniques for Research – 2017
  8. Seminar on Advanced microscopy and image analysis software – 2018
  9. FDP on Collaborative Research Facilities – 2018
  10. FDP on Interdisciplinary Research – 2019

  1. Awarded Best Scientific Paper (Asima Chaterjee Memorial Award) for Invitro Cytotoxic and Apoptotic Induction effect of Coelomic Fluid on SCC‑9 cells” at 2nd World Cancer Congress & 2nd World Congress on Drug Discovery and Development” — Bangalore Healthcare Summit, 2018.
  2. Awarded Best Scientific Paper Award for iNOS expression in oral carcinomas and Sarcomas” in Seminar on Medical Science and Biomedicine” at Karnataka Cancer Society, held in Bangalore, 2016.
  3. Awarded Best Scientific Paper Award for iNOS expression predicts metastasis in carcinomas and sarcomas” at 13th National Triple O Symposium held in Bangalore, 2015.
  4. Awarded Best Scientific Paper Award for Immunohistochemical Study of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma” at ISDR National Conference, Chennai, 2011.
  5. Awarded Best Scientific Presentation for fibro osseous lesions at the National Seminar on Oral Medicine & Radiology held at Saveetha Dental College, held at Chennai, 2007.
  6. Awarded Best Scientific Presentation for multilocular radiolucencies at the National Seminar on Oral Medicine & Radiology held at Chennai, 2006.