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Dr. Vanishri C Haragannavar

Assistant Professor

Dr Vanishri C Haragannavar has been an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, RUAS since 2016. As a principal investigator, guide, co-guide and advisor for short term and main dissertations, she has extended a helping hand to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the past, she served as an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) at Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in Virajpet (2013 – 2015) where she also took charge of co-guiding postgrads with their short term and main dissertations. Dr Vanishri studied BDS at PMNM Dental College & Hospital, Bagalkot (2007) and went on to specialise in Oral Pathology & Microbiology for her Master’s degree at Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet (2013)


  • MDS- Oral Pathology&Microbiology

    Coorg Institute of DentalSciences - Virajpet, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

  • BDS

    PMNM Dental College & Hospital - Bagalkot, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences


Total Experience: 7 years 3 months

Academic experience:

Senior lecturer( Assistant Professor)- Coorg institute of dental sciences- Virajpet- 2 years 6months (2013 June – Dec 2015).

Senior lecturer (Assistant Professor) — FDS- M S Ramaiah
University of applied Sciences – 3years 5 months (Bangalore- 2016 Jan- till date)

Research and Industry:

Co-guide: short term and main dissertations for post graduate students- Coorg institute of dental sciences- Virajpet- 2 years 6months (2013 June – Dec 2015)

Principle investigator, Guide, Co-Guide and advisor for short term and main dissertations for post graduate and undergraduate students FDS- M S Ramaiah University of applied Sciences –Bangalore- 3years 5 months (2016 Jan- till date)

Training Experience

Dental anantomy and Dental Histology, Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Histopathology, Cytopathology

Research Interest: Oral cancer,head and neck pathology (odontogenic lesions,salivary gland tumors,soft tissue tumors),forensic odontology,molecular and immunohistochemical studies.

Research Experetise: Immunohistochemistry Oral precancerous and cancer, Forensic Odontology, Head and Neck oncology, Diagnostic pathology


  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Diagnostic Pathology
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Oral precancerous and cancer
  • Head and Neck oncology

National Conference Papers:

  1. Evaluation of microvessel density in various degrees of dysplasia and correlation of MVD with severity by using special stain masson’s trichrome” at 20th National convention MAHE-Manipal.2011
  2. Expression of alpha-sma in ameloblastoma, odontogenic keratocyst and dentigerous cyst and correlation of it with biological behaviour” at 20th Hyderabad 2011.
  3. Honey as substitute for formalin”- at 21st National convention Pune 2012.
  4. Biological behavior odontogenic cysts and tumours- immunohistochemical markers” at National IDA conference in 2013 November at Madikeri (Coorg) 2013.
  5. p27 and FHIT predicts biological behavior of Odontogenic cysts and tumors”- an immunohistochemical study, at XV National Triple O symposium 16th-18th February 2017 at KLE institute Belgaum. 

National Journals papers:

  1. Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor — hamartoma/​cyst or true neoplasm; a Bcl‑2 immunohistochemical analysis. Indian J Dent Adv 2012; 4(1): 730- 735
  2. Chromatography paper: A novel approach to estimate the salivary flow. Journal of Advanced Clinical & Research Insights:Vol. 1:1 Jul-Aug 2014
  3. Effect of sorbitol on salivary flow rate. Journal of Advanced Clinical & Research Insights:Vol. 1:1 Jul-Aug 2014.
  4. Papillarycyst adenoma lymphomatosum – a case report and review. Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology & Surgery (2015), 1, 17 – 19.
  5. Fibro-osseous lesion – a case report and brief review. Archives of dentistry | vol. 1 issue1 jan.2015.
  6. Hibiscus: A different hue in histopathology. Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology & Surgery (2016), 2, 9 – 11.
  7. 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
  8. Abraham M., Nambiar S., Haragannavor VC. Augustine D., Sowmya SV. , Babu A., Rao RS. Comparison of staining efficacy between turmeric and eosin: A histological study.J clin Diagn Res; 2017;11(11):zco5-zco8
  9. Shwetha K.N., Vanishri H.C., Dominic A., Sowmya S.V. and Roopa R.S. RECENT ADVANCES IN DIAGNOSIS OF ORAL CANCER. J Dent Orofac Res. 2016;12(1):19 – 21.
  10. Roopa s Rao.,Dominic Augustine.,Swetha Nambiar., C.H. Vanishri. S.V.Sowmya(2017). E‑cigrattes in India-An invite to oral cancers.JCRI.4,pp.436 – 438
  11. Augustine. S. V. Sowmya., Roopa S. Rao.(2017). Immunopathogenesis of pemphigus vulgaris: A brief review.JMRP.4.pp 14 – 16
  12. V. Pavithra, Karuna Kumari, Vanishri C. haragannavar, Roopa S. Rao, Shwetha Nambiar, Dominic augustine, S.V. Sowmya.(2017). Possible Role of Bcl‑2 Expression in Metastatic and Non Metastatic Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  13. Lavanya, A., Shwetha, K. N., Vanishri, H. C., Roopa, S. Rao., Dominic, A., and Sowmya, S. V. (2018) Origin of Cancer Stem Cells – A Short Review, J. of Dental & Oro — facial Research, 14(02), pp. 76 – 79.
  14. Ghosh S, Singh P, Nambiar KS, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Rao RS. Role of salivary biomarkers in the diagnosis of oral cancer: Mini review. J Med Radiol Pathol Surg 2018;5:7 – 10
  15. Abraham M , Augustine D, Sagar P, Rao RS Prasad K, SV Sowmya, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar SK:Diagnostic Panel Markers CD45,CD20,CD3,CD138 and CD56 for Oral Solitary Plasmacytoma of Bone. World J Dent.2018;9(1):53 – 58
  16. Kumari K, SV Sowmya, Vineeth K, Rao RS, Lalitha RM, Augustine D, Haragannavar VC, Nambiar SK, Abraham M: Staged Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach in the Management of Glandular Odontogenic Cyst. World JDent.2018;9(1):48 – 52
  17. Abraham M, Nambiar SK, Haragannavar VC, Rao RS, Augustine D, Sowmya SV: Vaccine for Dental Caries-An Imminent Target. JDOR.2018;14(1):49- 54.
  18. Sudarshini, N., Spoorthi, R. B., Shwetha, K. Nambiar, Dominic Augustine, Sowmya, S. V., Vanishree, C. Haragannavara and Roopa, S. Rao (2018) Immunohistochemical Stain-Phosphohistone H3: Most Specific Mitotic Marker, J. of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 12(2), pp. ZC18-ZC21
  19. Vanishri, C. H., Anand, S. T., Shashidara, R., Shailesh, K., Celestina, D. P. and Shruthi, D. K. (2019) Assessment of Fragile Histidine Triad Expression in Ameloblastoma, Odontogenic Keratocyst and Dentigerous Cyst, Indian J. of Pathology and Microbiology, 62(01), DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_403_18.

International Journal papers:

  1. Surendra, L., Nambiar, SK,. Haragannavar, VC,. Augustine, D,. Sowmya, S.V., Babu A,. Rao, R.S. (2019). Staining Efficacy of Rose Extract in Comparison with Eosin Stain: A Histological Study on Oral Tissues, World J Dent, 9(6), 500 – 4
  2. Haragannavar, VC,. Patil SG,. Rao, R.S,. Nambiar, SK,. Augustine, D,. Sowmya, S.V., (2018). Troubleshooting in Immunohistochemistry with their Remedies. World J Dent, 9 (4) pp. 333 – 341
  3. 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.
  4. Srii R, Peter CD, Haragannavar VC, Shashidara R, Sridhara SU, Srivatsava S. Bee Honey as a Safer Alternative for Routine Formalin Fixation, Kathmandu University of Medical J.2017: 60(4); pp. 308 – 312.
  5. 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.
  6. Khan, W. Augustine D,Rao S R, Venkatesiah VS,Haragannavar VC, Nambiar KS (2018). 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, 7, p 149.
  7. Lakshminarayana, S. Augustine D,Rao S R,Patil SG,Awan KH, Venkatesiah VS,Haragannavar VC, Nambiar KS,Prasad, K (2018). Molecular pathways of oral cancer that predicts prognosis and survival: A systematic review. J Carcinog, 17, p7
  8. Prasad, K., Rao, R., Augustine, D. Venkatesiah VS,Haragannavar VC,.Sagar p, Sridhar P. Pathway based prognostic gene expression profile of buccal and gingivo-buccal oral squamous cell carcinoma in smokeless tobacco chewers. Head & Neck. pp 1 – 10.
  9. 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
  10. Ghosh S, Nambiar S, Patil S, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, SV S, Rao RS. Allergic and immunologic response of the oral mucosa: An overview. International Journal of Clinical Dental Science. 2016 Sep 22;7(1).
  11. Nambiar S, Haragannavar VC, Augustine D, Sowmya SV, Rao RS. Adverse effects of radiotherapy on oral tissues: A review. Int J Contemp Dent Med Rev, Vol2016, Article ID:020816, 2016
  12. Pavithra V,Sowmya SV,RaoRS,Patil S,Augustine D,Haragannavar VC, Nambiar S.Tumor- associated Collagen Signatures: An Insight.World J Dent 2017;8(3):224 – 230
  13. Lizbeth Raju K, Dominic Augustine, Roopa S Rao, Sowmya SV, Vanishri C Haragannavar, Shwetha Nambiar, Kavitha Prasad, Kamran Habib Awan, Shankargouda Patil.(2017). Biomarkers in Tumorigenesis Using Cancer Cell Lines: A Systematic Review. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 18 (9), 2329 – 2337
  14. Patil S.G, Roopa S. Rao, A. Thirumal Raj, Venkataswamy P, C.Haragannavar V , Nambiar S, Augustine D,S.V Sowmya. Insights into the pathogenesis and clinicopathological spectrum of oral vegetable granuloma. Case series with literature review.Clinics and practise 2017; 7:1008
  15. Abraham M., Augustine D, Rao RS., S V. Sowmya, C. Haragannavar V., Nambiar S., Prasad K., Awan KH., Patil S. Naturally Available Extracts Inhibiting Cancer Progression: A Systematic Review. J. Evid.-Based Complementary Altern. Med.;2017(14):1 – 9
  16. A Lavanya, SV Sowmya, Roopa S Rao, Dominic Augustine, Vanishri C Haragannavar, Shwetha Nambiar K:Trouble shooters in light microscopy.World J Dent.2017;8(6):511 – 518
  17. Sanketh, D. S., Karuna Kumaria, Roopa, S. Rao, Vanishree, C. Haragannavara, Sarodeb, S. C., Sarodeb, G. S., Thirumal Raj, A. and Shankargouda Patil (2018) Expression of Ki-67, p53, α‑SMA and COX‑2 in Lichen Planus and Related Lesions: A Pilot Study, J. of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research.


  1. Haragannavar VC, Sandeep S, Sridhar P. Ossifying fibromas of facial bones- A Comprehensive literature review of cases reported in past twelve years. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing; 2017. ISBN-978 – 620- 2−05135−4.
  2. Haragannavar VC,Tegginamani AS, Raju S. Exophytic growths of oral cavity‑A Comprehensive Notes. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing; 2017. ISBN-978 620−2−05546−8.

PG-MDS – Thesis advised:

  1. Role of Cep55 in predicting the Survival Rate in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma(2016 – 18)
  2. Expression of podoplanin in predicting the biological behaviour of oral squamous cell carcinoma – a clinicopathological correlation. 2016 – 18 (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  3. Expression of cd44 and its clinicopathological correlation in oral squamous cell – an immunohistochemical study.2016 – 18 (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  4. Expression levels of hTERT in OSMF and OSCC and its clinical correlationAn immunohistochemical study(2017 – 19)
  5. Assessment of biological behaviour of Oral squamous cell carcinoma by Pcadherin and WNT 5a expression levels immunohistochemically(2017 – 19)

PG-MDS-Short term research Projects Advised:

  1. Hibiscus: A different hue in histopathology. 2014 – 15 (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  2. Chromatography paper: A novel approach to estimate the salivary flow.2013 – 11 (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  3. Effect of sorbitol on salivary flow rate. 2014 – 15 (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  4. Immunohistochemical ananlysis of Bcl2 marker in metastatic amd non metaststaic OSCC. 201 – 17. (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  5. Role of BAX gene in metastatic and non-metastatic oral squamous cell carcinoma by immunohistochemical analysis. 2016 – 17 (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  6. Panel of IHC markers in oral epithelial Dysplasia, Oral lichenoid lesions and lichen planus. 2016 – 17(Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  7. Need Of Panel of IHC markers in the diagnosis OKC transforming into OSCC. 2017 – 18(Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  8. Analysis of expression levels of ErbB2 in Odontogenic cyst and tumor. 2016- 17(Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  9. Tongue as a vital tool in the identification of a person using tongue impression 2017 – 18 (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  10. A digital photography of tongue- a new method of person identification. 2017 – 18 (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  11. Role of apoptotic markers in gingivitis and periodontitis –an immunohistochemical study. 2017 – 18 ( Periodontology)
  12. Digitalization in ameloglyphics- A forensic tool for person idientification. 2018 – 19(Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  13. Cd45 a prognostic predictor in oral squamous cell carcinoma patients. 2018- 19(Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  14. Role of autophagic markers in oral cancer. 2019 – 20(Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)
  15. Estimation of age using dental cast a comparative study 2019 – 2020(Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology)

Conferences organized/​Conducted:

  1. Immunohistochemistry Workshop – 2016
  2. OCRC Workshop Series – 1 – 2016
  3. PG MDS thesis Advised: 05 (Details are enclosed)
  4. PG MDS short term research projects advised : 15 (Details are enclosed)
  5. OCRC Workshop Series – 2 – 2016
  6. Seminar on Cancer Stem cells – 2017
  7. Seminar on Molecular research – 2017
  8. Seminar on Molecular Techniques for Research – 2017
  9. Seminar on Advanced microscopy and image analysis software – 2018
  10. FDP on Collaborative Research Facilities – 2018
  11. FDP on Interdisciplinary Research – 2019

  1. University ‑7th rank in MDS examination ‑Oral Pathology & Microbiology conducted by RGUHS university- 2013
  2. Post graduate academic gold medal award for the year 2010−2013− CIDS
  3. Best poster in the National IDA conference in 2013 November at Madikeri (Coorg)
  4. Merit Scholarship award by TATA Coffee Board Plantation limited Polibetta-Coorg — 2014

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