Dr. G Kumarmanickavel
Director of Research, Narayana Nethralaya

Dr. G Kumarmanickavel

Director of Research, Narayana Nethralaya

3rd Floor, Narayana Nethralaya, Narayana Health City

# 258/A, Bommasandra, Hosur Road,

Bangalore, 560099 INDIA.


Contact Details
Email gkumarmvel@gmail.com
Phone +91-80-66660712

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Educational qualification

M.B.B.S - 1980: Madras Medical College, University of Madras Madras

M.D (Physiology) - 1986: Madras Medical College, University of Madras Madras


Previous affiliations

2009 – till date: Research Director - Narayana Nethralaya 

1998 - 2009:  Senior Genetic Scientist to Deputy Director of Basic Sciences Research and Professor & Head, Dept of Genetics & Molecular Biology, Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, India

1992 - 1998: Research Fellow (University of Otago, New Zealand and National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA)


Publications (selected)

1. Kumaramanickavel G, Denton MJ, Legge M. No evidence for a genetic blueprint: The case of the "complex" mammalian photoreceptor. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr;63 (4):353-4.  doi:  10.4103/0301-4738.158093.  PubMed  PMID:  26044481;  PubMed Central  PMCID: PMC4463566.


2. Shetty  R,  Nuijts  RM,  Nanaiah SG,  Anandula  VR,  Ghosh  A,  Jayadev  C,  Pahuja  N,Kumaramanickavel G, Nallathambi J. Two novel missense substitutions in the VSX1 gene: clinical and genetic analysis of families with Keratoconus from India. BMC Med Genet. 2015 May 12;16:33. doi: 10.1186/s12881-015-0178-x. PubMed PMID: 25963163.


3. Ma L, Li Z, Liu K, Rong SS, Brelen ME, Young AL, Kumaramanickavel G, Pang CP,  Chen H, Chen LJ. Association of Genetic Variants with Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy: A Systematic Review and Updated Meta-analysis. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jun 13. pii: S0161-6420(15)00462-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.05.012. [Epubahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 26081444.


4. Battu R, Verma A, Hariharan R, Krishna S, Kiran R, Jacob J, Ganapathy A, Ramprasad  VL,  Kumaramanickavel  G,  Jeyabalan  N,  Ghosh  A.  Identification  of  Novel Mutations in ABCA4 Gene: Clinical and Genetic Analysis of Indian Patients with Stargardt Disease. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:940864. doi: 0.1155/2015/940864. Epub 2015 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 25922843; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4398921.


5. Shetty  R,  Nuijts  RM,  Nanaiah  SG,  Anandula  VR,  Ghosh  A,  Jayadev  C,  Pahuja  N, Kumaramanickavel G, Nallathambi J. Two novel missense substitutions in the VSX1 gene: clinical and genetic analysis of families with Keratoconus from India. BMC Med Genet. 2015 May 12;16(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s12881-015-0178-x. PubMed PMID: 25963163.


6. Kumaramanickavel G, Denton MJ, Legge M. No evidence for a genetic blueprint:The case of the "complex" mammalian photoreceptor. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015Apr;63(4):353-4. doi: 10.4103/0301-4738.158093. PubMed PMID: 26044481. 7. 


7. Ma L, Tang SM, Rong SS, Chen H, Young AL, Kumaramanickavel G, Pang CP, Chen LJ.  Association  of  PEDF  polymorphisms  with  age-related  macular  degeneration  and polypoidal  choroidal  vasculopathy:  a  systematic  review  and  meta-analysis.  Sci  Rep.  2015 Mar 30;5:9497. doi: 10.1038/srep09497. PubMed PMID: 25820866.


8 . Jeyabalan  N,  Shetty  R,  Ghosh  A,  Anandula  VR,  Ghosh  AS,  Kumaramanickavel  G. Genetic and genomic perspective to understand the molecular pathogenesis of keratoconus. Indian  J  Ophthalmol.  2013  Aug;61(8):384-8.  doi:  10.4103/0301-4738.116055.  Review. PubMed PMID: 23925319; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3775069.


9. Sharmila F, Abinayapriya, Ramprabhu K, Kumaramanickavel G, R R Sudhir, Sripriya S. Genetic analysis of axial length genes in high grade myopia from Indian population. MetaGene.  2014  Feb  15;2:164-75.  doi:  10.1016/j.mgene.  2014.01.004.  eCollection  2014  Dec. PubMed PMID: 25606400; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4287827.


10. Soumittra N, Loganathan SK, Madhavan D, Ramprasad VL, Arokiasamy T, Sumathi S, Karthiyayini T, Rachapalli SR, Kumaramanickavel G, Casey JR, Rajagopal R. Biosynthetic and  functional  defects  in  newly  identified  SLC4A11  mutants  and  absence  of  COL8A2 mutations  in  Fuchs  endothelial  corneal dystrophy.  J  Hum  Genet.  2014  Jul  10.  doi:10.1038/jhg.2014.55.25007886.