Scientific Officer (Biochemistry)
Ruby is in charge of the Biochemistry laboratory, GBL at CCDC /SANCD. She is responsible for all the biochemical analysis being performed for the organization. She ensures adherence to protocol for all the activities pertaining to sample collection, processing, storage as well as analysis to generate quality data. She coordinates the external quality assurance programs for the laboratory. Apart from this she is involved in the standardization of all new assays in the laboratory.
She has a postgraduate and doctorate degree in Biochemistry from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Before taking up the charge for the Biochemistry laboratory at GBL, she was working with Centre for Chronic Disease Control as Research Associate for the last seven years and was placed at Department of Cardiac Biochemistry, AIIMS, where she was involved in the capacity of Biochemical coordinator and quality assessment person in many multicentric studies like - Indian Migration Study, Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Programme at NTPC, Hindustan Liver Ltd study, WHO step-3, Low Dose Magnesium Sulphate Regimen for Management of Eclampsia and DEXA study. She has been actively involved in Standardization & Initiation of new protocols/measurements pertaining to laboratory assays as well as guidance to short-term trainees. She has also worked in the area of Dried Blood Spots, Trans fatty acid and small dense LDL in the Department of Cardiac Biochemistry. She has one patent filed and twenty eight publications in many national and international journals.
Areas of Interest:
Biochemical risk markers for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, trans fatty acid and assays from dried blood spots
- Ramakrishnan Lakshmy, Prashant Mathur, Ruby Gupta, Bela Shah, Krishnan Anand, Viswanathan Mohan, Nimesh G. Desai, Jagdish Mahanta, Prashant Prabhakar Joshi, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan. Measurement of cholesterol and triglycerides from dried blood spot in an Indian Council of Medical Research–World Health Organization multicentric survey on risk factors for non-communicable diseases in India. Journal of Clinical Lipidology 2012; 6: 33-41.
- Sanjay Kinra, Liza J Bowen, Tanica Lyngdoh, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, K Srinath Reddy, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Ruby Gupta, Ankalmadagu V Bharathi, Mario Vaz, Anura V Kurpad, George Davey Smith, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, and Shah Ebrahim. Socio-demographic patterning of non-communicable disease risk factors in rural India: a cross-sectional study. BMJ 2010; 341:c4974.
- P Jeemon, S Agarwal, L Ramakrishnan, R Gupta, U Snehi, V Chaturvedi, K S Reddy, D Prabhakaran. Validation of self-reported smoking status by measuring serum cotinine levels: An Indian perspective. National Medical Journal of India. 2010; 23(3): 134-6.
- Ramakrishnan Lakshmy, Ruby Gupta, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Uma Snehi, K. Srinath Reddy. Utility of Dried Blood Spots for Measurement of Cholesterol and Triglycerides in a Surveillance Study. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 2010: 4(2); 258-262.
- Ruby Gupta, Ransi Ann Abraham, Savita Dhatwalia, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, K. Srinath Reddy. Use of Dried Blood for the Measurement of Trans fatty Acid. Nutrition Journal. 2009, 8:35.
- Ramakrishnan Lakshmy, Ruby Gupta. Measurement of Hemoglobin A1c from Dried Blood by Turbidimetric immunoassay. Journal of Diabetes Science & Technology. 2009, 3(5): September.
- Ruby Gupta, Mukta Sharma, Ramakrishnan Lakshmy, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, K Srinath Reddy. Improved Method of Total Antioxidant assay. Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics. 2009, 46: 126-129.
- Ramakrishnan Lakshmy, Ruby Gupta, CC Kartha, T Malathi, PK Nigam, NR Akarte, Ursula Sampson, S Borkotoky, D N Doiphode, Uma Arora, Cherian Varghese, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, K.Srinath Reddy. Simple cost effective Quality Assurance Model for Lipid Measurements in a Large Epidemiological Study. National Medical Journal of India.2008; 21(6):279-83.
- Y Singh, R Lakshmy, Ruby Gupta, V Kranthi. A rapid 3% polyacrylamide slab gel electrophoresis method for high throughput screening for LDL phenotype. Lipids in Health & Diseases. 2008 Nov 26; 7(1):47.
- V.S.Ajay, Ruby Gupta, Jeemon Panniyammakkal, Vivek Chaturvedi, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, K Srinath Reddy. National Cardiovascular Disease Database. With support from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and World Health Organization. Available at http://www.whoindia.org/LinkFiles/NMH_Resources_National_CVD_database_Final_Report.pdf (assessed on 30 January, 2012).
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