About ASSOPI

Association of Physiologists of India (ASSOPI) was formed in 2014 with the following mission and Vision

Mission and Vision of ASSOPI

Mission of ASSOPI is to advance research and education in Physiology within and outside India, and to facilitate interaction and coordination between its members.

  1. Advance the understanding of Physiology by bringing together scientists in the field of Physiology from different parts of the country and from outside the country, by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization, and by encouraging clinical and translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge to develop improved disease treatments and cures and for prevention of diseases.
  2. Provide professional development activities, information, and educational resources for physiologists at all stages of their careers, including undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral fellows, and faculties and increase participation of physiologists from different backgrounds.
  3. Promote public information and general education about the nature of scientific discovery and the results and implications of the latest medical research. Support active and continuing discussions on ethical issues relating to the conduct and outcomes of physiology research.
  4. To promote research in physiology that will aim at prevention of diseases and promotion of health to establish our subject as Preventive and Promotive Physiology
  5. Inform legislators and other policymakers about new scientific knowledge and recent developments in physiology and other aspects of medical research and their implications for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress

To fulfill the mission and vision, ASSOPI has the following Objectives:

  1. To promote all the possible and feasible measures as well as to contribute to the development of physiological science in India
  2. To integrate physiology as a subject with various branches of clinical medicine to make physiology more clinical and translational
  3. To foster and encourage research in the Physiological Sciences in India
  4. To hold Scientific Meeting of ASSOPI annually
  5. To publish a scientific journal of the association periodically
  6. To provide a common forum for interaction, exchange and dissemination of knowledge and expertise between the members of ASSOPI in Physiological Science and related fields
  7. To facilitate the building of professional careers of physiologists of India
  8. To facilitate the coordination between national and international professional bodies in the field of physiology such as Federation of Indian Physiological Societies (FIPS),The Physiological Society Of India (PSI), The Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India (APPI), South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP), International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS), American Physiological Society (APS), Physiological Society of India (PSI), The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and other international societies of physiologists
  9. Establish zonal chapter & branches and promote their activities

ASSOPI is a pan national organization with 4 vice presidents and 4 joint secretaries from 4 different parts of country. All the official works are carried out by the General Secretary and the President of the association. The executive body and general body decide the guideline and principles of Association.

Presently, ASSOPI has two regional branches: the Pondicherry branch and the Sikkim branch. The association has official journal for publication of research papers which is looked after by the Editor-in-Chief. The first issue of the Journal will be launched soon.

President

Dr. S. B. DESHPANDE
Professor & Head, Physiology,
Institute of Medical Sciences,
Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi, UP.

Vice President

South Zone Dr. BINDU M. KUTTY
Professor,
Department of Neurophysiology,
NIMHANS, Bengaluru.
North Zone Dr. N. S. VERMA
Professor,
Department of Physiology,
KGMU, Lucknow.
East Zone Dr. S. N. SHARMA
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
Patna Medical College, Patna.
West Zone Dr. SANDIP SARDESSAI
Professor,
Department of Physiology,
Goa Medical College, Goa.

General Secretary

Dr. G. K. PAL
Professor, Department of Physiology,
& Project Co-ordinator,
JIPMER, Puducherry.

Finance Secretary

Dr. NITIN ASHOK JOHN
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
IGMC & RI, Puducherry.

Editor-in-chief

Dr. RAJIV GULATI
Professor, Physiology,
Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh.

Joint secretary

South Zone Dr. K. BALASUBRAMANIAN
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
Govt. Stanley Medical College, Chennai.
North Zone Dr. NILIMA SHANKAR
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
UCMS, New Delhi.
East Zone Dr. BIJU CHOUDHURY
Professor,
Department of Physiology,
Gauhati Medical College, Gauhati.
West Zone Dr. H. B. MEHTA
Professor & Head, Physiology,
Govt. Medical College,
Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

Executive Body Members of ASSOPI

Dr. INAMDAR R.S.
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
MGM Medical College,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Dr. KUSAL K. DAS
Professor,
Department of Physiology,
BLDEA University,
Vijayapura (Bijapur), Karnataka.

Dr. LATIKA MOHAN
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
Dean,
AIIMS, Rishikesh.

Dr. M. B. MANDAL
Professor ,
Department of Physiology,
Institute of Medical Sciences,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Dr. NEELAMBIGAI N.
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
Coimbatore Medical College,
Tamil Nadu.

Dr. PADMAJA HARI
Professor,
Department of Physiology,
MES Medical College,
Perinthalmanna, Kerala.

Dr. PRAVATI PAL
Professor,
Department of
Physiology,
JIPMER, Puducherry.

Dr. RAJEEV SHARMA
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
GGS Medical College,
Faridkot, Punjab.

Dr. RAJKUMAR YADAV
Additional Professor,
Department of Physiology,
AIIMS, New Delhi.

Dr. B.S.S. RAO
Professor,
Department of
Neurophysiology,
NIMHANS, Bangalore

Dr. RITUPARNA BAROOAH
Associate Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
NEIGRIHMS,
Shillong, Meghalaya.

Dr. SHASHIBALA SINGH
Director,
DIPAS,
New Delhi.

Dr. S. K. SINGH
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
PMSMC, Gujarat.

Dr. SUDHANSHU SHEKAR MISHRA
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
AIIMS, Bhopal.

Dr. SRINIVAS Ch
Professor & Head,
Department of Physiology,
G.S.L Medical College,
Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh.

Dr. VENKATESH D.
Professor,
Department of Physiology,
M. S. Ramaiah Medical College,
Bengaluru.