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My research is focused on the neuroscience of learning and memory, effects of phytoconstituents in disease models, clinically relevant anatomical variations, medical education, and forensic anthropology.

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Currently working as an Assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Since 2003 he has been teaching Human anatomy to medical and allied health students. Before joining NUSOM from March 2013- to July 2019, he was serving as an assistant professor of anatomy at, college of medicine, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, where an integrated problem-based curriculum has been developed in collaboration with Monash University, Australia. This was followed by 10 years of service [2003-2013] as a lecturer and Assistant professor at Mamata medical college, Khammam, India.


MD1 -Anatomy
o MD1&2 Organ systems
 Cardiovascular system
 Respiratory system
 Digestive system
 Renal system
 Reproductive system
 Neuroscience
 Genetics

 BS Nursing
o Anatomy and Physiology I & II
 Master in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
o Musculoskeletal Anatomy
 Bachelor of Medical Science - Anatomy and Basic Embryology


  • Global Burden of Disease 2019 Cancer Collaboration. Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life Years for 29 Cancer Groups From 2010 to 2019: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Mar 1;8(3):420-444. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.6987. PMID: 34967848; PMCID: PMC8719276
  • GBD 2019 Dementia Forecasting Collaborators. Estimation of the global prevalence of dementia in 2019 and forecasted prevalence in 2050: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Public Health. 2022 Feb;7(2):e105-e125. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00249-8. Epub 2022 Jan 6. PMID: 34998485; PMCID: PMC8810394.
  • GBD 2019 Ageing Collaborators. Global, regional, and national burden of diseases and injuries for adults 70 years and older: systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease 2019 Study. BMJ. 2022 Mar 10;376:e068208. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2021-068208. PMID: 35273014.
  • GBD 2019 Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Collaborators. The global burden of adolescent and young adult cancer in 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Oncol. 2022 Jan;23(1):27-52. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00581-7. Epub 2021 Dec 3. PMID: 34871551; PMCID: PMC8716339.
  • GBD 2019 Adolescent Mortality Collaborators. Global, regional, and national mortality among young people aged 10-24 years, 1950-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2021 Oct 30;398(10311):1593-1618. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01546-4. Epub 2021 Oct 28. PMID: 34755628.
  • GBD 2019 Fracture Collaborators. Global, regional, and national burden of bone fractures in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Healthy Longev. 2021 Sep;2(9):e580-e592. doi: 10.1016/S2666-7568(21)00172-0. PMID: 34723233; PMCID: PMC8547262.
  • Massenburg BB, Hopper RA, Crowe CS, Morrison SD, Alonso N, Calis M, Donkor P, Kreshanti P, Yuan J; Global Burden of Disease 2017 Orofacial Clefting Collaborators. Global Burden of Orofacial Clefts and the World Surgical Workforce. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Oct 1;148(4):568e-580e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000008334. PMID: 34550940.
  • Ray B, Mahalakshmi AM, Tuladhar S, Bhat A, Srinivasan A, Pellegrino C, Kannan A, Bolla SR, Chidambaram SB and Sakharkar MK (2021) “Janus-Faced” α-Synuclein: Role in Parkinson’s Disease. Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 9:673395. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2021.673395.
  • Plumber N, Majeed M, Ziff S, et al. Stimulant Usage by Medical Students for Cognitive Enhancement: A Systematic Review. Cureus (): e. doi:10.7759/cureus.
  • Gorantla VR, Bhat A, Ghosh AR, Bolla SR, Bhojaraj S, Mohan SK, Veeraraghavan VP, Chidambaram SB, Essa MM, Qoronfleh MW. Stem Cells Therapy: A Ray of Hope for Huntington Disease. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2021;11:95-104.
  • Mahalakshmi AM, Ray B, Tuladhar S, Bhat A, Paneyala S, Patteswari D, Sakharkar MK, Hamdan H, Ojcius DM, Bolla SR, Essa MM, Chidambaram SB, Qoronfleh MW. Does COVID-19 contribute to development of neurological disease? Immun Inflamm Dis. 2021 Mar;9(1):48-58. doi: 10.1002/iid3.387. Epub 2020 Dec 17. PMID: 33332737; PMCID: PMC7860611.
  • Shivalingaiah SB, Tuladhar S, Mahalakshmi AM, Muthukumar P, Yannam SK, Rashan L, Essa MM, Mohan SK, Veeraraghavan VP, Bolla SR, Chidambaram SB, Qoronfleh MW. Sleep and Gonadotrophin Hormones. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2021;11:17-26
  • Gorantla VR, Bolla SR, Tuladhar S, Bishir M, Mahalakshmi AM. A Novel Herbal Combination Decreased Lipid Droplets Accumulation and Cytokines Levels During Adipogenesis by Regulating Leptin, PPARγ and SREBP1c Genes Expression in 3T3L1 Cells. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2021;11:50-6
  • Mahalakshmi, A.M., Ray, B., Tuladhar, S., Bhat, A., Bishir, M., Bolla, S.R., Yang, J., Essa MM., Chidambaram, S.B., Guilleman, G.J., Sakharkar, M.K. Sleep, brain vascular health and ageing. GeroScience (2020) [impact factor 6.4]..
  • Local Burden of Disease Vaccine Coverage Collaborators. Mapping routine measles vaccination in low- and middle-income countries. Nature. 2021 Jan;589(7842):415-419. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-03043-4. Epub 2020 Dec 16. PMID: 33328634; PMCID: PMC7739806.
  • GBD 2019 Diseases and Injuries Collaborators. Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020 Oct 17;396(10258):1204-1222. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30925-9. Erratum in: Lancet. 2020 Nov 14;396(10262):1562. PMID: 33069326; PMCID: PMC7567026.
  • GBD 2019 Demographics Collaborators. Global age-sex-specific fertility, mortality, healthy life expectancy (HALE), and population estimates in 204 countries and territories, 1950-2019: a comprehensive demographic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020 Oct 17;396(10258):1160-1203. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30977-6. PMID: 33069325; PMCID: PMC7566045.
  • GBD 2019 Viewpoint Collaborators. Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020 Oct 17;396(10258):1135-1159. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31404-5. PMID: 33069324; PMCID: PMC7116361.
  • GBD 2019 Universal Health Coverage Collaborators. Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020 Oct 17;396(10258):1250-1284. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30750-9. Epub 2020 Aug 27. PMID: 32861314; PMCID: PMC7562819.
  • Damaris K. Kinyoki, Jennifer M. Ross, Alice Lazzar-Atwood,….Srinivasa Rao Bolla, …. et. al. Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Nat Med. 2020 Apr 20. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-0807-6.
  • Zhang C, Chen Y, Zhang M, Xu C, Gong G, Veeraraghavan VP, Bolla SR et al. Vicenin-2 Treatment Attenuated the Diethylnitrosamine-Induced Liver Carcinoma and Oxidative Stress through Increased Apoptotic Protein Expression in Experimental Rats. 2020;39(2):113-23.
  • Sadaf G Sepanlou, Saeid Safiri, Catherine Bisignano, ….Srinivasa Rao Bolla…. et. Al. The global, regional, and national burden of cirrhosis by cause in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Mar;5(3):245-266. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(19)30349-8. Epub 2020 Jan 22. PMID: 31981519.
  • Rao BS. Partial Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebra: A case of unilateral sacralization and its embryological and clinical implications. Kathmandu Univ Med J. 2019;67(3):245-7.
  • Alsawalha M, Al-Subaie AM, Al-Jindan RY, Bolla SR, Salahuddin M, Veeraraghavan VP, Sen D, Balakrishna JP, Ravi PK, Joseph JP, Pillai AA, Reddy Gollapalli SS, Pala S, Pengateeri F, Dominic G, Mohan SK. Dioscorea villosa Leaf Extract Enhances in vitro Wound Healing and Expression of Extra Cellular Matrix Factors Transforming Growth Factor-Beta 1 and Collagen-1 in L929 Cell Lines. Phcog Mag 2019;15, Suppl S3:483-94
  • Bolla SR, Mohammed Al-Subaie A, Yousuf Al-Jindan R, Papayya Balakrishna J, Kanchi Ravi P, Veeraraghavan VP, Arumugam Pillai A, Gollapalli SSR, Palpath Joseph J, Surapaneni KM. In vitro wound healing potency of methanolic leaf extract of Aristolochia saccata is possibly mediated by its stimulatory effect on collagen-1 expression. Heliyon. 2019 May 20;5(5):e01648. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01648. eCollection 2019 May. PMID: 31193473
  • Alsawalha  M,  Janardhana  PB,  Padma  KR,  Reddy  SS,  Al-Subaie  AM,  Bolla  SR,  et  al.  Study  of  antidiabetic  properties  of  Uvaria  narum leaf extract through glucose uptake and glucose transporter 4 expression studies in 3T3L1 cell line model. Phcog Res 2019;11:304-9
  • Alsawalha, M, Al-Subaie, A.M, Al-Jindan, R.Y, Bolla, S.R., Balakrishna, J.P., Ravi, P.K., Gollapalli, S.S.R., Veeraraghavan, V.P., Pillai, A.A., Joseph, J.P., Mohan, S.K. Effect of Litsea lancifolia leaf extract on glucose transporter 4 translocation and glucose uptake in 3T3L1 cell line. 2019, Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences 11 (3) ,pp.240. PMID: 31555030
  • M Alsawalha, SR Bolla, N Kandakatla, V Srinivasadesikan et al., Molecular docking and ADMET analysis of hydroxamic acids as HDAC2 inhibitors. Bioinformation 15 (6), 380-387
  • K Selvaraj, G Sivakumar, AA Pillai, VP Veeraraghavan, SR Bolla et al., Phytochemical Screening, HPTLC Fingerprinting and Invitro Antioxidant Activity of Root Extract of Asparagus racemosus. Pharmacognosy Journal 11 (4).
  • Chidambaram, S., Rathipriya, A., Bolla, S., Bhat, A., Ray, B., Mahalakshmi, A., Manivasagam, T., Thenmozhi, A., Essa, M., and Guillemin, G. et al. (2019). Dendritic spines: Revisiting the physiological role. Progress In Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry 92, 161-193.
  • Jafar, M., Salahuddin, M. and Bolla, S. (2018). Gastric floating in-situ gel as a strategy for improving anti-inflammatory activity of meloxicam. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 8(11), pp.95-102.
  • Bolla SR. Effect of mobile phone radiofrequency on hippocampal ca3 neurons. Int J Anat Res 2015, Vol 3(3):1216-24.
  • Kodali VU, Borra S, Mandarapu SB, Sanda MR, Bolla SR. (2014). Multiple Abdominal Veins Thrombosis Secondary to Protein S Deficiency - A Case Report. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR, 8(6), MD07–MD08. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2014/5879.4509
  • Kodali VU, Borra S, Bolla SR (2013) Miller Fisher Syndrome – An Atypical Clinical Presentation. Intern Med 3:119.
  • Bandarupalli NK, Bolla SR. Bilateral cleidohyoideus accessorius muscle-a case report. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2013, Volume 2(4), 356-359.
  • Kumar S, Bolla SR, Vollala VR. Unilateral Ectopic Kidney in the Pelvis – A Case Report. Chang Gung Med J 2011;34(6 Suppl):10-12.
  • Bolla SR, Kumar S, Roy S, Pamidi N, Jetti R. Unusual Branching Pattern of Brachial Artery with Abnormal Superficial Palmar Arch. Journal of surgical academia, Vol 2 (1), 53-55, 2012.
  • Paleti S, Bolla SR, Kodali VU, Ranjith KN, Suresh BP. A rare case of cephalic tetanus with infranuclear facial palsy following foot injury. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences 2 (2011) 131-133.
  • Sridhar Varma K, Pamidi N, Vollala VR, Bolla SR. Hepato-spleno-mesenteric trunk: a case report. Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology 2010, 51(2):401–402
  • Sylvia S, Kakarlapudi SV, Vollala VR, Potu BK, Jetti R, Bolla SR, Rao M, Pamidi N. Bilateral variant testicular arteries with double renal arteries”. Cases Journal 2009, 2(1):114
  • Vollala VR, Nagabhooshana S, Rao M, Potu BK, Pamidi N, Bolla SR.. Unorthodox superficial palmar arch observed in a South Indian cadaver: a case report.” Cases Journal 2009, 2:6362.
  • Vollala VR, Bolla SR, Pamidi N. (2008) “Important Vascular Anomalies of Face and Neck – A Cadaveric Study with Clinical Implications.” Fırat Tıp Dergisi 13(2): 123-126.
  • Bolla SR, vollala VR, Bhagyalxmi B, Chandramohan M., “Extensor digitorum brevis manus: Its clinical significance and morphology Report. International Journal of Anatomical Variations (2008) 1: 32–34
  • Bolla SR, Nayak S, Vollala VR, Mohandas Rao KG, Rodrigues V (2007). “Cleidohyoideus – A case report”. Indian Journal for the Practising Doctor 3(6)
  • Bolla SR, Vollala VR, Mohandas Rao KG, Sudarshan S. (2007). “Variant Structures Potent to compress the Median nerve in the arm”. Neurosciences. 12 (4): 160-161
  • Samuel VP, Vollala VR, Nayak S, Mohandas Rao KG, Bolla SR (2006).  A rare variation in the branching pattern of the axillary artery. Indian J Plast Surg. 39(2): 222-223.
  • Mohandas Rao K.G, Bhat SM, Venkata Ramana V, Deepthinath R, Bolla SR (2006) “Bilateral prehilar multiple branching of renal arteries: A case report and literature review”. Khatmandu University Medical journal 4(3) issue 15, 345 –348.                                                         
  • Mohandas Rao K.G, Vollala VR, Bhat SM, Bolla SR (2006). “Four cases of variations in the forearm extensor musculature in a study of hundred limbs and review of literature.” Indian J Plast Surg. 39(2): 141-147.
  • Bolla SR, Vollala VR, Mohandas Rao KG, Samuel VP, Deepthinath R, Nayak SB, Pamidi N (2005). “Unusual position of external carotid artery: a case report”. Indian J Plast Surg, 38 (2): 170 – 171.


book chapters:

  • Babu CS, Chethan N, Bolla SR, Bhat A, Bipul R, Tousif AH, Mahadevan M, Sathiya S, Manivasagam T, Essa MM, Meena KS. Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics on neurological disorders: relevance to Huntington's disease. In: Essa MM, Manivasagam T, Thenmozhi AJ, Hamid Q, eds. Food for Huntington’s Disease. New York: Nova Science Publishers;2018.
  • Babu CS, Mahadevan M, Bolla SR, Vijayan R, Bipul R, Bhat A, Chethan N, Tousif AH, Manivasagam T, Thenmozhi AJ, Essa MM. Management of Huntington's Disease: Perspectives from the Siddha System of Medicine. In: Essa MM, Manivasagam T, Thenmozhi AJ, Hamid Q, eds. Food for Huntington’s Disease. New York: Nova Science Publishers;2018.
  • Singh O, Bolla SR. Anatomy, Abdomen and Pelvis, Prostate. SourceStatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-. 2019 Apr 9. Available From PMID: 31082031
  • Jetti R, Bolla SR. Anatomy, Back, Lumbar Sympathetic Chain. SourceStatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-. 2019 Apr 2. Available From PMID: 30969736
  • Bolla SR, Jetti R. Histology, Bladder. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-.2019 Apr 11. Available From 31082007
  • Bolla SR, Varacallo M. Anatomy, Abdomen and Pelvis, Deep Perineal Space. 2019 Feb 9. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-. Available From PubMed PMID: 30855860.
  • Lanzotti NJ, Bolla SR. Physiology, Bladder. 2019 Feb 18. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-. Available From PubMed PMID: 30860768.
  • Shahoud JS, Bolla SR. Anatomy, Thorax, Heart Aorta. 2019 Feb 20. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-. Available From PubMed PMID: 30844167.


Education/Academic qualification

Anatomy, Ph.D, Effect of cell phone radio frequency on structure of hippocampal neurons and nerve cell damage, Dr NTR University of Health Sciences

Jul 1 2008Aug 24 2012

Award Date: Apr 27 2013


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