American International Medical University (AIMU) offers students a unique learning experience that combines a rich interdisciplinary curriculum, an international academic community and diverse extra-curricular programs. We believe that this combination provides students with a range of opportunities and possibilities for integration in the field of medicine and nursing, both within and outside Saint Lucia. The school strives to educate the next generation of physicians in the public, private and non-profit sectors by providing students with high-level academic tools, practical skills and essential experience during their years of study at the AIMU. The University is composed of leading faculties and experts in their fields. They place the school at the forefront of academic research in various fields of Pharmacology and Drug Science, Molecular Biology, Pathology and infectious diseases, Biochemistry and Biomedical sciences, Oncology and more.
Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in a variety of school programs through which they are exposed to the various echelons of the public world and acquire practical experience that will continue to serve them in the future. For instance, AMSA international chapter at AIMU, SGA group periodically arranges health camps to provide health support to residents of St. Lucia and are exposed to practical work in the field while they are still students. AIMU’s diverse student pool enables students to spend time with fellow students from various part of the world, broadening both their personal and professional horizons. Moreover, the academic atmosphere at the school fosters learning and productive partnerships among students, and between students and faculty. We encourage student initiatives, and work to nurture and promote them as much as possible.
I invite each of you – prospective and current students as well as alumni – to contact me or any faculty member with any questions.
Dr. Satyajit Patra Ph. D
Associate Dean – Student Affairs
Associate Professor of: Biochemistry and Genetics, PhD and Research
Phone: 1-758- 450-0130 (Ext 2239); Fax: 1-758-450-0138
Saadi AV, Patra S, Satyamoorthy K. Pharmacogenomics in clinical practice: Concepts and Applications. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. 2008, p1-26.
Patra S. Molecular Biology. Manipal Universal Learning Pvt. Ltd., Manipal. 2005.
Patra S. Pharmacology. Manipal Universal Learning Pvt. Ltd., Manipal. 2005.
Patra S. Cell biology. Manipal Universal Learning Pvt. Ltd., Manipal. 2004.
Patra S. Biophysics. Manipal Universal Learning Pvt. Ltd., Manipal. 2004.
Patra S, Pandian K. Chikungunya: A Threat for Caribbean. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2016 Jul-Aug;14(4):419-20. PMID:27313124.
Patra S, Young V. A Review of 3D Printing Techniques and the Future in Biofabrication of Bioprinted Tissue. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2016 Jun;74(2):93-8. Review. PubMed PMID:27193609.
Patra S, Muthuraman MS, Meenu M, Priya P, Pemaiah B. Anti-inflammatory Effects of Royal Poinciana Through Inhibition of Toll-Like Receptor 4 Signaling Pathway. International Immunopharmacology. 2016; 34: 199-211. PMID: 26971223
Patra S, Surface Tension in Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms. Journal of Life Science and Biotechnology. 2016 1: 17-19.
Patra S. Overview of xeroderma pigmentosum mutations, prognosis, and treatment. Cellular Immunology & Immunotherapeutics. 2016; 1:1-2
Sahu PK, Panda M, Patra S, Das S, Satyamoorthy K, Mohanty D. A study of the PfNT3 in Plasmodium falciparum; Med & Health 2015; 10 (2): 123-136
Patra S, Epigenetic Regulation and Aging. Journal of Syndrome and Gene Repair. 2015; 1(1): 101e.
Patra S, Nithya S, Srinithya B, Muthuraman MS, Review of Medicinal Plants for Anti-Obesity Activity, Translational Biomedicine. 2015. 6(3): 21
Patra S, Andrew AA, Human, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Genetic Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Sciences. 2015; 4 (2): 14
Patra S, Andrew AA. Intersex and gender controversies, Clinical Case Reports and Review. 2015; (9): 192
Patra S, Sankeerth MS. Muscle Metastases and Its Applications in Cancer Biology. Austin Journal of Cancer & Clinical Research. 2015; 2(6): 1048
Patra S. Obesity – A Short Overview of Health Policies. Ann Nutr Metab. 2015; 66(4):187. PMID: 26044804.
Patra S, Andrew AA, Effects of Genetic Engineering – The Ethical and Social Implications. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Research. 2015, 3:1:5.
Patra S, Muthuraman MS, Prabhu AR, Priyadharshini RR, Parthiban S. Evaluation of Antitumor and Antioxidant Activity of Sargassum tenerrimum against Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma in Mice. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2015;16 (3):915-21. PMID: 25735382.
Patra S, Aspirin and Melanoma, Immunome Research. 2014, 10:2.
Patra S, Sundaram M. Gracilaria edulis Extract Induces Apoptosis and Inhibits Tumor in Ehrlich Ascites Tumor Cells in vivo, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2013, 13:331. PMID: 24274337
Patra S, Mascarenhas R, Maliyakkal N, Aranjani JM. Protocatechualdehyde induce apoptosis in human non-small-cell lung cancer cells by up regulation of Growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible (GADD) genes. Molecular Biology, 2013; 2: 113
Sundaram M, Patra S, Maniarasu G. Antitumor activity of ethanol extract of Gracilaria edulis(Gmelin) Silva on Ehrlich ascites carcinoma-bearing mice. Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine. 2012; 10 (4): 430-5. PMID: 22500717
Nguyen KV, Naviaux RK, Patra S, Barshop BA, Nyhan WL. Novel mutations in the human MCCA and MCCB gene causing methylcrotonylglycinuria. Mol Genet Metab.2011; 102(2): 218-21. PMID: 21071250.
Murugesan R, Vahab SA, Patra S, Rao R, Gopinath PM, Satyamoorthy K. Thiopurine S-methyltransferase alleles, TPMT*2, *3B and *3C, and genotype frequencies in an Indian population; Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine. 2010; 1(1): 121-127. PMID: 23136604
Veerapur VP, Palkar MB, Srinivasa H, Sudheer Kumar M, Patra S, Rao PGM, Srinivasan KK. The effect of ethanol extract of Wrightia tinctoria bark on wound healing in rats; Journal of Natural Remedies.2004; 4(2): 55-159.
Kumar MS, Unnikrishnan MK, Patra S, Murthy K, Srinivasan KK. Naringin and naringenin inhibit nitrite-induced methemoglobin formation. Pharmazie. 2003; 58(8):564-566. PMID:12967034