microbiology

The Department of Microbiology is situated in Banashankari campus of Kempegowda Institute of  Medical college. It is actively involved in academics, diagnostics and research activities. The Diagnostic laboratory is located at KIMSH & RC as the part of the clinical laboratory. The Department is proud of nurtured , skilled and dedicated work force offering routine, specialized and advanced diagnostic services. Qualified and experienced team of six faculty members drive the medical education programmes imparting knowledge to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The department is well equipped with instruments like BACTEC BD 9050, Biosafety cabinets , Deep freezers(-80) & (-20), Lyophilizer(Delvec), Carbondioxide incubators, Cobas 6000 The department has five  MD seats  per year and is  privileged to be recognized as PhD centre by RGUHS, Bangalore.  As a part of the curriculum the department conducts regular tutorials for the UG students to make them gain confidence to face the university exams .  Active PG teaching in the department includes regular subject seminar, Journal club  and culture skills along with hands on training. The department has more than 24 publications in National & International indexed journals to its credit. We are also involved in research programmes with grants being approved by national and international agencies and with special focus in the area of Tuberculosis, HIV, Pneumococcal diseases, Dengue, Malaria and Molecular biology. The faculty members are resourse persons for national and International organizations like KSAPS, NACO, KHPT  etc. These research activities help to serve the needy and contribute to competencies of staff in academic and diagnostics.

Sl.No Name Designation Email Id  
Dr. Anjana Gopi     MD Professor anjugopi@satyam.net.in
2 Dr. Rashmi K.S MD     Associate Professor rashminaga05@gmail.com  
3 Dr. Supriya Christopher M.Sc, PhD( Medical) Associate Professor supriyachristopher@hotmail.com
4 Dr. Giridhara Upadhaya .P.M M.Sc, PhD( Medical)   Associate Professor pmgu@rediffmail.com  
5 Dr. Madhulatha. C.K MD   Lect/Assistant Professor
6 Dr.Arpita Neogi Tutor / P G
7 Dr.Swati Jain Tutor / P G
8 Dr.Bhagyashree S Patil Tutor / P G
9 Dr.Vasundhara Bhatia, Tutor / P G
10 Dr.Faiza Samreen Tutor / P G
11 Dr. Tushar Gautam Tutor / P G

Dr . Jagadeesh

  1. Pneumococcal Carriage rate in children and their Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns in an urban set up – Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences/ Volume 2/ Issue 12/ March 25,2013 pg-1944.
  2. Rapid diagnosis of Pneumococcal meningitis and pneumonia with synpneumonic effusion using a novel streptococcus pneumonia immunochromatographic assay- Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences/ Volume 2/ Issue 18/ May 6,2013 pg-3011.
  3. Serological markers prevalence and trend of Probable dengue infection at a tertiary care hospital in Bangalore- Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences/ Volume 2/ Issue 36/ September 9,2013 pg-6968.
  4. Diagnostic utility of Latex Aglutination Test and Antibiogram of Isolates causing Acute Bacterial Maningitis in Pediatric age group. RJPBCS/January-february 2014 5(1) Pg no 1005.

Dr Prathiba Malini. J

  1. Comparative study of Smear Microscopy, Rapid Slide culture, and Lowenstein- Jensen culture in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in a tertiary care hospital . Journal of research in Medical Sciences, September 2013.
  2. Performance of QuantiFeron – TB Gold in – tube (QFT-IT) test compared to tuberculin skin test (TST) in detecting latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in presence of HIV  co- infection in a high TB- burden area with BCG vaccinated population- JIAPAC March 12, 2013 .
  3. Bacteriological profile and Antibiotic sensitivity pattern of Micro organisms from community acquired pneumonia- Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and chemical sciences/Volume 4/Issue 3/July- September 2013 pg no 1005.
  4. Serological markers prevalence and trend of Probable dengue infection at a tertiary care hospital in Bangalore- Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences/ Volume 2/ Issue 36/ September 9,2013 pg-6968
  5. Clinical and Microbiological facets of ventilator associated pneumonia in the main stream with a practical contact- Internal journal of Research in Medical sciences/Jan-Mar 2014/Vol2/Issue1/pg-239

Dr Anjana Gopi

  1. Comparison of Staining methods of impression smears of Antral  Biopsies for the Rapid Diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori. IJMM, (1998)16(4):181-182.
  2. Time to positivity of microorganisms with BACTEC 9050 an 18 month study of microorganisms in children of 28 days to 60 months I south india tertiary hospital IJMM 2(1) : 12-17 .2011
  3. Rapid diagnosis of Pneumococcal meningitis and pneumonia with synpneumonic effusion using a novel streptococcus pneumonia immunochromatographic assay- Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences/ Volume 2/ Issue 18/ May 6,2013 pg-3011.
  4. Pyogenic liver abscess: Fresh look at its continuing changing patterns- International Journal of Medical and Applied Sciences/volume 2/issue 4/271-278/2013
  5. Human immunodeficiency virus associated cryptococcal meningitis at a tertiary care centre:Diagnostic tools and antifungal susceptibility testing- Journal of clinical and Diagnostic Research August 2013/ volume -7(8): 1623-1625.
  6. Pneumococcal Carriage rate in children and their Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns in an urban set up – Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences/ Volume 2/ Issue 12/ March 25,2013 pg-1944.

Dr .Supriya Christopher

  1.  Review: Recent trends in pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis of Brucellosis .Journal of laboratory physicians.in October 2010 issue.
  2. Evalution of sonicated and heat extracted lipopolysaccharide Brucella abortus  antigens by an in house enzyme linked immunosorbant assay. IN JCDR .
  3. Evalution of indirect haemagglutination and enzyme linked immunosorbant Assay in diagnosis of  Brucellosis . in Journal of basic medical sciences

Dr Giridhara Upadhyaya

  1. Published a Review article in Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology October 2009 issue: Review of virulence factors of Enterococcus: An emerging nosocomial pathogen.
  2. Original article published in Journal of Laboratory physicians October 2010 issue: Comparative study for the presence of enterococcal virulence factors gelatinase, hemolysin and biofilm among clinical and commensal isolates of Enterococcus faecalis.
  3. Original article published in International Journal for infectious diseases in developing countries May 2011 issue : A comparative study among clinical and commensal isolates of Enterococcus faecalis for  presence of esp gene and production of biofilm as a potential for causing nosocomial infections.

Dr .Rashmi K.S

  1. Serological markers prevalence and trend of Probable dengue infection at a tertiary care hospital in Bangalore- Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences/ Volume 2/ Issue 36/ September 9,2013 pg-6968
  2. Asymptomatic bacteriuria in HIV/AIDS patients: Occurrence and risk associated with low CD4 counts. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences/ Volume 2/ Issue 19/ May 13,2013 pg-3358
  3. Intestinal cryptosporidiosis and the profile of the CD4 counts in a cohort of HIV infected patients. Journal of clinical and Diagnostic research 2013 Vol-7(6):1016-1020

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