Dr K Vishwas Saralaya

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    K Vishwas Saralaya teaches Microbiology.

    He:

    • Helps in teaching and assessment activities of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
    • Involved in guiding short term research ICMR and Manipal Academy of Higher Education projects for undergraduates.
    • Guiding MSc research projects.
    • Routine laboratory diagnostic reporting of clinical samples.
    • Conducts CMEs, workshops and conferences.
    • Conducts NABL internal audit of laboratory services.
    • Quality management representative of the college diagnostic laboratory.

     

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Microbiology

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Medical Microbiology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2004
MSc (Master of Science) Medical Microbiology Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University 1991
BSc (Bachelor of Science) Canara College, Mangalore University 1988

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 2009
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Selection Grade Lecturer 2003-2009
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Senior Grade Lecturer 2000-2003
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Lecturer 1992-2000

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Diagnostic Microbiology, Study of pathogenic mechanisms of micro-organisms

Area of Expertise

Detection of virulence factors of bacterial fungal pathogens

Area of Research

Opportunistic infections (bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections) in the immunocomromised

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • International award for best poster presentation at UAE International Dental Conference (AEEDC), Dubai, February, 2013.
  • Life member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology.
  • Member Secretary of the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), 2009.
  • Member of Board of Studies, Allied Health Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.