Dr. Mridula M.

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology


    • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.
    • Guiding student projects
    • Mentoring the student seminars
    • Nine years of teaching experience in medical teaching. 
    • Diagnostic experience in serological diagnosis of infectious disease.
    • Participated in research projects involving the serological diagnosis of acute febrile illness, hepatitis and other infectious diseases.
    • Experienced in laboratory quality and holds responsibility of a Technical Manager of a high throughput Microbiology laboratory with NABL accreditation
    • Certified for implementation of quality in laboratory. 


Subject Semester / Year
Microbiology PY-2


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Microbiology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2012
MBBS Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore 2007


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Manipal Associate Professor 2016 till Date
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2012-2016
KMC, Manipal Tutor 2009 to 2012

Research Projects:
  1. Role of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) confirmatory assay in solving the diagnostic dilemma of equivocal HBsAg results as compared to molecular assay
  2. . Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus infection in healthy voluntary blood donors
  3. Comparative analysis of various diagnostic tools to resolve the diagnostic dilemma in Leptospirosis.”
  4. Screening for Abacavir Hypersensitivity by DNA Microarray among HIV seropositive adult patients in a tertiary care hospital.
  5. Optimization of Dosage Regimen of Amikacin : A Pharmacometric Approach





Area of Interest

Serology , Immunology , Bacteriology, Curriculum planning and assessment design (Teaching)

Area of Expertise

Viral Hepatitis, Laboratory quality management and laboratory risk management

Area of Research

Viral hepatitis , Acute febrile illness

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Academy of Medical microbiologists. 
  • Member of Indian Academy of Medical Microbilogists (Karnataka chapter).
  • Member of Academy of clinical Microbiologists.

Interplay between hepatitis E virus and host cell pattern recognition receptors

2021 Devhare, P Madiyal, M Mukhopadhyay, C Shetty, S Shastry, S

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, 22(17), 9259

Validation of a clinical risk-scoring algorithm for scrub typhus severity in South India

2021 Gulati, S Chunduru, K Madiyal, M Setia, M.S Saravu, K

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 2021, 25(5), 551–556

Assessment of pre-analytical errors in clinical laboratory at a tertiary care hospital of Southern India

2019 Patil A Saleena Ummer V., Anju M Chawla K Madiyal M Mamatha,, Prabhu

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 2019, 10(6), pp. 238–241.

4. Effect of chewing gums containing probiotics and xylitol on oral health in children: A randomized controlled trial

2018 Kaur,K Nekkanti, S Madiyal, M Choudhary, P

Journal of International Oral Health, 2018, 10(5), pp. 237–243

Influence of modifications in widal test methodology on antibody titres

2018 John, J.J Madiyal, M Eshwara, V.K Chawla, K

Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 2018, 20(October),S146-149

Typhoid spondylodiscitis mimicking tuberculosis in a teenage girl

2018 Banerjee, B Madiyal, M Madhava, P.K Agarwal, M Mukhopadhyay, C

Journal of Infection and Public Health, 2018, 11(1),136–137

Unusual severe extra-intestinal manifestations of a common enteric pathogen-aeromonas Spp

2017 Banerjee, B. Madiyal, M Ramchandra, L GargR Chawla, K.

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2017, 11(5), DC01–DC03.

Clinical and microbiological profile of Candida isolates from oral candidiasis in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck malignancy.

2016 Madiyal, M. Sharan, K Bairy, I. Yegneswaran, P.P. Vidyasagar, M.S.

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 2016, 9,197–200.

Comparing assay performance of ELISA and chemiluminescence immunoassay in detecting antibodies to hepatitis B surface antigen

2016 Madiyal, M. Sagar, S. Vishwanath, S Kalwajeeshwara, V Chawla, K

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2016, 10(11), pp. DC22–DC25

A rare glimpse into the morbid world of necrotising fasciitis: Flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus.

2016 Madiyal, M. Eshwara, V.K Halim, I., Prabhu, M Mukhopadhyay, C.

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2016, 34(3), pp. 384–386

Awareness of Hepatitis B vaccination status and antibody response among Health Care Population in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India.Jan 2014