Dr. Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.
    He is:

    • In charge for the departmental library.
    • Involved in providing research guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate projects and dissertation.
    • Co-ordinator and a resource person for workshops on Basic Techniques in Diagnostic Mycology.
    • Resource person for Induction Training Program on Common techniques for the laboratory diagnosis of Opportunistic fungal infections in HIV/AIDS patients.
       

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Microbiology MBBS 3rd, 4th and 5th semester
Microbiology MD

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Medical Mycology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2012
MSc Medical Microbiology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2004

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2012 till date
KMC, Manipal Senior Lecturer 2010 to 2012
KMC, Manipal Lecturer 2004 to 2010

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Active Member of International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM), 2012.
  • Life Member of Young ISHAM (International Society for Human and Animal Mycology), 2012.
  • Life Member of South Initiative for infectious diseases of Poverty, 2009.
  • Life Member of Pan African Medical Mycology Association, 2008.
  • Life Member of Mycological Society of India (MSI), 2008.
  • Life Member of Society of Indian Human and Animal Mycologists (SIHAM), 2007.
  • Life Member of Hospital Infection Control Society of India (HIS), 2005.
  • Life Member of Society of Applied Biotechnology (SAB), 2012.
  • Life Member of Gastrointestinal Society of India (GIS), 2007.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists - Karnataka Chapter (IAMM-KC), 2013.
  • Annual Member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM), 2002.
  • Annual Member of Bioscience Association, St Aloysius College, 2003.
     

Cutaneous infection with Cylindrocarpon lichenicola

2013-01-01 Hemachandra C Padiyath S PRakash PY Monnappa D

Medical Mycology Case Reports

Evaluation of Antimicrobial activity of Anacardium occidentale leaves against Enterococcus faecalis and Candida

2013-01-01 Ballal NV Prakash PY Saraswathi MV Bhat KS

International Journal of Clinical Dentistry

Synthesis and evaluation of fused pyrimidine derivatives as anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and antimicrobial agents

2011-06-11 Vachala SD Srinivasan KK Prakash PY

Med Chem Res

Fungal microflora of the skin and their role in biofilm infection

2012-07-06 Prakash PY

International Wound Journal

Cryptococcus gatti serotype B isolated in Sikkim (North-East-India) - A new geographical niche

2012-01-01 Gurung S Sherpa NT Bhutia PY Pradhan J Prakash PY

Medical Mycology Case Reports

Identification of edaphic and airborne fungi and estimation of their cadaver decomposing potency

2012-01-01 Prasad D Prakash PY

Mycoses

Time kill kinetic analysis of anticandidal efficacy among topical formulations for diaper dermatitis

Bairy I Prakash PY

Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Biocontrol of yeast in selected food and beverages by yeast mycocin

2012-01-01 Valsaraj P Dubash T Prakash PY

Acta Biololgica Indica

Renal fungal bezoar owing to Geotrichum candidum

2012-01-01 Valsaraj P Dubash T Prakash PY

Medical Mycology Case Reports

Fulminant antiphospholipid antibody syndrome complicated by Aspergillus tracheobronchitis

2012-01-01 Pandit V Rao SP Prakash PY

Medical Mycology Case Reports

Characterization of extracellular secretory proteases in yeast and filamentous fungal genera

2007-01-01 Geetha Suvarna

To characterize extracellular secretory proteases in yeast and filamentous forms of different fungal genera and to standardize different culture media & incubation period on enzyme production.

Estimation of salivary SAP activity in premalignant lesion and OSCC-correlating it with histological typing

2014-01-01 Dr Shweta Rehani

Several virulence attributes have been identified in candidal infection, among which are the hydrolases, including the secreted aspartyl proteinases (Saps). This study evaluated and compared the in vitro level of Saps from Candida albicans in non-smokers, smokers, and patients with leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Candida cell count (CCC) at 48 h was also assessed. The higher level of Saps from C albicans in individuals with leukoplakia and OSCC suggests that this pathogen plays a role in disease development and could aid in identifying the pathogenic commensal.

Prevalence of dermatophyte and non-dermatophyte onychomycosis in southern Karnataka

2007-01-01 Dr Shrijana Gurung

To identify the various dermatophytes, yeasts and non-dermatophyte mould causing Onychomycosis and study their pattern of clinical manifestation and to identify the risk groups and predisposing factors leading to Onychomycosis in the population with the help of a questionnaire.

Speciation and determination of antifungal susceptibility profile of Candida isolates from oral candidiasis in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck malignancy- A

2009-01-01 Dr Mridula

To determine prospectively the species types and antifungal susceptibility profile of Candida isolates from oral candidiasis in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck malignancy.

Invitro assessment of extracellular keratinises among pathogenic and non-pathogenic monomorphic Onygenales moulds using phonetic methods

2009-01-01 Kavitha Betty Thomas

Environmental isolation of Onygenales member from coriaceous vegetation and sewage and sludge and to establish and design a axenic media to demonstrate invitro keratinase enzyme activity. Further the study aims to evaluate the role of extracellular keratinase activity of pathogenic and non-pathogenic Onygenales fungal genera.

Evaluation of antifungal efficacy of Tea tree oil against Candida Albicans

2010-01-01 Dr Nikita Toprani

To evaluate the antifungal property of Tea Tree Oil extract (Melaleuca alternifolia) against Candida Albicans and to compare the antifungal efficacy of Tea Tree Oil extract (Melaleuca alternifolia) and Nystatin with that of Chlorhexidine gluconate as endodontic irrigants, at two different time intervals of inoculation of Candida Albicans.

Antifungal agent as an adjuvant in the treatment of oral lichen planus: a randomized controlled trial

2012-01-01 Dr Nandita Sujir

To evaluate the role of antifungal agent as an adjuvant in the treatment of oral lichen planus.