Microbiology

Department of microbiology​

NAME: Dr. T. Sheila Doris Devamani, MD

EMAIL: sheila.attlee@gmail.com

Contact Number : 9444241888

Experience :19 Years

Publications :International – 6——–National – 4

 

 

Area Of Interest

  • Bacteriology

  • Infection control & Biomedical waste management

Expertise: In all aspects especially teaching

Achievements

  • Academic and Administrative experience

Name

Designation

Name of the Department

Year of Appointment

Dr. T. Sheila Doris Devamani

Professor&HOD

Microbiology

19.01.2015

Dr. D. Joseph Pushpa Innocent

Professor

Microbiology

28.07.2010

Dr. K. Balan

Associate Professor

Microbiology

06.06.2012

Dr. J. Abirami Lakshmy

Assistant Professor

Microbiology

21.11.2014

Dr. A.M. Vandhitha

Tutor

Microbiology

30.05.2016

Dr. Umeshkumar C

Tutor

Microbiology

29.05.2017

Mr Vishwasam

Tutor

Microbiology

5.4.2019

Dr. A. S. Priya Nandhini

Tutor

Microbiology

31.05.2018

Dr. R. Thilagam

Tutor

Microbiology

31.05.2018

Dr Monica Pinky V

Tutor

Microbiology

18.5.2019

 

Microbiology department was established in year 2009. The department is committed to high quality teaching in Microbiology to undergraduates (MBBS, BDS, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing), postgraduates MD (Microbiology) and to aid in diagnostic services and research. The aim is to provide an insight about aetiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and control of infections in the community. Department investigate outbreaks in the community, helps in planning preventive steps and measures to control epidemics in coordination with clinical departments.

The department has necessary teaching learning facilities for undergraduates as well as postgraduates as per MCI norms. Teaching facilities consists of well-equipped student’s laboratory, ICT enabled demonstration halls with Wi-Fi facility, museum, library and research laboratories. Department houses spacious museum with models and charts developed by students about bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology and immunology.

Students are encouraged to involve themselves in various research activities like ICMR-STS projects. In last 5 years 5 projects has been approved for ICMR-STS. Undergraduates and postgraduates also participate in various CME/conferences and won prizes for best poster/ best paper.

Hand hygiene and Bio-Medical waste management sensitization programmes are conducted for medical students, interns and staff nurses at regular intervals. Our clinical laboratory is NABL ISO 15189: 2012 accredited since October 2019. The department participates regularly in EQAS programme conducted by IAMM CMC Vellore. The department actively takes part in Infection control and Surveillance activities and help in formulating antibiotic policy for hospital.

Research interests of faculty is primarily focused on different areas such as antimicrobial resistance (phenotypic and genotypic methods), mycology and immunology.

Total number of Publications: 54

Titles:

  1. Study to detect incidence of Carbapenamase among gram negative clinical isolates from tertiary hospital. Journal of Medical & Dental Sciences.  2012;1(6):8-12.
  2. Detection of Heterophile antibodies in human of different age group from a tertiary care hospital. Indian Journal of Basic & applied Medical Research. 2012;2(5):410-13.
  3. Prevalance of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C coinfection in seropositive HIV individual from tertiary care hospital. International Journal of  Current  2012;4(11);347-49.
  4. Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Gram-negative isolates in a tertiary care hospital. Scholars journal of Applied Medical Sciences.2013;1(2):76-79.
  5. Detection of Extended Spectrum Beta lactamases among Gram negative clinical isolates from a tertiary care hospital. International journal of Research in Medical Sciences.2013;1(1):28-30.
  6. Microbial Study and antibiotic pattern in diabetic foot infection in tertiary care hospital International Journal of Scientific research. 2013;2(3):373-74.
  7. Comparative study of non-invasive methods for diagnosis of helicobacter pylori in humans. Scholars academia Journal of Biosciences.1;2013;1(1):14-17.
  8. Study of blood culture positivity and sepsis biomarkers in a critical care unit in tertiary care hospital. Global Research Analysis. ;2013;2(4):208-09.
  9. Comparison of different Phenotypic methods for AmpC detection from rural hospital. International Journal of Current Trends Research. 2013;2(1):105-07.
  10. Comparative study of invasive methods for diagnosis of helicobacter pylori in humans. International Journal Current  Microbiology Applied  2013;2(7):63-68.
  11. Modified Hodge test and Remodified Hodge test for carbapenemase detection: Better indicator. Indian Journal Applied Research 2013;3(3):279-80.
  12. A study on Paederus Dermatitis outbreak in a suburban teaching research hospital, Kanchipuram. International Journal of Medical Sciences 2013;2:1-6.
  13. Effect of Stress and anxiety on First year Medical Students World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical ciences.2016;4(5):1197-1204.
  14. Characterization and Invitro Susceptibility pattern of Enterococci Journal of Clinical Biomedical Sciences.2016;6(1):24-27.
  15. Asymptomatic bacteriuria among antenatal women attending a tertiary care hospital in Kanchipuram: Evaluation of screening tests and antibiotic susceptibility pattern. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences.2016;4(2):540-544
  16. Bacteriospermia and its impact on semen Parameters among Infertile Men International perspectives on Infectious Diseases. 2016. Article ID 2614692, 6pages
  17. Brain stem auditory evoked potential in medical students who use ear phones for varying time durations. National Journal of Physiology. 2017;(5) ;31-35.
  18. Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections & predisposing factors among children in field practice area of tertiary care centre in South India. International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical diseases. April – June, 2017;3(2):45-49
  19. Introduction of multiple choice questions at the end of lecture for medical undergraduate students- A pilot study. International Journal of Current Research. 2018;10(1);63841-43.
  20. Screening for Group B Streptococci in Antenatal women: Isolation and its Antibiogram. International Journal of Microbiology Research.2018;5(2):151-153
  21. Oral Candidiasis among Cancer Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital in Chennai, South India: An Evaluation of Clinicomycological Association and Antifungal Susceptibility Pattern. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 2016, Article ID 8758461, 6 pages, 2016.
  22. Biofilm formation and Antibiotic susceptibility pattern among Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital in Kanchipuram: An Evaluation of screening methods for biofilm formation. International journal of bioassays. 5.4 (2016): 4991-4995.
  23. Introduction of pre and post lecture multiple choice questions for second year undergraduate medical students in microbiology: a technique to assess knowledge acquired from the lecture. International journal of Research in medical sciences. 2016 Feb;4(2):575-78
  24. Biofilm Formation and Methicillin Resistance among the Staphylococcus aureus Causing Burn Wound Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Comparative Study of the Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern Between Biofilm Producers and Non-Biofilm Producers Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences2016;6(3):179-183.
  25. Speciation and antifungal susceptibility of esophageal candidiasis in cancer patients in a tertiary care hospital in south India. Journal of Medical and allied sciences. 2016;6(1):29-34
  26. Oropharyngeal candidiasis among HIV seropositive patients in Chennai, South India: An evaluation of Polymerase chain reaction-Restriction Fragment Length polymorphism for speciation and Antifungal drug resistance. Journal of the academy of clinical microbiologist. 2017;19(2);86-92.
  27. Biofilm formation and Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases (ESBL) producers among the gram negative bacteria causing Urinary tract infections. International journal of medical microbiology and tropical diseases. 2017;3(3):86-90.
  28. Antifungal Susceptibility Pattern among Candida species: An evaluation of Disc Diffusion and Broth Micro-Dilution Method. Journal of Microbiology and infectious Diseases. 2018. Vol 8, number 3.97-102.
  29. A case report of Shewanella algaewound infection in Kanchipuram,South India: An emerging pathogen Journal of academy of Clinical microbiologists.2018; 20:114-6.
  30. A study of inducible clindamycin resistance among staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections in a tertiary care hospital. Journal of microbiology and infectious diseases.2019;9(3):125 – 128.
  31. Isolation and identification of bacterial etiology in urinary tract infection among female population in the rural area of madhruranthagam, tamilnadu “International journal of research and analytical reviews (IJRAR).2019:6(2);135-141
  32. A Study on the Prevalence of Dengue Virus Infection using N S1 Antigen and IgM A ntibody capture ELISA for the early diagnosis in and around Maduranthkam, India. international journal or Curr. Microbiol App. Sci .2019“8(2):1596-1600
  33. Bacterial profile and their Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of wound infection in a Tertiary care hospital “International journal of research and analytical reviews (IJRAR).2019:6(1);261-266
  34. Prevalence of Leptospirosis among Rice mill workers in Tiruchirapalli, South India. “Annals of International Medical and dental Research.2018:5(1);6-13
  1. “Serum levels of copper in Human Leptospirisis Cases“ .Annals of International Medical and dental Research.2018:4(2);4-8.
  2. Extracellular Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Bacterial Sources and its Pathogenecity Inhibition Assay.Int; journ,of Pharma research and Health Sciences.2016:4(2):1080-85
  3. A college student with fever and reflective jaundice: A case report“.Int journ,of  Med and  Health Research.2015:1(5):7-9
  4. Comparative analysis of in vitro antimicrobial activity of 5- Flurouracil and 5- Bromouracil “European  journ,of Pharma ceutical  2018:5(1):451-55
  5. Comparative analysis of immunological markers of leptospirosis and other bacterial infections among normal, high risk and unclassified categories of human flow in hospitals“Journal of Medical Research.2018:4(3);140-145
  6. Comparative analysis of efficiency of pore size and materials of filters for the isolation and purification of Leptospires“journal of Pharma ceutical and Biological 2017:5(5):199-203
  7. Invitro determination 5 –flurouracil as a selective agent for leptosiral culture medium“Int; journ,of Med Scien, and  Clinical I nventions.2017:4(11);331-3313.
  8. Increasing Trends of Leptospirosis in Tamilnadu:A Clinical Epidemiological Study-with Special Emphasis of Molecular Servellance and Diagnosis“.Inter,Journ,of Pharma Research and Health 2017:5(5);1896-03.
  9. Leptospirosis Among Gardeners in Tiruchirapalli, South India:Isolation, Servellance and Molecular Determination. World Journ,of Pharma,and Research.2017:3(10);228-234
  10. Exploration of Herbal Bismuth Nanoparticles using Eclipta alba and in Vitro Antimicrobial activity against Pathogenic Bacterial Strains’’.IJPPR.2016:6(1);126-129.
  11. Ananlysis of biochemical parameters of laboratory confirmed leptospirosis samples’’ journ,of Pharma ceutical and Biological 2015:3(6);240-244.
  1. What are the risks of Leptospirosis Transmission from culture to Laboratory workers?- A Case Report’’.Current Pharma ceutical and Clinical 2015:5(4);262-265.
  2. Apperance of Black Pigment in the EMJH Semisolid Medium –Culture Confution. European journ,of Pharma ceutical  andn Medical Research.2015:2(4);864-872
  3. Poor garbage management : A major source of emergence of Leptospirosis and other Infectious diseases ’’ Ewemen Journal of Epidemiology & Clinical Medicine.2015:1(1);1-6.
  4. Survey of Leptospiral Pathogens Carried by Rodents at Different areas of Tiruchirapalli India’’. International journal of Extensive Research.2015.6:1-6
  5. “Leptospirosis now : Epidemiology, progress, challenges and Research gaps’’. Human Physiology.2014.67;21173-21179.
  6. A Comparative Analysis of Various Species of Aspergillus Mediated Silver Nanoparticles Synthesis and its Antibacterial Activity’’. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Sceintific Innovation.2014;3(1);52-56.
  7. A study on the immune status of children with wheezing and parasitic infection. ’’ International journal or Curr. Microbiol App. Sci.2018:7(8);4436-4442.
  8. A six months observational study on mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and its pattern among the rural population of Chengalpattu India’’. International journal or Curr.Research.2016;8(7);34258-34267
  9. Clinical significance of serum hepcidin levels on early infectious complications in human leptospirosis. ’’ Journ,of Pharma ceutical and Biological 2016;4(3);104-110.
  10. Determination of bacteriocidal activity of bacteriocin produced by a clinical isolate of E.coli against human pathogens. International Journal of Current Research .2018;8(8):4-7.
  11. Importance of serological analysis – an interpreter of identifying infecting serovar in patients with leptospirosis. ’’ Medical Science.2014.8(29).27-31.

1

 Microbe CME 2014- Topics on Medical and Clinical research

 22.8.2014

129

2

 Microbe CME 2016-Modern Microbial Methods

 29.1.2016

135

3

Microbe CME 2017- Device Associated infections Challenges

10.11.17

184

4

Microbe CME – Antimicrobial resistance –The Art of Battling        

24.10.2018           

226

5

Malaria- World Malaria day- Theme :End Malaria for Good

25.4.17

95

6

Symposium on Zoonotic infections :Pet and Pests     – World zoonoses day

6.8.18

100

7

Viral Hepatitis: World Hepatitis day Theme: Finding the Missing Millions integrated teaching programme

17.5.18

19

8

Integrated Teaching for second MBBS IV Sem

On World Malaria Day-“Zero Malaria starts with me”

25.4.19

90

Sl. No.

Name of the Student

PG Guide

Co-guide

Duration

Year of dissertation acceptance

Year of Course completion

1

Dr.Sarasa

Dr. Vijaya lakshmi

Dr.Joseph

2013-2016

2016

2016

2.

Dr.Dhevalakshmi.J

Dr.Sheila Doris

Dr.Joseph

2014-2017

2017

2017

3.

DR. Vandhitha A.M

Dr.Sheila Doris

Dr.Joseph

2016-2019

2019

2019

4.

Dr. Ganesan

Dr.Sheila Doris

Dr.Joseph

2016-2019

2019

2019

5.

Dr. Umesh kumar

Dr.Sheila Doris

Dr.Joseph

2017-2020

2020

2020

Undergraduates: 

Year

No. of students appeared

No. of students passed

Pass %age

Feb 2014

89

78

88

Aug 2014

20

20

100

Feb 2015

96

93

97

Aug 2015

3

3

100

Feb 2016

101

96

95

Aug 2016

5

5

100

Feb 2017

99

98

99

Aug 2017

1

1

100

Feb 2018

103

99

96

Aug 2018

4

4

100

Feb 2019

102

98

96

 

Postgraduates:

Average Pass percentage of the postgraduates in last 5 years is 60%.

 

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