Dr Ethel Suman

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology


    Ethel Suman teaches Microbiology.

    • Involved in teaching and assessment activities of undergraduates and postgraduates
    • Serve as the  BDS coordinator for Evaluation
    • Guides Short term research ICMR and Manipal Academy of Higher Education projects for undergraduates
    •  Guides M.Sc research projects and Co-guides MDS research projects of MCODS, Mangalore
    • Helps in conducting departmental scientific programs.
    • Is the qualified internal IMS auditor of the College and the internal NABL auditor of laboratory services.
    • Is the Internal Quality Assurance coordinator of the department of Microbiology


Subject Semester / Year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Microbiology Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2001
MSc (Medical Microbiology) Medical Microbiology KMC, Mangalore University 1991
BSc (Bachelor of Science) St Agnes College, Mangalore University 1988


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 2006 onwards
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Selection grade lecturer 2003-2006
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 2001-2003
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Senior grade Lecturer 2000-2001
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Lecturer 1992-2000


Area of Interest

Epidemiology of Infections, Water Microbiology, Biofilms, Effect of Phages on Biofilms.

Area of Expertise

Biofilms formation by various bacteria and their importance in infections and antibiotic resistance

Area of Research

Biofilms in Hospital Water Systems, on Medical devices, implants and methods to eliminate them.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of KMC Mangalore
  •  Member of the Doctoral Advisory Committee of MCODS, Mangalore
  • Member of the Board of Studies of Microbiology at St Aloysius College , Mangalore
  • Life member of IAMM.

1.Shreya Shruthi Shah, Supriya Nambiar, Deepa Kamath, Ethel Suman, Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan, Asavari Desai, Sanchit Mahajan and Kushan Kishore Dhawan. Comparative Evaluation of Plaque Inhibitory and Antimicrobial Efficacy of Probiotic and Chlorhexidine Oral Rinses in Orthodontic Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. International Journal of Dentistry, 2019; Volume, Article ID1964158, 6 pages
2.Shailaja Datta, Baranya Shrikrishna Suprabha, Ethel Suman, Ramya Shenoy, Arathi Rao, K.P.Nandita. Effect of Linear on the Marginal Integrity of Resin Composite Restorations after Selective Caries Excavation: An In Vitro Study. European Journal of General Dentistry 2019;8: 29-35
3.Tinsy M Titty, Arathi Rao, Ethel Suman, Ramya Shneoy, Suprabha BS. Evaluation of Apical Extrusion of Debris, Irrigant Solution and Bacteria after Canal Instrumentation using iRace, Wave One and ProTaper NEXT: An In Vitro Study. World J Dent 2019; 10(2): 103-108
4.Vinay Mavani, Karuna Y Mahabala, Ethel Suman, Srikant Natarajan, P Anupama Nayak, Suprabha B Srikrishna, Arathi Rao Evaluation of effectiveness of home remedies for toothbrush decontamination using vinegar and vinegar with common salt. World Journal of Dentistry 2018;9(1):19-23
5.Jyotsna Arun, Srikant N, Ethel Suman, Ashok Shenoy, Shrikala Baliga. Effect of Tobacco Extract on Streptococcus mutans: Possible role in Modulating Carcinogenesis. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research: Vol 11, Issue 7, 2018
6.Jamsheera CP, Ethel Suman. Antibiogram Profile and Biofilm forming potential pf Pseudomonas species isolated from various clinical specimens. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 2018;11 (10):150-154
7.Siddharth Kackar, Ethel Suman, M. Shashidhar Kotian Bacterial and Fungal biofilm formation on Contact Lenses and their Susceptibility to Lens Care Solutions. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2017; 35(1):80-84
8. Hema Kini, Jyoti R. Kini, Ethel Suman, Sharada Rai. Fungal Spores and Fruiting Bodies in Cervicovaginal Smears: Contaminant or Infection? Diagnostic Cytopathology 2017; 45(3): 191-194
9.Pinky Kalra, Arathi Rao, Ethel Suman , Ramya Shenoy , Baranya Shrikrishna Suprabha. Evaluation of conventional, protaper hand and protaper rotary instrumentation system for apical extrusion of debris, irrigants and bacteria- An in vitro randomized trial J Clin Exp Dent. 2017; 9 (2):254-258.
10.Reshmi Chandran, Dinjuraj Puthukkichal, Ethel Suman, Shashidhar Kotian. Diphtheroids – Important Nosocomial Pathogens. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2016; 10(12):28- 31
11.Ethel Suman, Jitendra Chandra Devrari, Uparna Umesh, Sanchit Paul, Suprabha Baranya Shrikrishna and Shashidhar Kotian. Effect of Fluoride and Chlorhexidine Varnish on Biofilm formation of Streptococcus mutans. International Research Journal of Biological Sciences 2015; Vol 4(7): 4-7.
12.Ethel Suman, Arindam Chakraborty, M. Shashidhar Kotian. Does Black Grape Juice inhibit bacterial adherence and biofilm production by uropathogenic Escherichia coli just as cranberry juice? Int. J Cur Res Rev2015;7(13): 51-53