Dr. Mamatha Ballal


Department of Microbiology


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
FIMSA Medical sciences International Medical Science Academy 2006
PhD Enteric Infections Kasturba Medical College 1995
MSc Medical Microbiology Kasturba Medical College 1984


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, MAHE Professor of Microbiology Enteric Diseases Division-Incharge May 2015 till date
MMMC, MAHE Professor of Microbiology Sept 2013 – April 2015
KMC-IC, MAHE Professor of Microbiology June 2006 – Sept 2013
AUA, Antigua Professor of Microbiology 3 months - 2012
Oman Medical College, Sohar Professor of Microbiology 6 months - 2010
KMC, MAHE Additional Professor May 2005 – May 2006
KMC, MAHE Associate Professor Dec 2000 – May 2005
KMC, MAHE Assistant Professor Nov 1995 – Dec 2000
KMC, MAHE Lecturer March 1987 – Nov 1995
KMC, MAHE Tutor April 1986 – March 1987
KMC, MAHE Junior Research Fellow / Tutor Aug 1984 – April 1986


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Area of Interest

Bacteriology and Parasitology

Area of Expertise

Enteric Infections, Genomics of Helicobacter pylori, Nosocomial Clostridium difficile and genetic relatedness, Biofilm and Quorum sensing molecules, Antimicrobial resistance, Microbiome studies, Alternative medicines, Microbial pathogenesis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists.
  • Life member of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists.    
  • Life member of Karnataka chapter of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists.
  • Life member of the Association of Microbiologists of India.
  • Life member of International Medical sciences Academy
  • Founder member of Gastrointestinal infection society of India.
  • Member of Editorial Board –Journal of gastrointestinal infection society of India.
  • Member of   Indian society for Human & Animal Mycology.
  • Member, ESCMID, 2017
  • Member, Manipal-Mc Gill center for infectious diseases, 2017-2018


  • Contributed a chapter clinical biofilms-a challenging frontier in healthcare associated infection and MDR for the book titled - Emerging concepts in           bacterial biofilms: molecular mechanisms and control strategies. Cambridge publishing, England, UK. 2019
  • Contributed a chapter on Trends in antimicrobial resistance among enteric pathogens- A global concern for the book titled- Antibiotic Resistance –           Epidemiology, mechanisms and new antimicrobial approaches: Elsevier publications. 2016.
  • Chapter on Diarrheagenic E coli in Gastrointestinal Tract Infections- Editor Dr. Chetna Vaishnavi Paragon International Publisher   New Delhi. 2008.
  • Reviewed the Textbook-The elements of Immunology by Fahim Halim Khan, Aligarh Muslim University (Pearson Education). 2008.
  • Foreword for the book titled” Quantitative sandwish ELISA” authored by Dr Surajith Debnath, Manipur for Lambert Academic Publishing,Saarbrucken,  Germany.  2012
  • Reviewed the chapter “perspectives and key factors on the usage of herbal extracts against multidrug resistant gram negative microorganisms “ in the Book titled Fighting multidrug resistance with herbal extracts, essential oils and their components-Elsivier publications2013  authored by Dr Ali Parsaeimehr., Iran 2012
  • Reviewed a Textbook on Glycobiology – Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group, New York. November 2011.
  • Reviewed chapters in Microbiology-A clinical approach –Garland publishers-Taylor & Francis group 2014
  • Co–authored a textbook on Pre & Para clinical subjects for Bachelor of Health    Information & Administration (BHIA) through Distance Education, MAHE.
  • Authored a textbook of Microbiology for Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology through Distance Education, MAHE.
  • A chapter on Microorganisms and Infectious Diseases for Information Technology course through Distance Education, MAHE.
  • A chapter on Microbial diseases for Medical Documentation course through Distance Education, MAHE.
  • Authored a text book on Systemic bacteriology and quality control for laboratory technical course.
  • Authored a book for Human Biology II Clinical Research



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