Dr. Kavitha S. Shettigar

Assistant Professor - Senior Scale

Department of Medical Laboratory Technology


    Dr. Kavitha S. Shettigar is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, MCHP, Manipal.  

    She :

    • Class Coordinator of II BSc MLT.
    • Takes Classes for BSc.MLT and MSc.MLT students


Subject Semester / Year
Molecular Biology and Genetics Ist Semester M.Sc. MLT
Virology and Parasitology IInd Year M.Sc. MLT
Medical Parasitology and Entomology Vth Semester B.Sc. MLT
Mycology and Virology Vth Semester B.Sc. MLT
General Microbiology IInd Semester B.Sc. MLT
Integrated case studies Ist Semester B.Sc. MLT
Basic Laboratory Techniques Ist Semester B.Sc. MLT


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Bachelor of Science Medical Laboratory Technology Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2007
M.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology Microbiology and Immunology School of Allied Health Sciences, MAHE, Manipal 2010
Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2017


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Health Professions Assistant Professor - Senior Scale Teaching November 2021 - till date
Manipal College of Health Professions, MAHE, Manipal Assistant Professor Teaching October 2018 - October 2021


Area of Interest

Bacterial Virulence, Microbial Genetic Diversity and Host-pathogen Interaction

Area of Expertise


Area of Research

Molecular Microbiology

Genome sequences of four clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains with diverse drug resistance profiles isolated from diabetic foot ulcers.

2014-20-03 Murali TS Paul B Parikh H Singh RP Kavitha S Bhat MK Satyamoorthy K

Genome Announcements. 2014; 2(2): e00204- 14. DOI:10.1128/genomeA.00204-14 URL: https://mra.asm.org/content/2/2/e00204-14.short

Characteristics of microbial drug resistance and its correlates in chronic diabetic foot ulcer infections.

2014-01-10 Murali TS Kavitha S Spoorthi J Bhat DV Prasad ASB Upton Z Ramachandra L Acharya RV Satyamoorthy K

Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2014; 63: 1377-1385. URL: http://jmm.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.076034-0

Virulence determinants in clinical Staphylococcus aureus from monomicrobial and polymicrobial infections of diabetic foot ulcers.

2016-16-12 Kavitha S Spoorthi J Bhat DV Acharya RV Ramachandra L Satyamoorthy K Murali TS

Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2016: 65: 1392–1404. URL: http://jmm.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.000370

Severity of drug resistance and co- existence of Enterococcus faecalis in diabetic foot ulcer infections.

2017-09-09 Kavitha S Bhat DV Satyamoorthy K Murali TS

Folia Microbiologica 63: 115-122. URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12223-017-0547-2