Name:  Dr. Vishal M
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification:  MSc., Ph.D
Year of Joining:  2023
Work Experience:  3 years In Teaching and 5 years in Research
Subject Specialization  General Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology


Awarded Doctorate Degree from Kuvempu University, Department of P.G Studies and Research in Microbiology, Jnanasahyadri, Shankarghatta, Shivamogga 577 451, Karnataka, India, Thesis entitled “Effect of medicinal plant extracts on Fructosyltransferase activity isolated from mutans group of Streptococci”.

  • Pushpa.H, Swetha.P, Vishal. M, and Vidhyashree (2020). Biological control of Fusarium wilt of Cajanus cajan, Bioscience, Biotechnology Research Communications, 13(4).
  • Vishal. M and Mallikarjun N. (2022). Preliminary Screening of Fructosyltransferase Enzyme from Streptococcus mutans of Clinical Dental Caries Sample. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences.13(74).
  • Vishal M and Mallikarjun N. (2023). Preliminary Screening of Anti-Cariogenic Properties of Selected Medicinal Plants against Streptococcal Dental Caries. Int J Pharm Sci & Res. 14(3): 1000-1008.
  • J Anusha, A Salman, Shramya, M Vishal and N Mallikarjun. (2023). Isolation of Streptococcus mutans From Clinical Dental Caries Samples and Extraction of Glucosyltransferase Enzyme from S. mutans. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences.
Book Chapters:
  • Vibha V, Bandhavya B, Sindhoora TV, Kekuda PTR, Vishal M. An in vitro investigation of the antibacterial activity of selected plants against Streptococcus mutans. In: Kekuda PTR, Bhat SS, Tallur PN (Editors). Research Insights in Plant Science, United Agencies, Mangalore, India, 2023.

Filed patent for “A HYDROGEL COMPOSITION AND A PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF" with application number 202341068923.

Gene Sequences registration in NCBI Gen bank
  • Pushpa,H., Swetha,P., Vishal Madan Mohan,S.M., Vidhyashree Ningaraju,M. (2016). Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae as biocontrol agent. GenBank: KX289694.1
  • Vishal M and Mallikarjun N. (2022). Isolation of Streptococcus mutans from clinical dental caries sample. GenBank: OP848246
  • Vishal,M., Anusha,J., Shramya,P., Salman,M. and Mallikarjun,N. Staphylococcus simulans. GenBank: OP874942
Paper Presentation in National/ International Conferences
  • Pushpa. H, P. Swetha, Vishal M, Vidhyashree. (2016). Biological control of Fusarium wilt of Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. (Pigeon pea). At National conference on ‘Science and Technology for National Development – Health, Environment and Agriculture’ - Health, Environment and Agriculture’ (NCST-ND 2016) from 5th – 7th October, 2016, organized by Jain University in association with The Indian Science Congress Association Bengaluru Chapter.
  • Vishal. M and N. Mallikarjun. (2021). Isolation of Fructosyltransferase Enzyme from Dental Caries Samples. At International Webinar on “Current Trends and Alternative Approaches to Target Covid-19” on 7th and 8th August 2021, organized by the Department of Chemistry in Co-ordination with IQAC, held at Sahyadri Science College, Shivamogga – 577 203
  • Vishal. M and N. Mallikarjun. (2022). Isolation of Mutans group of Streptococci and extraction of fructosyltransferase enzyme from Dental Caries samples. At national conference on “Impact of Research Development in Life Sciences" on 30th and 31st March 2022, Organized by the Department of Biochemistry and Food Technology, Kuvempu university Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577 451.
  • J. Anusha, Shramya, Mohamad Salman A, M. Vishal and N. Mallikarjun. (2022). Effect of medicinal plant extracts against bacterial pathogens, isolated from various street vented fruit juice shops around Shivamogga city, Karnataka at State Level Student Conference on Biological Sciences (Sscbs-2022) on 29th December 2022, Jointly Organized by Department of Botany, Kumadvathi First Grade College, Shikaripura and Department of Botany, Faculty of Sciences, Khaja Bandanawaz University, Kalaburagi.
  • Anusha J, Salman A, Vishal M and Mallikarjun N. (2023). Screening of Glucosyltransferase Activity in Streptococcus mutans Isolates: A Preliminary Study. At National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemical Science Research (NCETCSR-2023), on 8th March 2023, Organized by Department of Studies and Research in Chemistry, University College of Science, Tumkur University, Tumakuru
  • T Bhoomika, H R Chaitra, K R Dharsha, S Sinchana, A N Anjali, Vishal. M, N Mallikarjun. (2023). Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria from Clinical Specimens: A Study on Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns. At National Conference on “lmpact of Food on Life Style Diseases” (lFLSD-2023) on March 28th and 29th 2023, Organized by Department Food Technology, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451, Shivamogga Dist, Karnataka, India.
  • A N Anjali, K R Dharsha, S Sinchana, H R Chaitra, T Bhoomika, Vishal. M and N Mallikarjun. (2023). Crude Extracts of Select Medicinal Plants: Phytochemical Analysis and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity against Clinical Bacterial Pathogens. At National Conference on “lmpact of Food on Life Style Diseases” (lFLSD-2023) on March 28th and 29th 2023, Organized by Department Food Technology, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451, Shivamogga Dist, Karnataka, India.
  • Pushpa H. Vishal M., Bhavya H. A., Kakani Naicy , Parinitha M. Isolation and Characterization of Endophytic Fungi and Bacteria Producing ACC Deaminase: A Review One Day National Symposium on “INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE: A SHOWCASE OF POSTER AND MODEL EXCELLENCE” (An intercollegiate competition) organised by M.S Ramaiah college of Arts, Science and Commerce, on 13th July 2023.
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