Profile details : Dr. Shashikala Shivaprakasha is a Consultant Microbiologist at SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai. She has completed her MBBS from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, and has done her post-graduation (M.D) in Microbiology from Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore.
She has worked as consultant microbiologist for a short period and joined as Assistant Professor and later as Associate Professor in the department of Microbiology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, for 8 years. She was in-charge of state-of-art diagnostic Microbiology laboratory. She was involved in teaching medical students, dental students, nursing students and post graduate students. She has several publications as a first /chief author in many national and international journals to her credit. She also distinguishes herself as a reviewer for peer reviewed journals. Her areas of special interest include mycology, molecular diagnosis for infectious disease and automation in microbiology laboratory.