Dr M C Sahu
Designation Scientist-B
Divsion Microbiology
Email sahu[dot]maheshc[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in
Contact +91-9439154436

Academic Qualifications

  • M. Sc. (Biotechnology), M. Sc. (Zoology)
  • Ph. D. (Biotechnology)


  • Odisha Bigyan Academy
  • National Postdoctoral Fellow, Sponsored by SERB, DST, Govt. of India

Research Interest

  • Mechanism of drug resistance, Genetics on Multidrug resistant Bacteria, Mycology

  • A method and kit for early detection of the efficacy of these antibiotics amoxyclav and ciprofloxacin
  • A molecular kit method for early detection of antifungal susceptibility.
  • A multiplex PCR based kit for early identification of enterovirus71 in hand foot and mouth diseases (HFMD) in pediatric patients.


  • Number of Publications : 27

  1. Sahu MC, Swain SK, Surveillance of antibiotic sensitivity pattern in chronic suppurative otitis media of an Indian teaching hospital, World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2018; doi.org/10.1016/j.wjorl.2018.05.008 (in press)
  2. Sahu MC, Swain SK, Kar SK. Genetically Diversity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated from Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media with Respect to Their Antibiotic  Sensitivity Pattern. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018; doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1358-8 (In press)
  3. Debta FM, Debta P, Bhuyan R, Swain SK, Sahu MC, Siddhartha S. Heritability and correlation of lip print, palm print, fingerprint pattern and blood group in twin population. Journal of oral and maxillofacial pathology: JOMFP. 2018 Sep;22(3):451.
  4. Swain SK, Sahu MC, Banerjee A. Non-sinonasal isolated facio-orbital mucormycosis–A case report. Journal de mycologie medicale. 2018 Sep 1;28(3):538-41.
  5. Swain SK, Behera IC, Sahu MC. Primary Laryngeal Tuberculosis: Our Experiences at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Eastern India. Journal of Voice. 2018 May 14.
  6. Swain SK, Behera IC, Sahu MC, Das A. Povidone iodine soaked gelfoam for the treatment of recalcitrant otomycosis–Our experiences at a tertiary care teaching hospital of eastern India. Journal de mycologie medicale. 2018 Mar 1;28(1):122-7.
  7. Mishra SP, Panda R, Patnaik T, Sahu MC. Surveillance of microbial flora for infertility couples in an Indian tertiary care teaching hospital. Asian J Pharm Clin Res, 2017;10(4): 405-408. (Corresponding)
  8. Behera IC, Swain SK, Sahu MC.  Colonization and antibiotic resistance dynamics of patients at intensive care unit: our experience. Asian J Pharm Clin Res, 2017; 10(4): 417-421. (Corresponding)
  9. Samal P, Samal S, Raulo BC, Sahu MC. A manifestation of cutaneous aspergillosis in immunocompetent host: A rare presentation as forearm mass lesion. Journal de mycologie medicale. 2016 Mar 1;26(1):51-5.
  10. Rath S, Panda M, Sahu MC, Padhy RN. Bayesian analysis of two diagnostic methods for paediatric ringworm infections in a teaching hospital. Journal de mycologie medicale. 2015 Sep 1;25(3):191-9.
  11. Swain SK, Das A, Sahoo S, Baisakh MR, Sahu MC. An unusual presentation of extranodal Rosai–Dorfman disease threatening the airway. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2016 Apr 1;43(2):197-9.
  12. Sahu MC, Dubey D, Rath S, Panda T, Padhy RN. Monograph: In vitro efficacy of 30 ethnomedicinal plants used by Indian aborigines against 6 multidrug resistant Gram-positive pathogenic bacteria. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease. 2015 Feb 1;5(2):136-50.
  13. Swain SS, Sahu MC, Padhy RN. In silico attempt for adduct agent (s) against malaria: combination of chloroquine with alkaloids of Adhatoda vasica. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine. 2015 Oct 1;122(1):16-25.
  14. Swain SK, Jena AK, Panda M, Mohapatra D, Patro N, Sahu MC. Isolated case of mucosal histoid Hansen's disease of the nasal cavity in a post-global elimination era. Journal of infection and public health. 2015 Nov 1;8(6):630-3.
  15. Sabat DK, Panigrahi PK, Sahoo RK, Acharya M, Sahu MC. Spontaneous puerperal extraperitoneal bladder wall rupture in young woman with diagnostic dilemma. Journal of family medicine and primary care. 2015 Oct;4(4):601.
  16. Panda B, Mohapatra L, Sahu MC, Padhy RN. Success in pregnancy through intrauterine insemination at first cycle in 300 infertile couples: an analysis. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India. 2014 Apr 1;64(2):134-42.
  17. Sahu MC, Patnaik R, Padhy RN. In vitro combination-efficacy of ceftriaxone and leaf extract of Combretum albidum G. Don against multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and host-toxicity testing with human lymphocytes. Journal of Acute Medicine. 2014; 4 (1): 26–37.
  18. Rath S, Dubey D, Sahu MC, Padhy RN. Surveillance of ESBL producing multidrug resistant Escherichia coli in a teaching hospital in India. Asian Pacific journal of tropical disease. 2014 Apr;4(2):140.
  19. Sahu MC, Padhy RN. Bayesian evaluation of two conventional diagnostic methods for pathogenic fungal infections. Journal of Acute Medicine. 2014 Sep 1;4(3):109-19.
  20. Sahu MC, Padhy RN. In vitro antibacterial potency of Butea monosperma Lam. against 12 clinically isolated multidrug resistant bacteria. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease. 2013 Apr 1;3(3):217-26.
  21. Rath S, Dubey D, Sahu MC, Mishra SS, Padhy RN. Statistical evaluation of two microbiological diagnostic methods of pulmonary tuberculosis after implementation of a directly observed treatment short-course program. Osong public health and research perspectives. 2013 Feb 1;4(1):45-51.
  22. Dubey D, Rath S, Sahu MC, Pattnaik L, Debata NK, Padhy RN. Surveillance of infection status of drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an Indian teaching hospital. Asian Pacific journal of tropical disease. 2013 Apr 1;3(2):133-42.
  23. Sahu MC, Rath S, Dubey D, Debata NK, Padhy RN. Evaluation of two microbiological diagnostic methods for pulmonary tuberculosis based on Bayes rule. Journal of Public Health. 2013 Apr 1;21(2):123-30.
  24. Dubey D, Rath S, Sahu MC, Rout S, Debata NK, Padhy RN. A report on infection dynamics of inducible clindamycin resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a teaching hospital in India. Asian Pacific journal of tropical biomedicine. 2013 Feb 1;3(2):148-53.
  25. Sahu MC, Debata NK, Padhy RN. Antibacterial activity of Argemone mexicana L. against multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, isolated from clinical samples. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 2012 Feb 1;2(2):S800-7.
  26. Sahu MC, Dubey D, Rath S, Debata NK, Padhy RN. Multidrug resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa as known from surveillance of nosocomial and community infections in an Indian teaching hospital. Journal of Public Health. 2012 Aug 1;20(4):413-23.
  27. Rath S, Sahu MC, Dubey D, Debata NK, Padhy RN. Which value should be used as the lethal concentration 50 (LC 50) with bacteria?. Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences. 2011 Jun 1;3(2):138-43