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Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, Ph.D., MPH

  • Director, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, Ph.D., MPH
Animal Diagnostic Lab, Wiley Lane
University Park, PA 16802
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Work Phone: 814-863-5939
Fax: 814-865-3907

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • New and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Education

  1. MPH, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1994
  2. PhD, Veterinary Public Health, Univ. of Vet. Sci., Budapest, Hungary, 1990
  3. MVSc, Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai, India, 1982
  4. BVSc, Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai, India, 1980

Professional Experience

2010-Present: Director, Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, Penn State.

2008-2009: Federation of Animal Science Societies/Advancing Science, Serving Society (FASS/AAAS) Congressional Science Fellow, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation.

2006-Present: Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS), Penn State.

2002- 2006: Associate Professor/Extension Veterinarian, VBS, Penn State.

1998-2002: Assistant Professor/Extension Veterinarian, VBS, Penn State.

1995–1998: Assistant Professor, Dairy Science Department, South Dakota State University.

1991–1995: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, The University of Tennessee.

1989-1991: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Animal Science, The University of Tennessee.

1986-1989: PhD Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

1982-1986: Assistant Professor of Veterinary Public Health, Bombay Veterinary College, Bombay, India.

1980-1986: Veterinarian, Veterinary Clinic, Bandra, Bombay, India. 

Teaching Experience

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (VB SC 444) 

Honors and Awards

2008: Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extension Director’s Leadership award.

2007-2012: Elected Member, Council for Veterinary Public Health and Regulatory Affairs, American Veterinary Medical Association.

2007-2009: Section Editor (Physiology and Management),Journal of Dairy Science.

2006-2007: Panel Manager, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Integrated Food Safety Initiative.

2002: American Dairy Science Association West Agro Award for outstanding research towards the abatement of mastitis.

1985-1989: Indian Council for Agricultural Research Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in Hungary.

1980 -1982: Indian Council of Agricultural Research Fellowship in Veterinary Public Health.

1980: Bombay Veterinary College. BVSc & AH, University Gold Medalist.       

Selected Publications 

Fenton, G. D., Brasier, K. J., Henning, G. F., Radhakrishna, R. B., and Jayarao, B. M. A Survey of selected occupational health characteristics of women working on dairy farms in Pennsylvania. J Agromedicine 15(1):7-15, 2010.

Fenton, G. D., Brasier, K. J., Henning, G. F., Radhakrishna, R. B., and Jayarao, B. M. Occupational health-related behaviors and habits of women working on dairy farms in Pennsylvania. J Agromedicine 15(1):16-23, 2010. 

Elmoslemany, A. M., Keefe, G. P., Dohoo, I. R., and Jayarao, B. M. Risk factors for bacteriological quality of bulk tank milk in Prince Edward Island dairy herds. Part 1: overall risk factors. J Dairy Sci 92:2634-43, 2009.

Elmoslemany, A. M., Keefe, G. P., Dohoo, I. R., and Jayarao, B. M. Risk factors for bacteriological quality of bulk tank milk in Prince Edward Island dairy herds. Part 2: bacteria count-specific risk factors. J Dairy Sci 92:2644-52, 2009.

DebRoy, C., Roberts, E., Scheuchenzuber, W., Kariyawasam, S., and Jayarao, B. M. Comparison of genotypes of Escherichia coli strains carrying F18ab and F18ac fimbriae from pigs. J Vet Diagn Invest 21:359-64, 2009.

Debroy, C., Sidhu, M. S., Sarker, U., Jayarao, B. M., Stell, A. L., Bell, N. P., and Johnson, T. J. Complete sequence of pEC14_114, a highly conserved IncFIB/FIIA plasmid associated with uropathogenic Escherichia coli cystitis strains. Plasmid 63(1):53-60, 2009.

Brooks, J. W., and Jayarao, B. M. Management practices used by white-tailed deer farms in Pennsylvania and herd health problems. J Am Vet Med Assoc 232:98-104, 2008.

Compton, J. A., Baney, J. A., Donaldson, S. C., Houser, B. A., San Julian, G. J., Yahner, R. H., Chmielecki, W., Reynolds, S., and Jayarao, B. M. Salmonella infections in the common raccoon (Procyon lotor) in western Pennsylvania. J Clin Microbiol 46:3084-6, 2008.

DebRoy, C., Roberts, E., Jayarao, B. M., and Brooks, J. W. Bronchopneumonia associated with extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli in a horse. J Vet Diagn Invest 20:661-4, 2008.

Van Kessel, J. S., Karns, J. S., Wolfgang, D. R., Hovingh, E., Jayarao, B. M., Van Tassell, C. P., and Schukken, Y. H. Environmental sampling to predict fecal prevalence of Salmonella in an intensively monitored dairy herd. J Food Prot 71:1967-73, 2008.

Gurjar, A. A., Hegde, N. V., Love, B. C., and Jayarao, B. M. Real-time multiplex PCR assay for rapid detection and toxintyping of Clostridium perfringens toxin producing strains in feces of dairy cattle. Mol Cell Probes 22:90-5, 2008.

Houser, B. A., Donaldson, S. C., Kehoe, S. I., Heinrichs, A. J. and Jayarao, B. M. A survey of bacteriological quality and the occurrence of Salmonella in raw bovine colostrum. Foodborne Pathog Dis 5:853-8, 2008.

Houser, B. A., Donaldson, S. C., Padte, R.Sawant, A. A., DebRoy, C., and Jayarao, B. M. Assessment of phenotypic and genotypic diversity of Escherichia coli shed by healthy lactating dairy cattle. Foodborne Pathog Dis 5:41-51, 2008.

Gurjar, A. A., Yennawar, N. H., Yennawar, H. P., Rajashankar, K. R., Hegde, N. V., and Jayarao, B. M. Expression, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction studies of recombinant Clostridium perfringens beta 2-toxin. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun 63:484-7, 2007. 

Sawant, A. A., Hegde, N. V., Straley, B. A., Donaldson, S. C., Love, B. C., Knabel, S. J., and Jayarao, B. M.. Antimicrobial-resistant enteric bacteria from dairy cattle. Appl Environ Microbiol 73:156-63, 2007. 

Kehoe, S. I., Jayarao, B. M., and Heinrichs, A. J. A survey of bovine colostrum composition and colostrum management practices on Pennsylvania dairy farms. J Dairy Sci 90:4108-16, 2007.

Donaldson, S. C., Straley, B. A., Hegde, N. V., Sawant, A. A., DebRoy, C., and Jayarao, B. M. Molecular epidemiology of ceftiofur-resistant Escherichia coli isolates from dairy calves. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3940-8, 2006.

Straley, B. A., Donaldson, S. C., Hedge, N. V., Sawant, A. A., Srinivasan, V., Oliver, S. P. and Jayarao, B. M. 2006. Public health significance of antimicrobial-resistant gram-negative bacteria in raw bulk tank milk. Foodborne Pathog Dis 3:222-33, 2006.

Jayarao, B. M., Donaldson, S. C., Straley, A., Sawant, A. A., Hegde, N. V., and Brown, J. L. A survey of foodborne pathogens in bulk tank milk and raw milk consumption among farm families in Pennsylvania. J Dairy Sci 89:2451-8, 2006.

Hegde, N. V., Cook, M. L., Wolfgang, D. R., Love, B. C., Maddox, C. C., and Jayarao, B. M. Dissemination of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Typhimurium var. Copenhagen clonal types through a contract heifer-raising operation. J Clin Microbiol 43:4208-11, 2005.

Oliver, S. P., Jayarao, B. M., and Almeida, R. A. Foodborne pathogens in milk and the dairy farm environment: food safety and public health implications. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2:115-29, 2005.

Sawant, A. A., Sordillo, L. M., and Jayarao, B. M. A survey on antibiotic usage in dairy herds in Pennsylvania. J Dairy Sci 88:2991-99, 2005.

Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • National Mastitis Council
  • American Dairy Science Association

Research Interests

Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Faculty
Understanding the molecular epidemiology of foodborne pathogens.
Veterinary Extension Faculty
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • New and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Animal Diagnostic Laboratory Research Faculty

Director

Courses

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases