Administration by Section

Director - Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi

Avian Pathology - Dr. Patty Dunn and Dr. Megan Lighty, Coming Soon, Dr. Kayla Niel

Bacteriology/Mycology - Dr. Bhushan Jayarao

Histopathology - Dr. Kathleen Kelly

Mammalian Pathology - Dr. Kathleen Kelly and Dr. Erin Luley

Molecular Diagnostics - Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi

Parasitology - Dr. Erin Luley

Receiving - Dr. Megan Lighty

Serology, Avian - Dr. Megan Lighty

Serology, Mammalian - Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi

Virology, Avian - Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi and Dr. Huaguang Lu

Virology, Mammalian - Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi


  • Clinical Professor
  • Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator

Areas of Expertise

  • Emphasis on diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry, waterfowl, gamebirds.
  • Board certification in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.
  • Director, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Coordinator, One Health Minor

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • New and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Director (interim), Animal Diagnostic Laboratory,
  • Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Areas of Expertise

  • Infectious diseases
  • Pathogen-host interactions
  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses
  • Vaccines and therapeutic development
  • Immune responses to viruses
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Diagnostic assay development
  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Avian Diagnostic and Outreach Veterinarian

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic pathology – avian species
  • Field diagnostic investigations – chickens, turkeys, upland gamebirds, waterfowl, hatchery, and processing
  • Emphasis on diagnosis, prevention, and control of infectious diseases of commercial poultry
  • Turkey production medicine, including clostridial diseases and reoviral hepatitis
  • Clinical Professor
  • Avian Virologist
  • Section Head, Avian Virology

Areas of Expertise

  • Avian Virology- Isolation/Identification of Various Avian Viruses
  • Animal Models for Pathogenicity and Vaccine-Challenge Studies
  • Avian Influenza Virus Monoclonal Antibodies & Assays Development
  • Avian Reovirus Genotyping and Full Genomic Characterizations
  • NGS-Next Generation Sequencing in Diagnostic Virology
  • Molecular & Monoclonal-based Virology Assays Development
  • Biosensor and Nanotechnology Assays in Virus Detection
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist

Areas of Expertise

  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Public Health


Post-Doctoral Scholars

  • • Post-Doctoral Scholar
  • • Immunology / PI, Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi
  • Post-Doctoral Scholar
  • ASI Genomics Lab / PI, Dr. Bhushan Jayarao

Animal Diagnostic Laboratory


Wiley Lane
University Park, PA 16802

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. After-hours submission available daily.