Suresh V. Kuchipudi, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, PGCHE, FHEA, DipACVM, MBA

Suresh V. Kuchipudi, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, PGCHE, FHEA, DipACVM, MBA

  • Director (interim), Animal Diagnostic Laboratory,
  • Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
W-205, Millennium Science Complex (Phone: 814-863-4436)
22D, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (Phone: 814-863-5737)

University Park, PA 16802

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


  • MBA, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2021
  • Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Diplomate ACVM)-(Virology-2014, Immunology-2018 )
  • Ph.D., Institute of Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow UK,
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, (FHEA)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Nottingham, UK,
  • MVSc, Tamil Nadu Veterinary, and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, India,
  • BVSc & AH, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India,


Dr Kuchipudi is a Clinical Professor and serves as the Interim Director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL). Dr Kuchipudi is an American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) board-certified specialist in virology and immunology. The central theme of Dr. Kuchipudi's research is the investigation of host and virus determinants of zoonotic virus spillover, with the overall goal of gaining a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying the emergence of a new epidemic or pandemic viral pathogens and translating this knowledge for the development of innovative diagnostics and novel interventions. Current research in the Kuchipudi lab involves SARS-CoV-2 and a range of other emerging and zoonotic viruses. 

Kuchipudi Laboratory

Honorary positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Graduate Programs


  • VBSC-444- Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • VBSC-496- Independent Studies

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM)
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Full list of publications: Pubmed

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Genbank submissions 

Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease

    Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

    Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Bio-sciences

    Animal Diagnostics Research Faculty

    Applied Biological and Biosecurity Laboratory

    Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies (CRAFT)