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

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

  • Clinical Professor and Head of Microbiology Section
  • Associate Director, Animal Diagnostic Lab
224, Huck Life Sciences
Lab 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 Associate Director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL). Dr Kuchipudi is the head of microbiology, overseeing bacteriology, virology, serology, and molecular diagnostic units of the ADL. He 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)

Selected Publications: 

Salazar E, Kuchipudi SV, Christensen PA, Eagar T, Yi X, Zhao P, Jin Z, Long SW, Olsen RJ, Chen J, Castillo B, Leveque C, Towers D, Lavinder J, Gollihar J, Cardona J, Ippolito G, Nissly R, Bird I, Greenawalt D, Rossi RM, Gontu A, Srinivasan S, Poojary I, Cattadori IM, Hudson PJ, Josleyn NM, Prugar L, Huie K, Herbert A, Bernard DW, Dye JM, Kapur V, Musser JM. Convalescent plasma anti-SARS-CoV-2 spike protein ectodomain and receptor-binding domain IgG correlate with virus neutralization. J Clin Invest. 2020 Nov 16:141206. doi: 10.1172/JCI141206. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32910806.

Huang WC, Zhou S, He X, Chiem K, Mabrouk MT, Nissly RH, Bird IM, Strauss M, Sambhara S, Ortega J, Wohlfert EA, Martinez-Sobrido L, Kuchipudi SV, Davidson BA, Lovell JF. SARS-CoV-2 RBD Neutralizing Antibody Induction is Enhanced by Particulate Vaccination. Adv Mater. 2020 Oct 28:e2005637. doi: 10.1002/adma.202005637. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33111375; PMCID: PMC7645956.

Nissly RH, Zaman N, Ibrahim PAS, McDaniel K, Lim L, Kiser JN, Bird I, Chothe SK, Bhushan GL, Vandegrift K, Neibergs HL, Kuchipudi SV*. Influenza C and D viral load in cattle correlates with bovine respiratory disease (BRD): Emerging role of orthomyxoviruses in the pathogenesis of BRD. Virology. 2020 Sep 26;551:10-15. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2020.08.014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33010670; PMCID: PMC7519714.

Surendran Nair M, Byukusenge M, Li L, Nissly RH, Cavener VS, Yon M, Barry R, Natesan P, Thirumalapura N, Tewari D, Jayarao BM, Kuchipudi SV*. Draft Genome Sequences of Two Virulent Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus Swine Isolates from Pennsylvania. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2020 Oct 15;9(42):e00974-20. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00974-20. PMID: 33060275; PMCID: PMC7561694.

Byukusenge M, Nissly RH, Li L, Pierre T, Mathews T, Wallner-Pendleton E, Dunn P, Barnhart D, Loughrey S, Davison S, Kelly DJ, Tewari D, Jayarao BM, Kuchipudi SV*. Complete Genome Sequences of Seven Avibacterium paragallinarum Isolates from Poultry Farms in Pennsylvania, USA. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2020 Jul 2;9(27):e00654-20. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00654-20. PMID: 32616650; PMCID: PMC7330252.

Salazar E, Kuchipudi SV, Christensen PA, et al. Relationship between Anti-Spike Protein Antibody Titers and SARS-CoV-2 In Vitro Virus Neutralization in Convalescent Plasma. Preprint. bioRxiv. 2020;2020.06.08.138990. Published 2020 Jun 9. doi:10.1101/2020.06.08.138990

Shubhada K Chothe, Ruth Nissly, Jessica-Radzio Basu, Miranda Sill, Levina Lim, Gitanjali Bhushan, Puteri Ainaa Syahirah Binti Ibrahim, Margo Keller, Ian Bird, Bhushan Jayarao and Suresh V. Kuchipudi* .2020.  NLRC5 serves as a pro-viral factor during influenza virus infection in chicken macrophages. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.2020 May 19;10:230.doi:10.3389/fcimb.2020.00230.

Gitanjali Bhsuahn, Ian Bird, Shubhada K Chothe, Ruth Nissly, Levina Lim and Suresh V. Kuchipudi* .2020.  Iminosugars With Endoplasmic Reticulum α-Glucosidase Inhibitor Activity Inhibit ZIKV Replication and Reverse Cytopathogenicity in vitro. Front. Microbiol., 07 April 2020.

Barry, R., Nissly, R.H., Feria, W., Thirumalapura, N., Tewari, D., Jayarao, B.M. and Kuchipudi, S.V*(2019). A probe based real-time PCR assay for the detection of Neospora caninum in clinical samples from cattle. Veterinary Parasitology, 269:2-6.

Dayakar A, Chandrasekaran S, Kuchipudi SV* and Kalangi SK (2019) Cytokines: Key Determinants of Resistance or Disease Progression in Visceral Leishmaniasis: Opportunities for Novel Diagnostics and Immunotherapy. Front. Immunol. 10:670. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00670

Byukusenge M, Li L, Uwanyirigira M, Vepachedu VR, Kariyawasam S, Nzayirambaho M, Kuchipudi SV*, Jayarao BM. 2019. Complete genome sequences of 20 nontyphoidal Salmonella isolates from Rwanda. Microbiol Resour Announc 8:e00016-19. 10.1128/MRA.00016-19.

Sujit Pujhari, Vanessa M. Macias, Ruth H. Nissly, Masashi Nomura, Suresh V. Kuchipudi and Jason L. Rasgon. 2019. Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) co-localizes with Zika virus and is involved in the cellular infection process. Emerging Microbes & Infections, 8:1, 8-16, DOI: 10.1080/22221751.2018.1557988   

Kuchipudi SV* and Nissly R. 2018. Novel Flu Viruses in Bats and Cattle: "Pushing the Envelope" of Influenza Infection. Vet Sci. 2018 Aug 6;5(3). pii: E71. doi: 10.3390/vetsci5030071.

Maurice Byukusenge, Ruth Helmus Nissly, Sunitha Manjari Kasibhatla, Lingling Li, Rebekah Russell, Hayley Springer, Rhiannon Barry, Robert Van Saun, David Wolfgang, Ernest Hovingh, Urmila Kulkarni-Kale, Suresh V. Kuchipudi*.2018. Complete genome sequences of four bovine coronavirus isolates from Pennsylvania. Genome announcements, 6(22).

Shubhada K Chothe, Aswathy Sebastian, Asha Thomas, Ruth Nissly, David Wolfgang, Maurice Byukusenge, Sunil Mor, Sagar Goyal, Istvan Albert, Bhushan Jayarao and Suresh V. Kuchipudi*.2018. Whole-genome sequence analysis reveals unique SNP profiles to distinguish vaccine and wild-type strains of Bovine Herpes Virus-1. Virology, 522, 27-36

Shabbir MZ, Nissly RH, Ahad A, Rabbani M, Chothe SK, Sebastian A, Albert I, Jayarao BM, Kuchipudi SV*. 2018. Complete genome sequences of three related avian avulavirus 1 isolates from poultry farmers in PakistanGenome Announc 6:e00361-18.

Shubhada K. Chothe, Aswathy Sebastian, Asha Thomas, Ruth Nissly, Maurice Byukusenge, David Wolfgang, Sunil Kumar Mor, Sagar Goyal, Istvan Albert, Bhushan Jayarao, and Suresh V. Kuchipudi*. 2018,Whole-Genome Sequences of 18 Bovine Alphaherpesvirus 1 Field Isolates from Pennsylvania and Minnesota, Genome Announc. April 2018; 6:doi:10.1128/genomeA.00294-18

Kay Palchak, Shubhada K. Chothe, Aswathy Sebastian, Ruth H. Nissly, Rhiannon Barry, Istvan Albert, Bhushan M. Jayarao, and Suresh V. Kuchipudi*, 2018, Whole-Genome Sequence of Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus Isolated from Farmed Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in Pennsylvania, Genome Announc. April 2018; 6:doi:10.1128/genomeA.00360-18

Vasudevan G, Vanamayya PR, Nagarajan S, Rajukumar K, Suba, S, Venketash G, Tosh C, Sood R, Nissly RH, and Kuchipudi SV*. 2017. Infectious dose-dependent accumulation of live highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus in chicken skeletal muscle—implications for public health. Zoonoses and Public Health. 2017;00:1–5.

Rathnapraba Sambandham, Raja Angamuthu, Vijayarani Kanagaraj, Kumanan Kathaperumal, Shubhada K. Chothe, Ruth H. Nissly, Rhiannon M. Barry, Bhushan M. Jayarao and Suresh V. Kuchipudi*. 2017. An immuno-chromatographic lateral flow assay (LFA) for rapid on-the-farm detection of classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Archives of Virology, DOI 10.1007/s00705-017-3464-4

Shubhada K Chothe, Gitanjali Bhushan, Ruth H. Nissly, Yin-Ting Yeh, Justin Brown, Gregory Turner, Jenny Fisher, Brent J. Sewall, DeeAnn M. Reeder, Mauricio Terrones, Bhushan M Jayarao and Suresh V Kuchipudi*. 2017. Avian and human influenza virus compatible sialic acid receptors in little brown bats. Scientific reports, 7: 660 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-00793-6

Naveen Gujjar, Shubhada K. Chothe, Shashikant Gawai,Ruth Nissly,Gitanjali Bhushan, Vijayarani Kanagaraj,Bhushan M. Jayarao,Kumanan Kathaperumal, Madhuri Subbiah, and Suresh V. Kuchipudi*.2016. Co-expression of sialic acid receptors compatible with avian and human influenza virus binding in emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae)Virology. Volume 500, January 2017, Pages 114–121.

Chhabra,R., Kuchipudi, S.V., Chantrey, J and Ganapathy, K. 2016. Pathogenicity and tissue tropism of infectious bronchitis virus is associated with elevated apoptosis and innate immune responses. Virology, Volume 488, 15 January 2016, Pages 232-241

Chothe, S. K., B. M. Jayarao and S. V. Kuchipudi*. 2015. Targeting cellular and virus encoded LncRNAs: Emerging opportunities for novel anti-influenza therapies. British Journal of Virology, 2(6): 102-105.

Chang, P., Kuchipudi, S.V#., Mellits, K.H., Sebastian, S., James, J., Liu, J., Shelton, H and Chang, K.C. 2015.Early apoptosis of porcine alveolar macrophages limits avian influenza virus replication and pro-inflammatory dysregulation. Sci Rep. 2015 Dec 8;5:17999. doi: 10.1038/srep17999.

Sebastian, S., Goulding, L., Kuchipudi, S. V and Chang, K. C. 2015. Extended 2D myotube culture recapitulates postnatal fibre type plasticity.BMC Cell Biol. 2015 Sep 17;16(1):23.

Kuchipudi, S. V.* 2015. The complex role of STAT3 in viral infections. J Immunol Res. Vol. 2015, Article ID 272359, 9 pages, doi:10.1155/2015/272359.

Kuchipudi, S. V.*, Dunham S. P., and Chang, K. C. 2015. DNA microarray global gene expression analysis of influenza virus-infected chicken and duck cells. Genomics Data. Vol. 4, June 2015, Pages 60–64, doi:10.1016/j.gdata.2015.03.004, 

Baquero-Perez, B., Kuchipudi, S. V., Ho, J., Sebastian, S., Puranik, A., Howard, W., Brookes, S. M., Brown, I. H., and Chang, K. C. 2015. Chicken and duck myotubes are highly susceptible and permissive to influenza virus infection. J Virol. 89(5):2494-2506. 

Kuchipudi, S. V.* and Chang, K. 2015. Skeletal muscle in influenza virus infection- a key player or a bystander? Brit J Virol. 2(2): 19-21. 

Saravanan, S., Purushothaman, V., Murthy, T., K. Sukumar, P. Srinivasan, V. Gowthaman, M., Balusamy, R., Atterbury, and Kuchipudi, S. V. 2015. Molecular epidemiology of nontyphoidal Salmonella in poultry and poultry products in India: Implications for human health. Indian J Microbiol. 55(3): 319-326. 

Kuchipudi, S. V.*, Tellabati, M., Sebastian, S., Londt, B. Z., Jansen, C., Vervelde, L., Brookes, S. M., Brown, I. H., Dunham, S. P., and Chang K. C. 2014. Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus infection in chickens but not ducks is associated with elevated host immune and pro-inflammatory responses. Vet Res. 45:118. 

Seng, L. G., Daly, J., Chang K. C., and Kuchipudi, S. V.* 2014. High basal expression of interferon-stimulated genes in human bronchial epithelial (BEAS-2B) cells contributes to influenza A virus resistance. PLoS ONE. 9(10): e109023. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109023.

Roychoudhury, P., Sarma, D. K., Rajkhowa, S., and Kuchipudi, S. V.* 2014. Predominance of genotype 1.1 and emergence of genotype 2.2 classical swine fever viruses in north-eastern region of India. Transbound and Emerg Dis. Aug; 61 Suppl s1:69-77.

Arumugam, U., Vijayarani, K., Kumanan, K., Bhuvaneswari, S., Kuchipudi, S. V., and Elankumaran, S. 2014. Complete genome sequence of a velogenic Nnwcastle disease virus isolated from an apparently healthy village chicken in South India. Genome Announc. May/Jun 19;2(3).

Kuchipudi, S. V*., Tellabati, M., Nelli, R. K., White, G. A., Baquero-Perez, B., Sebastian, S., Slomka, M. J., Brookes, S. M., Brown, I. H., Dunham, S. P. and Chang, K. C. 2012. 18S rRNA is a reliable normalisation gene for real time PCR derived from influenza virus infected cells. Virol J. 9:230.

Kuchipudi, S. V., Dunham, S. P., Nelli, R. K., White, G. A., Perez, B. B., Brown, I., and Chang, K. C. 2012. Rapid death of duck cells infected with Influenza A: a mechanism for host resistance to H5N1. Immunol Cell Biol. 90:116-123.

Nelli, R. K., Dunham, S. P., Kuchipudi, S. V., White, G. A., Baquero-Perez, B., Chang, P., Ghaemmaghami, A., Brookes, S. M., Brown, I. H., and Chang, K. C. 2012. Mammalian innate resistance to highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus infection is mediated through reduced pro-inflammation and infectious virus release. J Virol. 86: 9201-9210.

Baquero-Perez, B., Kuchipudi, S. V., Nelli, R. K., and Chang, K. C. 2012. A simplified but robust method for the isolation of avian and mammalian muscle satellite cells. BMC Cell Biol. 13:16.

Alkurashi, M., Eastick, F. A., Kuchipudi, S. V., Rauch, C., Madouasse, A., Zhu, X. Q., and Elsheikha, H. M. 2011. Influence of culture medium pH on internalization, growth and phenotypic plasticity of Neospora caninum, Vet Parasitol. Vol. 177, no. 3-4, pp. 267-274.

Nelli, R. K., Kuchipudi, S. V., White, G. A., Perez, B. B., Dunham, S. P. and Chang, K. C. 2010.Comparative distribution of human and avian type sialic acid influenza receptors in the pig. BMC Vet.Res. 6:4.

Kuchipudi, S. V., Nelli, R., White, G. A., Bain, M., Chang, K. C., and Dunham, S. 2009. Differences in influenza virus receptors in chickens and ducks: Implications for interspecies transmission. J Mol Genet Med. Vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 143-151.

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