The goal of Dr. Kuchipudi's research is to generate knowledge that can underpin the development of novel diagnostic tools and intervention therapies for endemic and emerging viral diseases of animals and humans. Current research in the Kuchipudi lab involves a range of viruses of veterinary and zoonotic importance.

Ongoing Projects

Influenza A viruses

  • Nod Like Receptors (NLRs) in influenza virus pathogenesis in chicken
  • Alveolar macrophages and influenza virus pathogenesis in humans and pigs
  • Investigating the role of bats as a potential reservoir of influenza A viruses (IAVs)

Corona Viruses

  • Whole genome characterization of coronaviruses (CoVs) from calf diarrhoea


  • Molecular pathogenesis of Zika virus

Herpes viruses

  • Comparative genomics of clinical and vaccine strains of Bovine Herpes Virus-1 (BHV-1)

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