Suresh Kuchipudi


Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Emerging Infectious Diseases,
Associate Director, Animal Diagnostic Lab,
Clinical Professor and Head of Microbiology Section


  • Health & Medicine
  • Agriculture

Focus Areas:

  • Global Health
  • Health Policy
  • Infectious Disease
  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses


  • Kuchipudi's research works to support the development of novel diagnostic tools and intervention therapies for endemic and emerging viral diseases of animals and humans, including monkeypox virus and SARS-CoV-2.
  • He is an American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) board-certified specialist in virology and immunology.

​Suresh Kuchipudi is a clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences and interim director of Penn State’s Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, where he is head of the microbiology, overseeing bacteriology, virology, serology and molecular diagnostic units. Kuchipudi’s current research interests involve several important veterinary and zoonotic viruses such as pox diseases, including monkeypox, goat pox and sheep pox; coronaviruses, including COVID-19; influenza A; flaviviruses; and herpes viruses.

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