Suresh Kuchipudi


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.
  • 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 associate 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 influenza A, coronaviruses, flaviviruses, and herpes viruses.

In The Media

Why So Many Epidemics Originate in Asia and Africa

from U.S. News & World Report March 4, 2020

Penn State Conference to Address Animal Infectious Diseases

from Bovine Veterinarian December 9, 2019

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