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Suresh V. Kuchipudi

Professor and Chair of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Penn State

Dr. Kuchipudi is the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Clinical Professor and Interim Director, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (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.


  • 2015–present
    Professor and Associate Director, Pennsylvania State University