Associate Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Huck Distinguished Chair in Global Health; Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
205 Wartik Lab
University Park, PA 16802
The basic mechanisms by which pathogenic microbes successfully infect, colonize, and cause disease in their hosts.
Huck Graduate Students
- Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
- Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences
- One Health Microbiome Center
- Bioinformatics and Genomics
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Most Recent Publications
Clinical features of human tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium orygis in Southern India
Lydia Jennifer Sumanth, Christina Rachel Suresh, Manigandan Venkatesan, Abi Manesh, Marcel A. Behr, Vivek Kapur, Joy Sarojini Michael, 2023, Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases
Editorial: Advancing the development and implementation of regional, national tuberculosis control programs in livestock in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
D Bakker, J Buza, J Álvarez, Vivek Kapur, 2023, Frontiers in veterinary science on p. 1192091
Emergence of Mycobacterium orygis-Associated Tuberculosis in Wild Ruminants, India
Megha Sharma, Karikalan Mathesh, Premanshu Dandapat, Asok Kumar Mariappan, Ravi Kumar, Soni Kumari, Vivek Kapur, Sushila Maan, Naresh Jindal, Nitish Bansal, Riyaz Kadiwar, Abhishek Kumar, Nitin Gupta, A. M. Pawde, A. K. Sharma, 2023, Emerging Infectious Diseases on p. 661-663
Is bovine density and ownership associated with human tuberculosis in India?
Katriina Willgert, Susie da Silva, Ruoran Li, Premanshu Dandapat, Maroudam Veerasami, Hindol Maity, Mohan Papanna, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, James L.N. Wood, Vivek Kapur, Andrew J.K. Conlan, 2023, PLoS One
Is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis a Cost-Effective Intervention to Avert Rabies Deaths among School-Aged Children in India? Comment on Royal et al. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Avert Rabies Deaths in School-Aged Children in India. Vaccines 2023, 11, 88
Vivek Kapur, 2023, Vaccines
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to animals and potential host adaptation
Cedric C.S. Tan, Su Datt Lam, Damien Richard, Christopher J. Owen, Dorothea Berchtold, Christine Orengo, Meera Surendran Nair, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Vivek Kapur, Lucy van Dorp, François Balloux, 2022, Nature Communications
Prevalence of Newcastle Disease Virus in Wild and Migratory Birds in Haryana, India
Nitish Bansal, Renu Singh, Deepika Chaudhary, Nand K. Mahajan, Vinay G. Joshi, Sushila Maan, Chintu Ravishankar, Niranjana Sahoo, Sunil K. Mor, Jessica Radzio-Basu, Vivek Kapur, Naresh Jindal, Sagar M. Goyal, 2022, Avian Diseases
SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in a university community: A longitudinal study of the impact of student return to campus on infection risk among community members
Callum Arnold, Arnold CRK, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, S Rodriguez, N Rydzak, C Herzog, A Gontu, Nita Bharti, M Small, C Rogers, M Schade, S Kuchipudi, Vivek Kapur, A Read, M Ferrari, 2022, Scientific reports on p. 8586
Detection of Newcastle disease virus and assessment of associated relative risk in backyard and commercial poultry in Kerala, India
Chintu Ravishankar, Rajasekhar Ravindran, Anneth Alice John, Nithin Divakar, George Chandy, Vinay Joshi, Deepika Chaudhary, Nitish Bansal, Renu Singh, Niranjana Sahoo, Sunil K. Mor, Nand K. Mahajan, Sushila Maan, Naresh Jindal, Megan A. Schilling, Catherine M. Herzog, Saurabh Basu, Jessica Radzio-Basu, Vivek Kapur, Sagar M. Goyal, 2022, Veterinary Medicine and Science on p. 1146-1156
Defined Antigen Skin Test for Bovine Tuberculosis Retains Specificity on Revaccination With Bacillus Calmette–Guérin
Saraswathi Subramanian, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Kathiravan Ramaiyan Selvaraju, Priyadharshini Michael Vinoli, Suganya Selladurai, Boominathan Ramasamy, Karthik Kumaragurubaran, Douwe Bakker, Martin Vordermeier, Vivek Kapur, Dhinakar Raj Gopal, 2022, Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Convalescent plasma anti–SARS-CoV-2 spike protein ectodomain and receptor-binding domain IgG correlate with virus neutralization
Eric Salazar, 23 names , Suresh Kuchipudi, Isabella Cattadori, Paul Christensen, Todd Eagar, Xin Yi, Picheng Zhao, Zhicheng Jin, S. Long, Randall Olsen, Jian Chen, Brian Castillo, Christopher Leveque, Dalton Towers, Jason Lavinder, Jimmy Gollihar, Jose Cardona, Gregory Ippolito, Ruth Nissly, Ian Bird, Denver Greenawalt, Randall Rossi, Abhinay Gontu, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Indira Poojary, I Cattadori, Peter J. Hudson, Nicole Josleyn, Laura Prugar, Kathleen Huie, Andrew Herbert, David Bernard, John Dye, Vivek Kapur, James Musser, 2020, Journal of Clinical Investigation on p. 6728-6738
Accelerating drug discovery via organs-on-chips
Chung Yu Chan, Po Hsun Huang, Feng Guo, Xiaoyun Ding, Vivek Kapur, John D. Mai, Po Ki Yuen, Tony Jun Huang, 2013, Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology on p. 4697-710
Comparison of O-antigen gene clusters of all O-serogroups of Escherichia coli and proposal for adopting a new nomenclature for O-typing
Chitrita DebRoy, Pina M. Fratamico, Xianghe Yan, Gian Marco Baranzoni, Yanhong Liu, David S. Needleman, Robert Tebbs, Catherine D. O'Connell, Adam Allred, Michelle Swimley, Michael Mwangi, Vivek Kapur, Juan A. Raygoza Garay, Elisabeth L. Roberts, Robab Katani, 2016, PLoS One on p. e0147434
Multiple spillovers from humans and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer
Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Meera Surendran-Nair, R Ruden, M Yon, R Nissly, Kurt J. Vandegrift, R Nelli, Lingling Li, Bhushan Jayarao, Costas D. Maranas, N Levine, K Willgert, Andrew J.K. Conlan, Conlan AJK, R Olsen, J Davis, J Musser, Peter John Hudson, Vivek Kapur, 2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Neutralizing Aptamers Block S/RBD-ACE2 Interactions and Prevent Host Cell Infection
Xiaohui Liu, Yi ling Wang, Jacky Wu, Jianjun Qi, Zihua Zeng, Quanyuan Wan, Zhenghu Chen, Pragya Manandhar, Victoria S. Cavener, Nina R. Boyle, Xinping Fu, Eric Salazar, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Vivek Kapur, Xiaoliu Zhang, Michihisa Umetani, Mehmet Sen, Richard C. Willson, Shu hsia Chen, Youli Zu, 2021, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition on p. 10273-10278
Prevalence of Bovine Tuberculosis in India: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Laurel Easterling, Bipin Rimal, Xiaoyue Maggie Niu, Andrew J.K. Conlan, Patrick Dudas, Vivek Kapur, 2018, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases on p. 1627-1640
Evaluation of novel oral vaccine candidates and validation of a caprine model of Johne's disease
Murray E. Hines, Sue E. Turnquist, Marcia R.S. Ilha, Sreekumari Rajeev, Arthur L. Jones, Lisa Whittington, John P. Bannantine, Raúl G. Barletta, Yrjö T. Gröhn, Robab Katani, Adel M. Talaat, Lingling Li, Vivek Kapur, 2014, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology on p. 26
Impact of helminth infections and nutritional constraints on the small intestine microbiota
Isabella M. Cattadori, Aswathy Sebastian, Han Hao, Robab Katani, Istvan Albert, Kirsten E. Eilertson, Vivek Kapur, Ashutosh Pathak, Susan Mitchell, 2016, PLoS One on p. e0159770
Rational framework for evaluating the next generation of vaccines against mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis
John P. Bannantine, Murray E. Hines, Luiz E. Bermudez, Adel M. Talaat, Srinand Sreevatsan, Judith R. Stabel, Yung Fu Chang, Paul M. Coussens, Rau´l G. Barletta, William C. Davis, Desmond M. Collins, Yrjo¨ T. Gro¨hn, Vivek Kapur, 2014, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology
Transcriptional innate immune response of the developing chicken embryo to Newcastle disease virus infection
Megan A. Schilling, Robab Katani, Sahar Memari, Meredith Cavanaugh, Joram Buza, Jessica Radzio Basu, Fulgence N. Mpenda, Melissa S. Deist, Susan J. Lamont, Vivek Kapur, 2018, Frontiers in Genetics
News Articles Featuring Vivek Kapur
Sep 02, 2022
Metabolomics Core Facility continues to expand while pushing scientific bounds
Established nearly a decade ago, Penn State’s Metabolomics Core Facility is housed in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences on the University Park campus.
May 22, 2022
The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold?
The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.
Apr 07, 2022
Preventing, controlling spread of animal diseases focus of forum at Penn State
Exploring the emergence, spread and control of animal infectious diseases was the focus of the inaugural Emerging Animal Infectious Disease Conference held Nov. 29-Dec.1, 2021, at Penn State. It was hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and Penn State’s Center for Security Research and Education.
Feb 22, 2022
The Coronavirus Menagerie
With the virus widespread in white-tailed deer, scientists wonder which animals might be next.
Feb 21, 2022
Omicron detected for first time in white-tailed deer
Some white-tailed deer living in Staten Island, New York, are actively infected with the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of SARS-CoV-2, according to new research led by scientists at Penn State. The team also found neutralizing antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in one of the Omicron-infected deer, suggesting that, like humans, deer can be reinfected with the virus.
Feb 16, 2022
COVID-19 May Be Widespread in Deer
An analysis by Penn State and Iowa researchers found that Covid-19 may be fairly widespread among white-tailed deer. Up to 80 percent of the deer sampled in Iowa from April 2020 through January 2021 were infected with COVID-19. And The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed Covid infections in deer in 15 states total.
Feb 10, 2022
Omicron-Infected Whitetail Deer Detected in New York
The first cases of whitetail deer carrying the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus have been discovered in Staten Island, New York. Researchers there report that 19 of 131 deer sampled between December 12, 2021, and Janauary 31, 2022, tested positive for the virus’ antibodies, indicating prior exposure to the coronavirus. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) nasal swab testing of 68 deer revealed that seven were actively infected, with at least four of those confirmed to be Omicron.
Feb 09, 2022
Omicron Has Been Found in Deer—That Should Worry Us
There are more than 30 million white-tailed deer in the U.S. That’s a boon for hunters, a headache for gardeners, a hazard for drivers—and now, it appears, a possible problem in the world’s ongoing effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 08, 2022
Omicron found in NYC deer raises questions about COVID transmission from animals to humans
The discovery of deer in New York City infected with the omicron variant is raising questions about whether or not animals could potentially transmit COVID-19 to humans.
Feb 08, 2022
Not just humans: Study finds NYC omicron spike hit deer too
When New York City’s COVID-19 rates spiked last December due to the emerging omicron variant, humans weren’t the only mammals affected.