Vivek Kapur

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Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
205 Wartik Lab
  • University Park, PA 16802

Research Interests

Research in my Laboratory seeks to define the basic mechanisms by which pathogenic microbes successfully infect, colonize, and cause disease in their hosts. The research effort is organized along two thematic lines:


  1. microbial pathogenomics, including host response to infection
  2. molecular epidemiology, including the study of population genetics of microbes

A related research component seeks to translate the results of our laboratory-based investigations into improved diagnostic tests and methods for microbial identification, as well as to investigate opportunities for developing new generations of antimicrobial vaccines and therapeutics.