Dr Kuchipudi is a Clinical Professor and serves as the Associate Director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL). Dr Kuchipudi is the head of microbiology, overseeing bacteriology, virology, serology and molecular diagnostic units of the ADL. He is an American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) board certified specialist in virology and immunology. The goal of Dr. Kuchipudi's research is to generate knowledge that can underpin the development of novel diagnostic tools and intervention therapies for endemic and emerging viral diseases of animals and humans. Current research in the Kuchipudi lab involves a range of viruses of veterinary and zoonotic importance.