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About Amit Kumar, DVM, MS, PhD

Dr. Kumar’s current research focuses towards unraveling the pathogenic mechanism of of E.coli as well as identifying potential vaccine candidate to prevent infections. His previous work during PhD was focused on the pathogenic mechanism of Fusobacterium necrophorum that causes foot rot and liver abscesses in cattle and is a major concern in animal industry. His doctoral research resulted in identification of an outer membrane protein of F. necrophorum which can be used as a potential vaccine candidate and has been patented.
Dr. Kumar received his DVM-equivalent professional degree from the College of Veterinary Science, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Tirupati, AP, India in year 2004, MS degree in Animal Science and Industry and PhD in Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology from Kansas State University in 2007 and 2011 respectively. He is currently doing his postdoctoral research training in the field of E. coli at the Kansas State University, KS.


Present Microbiology Resident, Pennsylvania State University
Present Research Associate, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University, Kansas State University

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