Kakambi Nagaraja, PhD

Kakambi Nagaraja

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-9704

Fax 612-625-5203

Lab Phone 612-625-1737

Mailing Address:
301D Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

PhD, University of Minnesota

MVSc, Veterinary College, Bangalore

BVSc, Veterinary College, Bangalore


Host-Pathogen Interface Biology cluster


Microbiology with Infectious diseases of animals


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Nagaraja's laboratory performs studies involving food safety, Salmonellosis, and bacterial and viral diseases of poultry. Current research focuses on Pathogenesis of clostridial dermatitis in turkeys, the development of new vaccines, diagnostic tools for avian diseases and studies related to host parasite relationships. Also, studies in his laboratory on epidemiology of avian pneumovirus (APV) infection in turkeys have identified wild birds as one of the sources of APV to domestic turkeys. Many of the findings from his laboratory have been put into practice in the poultry industry.



Academic Interests and Focus

Professional DVM and graduate education and Research

Teaching Areas

DVM - Bacterial infectious diseases of animals

Graduate- Advise MS, Ph.D and Post-doctoral Associates courses teaching


  • CVM 6913 Agents of Disease I
  • CVM 6917 Agents of Disease II
  • CVM 6925 Veterinary Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory
  • CVM 6943 Avian Core