International Speaker
International Speaker

Dr. Vivek Kapur


Personal Information

He is a professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Huck Distinguished Chair in Global Health at the Pennsylvania State University.  Additionally, he is the Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences at Penn State and an adjunct professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Tanzania.

Dr. Kapur received his training in veterinary medicine in Bangalore, India; PhD from Penn State; and Postdoctoral training from Baylor College of Medicine. He served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Medical School till he moved to his current position.

Dr. Kapur’s research interests are in global health and the mitigation of risk of major animal and zoonotic diseases, including a focus on accelerating control of bovine tuberculosis. He currently leads multiple international collaborations on animal health and zoonotic diseases in India, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Dept. of Defense.

Today he will share results of their findings of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer and disease ecological implications of multiple hosts of the virus.

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