Rahul Nelli

BVSc & AH, MVM, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
515-294-7012
2428 Lloyd
Education & Certifications  
PhD- University of Nottingham, UK, 2013
MVM- University of Glasgow, UK, 2007
BVSc & AH- Acharya NG Range Agricultural University, India, 2005
  • An introduction to evidence-based undergraduate STEM teaching course, USA, 2015
  • Intensive Learning and Teaching Programme (ILTP) course, UK, 2010
Research Focus & Interests  

Rahul Nelli has an interest in evaluating innate/adaptive immune responses towards influenza and coronaviral infections. He has developed 3D cell-culture systems (Air-liquid interface respiratory cells and intestinal mini-guts) in different veterinary species (Swine, Bovine, Equine, and Feline). He has developed multicolor flow cytometry assays to evaluate the cell-mediated immune responses during influenza A virus infection in pigs. He has experience in high throughput gene expression studies, particularly in swine and bovine species. Besides, he conducted cytotoxicity studies to screening drugs and other antiviral mitigants.

Honors & Awards  

Postdoctoral scholar of the Semester, (Michigan State University) 2018

Memberships  
The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), USA, 2020-present
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), USA, 2018-present
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), USA, 2018-present
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), USA, 2012-present
The Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work (AVTRW), UK, 2006-present