Govardhan Rathnaiah

Govandhan Rathnaiah

Specialization/Research Effort: Gov's research focus is on Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), the agent of Johne's disease (JD). Gov is also analyzing the essentiality of the glutamate racemase (MurI) in Mycobacterium smegmatis, a fast growing non-pathogenic mycobacteria used as a model organism for pathogenic mycobacterial species.
Advisor: Dr. Raul Barletta
Office: VBS 233
Phone: 402-472-8717

DVM – Veterinary College Bangalore, India

MVSc – Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Karnataka Veterinary Council (KVC)

Indian Veterinary Council

2016 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) travel award

2016 Graduate Student Conference Travel Award

2015 Widaman Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Award for being an outstanding graduate student whose research is related to agriculture

David Francis Award for poster presentation at the Conference of Research Workers on Animal Diseases Meeting, Chicago, Illinois Dec 7-9, 2014

Junior Research Fellowship by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)