Gourapura Lab

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The Gourapura lab at OSU CFAH, led by Renukaradhya Gourapura, DVM, PhD, focuses on mucosal immunology in food animals infected with infectious and zoonotic diseases. Particularly focusing on improving the efficacy of inactivated whole pathogen and subunit vaccine antigens of influenza virus and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus delivered intranasal in pigs, and Salmonella subunit vaccines delivered orally through drinking water in poultry. They are also evaluating immune modulators, bacterial-based and synthetic adjuvants, different polymers-based vaccine carriers targeting toll-like receptors in mucosal immune inductive sites of food animals and poultry. Additionally, the lab is investigating the nanoparticle-based SARS-CoV2 subunit vaccine candidates in ferret and pig models for determining the efficacy and immunogenicity, respectively.



Renukaradhya Gourapura, DVM, PhD

Director and Professor

FTE: 100% Research


 Areas of Expertise:

  • Influenza

  • Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome

  • Salmonella

  • Zoonotic Diseases

  • Mucosal Vaccine Delivery Platforms 

  • Adjuvants and Immune Modulators 


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Jennifer Schrock

Research Associate


Dina Bugybayeva

Graduate Student


Sara Dolatyabi

Graduate Student - MS


Raksha Suresh

Graduate Student


Olaitan Shekoni

Visiting Scholar


Mithilesh Kumar Singh

Visiting Scholar



Megan Tenney

Undergraduate Student Assistant