Kush is a doctoral candidate in the CFAH working for Scott Kenney at the Ohio State University, Wooster Campus. Kush’s research areas include but are not limited to studying pathology utilizing the human, pig, and avian strains of hepatitis E viruses, and SARS-2. In his graduate career (still ongoing), Kush has been awarded with 17 different awards including for oral presentations and poster presentations in various international meetings. He has also successfully written multiple grants and achieved internal funding from OSU sources. Kush has written two book chapters and has four first author peer reviewed journal articles. In addition to that, Kush is a president of the Infectious Disease Institute Trainee Association (IDI-TA) and one of the leaders of the Graduate Student Unit (GSU/CFAH). Furthermore, Kush is an active player of The Ohio State University Cricket Club (OSUCC) and has been representing OSU in American College Cricket tournaments.
Dr. Scott Kenney
Gene cloning, cell-based assays, transduction, transfection, protein purification, expression and activity assay, biochemical assays, PCR, real time PCR, fatty acid assays, TCID50, gel electrophoresis, western blotting, flow Cytometry, immunohistochemistry
Biosafety level-3 pathogens
GraphPad Prism, Accuflow, flowjo, MS (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), BLAST, Clustal Omega
Veterinary certification / Licensure (Nepal)
Infectious Disease Institute, American Society of Virologist, Fight for Her
OSU Leadership Award, Outstanding Graduate and Professional Student
David Francis Award (CRWAD: Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, NC1202 Enteric Diseases, NC1202 Enteric Diseases of Food Animals awards)
Redmann and Center for Food Animal Health Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral travel award
Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) competition award, OSU
Council of Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST) communication scholarship
Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) Trainee short talk award
2022 Lynn Joens Memorial Award (CRWAD: Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, NC1202 Enteric Diseases, NC1202 Enteric Diseases of Food Animals awards)
Modeling the World’s System travel award
American Society of Virologist travel award
Association of Veterinary Anesthetist Scholarship
Dogs Trust Scholarship
Worldwide Veterinary Service Scholarship
American Society of Virology Travel Award
CFAES Internal Grant Program (IGP) award, OSU
Honorable mention, Edward F. Hayes Advanced Research Forum
OSU Leadership Award, Willie J. Young Sr. Student Impact Award
2023 Lynn Joens Memorial Award (CRWAD: Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, NC1202 Enteric Diseases, NC1202 Enteric Diseases of Food Animals awards), International Scientific Meeting
Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) travel award, International Scientific Meeting
Infectious Disease Institute “Work-in-progress” endorsement award for Scientific Society Memberships
Mary A. Daniels Endowed Scholarship for Leadership Excellence
Yadav K.K., Kenney S.P. (2022) Animal Models for Studying COVID-19 Pathology and Infection. In: Wang L. (eds) Animal Coronaviruses. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-2091-5_3
Yadav KK, Kenney SP. Hepatitis E Virus Immunopathogenesis. Pathogens. 2021; 10(9):1180. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10091180
Yadav KK, Boley PA, Fritts Z, Kenney SP. Ectopic Expression of Genotype 1 Hepatitis E Virus ORF4 Increases Genotype 3 HEV Viral Replication in Cell Culture. Viruses. 2021 Jan 7;13(1):75. doi: 10.3390/v13010075. PMID: 33430442; PMCID: PMC7827316.
Boley PA, Alhamo MA, Lossie G, Yadav KK, Vasquez-Lee M, Saif LJ, Kenney SP. Porcine Deltacoronavirus Infection and Transmission in Poultry, United States1. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;26(2):255-265. doi: 10.3201/eid2602.190346. PMID: 31961296; PMCID: PMC6986833.
Bhatt BR, Kaphle K, Yadav KK (2018). Situation of Livestock, Production, and its Products in Nepal. Archives of Veterinary Science and Medicine 1: 001-008. DOI: 10.26502/avsm.001
Yadav KK, Shrestha B. (2017). Prevalence of zoonotic gastrointestinal parasites in pet and stray dogs of Rupandehi district, Nepal. Int J Microbiol Infect Dis. 1(2): 1-7. DOI: 10.33425/2639-9458.1014
Yadav KK, Boley P, Hanson J, Lee C, Gourapura R, Kenney SP. Evaluation of compound “X” as a prophylactic for COVID-19 in a Syrian hamster model. College of Veterinary Research Day 2021 April 8, Columbus, Ohio. 2021 Book of abstracts, Immunology, and Infectious disease-14.
Yadav KK. (abstract) Prevalence of zoonotic gastrointestinal helminth parasites in pet and stray dogs of Rupandehi district, Nepal. 4th International Conference on Parasitology September 01-02, 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic. J Bacteriol Parasitol.
Yadav KK, Clark L, Tamminen M, Bhagat V, Thomson S, and White K. (abstract) Comparison between two different injectable anesthetic techniques: effects on physiological variables, including SpO2. Association of Veterinary Anesthetists Meeting, 2016 April 20-22, Lyon, France. Vet Anaesth Analg, 43: A24.
Yadav, K.K., Kenney, S.P. (2023). Hepatitis E Virus Zoonotic Axis. In: Sing, A. (eds) Zoonoses: Infections Affecting Humans and Animals. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85877-3_60-1
Yadav KK, Kenney SP. Animal Models for Studying Congenital Transmission of Hepatitis E Virus. Microorganisms. 2023; 11(3):618. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms11030618
Yadav, K.K.; Kenney, S.P. Extrahepatic Replication Sites of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV). Zoonotic Dis. 2023, 3, 68-84.
Boley PA, Lee CM, Schrock J, Yadav KK, Patil V, Suresh R, Lu S, Feng MM, Hanson J, Channappanavar R, Kenney SP, Renukaradhya GJ. Enhanced mucosal immune responses and reduced viral load in the respiratory tract of ferrets to intranasal lipid nanoparticle-based SARS-CoV-2 proteins and mRNA vaccines. J Nanobiotechnology. 2023 Feb 22;21(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s12951-023-01816-3. PMID: 36814238; PMCID: PMC9944789.
Alhamo MA, Boley PA, Liu M, Niu X, Yadav KK, Lee C, Saif L, Wang Q, Kenney SP. Characterization of the Cross-Species Transmission Potential for Porcine Deltacoronaviruses Expressing Sparrow Coronavirus Spike Protein in Commercial Poultry. Viruses. 2022 Jun 5;14(6):1225. Doi: 10.3390/v14061225. PMID: 35746696; PMCID:PMC9230012.