Deepti Pillai, BVSc, MVSc, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor | Diagnostic Microbiology
Section Head | Serology

Department of Comparative Pathobiology /
Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765.494.6669


2011 - PhD | Kansas State University
2005 - MVSc | Nagpur Veterinary College (India)
2003 - BVSc | Nagpur Veterinary College (India)


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (bacteriology)

Areas of Interest

| Antimicrobial resistance
| Identifying critical bacterial targets as vaccine candidates

Selected Publications

– Pillai D, Cha E, and Mosier D. (2018). Role of the stress-associated chemicals norepinephrine, epinephrine and substance P in dispersal of Mannheimia haemolytica from biofilms. Veterinary Microbiology 215: 11–17

– Menon S, Pillai D, Narayanan S. (2018) Characterization of Fusobacterium necrophorum subsp. necrophorum outer membrane proteins. Anaerobe. Feb 1. pii: S1075-9964(18)30028-3. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2018.01.015.

– Rainbolt S., Pillai D, Moore M, Lubbers B, Davis R, and Mosier D (2015). Comparison of Mannheimia hemolytica isolates from an outbreak of Bovine Respiratory Disease. Veterinary Microbiology.15: 82-86.

– Pillai D. (2011). Assessment of pet dogs as a reservoir of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Kansas State University.

– Priya P.M., Pillai D, Ramesh Kumar P, and Senthamilselvan P. (2008). An unusual occurrence of colisepticemia in Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulates). International Journal of Poultry Science. 7 (2): 191-192.

– Priya P.M., Pillai D, Balusamy C, Ramesh Kumar P, and Senthamilselvan P. (2008). Studies on outbreak of “New Duck Disease’’in Kerala, India. International Journal of Poultry Science. 7 (2): 189-190.

– Ravishankar C., Priya P.M, Pillai D, Mini M, Sharmadha M.K, Rameshkumar P, and Jayaprakasan V. (2008). Isolation of Salmonella gallinarum from chicken and quails. Indian Veterinary Journal.85 (7): 109-110.

– Sivakumar P., Pillai, D. K, Jallewar P, Kalorey D. R, Ingle V. C. (2006). Haemolysin production and congo red binding ability of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli. Indian Journal of Comparative Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases. 27(2). 115

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