Dr. Suresh Mittal Named Distinguished Professor

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Dr. Mittal pictured with Provost Jay Akridge

Purdue University Provost Jay Ackridge presents Dr. Suresh Mittal with a special medallion at the Board of Trustees meeting where his appointment as Distinguished Professor of Virology was ratified.

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Aug. 3) ratified the appointment of Dr. Suresh Mittal as Distinguished Professor of Virology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.  Dr. Mittal is an internationally renowned scholar in the area of molecular virology and a leader in designing human and nonhuman adenoviral vectors for recombinant vaccines and gene therapy. One of his current research interests is to develop a universal influenza virus vaccine. In addition to his appointment in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, he is the Infectious Disease Program leader for the Purdue University Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D) and a member of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery and the Bindley Bioscience Center.

Dr. Mittal was one of five named and distinguished faculty recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting. The others were Tony Vyn, named the inaugural Henry A. Wallace Chair in Crop Sciences; David Love, named the Nick Trbovich Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Steven Pekarek, named the Edmund O. Schweitzer, III Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Patrick Wolfe, named the Miller Family Professor of Statistics and Computer Science.  Click here for more information.

A reception in Dr. Mittal’s honor will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine Wednesday, August 22, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Lynn 1192.  Light refreshments will precede remarks.


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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