University Distinguished Professor
BVSc 1970, U. Agriculture Science, India
MVSc 1973, U. Agriculture Science, India
MS 1977, Michigan St. U.
PhD 1981, Michigan St. U.
Diplomate 1981, American College of Vet. Microbiology
My primary research interests are to study and understand the pathogenesis of important infectious diseases of animals, and to develop strategies to protect animals from these diseases. Identification, molecular characterization and functional analysis of antigen/toxins of Streptococcus suis, Mannheimia haemolytica, and Fusobacterium necrophorum are my primary research focuses.
I coordinate and teach a portion of the professional Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology course to sophomore veterinary students. This is a 3 +1 credit hour lecture and laboratory course. The course is designed to provide the latest information on all facts of the microbial pathogens of animals of veterinary interest.
G.R. Carter and M.M. Chengappa. Essentials of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology. 4th ed., Lea and Febiger, 1991.
M.M. Chengappa and D. M. Mosier. Consulting Editors. Bacterial and Fungal Diseases. In: Current Veterinary Therapy: Food Animal Practice. 4th ed., Saunders, 1998.
G.R. Carter, M.M. Chengappa and A.W. Roberts. Essentials of Veterinary Microbiology. 5th ed., Williams and Wilkins, 1995.
G.R. Carter and M.M. Chengappa. Microbial Diseases: A Veterinarian's Guide to Laboratory Diagnosis. Iowa State University press, 1993.
Scott McVey, Melissa Kennedy, and M.M. Chengappa (Editors). Veterinary Microbiology, 3rd ed., Wiley – Blackwell, 2013.