Channappanavar, Rudra

Rudra Channappanavar

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Address: 3-730 BSB
Phone: (319) 335-7576
Email: rudra-c@uiowa.edu

Mentor: Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD

PhD Institution: Oakland University, Michigan

Research Description

My research goal is to understand the pathogenesis of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in aged host. I am particularly interested in studying role of innate immune cells in mediating immunopathology following SARS Co-V infection.



Channappanavar. R, Singh KP, Singh R and Pandey AB. (2012) Enhanced pro- inflammatory cytokine activity during experimental BTV-1 infection in Indian native sheep. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 15;145 (1-2):485-92.

Umeshappa CS, Singh KP, Nanjundappa RH, Channappanavar R, Maan S, Maan NS (2012). Bluetongue virus–23 stimulates inducible nitric oxide synthase expression and nitric oxide production in mononuclear cells of blood and/or regional lymphoid organs. Vet Res Commun. 2012 Sep 25.

Channappanavar. R, Twardy BS, Suvas S. (2012) Differential effect of blocking PD- 1/PDL-1 interaction in enhancing virus specific CD8 T cell response in young and aged mice. PLoS One. 7(7):e39757.

Twardy.B,S., Channappanavar. R., Suvas. S. (2011) Level of neuropeptide Substance P correlates with the severity of herpetic stromal keratitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 4; 52 (12):8604-13.

Umeshappa. C. S., Singh. K. P., Channappanavar. R., Sharma K., Nanjundappa. R.H., Singh. R., Sharma. A.K., Singh. M (2011). Enhanced clinico-pathology, and viral and immune responses following intradermal inoculation of BTV-23 serotype in Indian native sheep . Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 15;141 (3-4):230-8.

Ingale. S, L., Singh. P, Raina. O.K, Verma. A, K., Channappanavar. R., Mehra. U, R. (2010) Interleukin-2 and interleukin-10 gene expression in calves experimentally infected with Fasciola gigantica. Livestock Science. 131 (1): 141-143.

Channappanavar. R, Twardy B S, Pratima K and Suvas S. (2009) Advancing age leads to predominance of inhibitory receptor expressing CD4 T cells. Mechanism of ageing and development. 130(10): 709-12.


  • 2007-Young Scientist Award, Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists for MVSc thesis work during 24th annual conference at Tirupati Veterinary College, India
  • 2010-Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, 97th Annual AAI conference, Baltimore, MD
  • 2011-12-Provost Grant for Graduate Research, Oakland University
  • 2011-International Students Scholarly Achievement, Oakland University