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K-State Today

October 7, 2022

Chengappa publishes fourth edition of 'Veterinary Microbiology'

Submitted by Joe Montgomery

Dr. M.M. Chengappa is a co-editor of "Veterinary Microbiology"

The fourth time is a charm for M.M. Chengappa, university distinguished professor and former head of the diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department. The newest and fourth edition of "Veterinary Microbiology" just arrived off the printing presses.

Co-edited by D. Scott McVey, Melissa Kennedy and Rebecca Wilkes, the textbook/reference book presents comprehensive information based on the most recent research, diagnostic and clinical publications for bacterial, fungal and viral animal diseases. The information provided is most relevant for veterinary students, researchers, diagnosticians and practitioners.

Chengappa wrote another textbook, "Essentials of Veterinary Microbiology" with G.R. Carter and A.W. Roberts; and with Carter, he wrote two more books: "Microbial Diseases: A Veterinarian's Guide to Laboratory Diagnosis" and "Essentials of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology." He co-edited the third edition of "Veterinary Microbiology" with Scott McVey and Melissa Kennedy, which is in multiple languages, including Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

Chengappa's other scholarly activities include that he has authored or co-authored more than 130 refereed publications and 135 abstract presentations, numerous book chapters and has nine U.S. patents. He has made numerous presentations as an invited guest speaker locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

In addition, to his extensive research and prolific academic publications, Chengappa is committed to education. He has been a faculty member for more than 38 years, mostly at Kansas State University in the College of Veterinary Medicine, where he has advised 15 doctoral and master's students and postdoctoral fellows. During his tenure, he served as department head from 1997 to 2016, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory from 1997 to 2001, and director of the Food Animal Health Center from 2000 to 2005, all in the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine.

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