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K-State Today

March 26, 2024

Amachawadi receives Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Submitted by Joe Montgomery

Raghavendra Amachawadi and Mike Tokach

Raghavendra Amachawadi, associate professor of food animal therapeutics in the clinical sciences department, received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award at the Midwest American Society of Animal Science meeting on March 12 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution in research in animal science pertaining to beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, sheep, swine or poultry. Amachawadi's research uses a multidisciplinary approach to study emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria and at developing and evaluating novel intervention strategies, particularly antimicrobial alternatives to control liver abscesses in cattle, bovine respiratory diseases, and swine colibacillosis with the ultimate goal to minimize antimicrobial resistance in food animal production systems.

Amachawadi has generated more than $7.3 million in funding and 101 referred publications, five book chapters, and two bacterial strains deposited at the American Type Culture Collection. Amachawadi has served as the advisor of 13 graduate students. He has mentored 42 undergraduate students in research projects, including the past winner of the Midwest ASAS undergraduate oral presentation competition. He has hosted 11 international visiting scholars.


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