Samuel Maheswaran, MS, PhD

Emeritus Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Samuel Maheswaran

Contact Info

mahes001@umn.edu

Mailing Address:
300 Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Emeritus Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Department Chair, 1997-2001, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Assistant Department Chair, 1995-1997, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Director of Graduate Studies, Veterinary Microbiology, 1984-1990, College of Veterinary Medicine


PhD, University of Minnesota

MS, University of Minnesota

BVSc, University of Ceylon

Summary

Dr. Maheswaran's research focuses on molecular mechanisms of lung damage in bovine pneumonic mannheimiosis, Cytokine biology, Virulent factors and biology of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae infections in swine, Identification and characterization of the virulent gene(s) of avian Pasteurella multocida, and Biology of RTX cytolysins. He has studied the precise molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of pneumonia caused by Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, and Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia. Dr. Maheswaran designed small molecule inhibitors/ peptidomimetics capable of preventing leukotoxin binding and the ensuing signaling leading to leukocyte activation and inflammatory response in the bovine lung.

Expertise

Microbiology

Awards & Recognition

Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, College of Veterinary Medicine. 1995.

Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Research, Department of Veterinary PathoBiology. 1995.

Research

Publications