Sunil Mor, BVSc & AH, MVSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Sunil Mor

Contact Info

kumars@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-3698

Fax 612-624-8707

Mailing Address:
1333 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

PhD, University of Minnesota

BVSc & AH (DVM equivalent), CCS HAU, Hisar, India

MVSc, CCS HAU, Hisar, India

Summary

Dr. Mor leads the Molecular Diagnostic Development Lab at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. This lab is focused on developing highly sensitive and specific molecular assays for rapid detection of emerging and zoonotic pathogens. His lab is also working on next generation sequencing using Illumina MiSeq for the last three years and recently started using Nanopore MinIONTM for whole genome sequencing and disease diagnosis. Development, optimization and validation of molecular assays are routinely performed.

Dr. Mor’s research interests are: (1) knowledge-based approaches to detect, control & prevent endemic, emerging & zoonotic pathogens (mainly viruses), and (2) pathogenesis of respiratory and enteric diseases that involve exploration of complex interactions among pathogen, host, and environment.

Awards & Recognition

  • B.S. Pomeroy award for student achievement in avian diseases research at the 64th North Central Avian Disease Conference held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA from March 11-12, 2013.
  • Best research award in veterinary virology section in Asia Pacific Congress of Virology (VIROCON-2013) held at AMITY University, Noida, India from December 17-20, 2013.
  • Best research poster award at 2015 Points of Pride Research Day, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA, October 7, 2015.