Dr Kapil Chousalkar

 Position Associate Professor
 Org Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Science
 Email kapil.chousalkar@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1502
 Location Floor/Room G 03 ,  Corridor Block ,   Roseworthy
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr. Kapil Chousalkar is an Associate Prof and Associate Dean (student engagement) at the school of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Kapil joined UA in August 2011. Kapil gained his Master’s degree in Veterinary Microbiology from India in 2004. He spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of New England after completing his PhD in Virology in 2007. From 2009-2011 Kapil was a Lecturer in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Kapil is now leading food safety and avian health research group at the University of Adelaide. Kapil won over 2.2-million-dollar funding over the last five years, published 70 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals and delivered over 22 invited talks. Kapil won Australian young scientist award in 2008. Kapil teaches avian medicine, food safety, poultry production and quality to veterinary and animal science students. Kapil is a National advisory council member of The World Poultry Science Association (WPSA). Kapil also provides veterinary consultancy to poultry farmers in SA through the veterinary clinic. Kapil is an expert panel member for council for sustainable egg farming in Australia.





  • Qualifications

    BVSc, MVSc (Microbiology), PhD (Virology)

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Chousalkar has a strong research interest in microbiology, Food safety and Molecular diagnostics. Kapil is currently leading food safety research group at the Roseworthy campus of the University of Adelaide. Kapil’s group’s research uses genomics, molecular biology, epidemiology, animal models and field studies to address broad range of issues related to invasive NT Salmonella spp. with aim to understand the zoonosis.


  • Research Funding


    Kapil's research is funded from competitive industry and commonwealth grants. The Australian Egg Corporation, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry and Cooperative Research Centres (Poultry CRC) have funded his research over the last four years. 

     Current Research projects

    • Public health significance of egg industry associated Salmonella serovars- funded by Australian Egg Corporation Limited

    • Epidemiology of Salmonella on egg layer farms. Poultry CRC- funded by Poultry CRC

    • Epidemiology of Salmonella on free range egg layer farms- funded by Poultry CRC Poultry CRC

    • Nationwide Workshops for development of Salmonella control strategies in egg industry. The Australian Egg Corporation Ltd 

  • Publications

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