Dr. Nitin Vasantrao Kurkure


Department of Veterinary Pathology
Nagpur Veterinary College,
Nagpur 440006
Ph. No 0712-2510883
(M) : 09921310135
Email : nitinkurkure@rediffmail.com

Education:  M. V. Sc., Ph.D. (Veterinary Pathology)

Professional experience:





Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur

Associate Professor


Till date

Chonnam National Univeristy, Gwanju, South Korea

Visiting Professor



 Dr. Panjabrao Krushi Vidyapeeth, Akola




Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Department, Pune

Livestock Development Officer



Ashok Kumar hatcheries Pvt. Ltd, Nashik

Veterinary Officer




Projects handled:

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Epidemiological studies on classical swine fever in central India & Goa PI

DBT, GOI, New Delhi

Virulence profiling of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from food, veterinary and clinical sources Co-PI

ICMR India - BMBF Germany

Translation Centre for Molecular Epidemiology of Listeria monocytogenes Co-PI

DBT India

DBT Network project on Brucellosis Co-PI

DBT India

Completed Research Projects

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Studies on pathogenesis of L. monocytogenes in poultry and Development of its  immunodiagnostics  PI

ICAR India

Development of ELISA for detection of L. monocytogenes in milk. Co-PI


Development of standardized herbal product for bovine mastitis Co- PI

DBT India


Salient achievements:
Have total experience of more than 20 years in teaching and research. During this period implemented national schemes and guided 4 post graduate students. I have worked as visiting professor at South Korea for one year.

Top five research papers:

  1. Kalorey D. R; Ingle V.C. and Kurkure N. V. 2000. Seroprevalence of brucellosis in livestock and humans in Vidharbha region. Indian Journal of Animal Science. 70 : 149-150.
  2. Rawool DB, Bitsaktsis C, Li Y, Gosselin DR, Lin Y, Kurkure NV, Metzger DW, Gosselin EJ. 2008. Utilization of Fc receptors as a mucosal vaccine strategy against an intracellular bacterium, Francisella tularensis. J Immunol. 180(8):5548-57.
  3. Poharkar A, Anuradha Reddy P, Gadge V.A. Kolte S. Kurkure N., Shivaji S. 2009. Is malaria the cause for decline in the wild population of the Indian White-backed vulture?. Current Science 96 (4) : 553-558.
  4. Bitsaktsis C, Rawool DB, Li Y, Kurkure NV, Iglesias B, Gosselin EJ. 2009. Differential requirements for protection against mucosal challenge with Francisella tularensis in the presence versus absence of cholera toxin B and inactivated F. Tularensis. J Immunol. 182(8):4899-909.
  5. Dhanawade NB, Kalorey DR, Srinivasan R, Barbuddhe SB, Kurkure NV. 2010. Detection of intercellular adhesion genes and biofilm production in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine subclinical mastitis. Vet Res Commun. Jan;34(1):81-9.

Awards and recognitions:

  1. Recipient of SKF feed and foods Young Scientist Award during Annual conference      of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologist, held at Akola, 2000.
  2. Recipient of Young scientist Award during Annual conference of Society for Immunology and Immunopathology, held at Pantnagar, 2001.
  3. Recipient of IAAVR Award for outstanding contribution in veterinary pathology during IX Annual conference of Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research held at Nagpur 2002.
  4. Varsha Award for outstanding contribution in poultry pathology during Annual conference of Indian            Association of Veterinary Pathologist, held at Jabalpur, 2003.
  5. Varsha Award for outstanding contribution in bovine pathology during Annual conference of Indian            Association of Veterinary Pathologist, held at  Tirupati, 2007
  6. Best Teacher Award of Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur 2009
  7. DBT CREST AWARD year 2012

Technologies developed:

1. Milk based ELISA for detection of L. monocytogenes.
2. Development of Sandwich ELISA for detection of Pasturella multocida in poultry.
3. PCR kit for detection of L. monocytogenes

Professional affiliations:

  1. Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists
  2. Indian Association for Advancement in Veterinary Research
  3. Worlds Poultry Science Association (IB)
  4. World Veterinary Poultry Association
  5. Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiology, Immunology and Specialist of Infectious Diseases.
  6. Indian Veterinary Journal
  7. Founder Joint secretary of Indian Association of Immunology and Immunopathology.
  8. National Association for Welfare of  Animals and Research
  9. Founder Joint secretary of Indian Listeria Society