Kapil Chousalkar

Professor Kapil Chousalkar

Professor

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Chousalkar has a 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, field studies and intervention strategies to address broad range of issues related to Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. with aim to understand the zoonosis.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Deputy Dean- People and Culture The University of Adelaide
    2021 - ongoing Professor The University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2022 Director-GEDI The University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2020 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2019 Associate Dean- Student Engagement The University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 Associate Head- Staff The University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2015 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2011 Lecturer Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
    2007 - 2009 Post Doctoral Fellow The University of New England
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hindi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Marathi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2005 - 2008 University of New England Australia PhD (Virology)
    2003 - 2004 Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University India MVSc (Microbiology)
    1997 - 2002 Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University India BVSc
  • Research Interests

Research grants from 2015 and on wards as Chief Investigator (first named).

2021-2024: Effects of microbiota seeding on gut health and egg production; Australian Eggs. $630,681

2020-2023 : Improving the efficacy of Salmonella Typhimurium vaccination; ARC Linkage. $ 540,000

2020-2023: Study of dominant Salmonella serovars in chicken meat industry and their role. AgriFutures. $ 491,234

2019-2022: Sanitisers for use in poultry processing in Australia. AgriFutures. $354582

2017-2020: Study of gut microbiota of laying hens from different production systems. Australian Eggs. $492,665

2017-2020: Demonstration of strategic use of probiotics to control Salmonella shedding. Australian Eggs. $413,522

2015- 2019: Study of Salmonella epidemiology and intervention strategies. Australian Eggs and New South Wales Food Authority. $ 444,686

2016: Safety determination of LitterBugsTM for use in chickens: Innovation Connections Grant. Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science. $ 78,000 

2015-2016: Field trial to study the efficacy of a Salmonella Typhimurium live vaccine in egg layers. Poultry CRC. $107,412

2015-2016: Workshops for future development of Salmonella control strategies in egg industry. Australian Eggs. $ 75582

2014-2016: Epidemiology of Salmonella spp on free range farms. Poultry CRC. $238,953

Poultry Medicine- commercial and backyard

Product quality and Safety

On farm disease investigation

Animal husbandry and management

Biosecurity and Food Safety

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor Study of gut microbiota in hens Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jiawei Zhang
    2020 Principal Supervisor iPhD with Bioproperties Pty Ltd: Improving the efficacy of Salmonella Typhimurium vaccination Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Siyuan Jia
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2020 Principal Supervisor A study of non-typhoidal Salmonella virulence Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Talia Sheryli Moyle
    2019 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Study of Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Gayani Kuriyawe Muhandiramlage
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Understanding the development of gut microbiota and effect of Salmonella Typhimurium infection on gut microbiota in layers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Nitish Narendra Joat
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Study of Salmonella Typhimurium Infection in Laying Hens and Vaccination Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Pardeep Sharma
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Role of sweet potato fibre on energy utilisation, gut morphology, and gut microbiota in broilers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Janet Pandi
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Studies on Salmonella enterica spp Isolated from Egg Farm Environment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Vivek Pande
    2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Food borne pathogens and commercial eggs in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Vaibhav Chandrakant Gole
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Board Member Microbiology Spectrum The University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 - ongoing Associate Editor BMC Microbiology The University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 - ongoing Associate Editor Poultry Science The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83131999
  • Email: kapil.chousalkar@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83137956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Corridor Block, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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