Dr Kapil Chousalkar

Associate Professor

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences

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


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

Research grants from 2015 and on wards as Chief Investigator

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

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor S.Typhimurium is a major cause of foodborne gastroenteritis in Australia. Intact eggs can be contaminated with S. Typhiumurium during production on farm, through processing, preparation and consumption. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Talia Sheryli Moyle
    2019 Principal Supervisor Study of Food Borne Pathogens in Poultry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Gayani Kuriyawe Muhandiramlage
    2017 Principal Supervisor Recrudescence of Salmonella typhimurium Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Nitish Narendra Joat
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    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
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  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Associate Editor Poultry Science The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Associate Editor Animals The University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 - ongoing Associate Editor Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83131502
  • Email: kapil.chousalkar@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Corridor Block, floor G
  • Room: G 03
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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