Dr. Shivanna is a board certified veterinary anatomic pathologist and a molecular virologist. He has a strong background in molecular virology and pathobiology of infectious diseases including enteric viruses, and various zoonotic diseases. He provides pathology support (including but not limited to cytologic, gross, and histologic examination) for non-human primates and other laboratory animals as part of colony management and also those involved in various research studies in BSL-2, BSL-3 and BSL-4 settings.
He has over 12 years of experience as a veterinarian and as a virologist, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiology and American College of Veterinary Pathology. His interests include virology, comparative pathology, digital and molecular pathology, confocal microscopy and animal model development for infectious, metabolic and toxicology studies.