Dr. Reddy’s research interests include elucidating the molecular basis of pathogenesis of important avian viruses, specifically Marek’s disease and avian influenza, and development of vaccines and vector vaccines to control these and other important viral diseases. Dr. Reddy has over 60 publications and his research has been funded by grants from federal agencies and industry totaling over $2.7 million. Dr. Reddy has become an internationally recognized leader in avian/poultry virology, having made fundamental discoveries and contributions to the molecular biology research on Marek’s disease.
In addition, Dr. Reddy’s research has led to the development of a vaccine to protect chickens against Marek’s disease, for which two U.S. patents have been granted. Dr. Reddy’s research accomplishments have also been recognized by the scientific community as a recipient of the Bayer-Snoeyenbos New Investigator Award from American Association of AvianPathologists 2001 and Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence from Texas A&M University in 2014. Dr. Reddy serves on the editorial board of Avian Diseases and is a member of the biosecurity task force of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists.