Nammalwar Sriranganathan, professor of bacteriology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1984, Sriranganathan’s work in zoonotic disease control through vaccine development has brought international visibility to Virginia Tech. In his career, he has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews.

In the classroom, Sriranganathan taught a variety of veterinary and graduate courses ranging across the infectious diseases curriculum. He also has served as an advisor to many master’s degree and Ph.D. students and helped them develop successful careers in both academic and industrial settings.

A Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Sriranganathan received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (India) and a Ph.D. from Oregon State University.

Written by Mark Owczarski, associate vice president of communication and marketing for Virginia Tech.


Andrew Mann
Director of Communications and Marketing