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Siddhartha Thakur

Professor, Director of Global Health, NC State

Department of Population Health and Pathobiology


Dr. Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur is a Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. He is the Director of Global Health program at both the College of Veterinary Medicine and the NC State University. He was the Associate Director at the Comparative Medicine Institute and led the Emerging and Infectious Diseases Research program. He received his Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Master of Veterinary Public Health from India. He earned his Ph.D. in Population Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State. Before joining the faculty at NC State University, Dr. Thakur was an Oakridge Research Fellow at Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA, Maryland. He espouses the concepts of “One Health” and seeks to understand how antimicrobial resistance develops in “superbugs” that affect animal and human health. He has won numerous awards including the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by the International Association for Food and the Outstanding Global Engagement award by NC State. He is currently an NC State Chancellor faculty scholar. Dr. Thakur has authored or co-authored 45 peer-reviewed publications and edited two books.


American Society for Microbiology
International Association for Food Protection
Duke One Health,


Oakridge Research Associated Universities Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Laurel, Maryland, 20708. 2005-2007.
Doctor of Philosophy in Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606. 2002-2005.
Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Public Health, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India. 1998-2000.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Gobind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Udham Singh Nagar, India. 1993-1998.


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