Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

Nisha Duggal PhD

Assistant Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology


  • 2012
    PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • 2005
    BS, Cellular and Molecular Biology
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI

Research Interests

  • Emerging arboviruses
  • Host-virus co-evolution
  • Zika virus sexual transmission
  • Avian innate immunity

Professional Experience

  • 2018 – Present
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2012 – 2017
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow
    Division of Vector-borne Diseases
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Fort Collins, CO

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Virology
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


View Nisha Duggal's publications on PubMed.

Honors & Awards

  • 2017
    CDC NCEZID Honor Award for Zika virus epidemic response
  • 2014
    CDC Division of Vector-borne Diseases Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2012
    APHL Emerging Infectious Diseases Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2008
    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship