Shaan Mooyottu, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Associate Professor

Shaan Mooyottu Photo

Department of Pathobiology

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology), 2018
MS (Pathobiology - Veterinary Anatomic Pathology), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2017
PhD (Animal Science – Microbiology), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2016
MVSc (Veterinary Pathology), Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, UP, India, 2010
BVSc (DVM), Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, India, 2008

Research Interests


Gut Pathogens-Microbiome Laboratory

Focus areas:

  • Microbiome-targeted non-antibiotic strategies against important enteric diseases such as C. difficile infection in humans and animals.
  • Effect of dysbiosis-associated clostridial metabolites on the gut-brain and gut-liver axes.
  • Molecular epidemiology and zoonotic transmission of community-associated C. difficile infection.
  • In situ animal models for the human gut-microbiome-pathogen interface.

Publications and Links


NCBI: Dr. Mooyottu