Timothy V. Baszler
Timothy V. Baszler, DVM, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Professor of Microbiology and Pathology
Director of Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic
Research activity and interests
My research interests are in animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
(TSEs) and bovine protozoan abortion cause by Neospora caninum.
Objectives for TSE research include development and validation of diagnostic
assays, and investigating mechanisms of genetic resistance and prion
conversion. Current studies focus on development of ruminant cell
culture systems to study prion infectivity, transmissibility, and cellular
genes involved in prion conversion. Objectives for bovine neosporosis
research are directed towards immunology and vaccine development.
Current studies focus on development of DNA and peptide-based subunit
vaccines of parasite surface antigens that induce cell mediated immunity
that reduces or prevents transplacental parasite transmission, fetal
infection, and abortion.
- B.S.: North Dakota State University; 1978
- D.V.M.: Iowa State University; 1982
- Ph.D.: University of Illinois; 1990
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