College of Veterinary Medicine

Agricultural Animal Health Program (AAHP)

Program in Immunology and Vaccine Development 


Program goals

Define mechanisms required for protective immunity to pathogens affecting livestock, horses, and people; define protective antigens and epitopes; develop new approaches to vaccine development

Program accomplishments

  • Improved diagnosis and prevention of immune deficiencies in neonates
  • Definition of protective immune responses in ruminants and horses
  • Identification of vaccine antigens and epitopes in bacterial, protozoal, helminth, and viral pathogens
  • Genomic and proteomic approaches to antigen discovery
  • Development of novel adjuvants for enhanced priming of immune responses

Program support

  1. National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  2. US Department of Agriculture-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
  3. The Wellcome Trust
  4. Washington Vaccine Alliance-Life Sciences Discovery Fund
  5. State of Washington Safe Food Initiative
  6. US Department of Agriculture-Animal Diseases Research Unit
  7. WSU Animal Health Research Center
  8. Sanofi-Pasteur



Thomas E. Besser
Wendy C. Brown
William C. Davis
James R. Deringer
Stephen A. Hines
Douglas P. Jasmer
Donald P. Knowles


Kevin K. Lahmers
Paulraj K. Lawrence
Terry F. McElwain
Robert H. Mealey
Susan M. Noh
Junzo Norimine
Guy H. Palmer
Carlos E. Suarez



For more information on the Program in Immunology and Vaccine Development, contact:

Wendy C. Brown, PhD
Regents Professor
Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University Pullman, WA 99164-7040
phone: 509-335-6067
fax: 509-335-8529

Last Edited: Nov 20, 2014 12:58 PM   

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