College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology


Agricultural Animal Health Program (AAHP)
Anaplasma marginale Genome Sequencing Project
Babesia bovis Genome Sequencing Project
Equine Infectious Diseases Research Program
MicroArray Laboratory
Monoclonal Antibody Center
Program in Genomics
Food- and Water-borne Disease Research Group

Faculty Currently Recruiting PhD and MS students <click here>

Faculty Areas of Research

Hector Aguilar-Carreno , Assistant Professor, PhD; Entry mechanisms of highly pathogenic zoonotic viruses.

Troy Bankhead, Assistant Professor, PhD; Mechanisms of persistence and virulence associated with the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi.

Timothy V. Baszler, Professor, DVM, Ph.D.; Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Immunology of neosporosis; improved diagnosis of infectious diseases in domestic animals spongiform encephalopathies.

Thomas E. Besser, Professor, DVM, Ph.D.; Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. Food Safety microbiology; E. coli O157:H7; neonatal enteric disease.

Kelly A. Brayton, Associate Professor, PhD. Microbial genomics and mechanisms of antigenic variation of vector-borne pathogens.

Wendy C. Brown, Professor, MPH, Ph.D. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of immunity to infectious diseases; strategies to develop vaccines that induce protective T-cell dependent immunity; comparative analysis of cellular immune responses and immunomodulatory cytokines of domestic animals.

William C. Davis, Professor, Ph.D. Comparative analysis of the immune systems in food and companion animals; the role of cytokines in regulation of the immune response to pathogens and derived subunit vaccines; genetic basis of disease susceptibility.

William J. Foreyt, Professor, Ph.D. Veterinary and wildlife parasitology; epizootiology; parasitic and disease interactions among domestic livestock, wildlife, and humans.

Stephen A. Hines, Professor, Berger Keatts Distinguished Professor, DVM, Ph.D.; Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Immunology and molecular pathogenesis of intracellular pathogens; molecular approaches to prevention and diagnosis of hemoparasitic diseases of domestic animals; equine pulmonary immunology.

Douglas P. Jasmer, Professor, Ph.D. Molecular parasitology; host-parasite interactions; nematode parasites.

Donald P. Knowles, Professor, DVM, Ph.D.; Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Virology; immunology and host-parasite interactions.

Audrey O.T. Lau, Assistant Professor, MPH, PhD; Comparative genomics and proteomics, apicomplexan biology and evolution of organelles.

Charles W. Leathers, Professor, DVM, Ph.D.; Diplomate American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Laboratory animal pathology; diagnostic applications of electron microscopy.

Kevin K. Lahmers, Assistant Professor, DVM, Ph.D. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of immunity and infectious diseases.

Robert H. Mealey, Associate Professor, DVM, Ph.D.; Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Mechanisms of protective immunity against persistent and vector-borne infectious diseases of horses.

Anthony V. Nicola, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. The goal of Dr. Nicola's laboratory is to understand the molecular processes that herpesviruses use to gain entry into host cells.  A better understanding of how herpes simplex virus interacts with the cell will identify novel targets for intervention.  We utilize a combination of cellular, molecular, biochemical, and microscopic approaches to delineate the step-by-step itinerary of the incoming virus.

Kathleen A. Potter, Associate Professor, DVM, Ph.D.; Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Eosinophil biology and function. Bovine Marfan syndrome.

David J. Prieur, Professor and Chair, DVM, Ph.D. Animal models of human genetic diseases; inherited diseases of animals.

Devendra H. Shah, Assistant Professor, BVSc, PhD. Food and water-borne bacterial diseases; avian infectious diseases.

Kevin R. Snekvik, Clinical Assistant Professor, DVM, Ph.D. Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Infectious diseases of fish.

Sri Srikumaran, Professor, Rocky Crate-FNAWS Endowed Chair, BVSc, PhD. Infectious diseases of wildlife: etiology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, protective immune responses, and development of control measures.

James Stanton, D.V.M., Ph.D.; Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Assistant Professor. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

Viveka Vadyvaloo, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Molecular mechanisms of transmission and persistence of the etiological agent of the bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis, during its arthropod life stage.

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