Agricultural Animal Health Program (AAHP)
Anaplasma marginale Genome Sequencing Project
Babesia bovis Genome Sequencing Project
Diseases Research Program
Monoclonal Antibody Center
Program in Genomics
Food- and Water-borne Disease Research Group
Faculty Currently Recruiting PhD and MS students
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
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
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
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
Devendra H. Shah, Assistant
Professor, BVSc, PhD. Food and water-borne bacterial diseases; avian infectious
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.
Graduate and Training Programs
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists