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Photo of Dr. AdamsAmanda Adams, Ph.D.

Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0099

Phone: (859) 218-1097
Fax: (859) 257-8542

Curriculum Vitae


My research interests are focused on characterizing the immune system of the geriatric horse, by identifying mechanisms responsible for immunosenescence, inflamm-aging and altered immune responses to vaccination.  The goal is to improve the health and well-being of the aged horse, by identifying interventions that have the potential to improve the function and redox state of the immune system. 

In addition, I have established research funding to further understand the effect of adiposity on the inflammatory response of the horse, in particular the equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) horse.  There is a growing need to understand mechanisms responsible and pathways involved in equine metabolic syndrome.  Thus, my goal is to identify potential treatments that target both the inflammatory and metabolic component of EMS.


Maxwell H.Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0099

Main Office (859) 257-4757
Fax (859) 257-8542