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Amanda Adams, Ph.D.
(859) 218-1097

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Veterinary Science
M.H. Gluck Equine Research Center
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment
University of Kentucky

  • Studies ongoing to determine what role nutritional intervention has on age-related changes in immune function, in particular chronic inflammation or inflamm-aging.

  • Studies ongoing to develop the horse as a model system for human aging to further understand age-related changes in the immune response, in particular mechanisms responsible for inflamm-aging, focusing on T-cell membrane rafts.

  • Identifying biomarkers of aging to better predict the “biological age” of the horse.

  • Developing novel diagnostic tools for diagnosis of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) and evaluating novel treatments for PPID horses.

  • Studies ongoing to characterize mechanisms responsible for Equine Metabolic Sydrome (EMS) and to identify possible treatments for EMS.

  • To characterize what role gut microflora may play in inflamm-aging and EMS.


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

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