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photo of Dr. J. TimoneyJohn F. Timoney, MVB, MRCVS, MS, PhD

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

Phone: (859) 218-1106
Fax: (859) 257-8542

Curriculum Vitae | Research Projects

The research program of my laboratory is focused on bacterial infections of the horse with emphasis on diseases caused by the pathogenic streptococci and leptospira. Our research utilizes contemporary technologies and genomics with the aims of understanding host-parasite interaction at all stages of infection from initial entry to onset of protective immune responses during recovery.

We are especially interested in the role of the tonsillar complex in entry of Streptococcus equi and generation of protective immune responses.

The ultimate goals are development of improved vaccines, immunodiagnostics and more effective management of outbreaks and care of affected horses.


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