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CURRICULUM VITAE

Peter J. Timoney, MVB, MS, PhD, FRCVS
ptimoney@uky.edu
(859) 218-1085

Frederick Van Lennep Chair in Equine Veterinary Science
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment
University of Kentucky

Professional Education

MVB (Honors) - National University of Ireland (UCD), 1964

MS - University of Illinois, 1966

PhD - University of Dublin (Trinity College), 1974

FRCVS - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1978

Professional Experience

1964-1966; Research Associate, Centre for Zoonoses Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

1966-1967; Research Officer, General Diagnostic Section, Veterinary Research Laboratory, Abbotstown, Castleknock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. (November.1966-January 1967: secunded to British Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food as Temporary Veterinary Inspector involved in Foot and Mouth Disease Eradication Program during the 1967-68 epizootic in the U.K.).

1967-1972; Research Officer, Virology Section, Veterinary Research Laboratory, Abbotstown, Castleknock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

1972-1979; Senior Research Officer, Head, Equine Diseases Section, Veterinary Research Laboratory, Abbotstown, Castleknock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

1979-1981; Associate Professor and Senior Virologist, Diagnostic Laboratory, and Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

1981-1983; Scientific Director, Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

1981-1983; Adjunct Associate Professor of Virology, Diagnostic Laboratory and Department of Preventive Medicine, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

1983-1987; Associate Professor of Virology, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

1987-1989; Professor of Virology and Associate Chairman for Research, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

1989-1990; Acting Chairman, Department of Veterinary Science and Acting Director, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

1990-1999, 2002; Chairman, Department of Veterinary Science.

1990-2008; Director, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Current Offices in National/International Organizations

Member, Health & Regulatory Committee of the American Horse Council

Member, U.S. Animal Health Association’s Infectious Diseases of Horses Committee, Import Committee, International Standards Committee, Foreign & Emerging Diseases Committee, Animal Emergency Management Committee, National Animal Health Surveillance System Subcommittee

Vice-Chairman, American Horse Council Subcommittee on International Trade and Health

Member, National Institute for Animal, Equine Health Committee

Member, Board of Directors, National Institute for Animal Agriculture

O.I.E. Designated World Expert on Equine Viral Arteritis, Equine Rhinopneumonitis

Acting Chair, Prevention of Equine Infectious Disease Guidelines Group (PrEquID)

Member, Breeder’s Cup Security, Health & Injury Management Committee

Member, Infectious Diseases Committee, 2010-

Fields of Specialization

  • Arbovirology

  • Diagnostic veterinary virology

  • Equine virology (with special reference to equine viral arteritis)

  • Microbiology (with special reference to contagious equine metritis and equine herpesvirus-related diseases)

  • Pathology

Scientific Papers (Refereed Journals or Proceedings)

Cho HJ, Entz SC, Deregt D, Jordan LT, Timoney PJ and McCollum WH (1999) Detection of Antibodies to Equine Arteritis Virus by a Monoclonal Antibody-Based Blocking ELISA. Can J Vet Res, 64:38-43.

Friday PA, Scarratt WK, Elvinger F, Timoney PJ and Bonda A (2000) Ataxia and Paresis with Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 Infection in a Herd of Riding School Horses. J Vet Int Med, 14:197-201.

Timoney PJ (2000) The Increasing Significance of International Trade in Equids and Its Influence on the Spread of Infectious Diseases. Ann NY Acad Sci, 916:55-60.

Del Piero F, Wilkins PA, Timoney PJ, Kadushin J, Vogelbacker H, Lee JW, Berkowitz SJ and La Perle KMD (2000) Fatal Non-Neurological EHV-1 Infection in a Yearling Filly. Vet Path, 37:672-676.

Timoney PJ and McCollum WH (2000) Equine Viral Arteritis: Further Characterization of the Carrier State in Stallions. J Reprod Fertil Suppl, 56:3-11.

Jang SS, Donahue JM, Arata AB, Hansen LM, Goris J, Earley DL, Vandamme PAR, Timoney PJ and Hirsh DW (2001) Description of Taylorella asinigenitalis sp. nov., a Bacterium Isolated from the Genital Tract of Male Donkeys (Equus asinus). Intl J Syst & Evol Micro., 51:971-976.

Balasuriya UBR, Leutenegger CM, Topol JB, McCollum WH, Timoney PJ and MacLachlan, NJ (2002) Detection of Equine Arteritis Virus by Real-Time TaqMan® Reverse Transcription-PCR Assay. J Virol Meth, 101:21-28.

Pavlin JA, Witt CJ, Noah DL and Timoney PJ (2002)Bioterrorism and Equids. Clin Tech Eq Practice, 1(2):109-115.

Lara MCCSH, Fernandez WR, Timoney PJ and Birgel EH (2002) Prevalencia de Anticorpos Antivirus da Arterite dos Equinos en Cavalos Criados no Estado de Sao Paulo. Arquivo-Brasileiro-de-Medicina-Veterinaria-e-Zootecnia, 54(3):223-227.

Moore BD, Balasuriya UBR, Nurton JP, McCollum WH, Timoney, PJ, Guthrie AJ and MacLachlan, NJ (2002) Growth Characteristics of Strains of Equine Arteritis Virus in Primary Equine Endothelial Cells can Distinguish their Virulence to Horses. Am J Vet Res, 64:779-781.

Guthrie AJ, Howell PG, Hedges, JF, Bosman A-M, Balasuriya UBR, McCollum WH, Timoney PJ and MacLachlan NJ (2003) Lateral Transmission of Equine Arteritis Virus Amongst Lipizzaner Stallions in South Africa. Eq Vet J, 35(6):596-600.

Balasuriya UBR, Hedges JF, Smalley VL, Navarrette A, McCollum WH, Timoney PJ, Snijder EJ and MacLachlan, NJ (2004) Genetic Characterization of Equine Arteritis Virus during Persistent Infection of Stallions. J Gen Virol, 85:379-390.

Timoney PJ, Creekmore L, Meade B, Fly D, Rogers E and King B (2007) 2006 Multi-State Occurrence of EVA. Proceedings of the United States Animal Health Association, pp. 354-362.

Timoney PJ, Fallon L, Shuck K, McCollum W, Zhang J and Williams N (2007) The Outcome of Vaccinating Five Pregnant Mares with a Commercial Equine Viral Arteritis Vaccine. Eq Vet Education, 19:606-611.

Herholz X, Fussel A-E, Timoney P, Schwermer H, Bruckner L and Leadon D (2008) Equine Travellers to the Olympic Games in Hong Kong 2008: A Review of Worldwide Challenges to Equine Health, with Particular Reference to Vector-Borne Diseases. Equine Vet J, 40:87-95.

Zhang J, Miszczak F, Pronost S, Fortier C, Balasuriya UBR, Zientara S, Fortier G and Timoney PJ (2007) Genetic Variation and Phylogenetic Analysis of 22 French Strains of Equine Arteritis Virus. Arch Virology, 152:1977-1994.

Zhang J, Guy JS, Snijder EJ, Denniston DA, Timoney PJ and Balasuriya UBR (2007) Genomic Characterization of Equine Coronavirus. Virology, 369:92-104.

Go YY, Wong SJ, Branscum A, Demarest VL, Shuck KM, Vickers ML, Zhang J, McCollum WH, Timoney PJ and Balasuriya UBR (2008) Development of a Fluorescent Microsphere Immunoassay for Detection of Antibodies Specific to Equine Arteritis Virus and Comparison with the Virus Neutralization Test. Clin Vaccine Immunol, 15:76-87.

Lu Z, Branscum A, Shuck KM, Zhang J, Dubovi E, Timoney PJ and Balasuriya UBR (2008) Comparison of Two Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays for the Detection of Equine Arteritis Virus Nucleic Acid in Equine Semen and Tissue Culture Fluid. J Vet Diagn Invest, 20:147-155..

Allen G and Timoney PJ (2008) Recent Advances in Our Understanding of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Myeloencephalopathy. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the United States Animal Health Association, pp. 373-380.

Holyoak GR, Balasuriya UB, Broaddus CC and Timoney PJ (2008) Equine Viral Arteritis: Current Status and Prevention. Theriogenology, 70:403-414.

Zhang J, Go YY, MacLachlan NJ, Mead BJ, Timoney PJ and Balasuriya UBR (2008) Amino Acid Substitutions in the Structural or Non-Structural Proteins of a Vaccine Strain of Equine Arteritis Virus are Associated with its Attenuation. Virology, 378:355-362.

Zhang J, Timoney PJ, MacLachlan NJ, McCollum WH and Balasuriya UBR (2008) Persistent Equine Arteritis Virus Infection in HeLa Cells. Journal of Virology, 82:8456-8464.

Zhang J, Timoney PJ, MacLachlan NJ and Balasuriya UBR (2008) Identification of an Additional Neutralization Determinant of Equine Arteritis Virus. Virus Research, 138:150-153.

Lu Z, Chambers TM, Boliar S, Branscum AJ, Sturgill TL, Timoney PJ, Reedy SE, Tudor LR, Dubovi EJ, Vickers ML, Sells S and Balasuriya UBR (2009) Development and Evaluation of One-Step TaqMan® Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR Assays Targeting NP, M and HA Genes of Equine Influenza Virus. J Clin Micro, 47:3907-3913.

Smith KL, Allen GP, Branscum AJ, Cook RF, Vickers ML, Timoney PJ and Balasuriya UBR (2010) The Increased Prevalence of Neuropathogenic Strains of EHV-1 in Equine Abortions in Central Kentucky in the Latter Twentieth Century. Vet Micro, 141:5-11.

Meade BJ, Timoney PJ, Donahue JM, Branscum AJ, Ford R and Rowe R (2010) Initial Occurrence of Taylorella asinigenitalis and its Detection in Nurse Mares, a Stallion and Donkeys in Kentucky. Prev Vet Med, 95:292-296.

Zhang J, Stein DA, Timoney PJ and Balasuriya UBR (2010) Cure of Persistent Equine Arteritis Virus Infection of HeLa Cells by Treatment with a Peptide-conjugated Morpholino Oligomer. Virus Research, 150:138-142.

Broaddus CC, Balasuriya UBR, Richards J, Timoney PJ, Funk RA and Holyoak GR (2010) Safety Considerations over Vaccinating Mares Against Equine Viral Arteritis in Mid and Late Pregnancy and in the Immediate Postpartum Period. J Am Vet Med Assoc, accepted for publication.

Zhang J, Timoney PJ, Shuck KM, Seoul G, Go YY, Lu Z, Meade BJ, Powell DG and Balasuriya UBR (2010) Molecular Epidemiology and Genetic Characterization of Equine Arteritis Virus Isolates Associated with the 2006/2007 Multi-State Disease Occurrence in the USA. J Gen Virol, 91:2286-2301.

Go YY, Zhang J, Timoney PJ, Cook RF, Horohov DW and Balasuriya UBR (2010) Complex Interactions Between the Major and Minor Envelope Proteins of Equine Arteritis Virus Determine its Tropism for Equine CD3+ T Lymphocytes and CD14+ Monocytes. J Virol, 84:4898-4911.

 

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