Texas Tech University

Faculty Disease Ecology, Management, and Prevention Research Focuses

Investigator Topic Involvement
Disease Ecology
Babafela Awosile Microbial ecology at One Health interface American Society for Microbiology; Surveillance and epi of drug resistant infections consortium; Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases; Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Jerry Black Equine musculoskeletal disease; Sport medicine Emeritus professor in equine sciences
Seth Chapman Inflammatory airway disease in horses and use of flow cytometry in diagnosis and characterization of hematopoietic neoplasia American Veterinary Medical Association, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Britt Conklin Equine sports medicine, podiatry, endocrinology, and immunology American Association of Equine Practitioners; Texas Equine Veterinary Association; American Veterinary Medical Association; American Farriers Association
John Dascanio Equine reproductive procedures, infertility, and breeding American College of Theriogenologists; American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine); Co-editor text “Equine Reproductive Procedures”; Distinguished Expert Academy of Veterinary Educators
Michael Cruz Penn Forensic veterinary pathology; Diseases of zoo and wildlife animal species, and development of new didactic tools and techniques American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Jason Fritzler Infectious disease ecology of the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas
John Gibbons Approach to address basic fertilization and early embryonic development questions; Developing and modifying reproductive techniques American Embryo Transfer Association; International Embryo Technologies Society
Laszlo Hunyadi How a low air quality index relates to pulmonary inflammation in the horse. Allergic airway and dermatitis in the horse and evaluating environmental triggers and allergens; Design of new molecular diagnostics and pharmacological evaluation of novel therapeutics AAEP vaccine guidelines chair; ACVIM examiner and writer
Jennifer Koziol Bull fertility and breeding soundness exams along with bovine respiratory disease American Veterinary Medical Association; American College of Theriogenologists; Society of Theriogenology; American Association of Bovine Practitioners
Devendra Shah Utilizing comparative pathogenomics and epidemiologic approaches to study diverse bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, Campylobacter, and Staphylococcus, with a focus on understanding their epidemiological and evolutionary dynamics. Conference for Research Workers in Animal Disease (CRWAD), American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Poultry Science Association (PSA)
Emily Sundman Translation of interventions and diagnostics from other species to equine medicine American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine Practice)
Disease Management
Nichole Anderson Improvement of livestock production and early life stress on welfare to increase herd longevity American Society of Animal Sciences Animal Welfare Committee; PAACO-certified Swine Welfare Auditor
Carolyn Arnold American Association of Equine Practitioners; American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Prasanth Chelikani Nutritional management of dairy cattle Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Dave Dutton Orthopedic disease in foals such as angular limb deformities, incomplete ossification of tarsal bones, and suprascapular nerve injuries in horses; Regenerative therapy in the horse: equine amniotic allografts, stem cells, and exosomes for equine therapeutics American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Arlene Garcia Management of compromised livestock and timely euthanasia; Animal welfare American Society of Animal Science; Texas Veterinary Medical Association; ISAE; PAACO Certified Multi-Species Animal Welfare Auditor/Consultant
Laszlo Hunyadi Tropical veterinary medicine (fungal & parasitic infestations) in rural and underserved areas of Hawaii AAEP vaccine guidelines chair; ACVIM examiner and writer
Sarah Wagner Drug therapy in livestock species, prevention and treatment of lameness in cattle, and the welfare of livestock American Association of Bovine Practitioners; President of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology
Disease Prevention
Laszlo Hunyadi Pharmacokinetics of new therapeutics in horses. AAEP vaccine guidelines chair; ACVIM examiner and writer
Smriti Shringi Development of novel point of care (POC) and high throughput surveillance, detection and diagnostic tools for bacterial and viral infectious diseases that impact animal health and public health.; Unraveling evolutionary mechanisms underlying emergence, persistence, and loss of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and its impact on pathogen fitness.; Study pathogenesis, virulence, and molecular epidemiology of bacterial and viral infectious diseases with the focus on identifying molecular biomarkers for diagnostics and surveillance. American Society for Microbiology (ASM); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Ebenezer Tumban Viral infectious diseases, molecular virology, virus-like particles bioengineering, vaccines & correlates of immune protection, immunizations American Society for Virology, Virus-like particle & nano-particle vaccines