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Jeffrey R. Abbott

photograph of Dr. Jeff Abbott

Associate Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
PO Box 110880
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32611-0880
X 352-392-9704


  • DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, 1997
  • Residency, Comparative Anatomical Pathology, Washington State University, 2004
  • PhD, Veterinary Immunology, Washington State University, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • DVM with honors, 1997
  • Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, “Independent” category, 1999
  • Travel Award for New Researchers; American Society of Rickettsiology, 2003

Research Interests

Research in our laboratory is centered on immunology of infectious disease and vaccine development.  Our focus is on bacterial infections and the host response, particularly when the infection is persistent in nature including Anaplasma marginale, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Coxiella burnettii.  Our goal is to identify antigens that elicit cellular and humoral immunity and protect against infection and disease.  In addition, we aim to identify mechanisms by which the bacteria modulate the immune system to survive persistently in the face of a competent immune response.

Recent Publications

Additional publications here


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