Jeffrey R. Abbott
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
Pathology Service Chief
Director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories
PO Box 110880
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32611-0880
- PhD, Veterinary Immunology, Washington State University, 2004
- Residency, Comparative Anatomical Pathology, Washington State University, 2004
- DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, 1997
- BA, Biology, University of Utah, 1991
Honors and Awards
- Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists; 2007
- Freshman Teacher of the Year (Veterinary Immunology); 2008, 2011, 2013
- College of Veterinary Medicine Teacher of the Year; 2012
- President, Upsilon Chapter, Phi Zeta Honor Society; 2011 to present
- Basic Science Teacher of the Year (Veterinary Immunology); 2009, 2010
Teaching and Research Interests
I am keenly interested in the wonders of teaching, exploring innovative ways to expose students to new information and engage them in the learning process.
My research interests and ongoing projects include the study of the mechanisms of host immunity as it relates to persistence of diseases, vaccine production, nutrition, and pathology; such as the mechanisms by which Anaplasma and Ehrlichial tick-borne diseases persist in their host, the components of an effective vaccine for persistent organisms and neoplasms, the role nutrition plays in the immune response, and the pathology of autoimmune disease and hypersensitivity.
- Chordomas at High Prevalence in the Captive Population of the Endangered Perdido Key Beach Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis).
Additional publications here