Jeffrey R. Abbott

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Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
PO Box 100123
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610-0123
Fax 352-392-9704


  • PhD, Veterinary Immunology, Washington State University, 2004
  • Residency, Comparative Anatomical Pathology, Washington State University, 2004
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists; 2007
  • DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, 1997
  • BA, Biology, University of Utah, 1991

Honors and Awards

  • 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.

Recent Publications

Additional publications here


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