The immunology researchers at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine are improving the health of animals and humans by focusing on One Health principles. Current research focuses on infectious disease within multiple realms of veterinary medicine.

Immunology Researchers

Robert Abramovitch, PhD

Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis and drug discovery


Oxidative stress, vaccine responsiveness in neonatal dairy calves; antimicrobials on farms and farm profitibility

G. Andres Contreras, DVM, PhD

Adipose tissue biology; health solutions, new technologies and applications that improve periparturient dairy cow health, farmer’s profitability

Victor DiRita, PhD

Vibrio cholerae and Campylobacter jejuni

Susan Ewart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Epigenetic and environmental risks for asthma and allergies

Bartolomeo Gorgoglione, DVM, MSc, PhD, CertAqV

Fish pathology, fish immunology, co-infections, fish parasitology, and fish virology

Jack Harkema, DVM, PhD, DACVP, ATSF

Biological mechanisms underlying airway epithelial cell injury, repair and adaptation; gut microbiota, liver function, and immunity

John B. Kaneene, DVM, MPH, PhD, FAES, FAVES

Epidemiology and control of zoonotic diseases, One Health, antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens

Linda Mansfield, MS, VMD, PhD, DACVM

Enteric pathogens resulting in GI tract inflammation; Campylobacter jejuni; therapies for IBD

Adam Moeser, MS, PhD, DVM

Interactions between early-life stress, biological sex in shaping gut neuroimmune development, disease risk

Bo Norby, CVM, MPVM, PhD

Analytical epidemiology, ecology and transmission of antimicrobial–resistant bacteria, risk factors and intervention strategies

Margaret Petroff, MS, PhD

Defense of the fetus from the maternal immune system, key molecular pathways of maternal and fetal development, and immunomodulation and autoimmune disease in fertility

Srinand Sreevatsan, BVSc, MVSc, MPH, PhD

Pathobiology and molecular evolution of several zoonotic pathogens, especially mycobacteria and influenza

Jean Tsao, PhD

Ecology of tick-borne diseases

James Wagner, MBA, PhD

Mechanisms of airway injury and systemic responses induced by inhalation exposures to pathogens, toxicants, and environmental pollutants