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Department of Infectious Diseases

David J. Hurley

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Educational Background

  • ​BA Chemistry/Biochemistry University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1977
  • PhD Microbiology/Biophysics The Pennsylvania State University-University Park, 1988
  • Post-doctoral Fellow Veterinary Immunology, The Pennsylvania State University-University Park, 1988-89

Teaching Experience

  • ​LAMS/POPH 5160 LA infectious diseases
  • POPH 5230 Topics in Special Topics in Population Health
  • POPH 6010 Food Animal Infectious Disease
  • POPH 6030 Food Animal Seminar
  • IDIS 3110 Food Animal Infectious Diseases (undergrad)
  • IDIS 8010 Advanced Studies in Infectious Diseases (Mycology)

Research Interests

  • ​Immunology of dairy and beef cattle, swine, horses, small ruminants and rodents
  • Neonatal inflammatory and immune development
  • Vaccine and adjuvant development and assessment
  • Assessment of the impact of management practices on animal health(acidosis, alkalosis, dietary fats, energy partitioning, housing,heat and cold stress, handling and restraint)
  • Inflammatory mechanisms in equine and bovine laminitis
  • Measures to control and eliminate Johne’s disease


  • UpJohn Graduate Student Award in Cancer Research (AACR),1988
  • Ernest L. Buckley Award for Innovation in University-Industry Related Economic Development, 1993
  • Award for Innovation in Research and Economic Development, for innovation and initiative in “Creation de l’institut de biotechnologie veterinare et alimentaire” (from the Federal Government of Canada through the Federal Executive Council of Quebec–1998)

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