David Hurley

Professor Emeritus


  • Infectious Diseases
  • Research


Research Interests

  • ​Immunology of dairy and beef cattle, swine, horses, small ruminants, chickens, turkeys 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

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

  • POPH 5230 Topics in Special Topics in Population Health
  • POPH 6010 Food Animal Infectious Disease
  • POPH 6030 Food Animal Seminar
  • IDIS 8010 Advanced Studies in Infectious Diseases (Mycology)