Biography

Jesse Hostetter

Department of Pathology
Department Head, Professor

Biography

Dr. Hostetter is the Barry G. Harmon Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He also is the Executive Director of the Tifton and Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. In these positions he is responsible for all aspects of the service, teaching and research missions of the department and for the state veterinary diagnostic laboratories in Athens and Tifton Georgia. Prior to moving to UGA in 2019 he spent eighteen years at Iowa State University as a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. While at Iowa State Dr. Hostetter was active in all department missions including diagnostic service, teaching, and research. He taught both in the DVM and graduate curriculum. He had an active research program at Iowa State and his research was focused on mucosal innate immune responses to enteric pathogens. Much of his work centered on the early immune response to Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis infection in calves. Dr. Hostetter had several leadership roles at Iowa State that included being Chair of the Immunobiology Graduate program, Director of Graduate Education for the Pathology Department, and Director of the Comparative Pathology Core Service. He is currently a section editor for pathology for the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and has been a member of the nominations committee for ACVP and the enteric diseases committee for AAVLD.