Amanda Adams, PhD
Associate Professor

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My research interests are focused on characterizing the immune system of the geriatric horse, by identifying mechanisms responsible for immunosenescence, inflamm-aging and altered immune responses to vaccination. We are also interested in further understanding of how some endocrine disorders, in particular Equine Cushing’s disease, affects the immune response of aged horses. The goal is to improve the health and well-being of the aged horse by identifying interventions that have the potential to improve the function and redox state of the immune system. In addition, I have established research funding to further understand the effect of nutritional intervention on the inflammatory and endocrine response of the equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) horse. There is a growing need to understand mechanisms responsible and pathways involved in equine metabolic syndrome. Thus, my goal is to identify potential treatments that target both the inflammatory and metabolic component of EMS.

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Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky (Equine Immunology), 2011; PhD, University of Kentucky (Veterinary Science), 2008; BS, Stephens College (Biology), 2003

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