Genetics & Genomics

Genetics & Genomics

Scientists in the Genetics and Genomics group investigate the organization of genes on equine chromosomes and work to identify genetic determinants of important inherited traits in horses. Members of this group are also active participants in the international collaborative effort to sequence the entire horse genome.

Immunology

Immunology

The Immunology group are characterizing immune responses of the horse at the molecular level.

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Faculty with expertise in Infectious Diseases study many of the important viral and bacterial organisms that threaten horses throughout the world.

Musculoskeletal Science

Musculoskeletal Science

The musculoskeletal system includes the bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that structurally support the body and enable physical movement.

Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology

Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology

Medications, toxic compounds, and problems associated with detection of performance enhancing drugs are the focus of the Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology group.

Parasitology

Parasitology

Important parasitic (strongyles, tapeworms, and the protozoan responsible for neurological condition equine protozoal myeloencephalitis) microorganisms are being investigated by the Parasitology group.

Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health

Scientists in the Reproductive Health group study environmental and biochemical factors affecting pregnancy in mares.

Research in the Gluck Equine Research Center

The Gluck Equine Research Center has received international recognition for its research dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the horse. Today, the Gluck Center has faculty members dedicating almost 100% of their time to equine research in seven areas: genetics and genomics, immunology, infectious diseases, parasitology, pharmacology, therapeutics and toxicology, musculoskeletal science, and reproductive health.

To learn more about each of these programs, click on the group pages in the menu to the left.