Amanda Adams

Amanda Adams

Amanda Adams Vet Science Faculty

Amanda Adams

Associate Professor

128-I Gluck Research Center 1400 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY 40546

Last Revised: Apr 25th, 2022

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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, Equine Immunology, University of Kentucky, 2011
PhD, Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, 2008
BS, Biology, Stephens College, 2003

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Dr. Dan Howe
Interim Director, Gluck Equine Research Center

437 Gluck Equine Research Center 1400 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY 40546-0099

(859) 218-1113