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Robert H. Mealey

Professor and Chair
veterinary microbiology and pathology
Washington State University
United States of America


Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, BS 1987 (Veterinary Science) Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, DVM 1990 (Veterinary Medicine) University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, Internship 1991 (Large Animal Medicine) Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Residency 1995 (Equine Medicine) Washington State University, Pullman, WA, PhD 2001 (Immunology)

Research Interest

Dr. Mealey is an equine internal medicine specialist and Professor of immunology and infectious diseases in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He has devoted extensive research efforts to understand how the horse’s immune system controls persistent and vector-borne infections, including those caused by viruses, bacteria, and protozoan parasites. With support from the National Institutes of Health, USDA, Morris Animal Foundation, Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, and private donations, Dr. Mealey and his research team have focused primarily on equine infectious anemia virus, the cause of equine infectious anemia, and more recently, Theileria equi, a protozoan parasite that is a cause of equine piroplasmosis.


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