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Stephen A. Hines

Professor, Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning
veterinary microbiology and pathology
Washington State University
United States of America

Biography

BA: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; 1977 DVM: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; 1981 Residency in Anatomic Pathology: University of Florida - Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, Florida; 1982-84 PhD: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; 1989 (Immunology & Infectious Disease)

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Our work on equine rhodococcal pneumonia has included pulmonary & mucosal immunity, cytotoxic T lymphocytes, DNA vaccines, and developing methods for studying cellular immune responses in horses. Another important aspect of this work is neonatal immunity, since a successful vaccine would probably need to be administered early in life. Currently we are looking at the role of non-traditional, MHC-unrestricted T lymphocytes and hypothesize that these immune cells recognize unique R. equi lipid antigens presented by CD1 molecules.

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