Horohov Bio

Dr. David W. Horohov

At-Large Director Representing Departments of Veterinary Science


Dr. Horohov is the Jes E. and Clementine M. Schlaikjer Endowed Chair of the Department of Veterinary Science and director of the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky.

As chair, he is involved in a collaborative agreement between his program and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University. 

Previously, (1995-2003) he served as professor of veterinary immunology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University.

His research program focuses on the immune response of horses to various infectious and non-infectious diseases. The emphasis of this work has been on the identification and characterization of equine cytokines and the role they play in protective and pathologic immune responses.

Dr. Horohov has authored and co-authored 161 scientific articles and other publications. He has been the principal investigator on 23 externally funded research grants totaling over $2 million dollars and co-investigator on 15 others totaling more than $1.6 million while at the University of Kentucky. 

He served as president of the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and is a member of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. He has served on the peer review panel for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Advisory Committee and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Horohov has been the co-organizer of international meetings on equine immunology and equine herpesviruses and chair of the scientific program committee for the International Conference on Equine Infectious Disease. 

He received his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.

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