Amanda Adams, PhD

Assistant Professor
Faculty

amanda.adams@uky.edu
Phone (859) 218-1097


128-I, Gluck Equine Research Center
Lexington KY 40546-0099

Specialties


Professional Profile

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.

Areas of Interest

Immunology