Innate Immunity to Dairy Mastitis
I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Veterinary Physiology in the area of endocrine regulation of growth and lactation. I then conducted post-doctoral research at Penn State University in mammary gland biology, and then at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) laboratory in Beltsville Maryland in the area of transgenic animals. I then moved to the University of Vermont where I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science. I have mentored two M.S. and three Ph.D. students and currently have two Ph.D. students in my lab.
Kandasamy, S., and D.E. Kerr. 2012. Genomic analysis of between-cow variation in dermal fibroblast response to lipopolysaccharide. Journal of Dairy Science. 95: 3852-3864.
Green, B.B., S. Kandasamy, T.H. Elsasser, and D.E. Kerr. 2011. The use of dermal fibroblasts as a predictive tool of the toll-like receptor 4 response pathway and its development in Holstein heifers. Journal of Dairy Science. 94:5502-5514.
Kandasamy, S., B.B. Green, A.L. Benjamin, and D.E. Kerr. 2011. Between-cow variation in dermal fibroblast response to lipopolysaccharide reflected in resolution of inflammation during Escherichia coli mastitis. Journal of Dairy Science. 94:5963-5975
Becker, S.C., J. Foster-Frey, A. Powell, D.E. Kerr, and D. M. Donovan. 2011. Lysostaphin: molecular changes that preserve staphylolytic activity. In
Celia, L.K., D. Nelson, and D.E. Kerr. 2008. Characterization of a bacteriophage lysin (Ply700) from Streptococcus uberis. Veterinary Microbiology 130:107-117.
Zheng, J., A. D. Watson, and D. E. Kerr. 2006. Genome-Wide Expression Analysis of Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Mastitis in a Mouse Model. Infection and Immunity 74:1907-1915.
Wall, R.J., A.M. Powell, M.J. Paape, D.E. Kerr, D.D. Bannerman, V.G. Pursel, K.D. Wells, N. Talbot, and H.W. Hawk. 2005. Genetically enhanced cows resist intramammary Staphylococcus aureus infection. Nature Biotechnology 23:445-451
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