John Timoney, MVB, MRCVS, MS, PhD
Emeritus Professor

Professional Profile

Employment and Professional Experience

1965-67; Research Assistant, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Wisconsin.

1967-72; Assistant Lecturer, College Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University College, Dublin.

1972-86; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor of Veterinary  Bacteriology, Department of Microbiology, NYS College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.

1978-84; Lecturer, Aquavet Program, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

1979-80; Visiting Lecturer, Bacteriology, The Medical  School, University of Bristol, England.

1985-86; Visiting Associate Professor of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of California/Davis, Davis, CA.

1986-91; Professor of Veterinary Bacteriology, Department  of Microbiology, NYS College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell  University.

1991-present; Keeneland Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky,  Lexington.

Selected Publications

Timoney, J.F., R. DeNegri, A.  Sheoran and N. Forster. 2010. Affects of N-terminal variation in the SeM  protein of Streptococcus equi on antibody and fibrinogen binding.  Vaccine. 28:1522-1527.

Kumar, P. and J.F. Timoney. 2009.  Light and ultrastructural studies on the ependymal secretion and formation of  Reissner’s fibre in horses. Indian J. Am. Sci. 79:1087-1188.

Causey, R.C., S.C. Artiushin,  J.F. Crowley, J.A. Weber, A.D. Homola, A. Kelley, L.A. Stephenson, H.M. Opitz,  S. Guilmain and J.F. Timoney. 2009. Immunization of the equine uterus against Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus using an intranasal attenuated Salmonella vector. Veterinary Journal.  doi:10.1016/j.tujl.2009.05.001.

Tiwari, R. and J.F. Timoney.  2008. Streptococcus equi bacteriophage SeP9 binds to group C  carbohydrate but is not infective for the closely related S. zooepidemicus. Vet. Microbiol. 135:304-307.

Pesavento, P.A., K.F. Hurley, M.J. Bannasch, S. Artiushin and J.F. Timoney. 2008. A  clonal outbreak of acute hemorrhagic pneumonia in intensively housed (shelter)  dogs caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus. Vet. Pathol. 45:51-53.

Kumar,  P. and J.F. Timoney. 2008. Histomorphology of the subcommissural organ of the  horse, Indian J. of Animal Sciences. 78:1227-30.

Verma, A., S.R. Rathinam, C.  Gowri Priya, V.R. Muthukkaruppan, B. Stevenson Brian and J.F. Timoney. 2008.  LruA and LruB antibodies in sera of humans with leptospiral uveitis. Clin.  Vaccine Immunol. 15:1019-1023.

Timoney,  J.F. and P. Kumar. 2008. Early pathogenesis of equine Streptococcus equi infection (strangles), Eq. Vet. J. 40:  637-642.

Tiwari, R., A. Qin,  S. Artiushin and J.F. Timoney. 2007. Se18.9, an antiphagocytic factor H-binding  protein of Streptococcus equi. Vet.  Microbiol. 121:105-115.

Timoney, J.F., J. Yang, J. Liu,  and C. Merant. 2007. IdeE reduces the bactericidal activity of equine  neutrophils for Streptococcus equi. Vet. Immunol. and Immunopathol. 122:76-82.

Timoney, J.F.,  A. Qin, S. Muthupalani, and S. Artiushin. 2007. Vaccine potential of novel  surface exposed and secreted proteins of Streptococcus  equi. Vaccine 25:5583-5590.

Verma, A., J. Hellwage, S.  Artiushin, P.F. Ziffel, P. Kraiczy, J.F. Timoney and B. Stevenson. 2006. LfhA,  a novel factor H-binding protein of Leptospira interrogans. Infect. Immun. 74:2659-66.

Breathnach, C.C, M.R. Yeargan,  J.F. Timoney and G.P. Allen. 2006. Detection of equine herpesvirus-specific  effector and memory cytotoxic immunity in the equine upper respiratory tract.  Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 111:117-25.

Curriculum Vitae


BSc (Biology), University College, Dublin, 1961

MVB, MRCVS, University College, Dublin, 1965

MS, University of Wisconsin, 1967

PhD, National University of Ireland, 1969

Areas of Interest

Bacteriology, equine education, equine research, infectious diseases, Microbiology