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John Timoney, MVB, MRCVS, MS, Ph.D.

John Timoney, MVB, MRCVS, MS, Ph.D.

Portrait of John Timoney

John Timoney, MVB, MRCVS, MS, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Faculty
1400 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40546

Last Revised: Oct 18th, 2022

Professional Biography

Areas of Interest: Bacteriology, equine education, equine research, infectious diseases, Microbiology

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.


B.Sc., Biology, University College, Dublin, 1961
MVB, MRCVS, University College, Dublin, 1965
M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1967
Ph.D., National University of Ireland, 1969

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