Our Mission: To improve animal and human health by investigating the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of respiratory disease
Our Philosophy: We target novel discoveries that will set the bar for disease management, employing robust technologies suited to deciphering disease complexity while critically assessing our results in a benchtop to bedside approach that values individual creativity as a foundation.
Our History: The laboratory was founded by Dr. Cyprianna Swiderski and Dr. Lais Costa to address the need for improved diagnosis and treatment of horses with a regional asthma-like disease that possesses key features of neutrophilic and severe asthma. The lab is expanding and now includes dedicated senior scientists, graduate and professional students who are answering critical questions about respiratory health in animals and humans.
Protein Networks Mediating Airway Hyper-responsiveness in Horses: This project is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Animal Health Program competitive grant no. 2015-67016-23172 from the USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
From a student's perspective: Summer SPARAO Internship
Associate Professor, Equine Medicine
Large Animal Program Leader, Translational Biomedical Research Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State, MS 39762