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The University of Tennessee

The College of Veterinary Medicine

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Stephen A. Kania, MS, Ph.D.

Department of Comparative Medicine The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Phone: (865) 974-5576
FAX: (865) 974-8222


  • Ph.D.-Veterinary Infectious Diseases - University of Florida
  • M.S.- Veterinary Science- Washington State University
  • B.S.- Biology - Eastern Connecticut State University


  • Graduate and veterinary student training in molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, and infectious diseases.

Clinical Interests

  • Molecular biolgy
  • Clinical immunology
  • Flow cytometry based cell analysis
  • Modulation of the immune response

Research Interests

  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Molecular characterization of virulence factors
  • PCR based avian and mammalian sex determination
  • Genetic basis of antibiotic resistance
  • Immune response and modulation by vaccines, therapeutic agents, and radiation therapy

Professional Societies

  • American Association of Veterinary Immunologists
  • American Society For Microbiology
  • American Zoo and Aquarium Association
  • Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases
  • Southeastern Society of Parasitologists