Members of the HogenEsch Research Group

Harm HogenEsch

Dr. Harm HogenEsch is Professor in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He grew up in the Netherlands and earned his DVM degree cum laude from the University of Utrecht in 1984. He did his graduate training in immunology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Felsburg, and received his PhD in 1989. He is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists since 1989. After working as staff scientist at the TNO Institute for Aging and Vascular Research in Leiden, the Netherlands, he joined Purdue University in 1993 and was promoted to Professor in 2001. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and 18 book chapters. He has trained 18 graduate students and post-docs.

Anisa Dunham, lab manager


Yung-Yi C. Mosley, post-doc

Yung-Yi is from Taiwan where she earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science from National Chung Hsing University. Yung-Yi graduated from Purdue University with her PhD degree in 2012. She is a board certified Veterinary Microbiologist (Immunology, Bacteriology & Mycology). During her master and PhD studies, Yung-Yi developed several recombinant vaccines for swine and poultry including subunit vaccine for classical swine fever, viral vector and DNA vaccines for infectious bursal disease as well as avian influenza. Yung-Yi’s current research includes genetics of immune response to DTaP vaccine and development of a horse contraceptive vaccine. Yung-Yi hopes her work will contribute to enhancing the vaccine efficacy for both human beings and animals.

Fangjia Lu, research associate

Originally from China and graduated from Purdue, Fangjia Lu is currently serving as a research associate in Dr. HogenEsch’ lab.  Fangjia’s research focus is vaccine adjuvants and new vaccine development.  Utilizing basic immunological technologies, Fangjia is characterizing the short term and long term immune responses that are activated by different vaccine adjuvants and exploring ways to manipulate such process to further enhance the immune response by vaccines. Fangjia hope his research can in the long run help make vaccines safer and more efficacious.

Jackeline Franco, graduate student

Jackeline is from Colombia and she received her veterinary degree from Caldas University in Manizales, Colombia. During her veterinary studies, she conducted a research project on antibiotic residues in beef samples collected from a local slaughter-house. After graduating from Caldas University, Jackeline joined the Latin-American Society of Veterinary Dermatology and developed an interest in atopic dermatitis and immunology. Jackeline is supported by a Colciencias fellowship from the Colombian government.

Former Graduate Students

Zhe Wang, PhD, currently Associate Editor Nature Cell Biology

Ingeborg Langohr, DVM, PhD, currently Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Anna Sokolovska, PhD, currently senior scientist at Synlogic, Cambridge, MA

Matthew Renninger, DVM, PhD, currently senior pathologist at Covance Laboratories, Greenfield, IN

Marlon Rebelatto, DVM, PhD, currently senior pathologist at MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD

Lynn Guptill-Yoran, DVM, PhD, currently Associate Professor of Internal Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Contact Information

The HogenEsch Lab
725 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
phone: 765-496-3487

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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