Dr. Gregory Pharr

Dr. Gregory Pharr

Title:

  • Associate Professor

Contacts:

gtp3@msstate.edu
Office: (662) 325-0747
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Overview

Summary:

B.S. – University of Arkansas.
M.S. – University of Arkansas.
Ph.D. – Mississippi State University.
Postdoctoral Fellow – USDA-ARS, Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory, East Lansing, MI.
Postdoctoral Fellow – Gwen Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research, University of Chicago.
Postdoctoral Fellow – College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University.

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Animal Physiology, Mississippi State University, 1990
  • Master of Science (M.S.), Microbiology, University of Arkansas, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bacteriology, University of Arkansas, 1982

Research interests:

Characterization of B lymphocyte development in the bursa of Fabricius.
Host adaptation of respiratory Mycoplasmas in chickens.

Biography

B.S. – University of Arkansas.
M.S. – University of Arkansas.
Ph.D. – Mississippi State University.
Postdoctoral Fellow – USDA-ARS, Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory, East Lansing, MI.
Postdoctoral Fellow – Gwen Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research, University of Chicago.
Postdoctoral Fellow – College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University.

Publications

Conference Paper

  • Blood variables of commercial egg-laying pullets following a field-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum challenge .  Poultry Science. Volume 97, Issue E-Suppl. 1, Page 59. 2018
  • Production and humoral immune effects of dietary Original XPC in layer pullets challenged with Mycoplasma gallisepticum.  Poultry Science. Volume 97, Issue E-Suppl. 1, Pages 35-36. 2018

Journal Article

  • Expression of the ephrin receptor B2 in the embryonic chicken bursa of Fabricius. International Journal of Poultry Science. Volume 14, Issue 9, Pages 485-490. 2015
  • Prevalence and factors associated with fecal shedding of Giardia spp. in domestic cats.. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. Volume 42, Issue 6, Pages 424-9. 2006

Published Abstract

  • In ovo injection of probiotic bacteria and its influence on the broiler immune system during a coccidian challenge. Poultry Science. Volume 98, Issue E-suppl. 1., Page 5. 2019

Presentations

Poster

  • "In ovo injection of probiotic bacteria and its influence on the broiler immune system during a coccidian challenge." International Poultry Scientific Forum, Southern Poultry Science Society, Atlanta GA. 2019

Areas of Expertise

Transcriptomics bursa of Fabricius B-cell development chicken embryo.