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.

Jackeline Franco, DVM, PhD, post-doc

Jackeline is from Colombia and she received her veterinary degree from Caldas University in Manizales, Colombia. After graduating from Caldas University, Jackeline joined the Latin-American Society of Veterinary Dermatology and developed an interest in atopic dermatitis and immunology. Jackeline did her PhD in the HogenEsch lab on lipid analysis of the skin in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis and in dogs with atopic dermatitis using mass spectrometry. She is continuing to study changes in lipid profiles in dogs with atopic dermatitis.

Himani Kaushik, post-doc

Himani graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology  and a Masters in Applied Microbiology from the C.C.S. University, Meerut. She earned her Ph.D. degree from National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi in 2014. Since 2007, she has been working on the immunological aspects of bacteria led enterotoxemia and development of novel approaches for recombinant vaccine to combat the infections.  While pursuing her PhD, she was successful in generating subunit and peptide based vaccine against Clostridium perfringens Epsilon toxin. During her Ph.D. she filed 7 Indian patents of which 1 has been granted by Government of India.

Before joining Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University, she worked as a Project Investigator at School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University-New Delhi since September 2015 under WOS-A scheme funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Her current research goal involves development of effective and safe recombinant vaccines and immunotherapeutics.

Juan Hernandez, MS, graduate student


Current Undergraduate Students

Sydney Taylor

Abigail Brelage

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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