Immunology; horse antibody genetics, structure, and function; host immunity to equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1); Lyme disease; allergy development in horses
Current Research Interest
Equine immunology and host-pathogen interaction with the goal of developing novel preventive strategies and treatments for allergic diseases and equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1)
American Association of Veterinary Immunologists 2019 Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist
Harry M. Zweig Assistant Professorship in Equine Health, 2009–2011
Max Kade Foundation Inc., Research Exchange Grant
Wagner, Bettina, Heather Freer, Alicia Rollins, David Garcia-Tapia, Hollis N. Erb, Christopher Earnhart, Richard Marconi, and Patrick Meeus. “Antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi OspA, OspC, OspF and C6 Antigens as Markers for Early and Late Infection in Dogs.” Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 19, no. 4 (2012): 527–35.
Schnabel, Christiane L., Susanna Babasyan, Alicia Rollins, Heather Freer, Christine L. Wimer, Gillian A. Perkins, Fahad Raza, Nikolaus Osterrieder, and Bettina Wagner. “An Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) Ab4 Open Reading Frame (ORF)2 Deletion Mutant Provides Immunity and Protection from EHV-1 Infection and Disease.” Journal of Virology 93, no. 22 (November 2019): e01011-19.