Dr. D. Paul Lunn, BVSc, MS, PhD, MRCVS, Dip. ACVIM
- PhD, Cambridge University
- BVSc, University of Liverpool
- MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professional Experience & Qualifications
Dr. Paul Lunn is the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, and took up that position on February 20th, 2012. Previously he was a Professor and the Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Before moving to Colorado in 2003, Dr. Lunn worked as an equine medicine faculty member, and as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Lunn hails from Wales, where he grew up in a farming community, before studying veterinary medicine at Liverpool University. After a period in private practice in the UK, he pursued clinical training in Ontario and Wisconsin, and doctoral research training at the University of Cambridge.
Currently Dr. Lunn is a Past President of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, and current Chairman of the Research Advisory Committee of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
Outside of work, he and his wife Kathy enjoy hiking and raising terriers. Dr. Lunn also fly fishes and skis inexpertly but enthusiastically.
- August 2003 to February 2012: Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
- October 2000 to August 2003: Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching
Hospital, July 2000.
- October 1991 to 2000: Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Affiliate appointment in the Department of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences. Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure 1998.
- October 1988 to October 1991: PhD. studies, University of Cambridge, Great Britain. Thesis: Monoclonal antibodies
recognizing equine leucocyte surface antigens and immunoglobulins
- July 1985 to June 1988: Resident, Large Animal Internal Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Master of Science Degree studies, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thesis: Renal Electrolyte and Net Acid Excretion in Metabolic Alkalosis in Sheep.
- September 1983 – June 1985: General practice, Pennard Veterinary Group, Sevenoaks, Kent, Great Britain. A large mixed practice: 45% small animal, 35% food animal, 20% equine.
- July 1982 - July 1983: Intern, Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario.
- September 1977 - June 1982: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honors) degree studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Great Britain.
As a faculty member, outside of clinical work Dr. Lunn’s interests have been in equine immunology and infectious disease, and he maintains an involvement in research focusing on influenza virus and EHV-1 infection in horses.
Selected Publications (from the past 3 years)
Hussey GS, Hussey SB, Wagner B, Horohov DW, Van de Walle GR, Osterrieder N, Goehring LS, Rao S, Lunn DP: Evaluation of immune responses following infection of ponies with an EHV-1 ORF1/2 deletion mutant. Veterinary Research, 42; 23-29, 2011.
Durando M, Birks EK, Hussey SB, Lunn DP: Cardiac troponin I concentrations in ponies challenged with equine influenza virus. J Vet Int Med, 25, 339-344, 2011.
Wilsterman S, Soboll G, Lunn DP, Ashton LV, Callan RJ, Hussey SB, Rao S, Goerhing LS: Equine herpesvirus-1 infected peripheral blood mononuclear cell subpopulations during viremia. Vet. Micro. 149, 40-47, 2011.
Goerhing LS, Soboll G, Ashton LV, Schenkel A, Lunn DP: Infection of central nervous system endothelial cells by cell-associated EHV-1. Vet. Micro. 148, 389-39, 2011.
Kydd JH, Slater J, Osterrieder N, Lunn DP: Report of the Second Havemeyer EHV-1 Workshop, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, September 2008. Equine Veterinary Journal, 42: 572-5, 2010.
Landolt GA, Hussey SB, Kreutzer K, Quintana A, Lunn DP: Intra lymph node low-dose DNA vaccination in ponies. Vet. Rec., 167: 302-4, 2010.
Goehring LS, Wagner B, Bigbie R, Hussey SB, Rao S, Morley PS, Lunn DP: Control of EHV-1 viremia and nasal shedding by commercial vaccines. Vaccine, 28: 5203-5211, 2010.
Muirhead T, McClure J, Wichtel J, Stryhn H, Markham F, McFarlane D, Lunn DP: The Effect of Age on Systemic Antibody Response Following Rabies and Influenza Vaccination in Healthy Horses. J. Comp. Path. 142: S85-S90, 2010.
Soboll G, Breathnach CC, Kydd, Hussey SB, Mealey R, Lunn DP: Vaccination of ponies with the IE gene of EHV-1 in a recombinant modified live vaccinia vector protects against clinical and virological disease. Vet Immunol Immunopathol, 135: 108-117, 2010.
Lunn DP, Davis-Poynter N, Flaminio MJBF, Horohov DW, Osterrieder K, Pusterla N, Townsend HGG: ACVIM EHV-1 consensus statement. J. Vet. Intern. Med. 23:450–461, 2009.