Confer, Anthony WRegents Professor
Endowed Chair for Food Animal Research
Specialty: Anatomic pathology
DVM, Oklahoma State University, 1972
MS (Veterinary Pathology), Ohio State University, 1974
PhD (Microbiology), University of Missouri, 1978
American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)
Department: Veterinary Pathobiology
Born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Married Carolyn Pope in 1970; four children and 10 grandchildren. Served 2 years in the Air Force as Captain, Veterinary Corp. stationed at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC 1974-1976. Graduate work and pathology training at Ohio State and the University of Missouri as an NIH postdoctoral trainee and fellow, respectively. Associate Professor of Pathology 1978 - 1981, Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine. Associate Professor to Professor of Pathology 1981 - present, Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Department Head 1986 - 1999; Associate Dean for Research 1999- 2001, Department Head 2004 - 2008. Oklahoma State University Regents Professor 2003 - present. Awards: OSU Eminent Faculty Award 2003, Pfizer (previously Beecham) Award for Research Excellence 1985, 2011; Norden Distinguished Teaching Award 1987 & 2002; Oklahoma Journal Record “On the Brink” Award for Research Innovation 2006. Regents Distinuished Teaching Award 2010; Distinguished Alumnus, OSU CVHS 2009. Since 1981, main research focus has been immunity against bacterial pathogens in Shipping Fever pneumonia of cattle.
Licenses: Oklahoma Faculty License
Fields of Interest:
Diagnostic Pathology, Pathogenesis of and immunity to infectious diseases, Immunity to Gram-negative bacteria, Bovine Respiratory Disease
Current Research Focus:
Immunity to Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida outer membrane proteins
Regents Professor, Oklahoma State University, 2003 - present
Sitlington Chair for Food Animal Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, 1995-present.
Professor, Veterinary Pathology, Oklahoma State University, 1985-present.
Head, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Oklahoma State University, 2004 - 2008
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, 1999-2001.
Head, Department of Anatomy, Pathology and Pharmacology, Oklahoma State University, 1996-1999
Head, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Oklahoma State University, 1986-1996.
Visiting Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of British Columbia, August 1990-February 1991.
Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathology, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Oklahoma State University, 1981-1985.
Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathology, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Louisiana State University, 1978-1981.
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976-1978.
Captain, US Air Force, Veterinary Corps; Staff Pathologist; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Washington DC, 1974-1976.
Postdoctoral Trainee, National Institutes of Health Fellowship Award, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, The Ohio State University, 1972-1974.
Academy of Veterinary Consultants
American College of Veterinary Pathologists - Certified Veterinary Pathologist, 1977 - present
American Society of Microbiology
American Veterinary Medical Association
C.L. Davis Foundation
Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases
Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society
VMED 7264, General Pathology (Cell adaptation & injury)
VMED 7663, Neurology (Neuropathology)
VMED 7662, Urinary System (Pathology)
Diagnostic block - 4th year students (necropsy)
VBSC 5023, Pathobiology (Cell adaptation & injury)