Mark Rutherford, MS, PhD

Associate Professor,

Mark Rutherford

Contact Info

[email protected]

Office Phone 612-625-4281

Fax 612-625-0204

Office Address:
295E AS/VM Building
1988 Fitch Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Postdoctoral fellow, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

PhD, Immunology, University of Illinois

MS, Chemistry, Illinois State

BS, Chemistry, Illinois State



Molecular Immunology


Research Summary/Interests

I am primarily interested in molecular aspects of host-pathogen interactions, including transcriptome approaches to understanding both the host response as well as the pathogenic mechanisms employed by the pathogen.




Graduate Courses

  • CMB/VMED 8134- Ethical Conduct of Animal Research (Coordinator)
  • CMB/VMED 8550- Graduate Seminar (Coordinator)
  • CMB/VMED 5910- Grant Writing: What Makes a Winning Proposal? (Coordinator)
  • VMED5190- Seminar Presentation and Development (Instructor)

DVM Courses

  • CVM6911- Veterinary Immunology (Coordinator)
  • CVM6004- Critical Scientific Reading (Instructor)
  • CVM6913- Agents of Disease I (Instructor)

Undergraduate Courses

  • VPM4131- Immunology (Instructor)