Thomas W. Molitor, PhD

Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)
Thomas Molitor


Office Phone
Office Address

225H Vet Med Ctr
1365 Gortner Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
United States


Professor of Medicine (Joint Appointment), Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
Institute for Molecular Virology


PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Master's Degree, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Bachelor's Degree, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN

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  • Virus neuropathogenesis

Awards & recognition

  • Academic Health Center's Academy for Excellence in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2012 
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, 2006-2007 
  • USDA NRI Review Panel, 2002 
  • Graduate Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 2000, 2001, 2002 
  • NIH NIDA Review Panel, 1995-1999
  • Merit Award, University of Minnesota, 1997 
  • Smith Kline-Beecham Award for Research, 1993 
  • Sigma Xi Honor Society, 1993


Research summary/interests

  • Molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of viral diseases
  • Host defense responses
  • Immunity and addictive drugs

Research funding grants

  • MPB The effect of passive immunity to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and an extended lactation period on piglet immune development 2010-2011
  • NIDA/NIH: Training in Neurobehavior/Neuroimmune Addiction Research 2006 – 2011
  • NIDA/NIH: Opiate Effects on Immunity to CNS TB in Neonatal Pigs 2005 – 2010


Selected publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine, or Google Scholar.