The Equine Infectious Disease Laboratory (EIDL) is a research laboratory within the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
in the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. The EIDL was founded
in the mid 1980’s by Dr. Ronald J. Martens and uses a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating the sciences of epidemiology,
immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology to study equine infectious diseases. Dr. Noah Cohen now heads the lab.

Because of the specter of antimicrobial resistance looming as a threat to the health of horses, people, and other animals, we are particularly interested in how we can develop approaches to treatment and prevention of infectious diseases that are based on improving effectiveness of host immune responses to control infection (rather than using antimicrobial drugs).

Scientist doing an experiment on infectious diseases

Our Mission

  • To control and prevent infectious diseases of horses
  • To serve as a resource and repository for knowledge
    about equine infectious diseases generated by our laboratory
  • To train, engage, support, and nurture professional, graduate, and undergraduate students wanting to pursue careers in biomedical sciences

Contact Information

Open: Monday–Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time) | Phone: 979.845.3280

For undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students interested in employment or educational opportunities, contact Dr. Noah Cohen at or Dr. Angela Bordin at