Felix N. Toka , DVM, PhD, DSc, DACVM
Associate Professor of Veterinary Virology, Interim Director, Center for Integrative Mammalian Research
Dr. Toka specializes in viral diseases of laboratory animals and livestock, and held various research positions in Poland, Zambia and the USA. He is a member of the American Association of Immunologist, Polish Immunological Society and Chambers of Veterinary Surgeons of Poland and Zambia
DVM Warsaw Agricultural University
PHD Warsaw Agricultural University
DSC Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Host-pathogen interaction, molecular mechanisms of immune response to viral infections, viral immunology
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 1996-present
Laboratory Grant Award - American Association of Immunologists, 2013
Top Reviewer Award, Editor-in-Chief, Immunology Letters, 2012
Bronze Service Medal, Warsaw University of Life Science, Awarded by the President of Poland, May 2012
Junior Faculty Grant Award - American Association of Immunologists, 2009
Silver Cross Service Medal for achievements in Veterinary Education and
fostering Zambian-Polish Scientific relationship – Awarded by the
President of Poland- 2005
Jared R. Patch, Pervaiz A. Dar, Ryan Waters, Felix N. Toka, Jose Barrera, Christopher Schutta, Ganesh Kondabattula, William T. Golde. 2014. Infection with foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) induces a natural killer (NK) cell response in cattle that is lacking following vaccination. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. DOI: 10.1016/j.cimid.2014.07.004
Toka FN, Golde WT, 2013. Cell mediated innate responses of cattle and swine are diverse during foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infection: A unique landscape of innate immunity. IMMUNOL. LETTERS 152 (2):135-143
Felix N. Toka, Mary Kenny, William T. Golde. 2011. Rapid and transient activation of γδ T cells to interferon gamma production, NK cell-like killing and antigen processing during acute infection of cattle with foot-and-mouth disease virus. J. IMMUNOL. 186(8):4853-4861.
Jared R. Patch, Lasse E. Pedersen, Felix N. Toka, Mauro Moraes, Marvin J. Grubman, Morten Nielsen, Gregers Jungersen, Soren Buus and William T. Golde. 2011. Induction of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) specific cytotoxic T cell killing by vaccination. CLIN. VACCINE IMMUNOL. 18 (2), 280-288.
Charles K. Nfon, Felix N. Toka, Mary Kenney, Juan Pacheco-Tobin and William T. Golde. Loss of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Function Coincides with Lymphopenia and Viremia During Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Infection. 2010, VIRAL IMMUNOL. 23 (1) 1-13.
Felix N. Toka, Charles Nfon, Harry Dawson, William T. Golde. Natural Killer cell dysfunction during foot-and-mouth disease virus infection in swine. CLIN. VACCINE IMMUNOL., 2009; 16 (12):1738-1749.
Felix N. Toka, Charles Nfon, William Golde. TLR7 and TLR8 agonists potentiate the activity of porcine NK cells against foot-and-mouth disease virus infected cells. CLIN. VACCINE IMMUNOL., 2009; 16: 866-878.
The role TRIM proteins in innate immune response of bovine macrophages
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, subspecialty Immunology
Clinical Research and Good Clinical Practice