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Francisco A. Uzal- DVM, PhD, DACVP
Professor of Clinical
California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab

San Bernardino Lab
San Bernardino, CA 92408

+1 909 383 4287
fuzal@cahfs.ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Clostridial diseases of animals; pathogenesis and diagnosis

Specialty Focus

Pathology of diseases of food animals, with special emphasis in infectious diseases

Education

1982 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Buenos Aires University, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1989 MS Veterinary Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
1998 PhD Veterinary Pathology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2010 Forensic pathology, CLDavis foundation,

Honors and Awards

1997 Award: Best scientific presentation. Polymerase chain reaction detection of different Clostridium perfringens types in faeces of goats. rnational Meeting on the Molecular Biology and Pathogen
1995-1997 Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Australian Government. Brisbane, Australia
1995-1997 Scholarship of teh National Council of Technical and Scientific Research (Argentina). Brisbane, Australia
1988-1989 Scholarship of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) and The Interamerican Development Bank (BID). Uppsala, Sweden
1983-1987 Scholarship of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA). Bariloche, Argentina
1982-1983 Scholarship of the Council of Deans of National Universities (CRUN). La Plata, Argentina
1981-1982 Scholarship of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA). Castelar, Argentina

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, Monoclonal immunoprotectants for select agent toxins, Larry Zetlin (Principal Investigator), NIAID thru MAPP Biopharmaceutical, Inc. subaward

Co-Principal Investigator, An Antibody Immunoprotectant for Category B Toxins, Larry Zeitlin (Principal Investigator), NIAID thru MAPP Biopharmaceutical, Inc. subaward

Co-Principal Investigator, Mechanism of action of C. perfringens enterotoxin, Bruce McClane (Principal Investigator), University of Pittsburgh/NIH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Francisco A. Uzal: Compressive myelopathy caused by epidural hematoma associated with fibrocartilaginous embolism in a horse 2015 Dörner C, Uzal FA, Carvallo F, Palmero Compressive myelopathy caused by epidural hematoma associated with fibrocartilaginous embolism in a horse Veterinary Education,
  • Francisco A. Uzal: Avian Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Organic Layers 2015 Crespo R, Opriessnig T, Uzal F, Gerber PF Avian Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Organic Layers Avian Diseases,
  • Francisco A. Uzal: Necrotic Enteritis in Chickens Associated with Clostridium sordellii 2015 Rimoldi G, Uzal F, Chin RP, Palombo EA, Awad M, Lyras D, Shivaprasad HL Necrotic Enteritis in Chickens Associated with Clostridium sordellii Avian Diseases,
  • Francisco A. Uzal: Cluster of cases of massive hemorrhage associated with anticoagulant detection in race horses 2015 Carvallo FR, Poppenga R, Kinde H, Diab SS, Nyaoke AC, Hill AE, Arthur RM, Uzal FA Cluster of cases of massive hemorrhage associated with anticoagulant detection in race horses Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation: Official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc,
  • Francisco A. Uzal: Clostridium perfringens type A-E toxin plasmids 2015 Freedman JC, Theoret JR, Wisniewski JA, Uzal FA, Rood JI, McClane BA Clostridium perfringens type A-E toxin plasmids Research in Microbiology,
  • Francisco A. Uzal: An outbreak of thyroid hyperplasia (goiter) with high mortality in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) 2015 Loukopoulos P, Bautista AC, Puschner B, Murphy B, Crossley BM, Holser I, Gomes L, Shivaprasad HL, Uzal FA An outbreak of thyroid hyperplasia (goiter) with high mortality in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc,
  • Francisco A. Uzal: Nanoparticle-loaded macrophage-mediated photothermal therapy: potential for glioma treatment 2015 Madsen SJ, Christie C, Hong SJ, Trinidad A, Peng Q, Uzal FA, Hirschberg H Nanoparticle-loaded macrophage-mediated photothermal therapy: potential for glioma treatment Lasers in medical science,
  • Francisco A. Uzal: Pathology and diagnosis of proliferative and ulcerative dermatitis associated with Tunga penetrans infestation in cattle 2015 Marin RE, Houston R, Omanska-Klusek A, Alcaraz A, Garcia JP, Uzal FA Pathology and diagnosis of proliferative and ulcerative dermatitis associated with Tunga penetrans infestation in cattle Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation: Official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc,
  • Francisco A. Uzal: Coinfection with Clostridium piliforme and Felid herpesvirus 1 in a kitten 2015 Neto RT, Uzal FA, Hodzic E, Persiani M, Jolissaint S, Alcaraz A, Carvallo FR Coinfection with Clostridium piliforme and Felid herpesvirus 1 in a kitten Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation: official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc,
  • Francisco A. Uzal: Identification and characterization of Clostridium perfringens beta toxin variants with differing trypsin sensitivity and in vitro cytotoxicity activity 2015 Theoret JR, Uzal FA, McClane BA Identification and characterization of Clostridium perfringens beta toxin variants with differing trypsin sensitivity and in vitro cytotoxicity activity Infection and Immunity,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Uzal FA, Hostetter JM, Plattner BL: Alimentary system, Maxie G, (ed), Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer’s Pathology of domestic animals, 6th edition, St Louis, Missouri. 1-257.

2013 Songer JG, Uzal FA: Ulcerative enteritis, Swayne DE, Glisson JR, McDougald LR, Nolan LK, Suarez DL, Nair V, (ed), Diseases of poultry, Ames, Iowa. 944-949.

2006 McClane BA, Uzal FA, Fernandez-Miyakawa ME, Lyerly DM, Wilkins T: The enterotoxigenic clostridia, Dworkin and Falkow, (ed), The Procaryotes, New York. 698-752.

2002 Uzal FA: Enfermedades clostridiales en ovinos (Clostridial diseases of sheep), Tadich N, (ed), Salud y producción ovina (Sheep Health and Production), Valdivia, Chile. 35-50.

2002 Uzal FA: Enfermedades infectocontagiosas de la reproducción (Infecto-contagious diseases of reproduction), Aisen EG, (ed), Reproducción ovina y caprina. 153-68.