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Bruno Chomel- DrSc, DVM, MS, PhD
Professor and Researcher
Population Health & Reproduction

4211 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 8112
bbchomel@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Zoonoses, Emerging Zoonoses, Veterinary Public Health, Epidemiology

Education

1977 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Lyon's Veterinary School, Lyon, France
1981 MS Microbiology, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
1982 MS Immunology, University Cl, Bernard-Lyons I, Lyon, France
1984 PhD/These 3eme cycle Microbiology, University Claude Bernard-Lyon I, Lyon, France
1987 EIS Applied epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, USA
1989 Dr Sc/Research Habilitation Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, University Claude Bernard-Lyon I, Lyon, France

Honors and Awards

2007 Corresponding Foreign Member, French National Academy of Medicine
2004-2005 Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduate Group in Epidemiology
2004 A new Bartonella species was named in my honor: "Bartonella chomelii (cho.mel'i.i. N.L. gen. n. chomelii in honour of Bruno B. Chomel, who was the first to experimentally demonstrate the transmission of Bartonella henselae by fleas in cats, and to isolate Bartonella bovis from domestic cattle. His studies on Bartonella infection in animals contributed to an improved understanding of epidemiology and vectors of Bartonella-associated disease in animals."
1978 Bronze Medal, DVM Thesis, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
1977 Henri Vallee Prize (Best student in Infectious Diseases), Lyon's School of Veterinary Medicine, Lyon, France

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Susceptibility of newborn kittens to various Bartonella henselae strains, (Principal Investigator), VM-CCAH

Principal Investigator, Adaptation of Bartonella species to a rich iron environment: implication for transmission within vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) and their prey in Central Mexico., (Principal Investigator), UC Mexus

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Bruno Chomel:  Impact of queen infection on kitten susceptibility to
different strains of Bartonella henselae. 2015 Fleischman DA, Chomel BB, Burgos K, Kasten RW, Stuckey MJ, Durden MR, Mirrashed H, Diniz PP. Impact of queen infection on kitten susceptibility to different strains of Bartonella henselae. Vet Microbiol,
  • Bruno Chomel: 

 Bartonella Infection among Cats Adopted from a San
Francisco Shelter, Revisited. 2015 Fleischman DA, Chomel BB, Kasten RW, Stuckey MJ, Scarlet J, Liu H, Boulouis HJ, Haddad N, Pedersen NC. Bartonella Infection among Cats Adopted from a San Francisco Shelter, Revisited. Appl Environ Microbiol.,
  • Bruno Chomel: Lyme disease 2015 Chomel BB Lyme disease Rev Sci Tech Off int Epiz,
  • Bruno Chomel: Demographic characteristics and infectious diseases of a population of American black bears in Humboldt County, California 2015 Stephenson N, Higley M, Chomel B, Brown R, Foley J Demographic characteristics and infectious diseases of a population of American black bears in Humboldt County, California Vector-Borne Zoonot Dis,
  • Bruno Chomel: Bartonella clarridgeiae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii exposure in captive wild canids in Brazil 2015 Fleischman DA, Chomel BB, Kasten RW, André MR, Gonçalves LR, Machado RZ Bartonella clarridgeiae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii exposure in captive wild canids in Brazil Epidemiol Infect, doi:10.117/S09502688114001277,
  • Bruno Chomel: Bartonella spp. exposure in northern and southern sea otters in Alaska and California 2014 Carrasco SE, Chomel BB, Gill VA, Doroff AM, Miller MA, Burek-Huntington KA, Kasten RW, Byrne BA, Goldstein T, Mazet JAK Bartonella spp. exposure in northern and southern sea otters in Alaska and California Vector-Borne Zoonot Dis,
  • Bruno Chomel: Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses of dogs and cats 2014 Chomel BB Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses of dogs and cats Animals,
  • Bruno Chomel: Zoonotic bartonella species in cardiac valves of healthy
coyotes, california, USA 2014 Kehoe SP, Chomel BB, Stuckey MJ, Kasten RW, Balakrishnan N, Sacks BN, Breitschwerdt EB. Zoonotic bartonella species in cardiac valves of healthy coyotes, california, USA . Emerg Infect Dis.,
  • Bruno Chomel: Experimental infection of cats with Afipia felis and various Bartonella species or subspecies 2014 Chomel BB, Kasten RW, Stuckey MJ, Breitschwerdt EB, Maggi RG, Henn JB, Koehler JE, Chang CC Experimental infection of cats with Afipia felis and various Bartonella species or subspecies Vet Microbiol,
  • Bruno Chomel: Novel Bartonella infection in northern and southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni and Enhydra lutris nereis) 2014 Carrasco SE, Chomel BB, Gill VA, Kasten RW, Maggi RG, Breitschwerdt EB, Byrne BA, Burek-Huntington KA, Miller MA, Goldstein T, Mazet JA. Novel Bartonella infection in northern and southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni and Enhydra lutris nereis) Vet Microbiol.,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2014 Kilonzo C, Stopka TJ, Chomel BB: Illegal animal and (bush) meat trade associated risk of spread of viral infections, Singh SK, (ed), Viral Infections and Global Change. 179-94.

2014 Sykes JE, Chomel BB: Tularemia, Sykes JE, (ed), Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases, St Louis, MI, USA. 537-45.

2014 Sykes JE, Chomel BB: Yersinia pestis (Plague) and other yersinioses, Sykes JE, (ed), Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases, St Louis, MI, USA. 531-6.

2014 Sykes JE, Chomel BB: Bartonellosis, Sykes JE, (ed), Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases, St Louis, MI, USA. 498-511.

2014 Sykes JE, Chomel BB: Rabies, Sykes JE, (ed), Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases, St Louis, MI, USA. 132-40.