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Bruno Chomel- DrSc, DVM, MS, PhD
Professor and Professor and Researcher 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

  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 2014 Chomel BB Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses of dogs and cats Animals,
  • Link Icon 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.,
  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 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.,
  • Link Icon 2014 Schmitz KM, Foley JE, Kasten RW, Chomel BB, Larsen RS Prevalence of vector-borne bacterial pathogens in riparian brush rabbits (Sylvilagus bachmani riparius) and their ticks J Wildl Dis,
  • Link Icon 2014 Mortenson JA, Kent ML, Fowler DR, Chomel BB, Immell DA Trichinella surveillance in black bears (ursus americanus) from Oregon, USA. J Wildl Dis,
  • Link Icon 2014 Chomel BB, Ermel RW, Kasten RW, Henn JB, Fleischman DA, Chang CC Experimental infection of dogs with various Bartonella species or subspecies isolated from their natural reservoir. Vet Microbiol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Breitschwerdt EB, Linder KL, Day MJ, Maggi RG, Chomel BB, Kempf VA Koch's postulates and the pathogenesis of comparative infectious disease causation associated with Bartonella species J. Comp Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Switzer AD, McMillan-Cole AC, Kasten RW, Stuckey MJ, Kass PH, Chomel BB Bartonella and Toxoplasma Infections in Stray Cats from Iraq Am J Trop Med Hyg,

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.