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Bruno Chomel- DrSc, DVM, MS, PhD
Professor
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

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Bruno Chomel: Dynamics of Co-Infection with Bartonella henselae Genotypes I and II in Naturally Infected Cats: Implications for Feline Vaccine Development 2017 Huwyler C, Heiniger N, Chomel BB, Kim M, Kasten RW, Koehler JE. Dynamics of Co-Infection with Bartonella henselae Genotypes I and II in Naturally Infected Cats: Implications for Feline Vaccine Development Microb Ecol,
  • Bruno Chomel: Bartonella infection in hematophagous, insectivorous, and phytophagous bat populations of Central Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula 2017 Stuckey MJ, Chomel BB, Galvez-Romero G, Olave-Leyva JI, Obregón-Morales C, Moreno-Sandoval H, Aréchiga-Ceballos N, Salas-Rojas M, Aguilar-Setién A Bartonella infection in hematophagous, insectivorous, and phytophagous bat populations of Central Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula Am J Trop Med Hyg,
  • Bruno Chomel: Indigenous Wildlife Rabies in Taiwan: Ferret Badgers, a Long Term Terrestrial Reservoir 2017 Lan YC, Wen TH, Chang CC, Liu HF, Lee PF, Huang CY, Chomel BB, Chen YA Indigenous Wildlife Rabies in Taiwan: Ferret Badgers, a Long Term Terrestrial Reservoir Biomed Res Int,
  • Bruno Chomel: Evolutionary dynamics of pathoadaptation revealed by three independent acquisitions of the VirB/D4 type IV secretion system in Bartonella 2017 Harms A, Segers F, Quebatte M, Mistl C, Manfredi P, Körner J, Chomel BB, Kosoy M, Maruyama S, Philipp Engel P, Dehio C Evolutionary dynamics of pathoadaptation revealed by three independent acquisitions of the VirB/D4 type IV secretion system in Bartonella Genome Biol Evol,
  • Bruno Chomel: Prevalence and potential risk factors for Bartonella infection in Tunisian stray dogs 2017 Belkhiria J, Chomel BB, Ben Hamida T, Kasten RW,. Stuckey MJ, Fleischman DA, Christopher MA, Boulouis HJ, Farver TB Prevalence and potential risk factors for Bartonella infection in Tunisian stray dogs Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases,
  • Bruno Chomel: Genome Sequences of 12 Feline Bartonella henselae Isolates 2017 Woudstra C, Fach P, Chomel BB, Haddad N, Boulouis HJ Genome Sequences of 12 Feline Bartonella henselae Isolates Draft Genome Announc,
  • Bruno Chomel: Potentially Zoonotic Bartonella in Bats from France and Spain 2017 Stuckey MJ, Boulouis HJ, Cliquet F, Picard-Meyer E, Servat A, Aréchiga-Ceballos N, Echevarría JE, Chomel BB Potentially Zoonotic Bartonella in Bats from France and Spain Emerg Infect Dis,
  • Bruno Chomel: Bartonella melophagi in blood of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) and sheep keds (Melophagus ovinus) from the southwestern US: Cultures, genetic
characterization, and ecological connections 2016 Kosoy M, Bai Y, Enscore R, Rizzo MR, Bender S, Popov V, Albayrak L, Fofanov Y, Chomel B Bartonella melophagi in blood of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) and sheep keds (Melophagus ovinus) from the southwestern US: Cultures, genetic characterization, and ecological connections Veterinary Microbiology,
  • Bruno Chomel: Isolation of Bartonella henselae, Bartonella koehlerae subsp. koehlerae, Bartonella koehlerae subsp. bothieri and a new subspecies of B. koehlerae from free-ranging lions (Panthera leo) from South Africa, cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) from Namibia and captive cheetahs from California 2016 Molia S, Kasten RW, Stuckey MJ, Boulouis HJ, Allen J, Borgo GM, Koehler JE, Chang CC, Chomel BB Isolation of Bartonella henselae, Bartonella koehlerae subsp. koehlerae, Bartonella koehlerae subsp. bothieri and a new subspecies of B. koehlerae from free-ranging lions (Panthera leo) from South Africa, cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) from Namibia and captive cheetahs from California Epidemiol Infect,
  • Bruno Chomel: Identification of Bartonella species isolated from rodents from Yucatan, Mexico, and isolation of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. yucatanensis subsp. nov 2016 Schulte Fischedick FB, Stuckey MJ, Aguilar-Setién A, Moreno-Sandoval H, Galvez-Romero G, Salas-Rojas M, Arechiga-Ceballos N, Overgaauw PA, Kasten RW, Chomel BB Identification of Bartonella species isolated from rodents from Yucatan, Mexico, and isolation of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. yucatanensis subsp. nov Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Chomel BB: Role of cats as reservoir of vector-borne pathogens for humans, Beugnet F, Halos L, Franc M, (ed), Parasitoses and Vector-Borne Diseases of Cats, Lyon, France. 5-7.

2015 Chomel B, Fleischman D. Stuckey M: Bartonella, Beugnet F, Halos L, Franc M, (ed), Parasitoses and Vector-Borne Diseases of Cats, Lyon, France. 3-5.

2015 Chomel BB, Stuckey MJ, Boulouis H-J, Aguilar- Setién A: Chapter 28: Bat related zoonoses, Sing A, (ed), Zoonoses - Infections Affecting Humans and Animals - Focus on Public Health Aspects. 697-714.

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.