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James Cullor- BS, DVM, PhD
Population Health & Reproduction

18830 Rd 112
Tulare, CA 93274

+1 559 688 1731


Research Focus

Animal health (mastitis, neonatal diseases, vaccines, novel antimicrobial compound development and testing), public health (antibiotic residue avoidance) , food safety (novel methods for controlling pathogens in milk), food defense (detection of and protection from agroterrorism/criminal activity on-farm), food security (developing/testing novel food processing methods), diagnostic assays, and new approaches to breakthrough management techniques for food supply enterprises.

Specialty Focus

Food Safety


BS , Kansas State University, Manhattan,
DVM , Kansas State University, Manhattan,
PhD , University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

1998 Antimicrobial peptides from bovine neutrophils, US Patent #5,821,224, October 13
1995 Novel antimicrobial peptides from bovine neutrophils, US Patent #5,459,235, October 17
1994 Broad spectrum antimicrobial compounds and methods of use, US Patent #5,324,176, June 28
1993 Outstanding Alumnus: Ft. Scott Community Junior College
1993 Defensin peptide composition and methods for this use, US Patent #5,242,902, September 7
1992 SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence
1982-83 Austin Eugene Lyons Research Scholarship
1981 Outstanding Resident Instructor, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, UC Davis

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Dairy Herd Health Endowment Fund, (Principal Investigator), Milk Marketing Advisory Board (MMAB)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Elramady MG, Aly SS, Rossitto PV, Crook JA, Cullor JS Synergistic effects of lactic acid and sodium dodecyl sulfate to decontaminate Escherichia coli O157:H7 on cattle hide sections. Foodborne Pathog Dis,
  • Link Icon 2012 Rossitto PV, Cullor JS, Crook J, Parko J, Sechi P, Cenci-Goga BT Effects of UV irradiation in a continuous turbulent flow UV reactor on microbiological and sensory characteristics of cow's milk. J Food Prot,
  • Link Icon 2012 Posey RD, Hoffsis GF, Cullor JS, Naylor JM, Chaddock M, Ames TR Preparing students for careers in food-supply veterinary medicine: a review of educational programs in the United States. J Vet Med Educ,
  • Link Icon 2012 Cenci-Goga BT, Rossitto PV, Sechi P, Parmegiani S, Cambiotti V, Cullor JS Effect of selected dairy starter cultures on microbiological, chemical and sensory characteristics of swine and venison (Dama dama) nitrite-free dry-cured sausages. Meat Sci,
  • Link Icon 2011 Cenci-Goga BT, Rossitto PV, Sechi P, McCrindle CM, Cullor JS Toxoplasma in animals, food, and humans: an old parasite of new concern Foodborne Pathog Dis,
  • Link Icon 2010 Graham TW, Breher JE, Farver TB, Cullor JS, Kehrli ME, Oberbauer AM Biological markers of neonatal calf performance: the relationship of insulin-like growth factor-I, zinc, and copper to poor neonatal growth Journal of Animal Science,
  • Link Icon 2010 Bruno DR, Rossitto PV, Bruno RG, Blanchard MT, Sitt T, Yeargan BV, Smith WL, Cullor JS, Stott JL Differential levels of mRNA transcripts encoding immunologic mediators in mammary gland secretions from dairy cows with subclinical environmental Streptococci infections Veterinary immunology and immunopathology,
  • Link Icon 2009 Moeller RB, Puschner B, Walker RL, Rocke TE, Smith SR, Cullor JS, Ardans AA Short communication: Attempts to identify Clostridium botulinum toxin in milk from three experimentally intoxicated Holstein cows Journal of Dairy Science,
  • Link Icon 2009 Heidinger JC, Winter CK, Cullor JS Quantitative microbial risk assessment for Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus enterotoxin A in raw milk Journal of Food Protection,
  • Link Icon 2008 Derzon MS, Hopkins MM, Galambos PC, Achyuthan KE, Bourdon CJ, Brener I, James CD, McClain JL, Peterson DW, Rahimian K, Timlin TA, Cullor JS, Kaminski MD, Peck VM Timely multithreat biological, chemical and nuclide detection: a platform, a metric, key results Int J Technol Trans Commercialisation,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2002 Tyler JW, Cullor JS: Disorders of the mammary gland (Chp 34), BP Smith, (ed), Field Guide to Large Animal Internal Medicine, St Louis, MO. 293-296.

2001 Cullor JS, Tyler JW, Smith BP: Disorders of the mammary gland, BP Smith, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 3rd edition, St Louis, MO. 1177-1197.

2000 Miller EP, Cullor JS: Food Safety, , Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 4th Ed, Topeka, KS. 183-1194.

1996 Cullor JS: Dilemmas associated with antibiotic residue testing in milk: Choices, Problems, Issues, WA Moats and MB Mediana, (ed), Veterinary Drug Residues: Food Safety, American Chemical Society Symposium Series 636, Washington, DC. 44-57.

1996 Cullor JS, Tyler JW: Mammary gland health and disorders, BP Smith, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 2nd edition, St Louis, MO. 1177-1197.