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Jane Sykes- BVSc, PhD
Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

2415B Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1393
jesykes@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Infectious diseases of dogs and cats, especially those of immunocompromised patients; fungal diseases; bloodstream-associated bacterial infections.

Specialty Focus

Small Animal Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Education

1998 PhD Veterinary Microbiology, University of Melbourne, Australia
1993 BVSc (Hons) , University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Honors and Awards

2013 Award for one of the top 5 downloaded articles in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2011 and 2012
2011 Award for the second most downloaded article in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
2011 Best abstract by a resident at the 29th Annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference, Denver, CO, June 2011.
1997 School of Graduate Studies Traveling Scholarship
1997 Rowden White Prize (for achievement in research)
1996-1998 Australian Postgraduate Award
1996 John Nevill Research Scholarship
1995 ACVIM Forum research abstract and scientific poster session competition winner
1995 Barrenger Scholarship for Overseas Travel/Study
1994-1995 CSL Scholarship for Infectious Diseases
1993 First Class Honours Awarded - Dean's Honours List
1993 The AVA (Vic. Div.) prize in veterinary science for the top student in final year
1993 Hill's Pet Nutrition Prize in Small Animal Medicine
1993 The ASAVA/Uncle Ben's Award for Clinical Proficiency
1993 CVDL Prize for Excellence in Clinical Pathology
1993 Payne Exhibition for the Highest Aggregate marks in the Clinical Subjects of the Examinations in the Fifth Year of the BVSc Course
1993 Prize for the Best Bovine Case Report
1991/1992 Research Scholarship in Veterinary Science
1991 Chapter of Veterinary Pharmacology Prize for Excellence in Veterinary Pharmacology at the University of Melbourne
1991 CSL Prize for Veterinary Microbiology
1991 Dwight's Prize for Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Pathology
1989 The Baldwin Spencer Prize in Zoology Practical Work

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Jane Sykes: Incidence rate and risk factors for owner-reported adverse events associated with Leptospira vaccination in dogs 2015 Yao PJ, Stephenson N, Foley JE, Toussieng CR, Farver TB, Sykes JE, Fleer KA Incidence rate and risk factors for owner-reported adverse events associated with Leptospira vaccination in dogs J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Jane Sykes: Coccidioidomycosis and other systemic mycoses of marine mammals stranding along the central California, USA coast: 1998-2012. 2015 Huckabone SE, Gulland FM, Johnson SM, Colegrove KM, Dodd EM, Pappagianis D, Dunkin RC, Casper D, Carlson EL, Sykes JE, Meyer W, Miller MA. Coccidioidomycosis and other systemic mycoses of marine mammals stranding along the central California, USA coast: 1998-2012. J Wildl Dis,
  • Jane Sykes: Sarcocystis caninum and sarcocystis svanai n. spp. (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) associated with severe myositis and hepatitis in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) 2015 Dubey JP, Shelton D, Sykes JE, Sharp NJ, Kumar S, Calero R, Viviano J, Sundar N, Khan A, Grigg M Sarcocystis caninum and sarcocystis svanai n. spp. (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) associated with severe myositis and hepatitis in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) J Eukaryotic Microbiol,
  • Jane Sykes: Risk factors associated with leptospirosis in dogs from northern California: 2001-2010. 2014 Hennebelle JH, Sykes JE, Foley J Risk factors associated with leptospirosis in dogs from northern California: 2001-2010. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis ,
  • Jane Sykes: Phenotypic differences of Cryptococcus molecular types: implications for virulence in a Drosophila model of infection 2014 Thompson GR, Albert N, Hodge G, Wilson M, Sykes JE, Bays D, Firacative C, Meyer W, Kontoyiannis D Phenotypic differences of Cryptococcus molecular types: implications for virulence in a Drosophila model of infection Infection and Immunity,
  • Jane Sykes: Antifungal Drug Susceptibility and Phylogenetic Diversity Among Cryptococcus Isolates from Dogs and Cats in North America 2014 Singer LM, Meyer W, Firacative C, Thompson GR, Samitz E, Sykes JE Antifungal Drug Susceptibility and Phylogenetic Diversity Among Cryptococcus Isolates from Dogs and Cats in North America Journal of Clinical Microbiology,
  • Jane Sykes: Performance of a Veterinary Urine Dipstick Paddle System for the Diagnosis and Identification of Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs and Cats 2013 Ybarra WL, Sykes JE, Wang Y, Byrne BA, Westropp JL Performance of a Veterinary Urine Dipstick Paddle System for the Diagnosis and Identification of Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs and Cats J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Jane Sykes: Hemotropic Mycoplasma in a Free-ranging Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta caraya) in Brazil 2013 Santos LC, Cubilla MP, de Moraes W, Cubas ZS, Oliveira MJ, Estrada M, Leutenegger CM, Sykes JE, Lindsay LL, Marcondes M, Filho IRB, Biondo AW Hemotropic Mycoplasma in a Free-ranging Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta caraya) in Brazil J Wildl Dis,
  • Jane Sykes: Spatial and temporal patterns of Leptospira infection in dogs from northern California: 67 cases (2001-2010) 2013 Hennebelle JH, Sykes JE, Carpenter TE, Foley J Spatial and temporal patterns of Leptospira infection in dogs from northern California: 67 cases (2001-2010) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Jane Sykes: Microbiologic and cytologic assessment of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from dogs with lower respiratory tract infection: 105 cases (2001-2011) 2013 Johnson LR, Queen EV, Vernau W, Sykes JE, Byrne BA Microbiologic and cytologic assessment of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from dogs with lower respiratory tract infection: 105 cases (2001-2011) J Vet Intern Med,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Sykes JE: Salmon poisoning disease, Tilley LP, Smith FWK, (ed), Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult 6e. 1196.

2015 Sykes JE: Chlamydiosis, Cote E, (ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor, 3e, St Louis. .

2015 Sykes JE: Coccidioidomycosis, Cote, E, (ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor, 3e, St Louis. .

2015 Kapatkin AS, Sykes JE: Coccidioidomycosis in a dog, Lewis D, (ed), Orthopedic Diseases: Self-Assessment Colour Review, London, UK. 71-74.

2015 Sykes JE: Viral infections, Silverstein SC, Hopper K, (ed), Small Animal Critical Care Medicine 2e. 504-508.