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Rodrigo A Gallardo- DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor in Residence
Population Health & Reproduction

4009 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1078
ragallardo@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Our Laboratory specializes on RNA viral endemic pathogens in the U.S. We have performed research in infectious bursal disease (Gumboro), avian Influenza, Newcastle disease virus and infectious bronchitis virus. Our main focus is to study molecular evolution and variability of infectious bronchitis virus, lately we have been exploring the basis behind the genetic resistance to infectious bronchitis virus.

We have an investigation line in vaccine design using diatoms as novel adjuvants and boosters of immune responses.

We also explore the One Health aspects of veterinary medicine using poultry as a model for our work in Africa and Central America

Specialty Focus

My research interests are in the area of the avian virology, specifically in RNA viruses and their capabilities of mutation, recombination and variation making them very difficult to control in productive settings. I enjoy applying the information gathered in the laboratory by molecular or virological techniques in the field improving productive parameters and performance of poultry flocks. I also have a special interest in vaccine design for poultry.

Education

2004 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
2011 PhD Poultry Molecular Virology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Honors and Awards

2013 WPSRF Scholarship for an MPVM student
2011 Second Place Graduate Scholar Symposium 2011, Science Poster Presentation, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
2010 Recipient of the 2010 A.S. Rosenwald Student Poster Award of the American Association of Avian Pathologists, Atlanta, GA

Licenses

Board certification in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV)

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Improving community health through information access, education & human and veterinary medicine: A collaborative One Health pilot study in Sabana Grande, Nicaragua, (Principal Investigator), University Outreach and International Programs

Co-Investigator, Improving food security in Africa by enhancing resistance to disease and heat in chickens, Zhou H (Principal Investigator), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Principal Investigator, Know your enemy: Infectious bronchitis virus variants in California and their variability , (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Food Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Backyard poultry as a reservoir for respiratory diseases in commercial poultry and vice versa?”, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Food Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Control of endemic and emerging poultry pathogens , Rodrigo Gallardo (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Food Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Genetic bases for resistance in poultry diseases , (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Food Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Houghton Trust travel grant , (Principal Investigator), Houghton Trust LTD UK

Principal Investigator, Understanding New Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Viruses Affecting the U.S. Poultry Industry and their Persistence, (Principal Investigator), The Egg Industry Center (EIC)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Effects of challenge with very virulent infectious bursal disease virus reassortants in commercial chickens. 2014 Gallardo RA, Carrasco-Medanic R, Zhou H, Lyu S, Wang Y, Woolcock PR, Hoerr FJ Effects of challenge with very virulent infectious bursal disease virus reassortants in commercial chickens. Avian Dis,
  • Rodrigo A Gallardo: S1 of distinct IBV population expressed from recombinant adenovirus confers protection against challenge 2014 Toro H, Zhang JF, Gallardo RA, van Santen VL, van Ginkel FW, Joiner KS, Breedlove C S1 of distinct IBV population expressed from recombinant adenovirus confers protection against challenge Avian Dis,
  • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Immunoglobulin A as an early humoral responder after mucosal Avian Coronavirus Vaccination 2014 Orr-Burks N, Gulley SL,Gallardo RA, Toro H, van Ginkel FW Immunoglobulin A as an early humoral responder after mucosal Avian Coronavirus Vaccination Avian Dis,
  • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Bovine viral diarrhea virus fetal persistent infection after immunization with a contaminated modified live virus vaccine 2013 Palomares RA, Marley SM, Givins MD, Gallardo RA, Brock KV Bovine viral diarrhea virus fetal persistent infection after immunization with a contaminated modified live virus vaccine Theriogenology,
  • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Effects of chicken anaemia virus and infectious bursal disease virus-induced immunodeficiency on infectious bronchitis virus replication and genotypic drift 2012 Gallardo RA, van Santen VL, Toro H Effects of chicken anaemia virus and infectious bursal disease virus-induced immunodeficiency on infectious bronchitis virus replication and genotypic drift Avian Pathol,
  • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Infectious bronchitis virus subpopulations in vaccinated chickens after challenge 2012 Toro H, Pennington D, Gallardo RA, van Santen VL, van Ginkel F, Zhang JF, Joiner KS Infectious bronchitis virus subpopulations in vaccinated chickens after challenge Avian Dis,
  • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Infectious bronchitis virus in testicles and venereal transmission. 2011 Gallardo RA, Hoerr FJ, Berry WD, van Santen VL, Toro H Infectious bronchitis virus in testicles and venereal transmission. Avian Dis,
  • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Host intraspatial selection of infectious bronchitis virus populations 2010 Gallardo RA, van Santen VL, Toro H Host intraspatial selection of infectious bronchitis virus populations Avian Dis,