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Kevin Keel- BS, DVM, MS, PhD
Associate Professor
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

5315 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 2941
mkkeel@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife promoted by anthropogenic factors. Specific issues investigated include: pathogenesis of white-nose syndrome and techniques to reduce mortality among bats; emerging diseases of white-tailed deer; and emerging infectious diseases of wild carnivores (morbilliviruses and parvoviruses).

Specialty Focus

Anatomic Pathology and Infectious Disease

Education

2004 PhD Pathobiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1997 DVM , The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1993 MS Wildlife Biology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1990 BS Microbiology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Honors and Awards

2010 Inducted into the Society of Phi Zeta, Honors Society of Veterinary Medicine
2007 Young Achiever Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia
2004 Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona
2003 Student Research Recognition Award, Congress of Research Workers in Animal Disease, Chicago, Illinois
1994 Stoddard-Burleigh-Sutton Wildlife Conservation Award, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia
1992 Student Research Recognition Award, Wildlife Disease Association 41st Annual Conference, El Paso, Texas

Licenses

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Foreign Animal Diagnostician, US Department of Agriculture

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Moose viral microbiome, (Principal Investigator), Minnesota DNR Section of Wildlife

Co-Investigator, Request for an administrative supplement for P30 cancer center support grant to support research in canine immunotherapy via collaboration of NCI-designated cancer centers and veterinary medical colleges., Ralph De Vere White (Principal Investigator), National Cancer Institute

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Kevin Keel: Evolution and cryo-electron microscopy capsid structure of a North American bat adenovirus and its relationship to other mastadenoviruses
2017 Hackenbrack N, Rogers MB, Ashley RE, Keel MK, Kubiski SV, Bryan JA, Ghedi E, Holmes EC, Hafenstein SL, Allison AB Evolution and cryo-electron microscopy capsid structure of a North American bat adenovirus and its relationship to other mastadenoviruses Journal of Virology,
  • Kevin Keel: Mycobacterial panniculitis caused by Mycobacterium thermoresistibile in a cat 2016 Vishkautsan P, Reagan KL, Keel MK, Sykes JE Mycobacterial panniculitis caused by Mycobacterium thermoresistibile in a cat Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports,
  • Kevin Keel: Choroidal vasculopathy and retinal detachment in a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) with lead toxicosis
2016 Eid R, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Keller KA, Wiggins KT, Murphy CJ, LaDouceur EEB, Keel MK, Reilly CM Choroidal vasculopathy and retinal detachment in a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) with lead toxicosis Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery,
  • Kevin Keel: Bilateral aural adenocarcinoma in a Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) 2016 Houck EL, Keller KA, Hawkins MG, Burton AG, Casey KM, Keel K, Tong N, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Bilateral aural adenocarcinoma in a Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery,
  • Kevin Keel: Description of the prevalence, histologic characteristics, concomitant abnormalities, and outcomes of mammary gland tumors in companion rats (Rattus norvegicus): 100 cases (1990-2015) 2016 Vergneau-Grosset C, Keel MK, Goldsmith D, Kass P, Paul Murphy J, Hawkins MG Description of the prevalence, histologic characteristics, concomitant abnormalities, and outcomes of mammary gland tumors in companion rats (Rattus norvegicus): 100 cases (1990-2015) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Kevin Keel: Lesions of copper toxicosis in captive marine vertebrates with comparisons to normal histology 2016 LaDouceur EE, Wynne J, Garner MM, Nyaoke A, Keel MK Lesions of copper toxicosis in captive marine vertebrates with comparisons to normal histology Vet Pathol,
  • Kevin Keel: Potent inhibition of Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of white-nose syndrome in bats, by cold-pressed, terpeneless, Valencia Orange Oil 2016 Boire N, Zhang SX. Chives J, Lee R, Keel K, Parrish N Potent inhibition of Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of white-nose syndrome in bats, by cold-pressed, terpeneless, Valencia Orange Oil PLoS One,
  • Kevin Keel: Mortality of selected avian orders submitted to a wildlife diagnostic laboratory (Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, USA): a 36-year retrospective analysis 2016 Gonz├ílez-Astudillo V, Hernandez SM, Yabsley MJ, Mead DG, Keel MK, Munk BA, Fischer JR, Ruder MG, Brown JD, Peters VE, Nemeth NM Mortality of selected avian orders submitted to a wildlife diagnostic laboratory (Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, USA): a 36-year retrospective analysis J Wildl Dis,
  • Kevin Keel: Tracheal and colonic resection and anastomosis in a boa constrictor (Boa constrictor) with T-cell lymphoma 2015 Summa NM, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Hawkins M, Grosset C, Chen V, Goldsmith D, Keel K, Woolard K, Young A, Bucy D, Steffey M, Tracheal and colonic resection and anastomosis in a boa constrictor (Boa constrictor) with T-cell lymphoma Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery,
  • Kevin Keel: First case of systemic coronavirus Infection in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo) in peru 2015 Lescano J, Quevedo M, Gonzales-Viera O, Luna L, Keel MK, Gregori F First case of systemic coronavirus Infection in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo) in peru Transbound Emerg Dis,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2016 Songer JG, Harmon AE, Keel MK: Toxins of Clostridium difficile, Uzal, Francisco A Songer, J Glenn Prescott, John F Popoff, Michel R, (ed), Clostridial Diseases of Animals, Ames, Iowa. .