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Meera C Heller
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Medicine & Epidemiology

Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616


mcheller@ucdavis.edu

   

Education

2009 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicien, Davis, California
2001 DVM Large Animal, University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA
1996 BA Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Honors and Awards

2008 American Association of Veterinary Immunologists Student Presentation Award, Second Place Poster Presentation, Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) 89th Annual Meeting
2008 UC Davis Graduate Fellowship, University of California Davis, Graduate Program in Comparative Pathology
2005 UC Davis Graduate Fellowship, University of California Davis, Graduate Program in Comparative Pathology
2005 Bernice Barbour Foundation Fellowship , University of California Davis
2000 Mixed Animal Track Scholarship, University of California Davis
1999 George and Helen Bailey Summer Externship Scholarship, University of California Davis
1995 Heidrich Major Grant, Program in Human Biology, Stanford University

Licenses

California State License
Missouri State License
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine
Veterinary Acupuncture

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Late-gestational Nutrient Restriction Effects on Immune Responsiveness of Offspring in Beef Cattle, (Principal Investigator), CFAH (Hatch)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Meera C Heller: Transpalpebral exenteration in cattle: a retrospective study of 115 cases 2016 Chigerwe M, Angelos JA, Gamsjäeger L, Heller MC Transpalpebral exenteration in cattle: a retrospective study of 115 cases Vet Ophthalmol, doi: 10.1111/vop.12446,
  • Meera C Heller: Use of a percutaneous transabdominal catheter for management of obstructive urolithiasis in goats, sheep, and potbellied pigs: 69 cases (2000–2014) 2016 Chigerwe M, Heller MC, Balcomb CC, Angelos JA Use of a percutaneous transabdominal catheter for management of obstructive urolithiasis in goats, sheep, and potbellied pigs: 69 cases (2000–2014) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Meera C Heller: Acute phase proteins in healthy goats: establishment of reference intervals. 2015 Heller MC, Johns JL Acute phase proteins in healthy goats: establishment of reference intervals. J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Meera C Heller: Acute phase proteins in naturally occuring respiratory disease of feedlot cattle. 2014 Idoate I, VanderLey B, Schultz L, Heller M Acute phase proteins in naturally occuring respiratory disease of feedlot cattle. Vet Immunol Immunopathol,
  • Meera C Heller: Neonatal aerosol exposure to Bermuda grass allergen prevents subsequent induction of experimental allergic feline asthma: evidence for establishing early immunologic tolerance. 2014 Heller MC, Lee-Fowler TM, Liu H, Cohn LA, Reinero CR Neonatal aerosol exposure to Bermuda grass allergen prevents subsequent induction of experimental allergic feline asthma: evidence for establishing early immunologic tolerance. Vet Immunol Immunopathol,
  • Meera C Heller: Addisonian crisis due to bilateral metastatic adrenal tumor in a Pygmy goat 2013 Nogradi N, Koehne A, Mohr C, Owens S, Heller MC Addisonian crisis due to bilateral metastatic adrenal tumor in a Pygmy goat Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine,
  • Meera C Heller: Congenital liver cyst in a neonatal calf 2013 Nogradi N, Vaughan ME, Heller MC Congenital liver cyst in a neonatal calf Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine,
  • Meera C Heller: Characterization of Brucella abortus infection of bovine monocyte-derived dendritic cells. 2012 Heller MC, Watson JL, Blanchard MT, Jackson KA, Stott JL, Tsolis RM Characterization of Brucella abortus infection of bovine monocyte-derived dendritic cells. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology,
  • Meera C Heller: Identification of immunologically relevant genes in mare and foal dendritic cells responding to infection by Rhodococcus equi. 2010 Heller MC, Jackson KA, Watson JL Identification of immunologically relevant genes in mare and foal dendritic cells responding to infection by Rhodococcus equi. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology,
  • Meera C Heller: Bluetongue virus infection activates bovine monocyte-derived macrophages and pulmonary artery endothelial cells. 2010 Drew CP, Heller MC, Mayo C, Watson JL, Maclachlan NJ Bluetongue virus infection activates bovine monocyte-derived macrophages and pulmonary artery endothelial cells. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology,