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Amir Kol
Assistant Professor
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology


akol@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Stem cell biology, Mesenchymal stem cells immunomodulatory mechanisms, naturally occurring inflammatory disease in companion animals

Specialty Focus

Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Education

2002 BsC , The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
2006 DVM Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
2015 PhD , University of California, Davis, CA

Honors and Awards

2013-2015 California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Training Program
2013-2015 ARCS Foundation Scholarship
2013 Dr. Jerry and Teresa Kaneko Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pathology
2011-2013 NIH T32 Grant - Post-doctoral Training in Environmental Pathology

Licenses

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology)

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Gut Mucosal Recovery in the SIV Model of AIDs, Satya Dandekar (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Principal Investigator, Th17 pathway as a target for mesenchymal stem cell therapy in dogs, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Transgenic Mesenchymal Stem Cell to Enhance Homing and Immune Modulation, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Regenerative Cures

Co-Investigator, Performance enhanced MSC for the treatment of feline chronic gingivostomatitis , Boaz Arzi (Principal Investigator), UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Institute of Regenerative Cures

Collaborator, Early HIV Effects on Gut Immunity and Inflammation for Seeding Viral Reservoirs, Satya Dandekar (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and R01

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Amir Kol: Canine and Equine Mesenchymal Stem Cells Grown in Serum Free Media Have Altered Immunophenotyp 2016 Clark KC, Kol A, Shahbenderian S, Granick JL, Walker NJ, Borjesson DL Canine and Equine Mesenchymal Stem Cells Grown in Serum Free Media Have Altered Immunophenotyp Stem Cell Rev,
  • Amir Kol: Therapeutic Efficacy of Fresh, Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Severe Refractory Gingivostomatitis in Cats. 2016 Arzi B, Mills-Ko E, Verstraete FJ, Kol A, Walker NJ, Badgley MR, Fazel N, Murphy WJ, Vapniarsky N, Borjesson DL Therapeutic Efficacy of Fresh, Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Severe Refractory Gingivostomatitis in Cats. Stem Cells Transl Med,
  • Amir Kol: Th17 Pathway As a Target for Multipotent Stromal Cell Therapy in Dogs: Implications for Translational Research. 2016 Kol A, Walker NJ, Nordstrom M, Borjesson DL Th17 Pathway As a Target for Multipotent Stromal Cell Therapy in Dogs: Implications for Translational Research. PLoS One,
  • Amir Kol: Feline foamy virus adversely affects feline mesenchymal stem cell culture and expansion: implications for animal model development. 2015 Arzi B, Kol A, Murphy B, Walker NJ, Wood JA, Clark K, Verstraete FJ, Borjesson DL Feline foamy virus adversely affects feline mesenchymal stem cell culture and expansion: implications for animal model development. Stem Cells Dev,
  • Amir Kol: Companion animals: Translational scientist's new best friends. 2015 Kol A, Arzi B, Athanasiou KA, Farmer DL, Nolta JA, Rebhun RB, Chen X, Griffiths LG, Verstraete FJ, Murphy CJ, Borjesson DL Companion animals: Translational scientist's new best friends. Sci Transl Med,
  • Amir Kol: Serial haemostatic monitoring of dogs with multicentric lymphoma. 2015 Kol A, Marks SL, Skorupski KA, Kass PH, Guerrero T, Gosselin RC, Borjesson DL Serial haemostatic monitoring of dogs with multicentric lymphoma. Vet Comp Oncol,
  • Amir Kol: Multiple intravenous injections of allogeneic equine mesenchymal stem cells do not induce a systemic inflammatory response but do alter lymphocyte subsets in healthy horses. 2015 Kol A, Wood JA, Carrade Holt DD, Gillette JA, Bohannon-Worsley LK, Puchalski SM, Walker NJ, Clark KC, Watson JL, Borjesson DL Multiple intravenous injections of allogeneic equine mesenchymal stem cells do not induce a systemic inflammatory response but do alter lymphocyte subsets in healthy horses. Stem Cell Res Ther,
  • Amir Kol: Increased serum concentrations of adiponectin in canine hypothyroidism. 2015 Mazaki-Tovi M, Abood SK, Kol A, Farkas A, Schenck PA Increased serum concentrations of adiponectin in canine hypothyroidism. Vet J,
  • Amir Kol: Gastrointestinal microbes interact with canine adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in vitro and enhance immunomodulatory functions. 2014 Kol A, Foutouhi, S Walker, NJ Kong NT, Weimer BC, Borjesson DL Gastrointestinal microbes interact with canine adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in vitro and enhance immunomodulatory functions. Stem Cells Dev,
  • Amir Kol: B-cell lymphoma with plasmacytoid differentiation, atypical cytoplasmic inclusions, and secondary leukemia in a dog. 2013 Kol A, Christopher MM, Skorupski KA, Tokarz D, Vernau W B-cell lymphoma with plasmacytoid differentiation, atypical cytoplasmic inclusions, and secondary leukemia in a dog. Vet Clin Pathol,