Non-Human Primate Medicine

Amir Ardeshir DVM, MPVM, PhD

(See also: Gastroenterology/Gut Microbiome)

Dr. Amir Ardeshir is an Associate Scientist at the California National Primate Research Center. His research focus is on the establishment of the gut communities (microbiota) in infancy and their role in programming the immune system in non-human primate models. He is interested in the following questions: What underlying mechanisms affect the establishment of the gut microbiota in infancy? And, how does the early age microbiota modulate the immune systems development?

Please contact Dr. Ardeshir at aardeshir@ucdavis.edu for more information.

Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD

(See also: Epidemiology, Global Health, Immunology/Infectious Disease)

Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is a Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology and Executive Director of the One Health Institute in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she focuses on global health problem solving, especially for emerging infectious disease and conservation challenges. Dr. Mazet is active in international One Health research programs, most notably in relation to disease transmission among wildlife, domestic animals, and people and the ecological drivers of disease emergence. Currently, she is the Global Director of a $175 million viral emergence early warning project, named PREDICT, that has been developed with the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. She was elected to the US National Academy of Medicine in 2013 in recognition of her successful and innovative approach to emerging environmental and global health threats.   

Contact info:  jkmazet@ucdavis.edu