Amir Kol

Associate Professor and Associate Agronomist

Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VM3A #3329, Davis, CA 95616

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology)
2002, BsC, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
2006, DVM, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
2015, PhD, University of California, Davis, CA
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Developing induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for disease modeling of canine dilated cardiomyopathy., (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Principal Investigator, Elucidating innate immunity bovine host response during C. parvum infection in intestinal organoid model, (Principal Investigator), USDA/NIFA, Marcia Rivas Memorial Funds
Principal Investigator, PPARa as metabolic target to restore intestinal permeability in a canine intestinal organoid model, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, SARS-CoV-2 intestinal infection in feline and canine intestinal organoids, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Multi-pronged therapy for immune system regeneration and recovery in a FIP model of MIS-C, (Principal Investigator), NICDH
Principal Investigator, Quantification of Prognostic Bio-markers via Flow Cytometry in Canine Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal health
Honors and Awards
2011-2013 Fellow - NIH T32 Post-doctoral Training in Environmental Pathology.
The purpose of this training program is to enable institutions to recruit individuals selected by them for postdoctoral research training in specified shortage areas. The goal of this program is to prepare qualified postdoctoral trainees for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation.
2013 Dr. Jerry and Teresa Kaneko Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pathology.
The award is conferred by the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at UC Davis. The award promotes career development for academic clinical pathologists by supporting their research programs.
2013-2015 Fellowship - California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Training Program. The fellowship is conferred by the program's selection committee. The overarching objective of the program is to provide chosen scholars an integrated experience with state-of-the-art multidisciplinary team training to ensure they become productive, critical thinking, highly trained, and well-rounded collaborative scientists with research careers in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.
2013-2015 ARCS Foundation Scholarship.
ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research.
Research Focus
Comparative pluripotent and multipotent stem cell biology and its application to regenerative medicine and disease modeling. I have a specific interst in naturally occuring disease in domestic animals and its use for translational research.
Specialty Focus
Veterinary Clinical Pathology