Amir Kol

Amir Kol

Assistant Professor

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
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
Principal Investigator, Integration-free canine induced pluripotent stem cells, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, The role of histone deacetylation in canine somatic cell reprogramming, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Developing induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for disease modeling of canine dilated cardiomyopathy., (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Honors and Awards
2011 Dr. Jerry and Teresa Kaneko Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pathology
2011-2013 NIH T32 Grant - Post-doctoral Training in Environmental Pathology
2011-2014 Block Grant Award, Graduate Group in Integrative Pathobiology
2012 Veterinary Pathology Scholarship Award, Charles Louis Davis Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology
2013 Dr. Jerry and Teresa Kaneko Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pathology
2013-2015 California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Training Program
2013-2015 ARCS Foundation Scholarship
2014-2015 Graduate Student Support Program Scholarship
2015 2nd place award for best student oral presentation, Th17 pathway as a target for mesenchymal stem cell therapy in dogs
2018 UC Davis Chancellor nomination for Innovators In Science Award, The New York Academy of Sciences
2019 UC Davis Chancellor nomination for the Hartwell Individual Biomedical research Award
Research Focus
Mechanisms of epigenetic regulation during cell differentiation and development, Pluripotent stem cell biology, Regenerative medicine, Naturally occuring disease in companion animals, Translational research
Specialty Focus
Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Ten Recent Publications

Reimnitz L, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, LaDouceur E, Stevens S, Summa N, Gardhouse S, Kol A, Brust K, Hawkins MG
Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor in the Pelvic Limb of a Domestic Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Moshref M, Tangey B, Gilor C, Papas KK, Williamson P, Loomba-Albrecht L, Sheehy P, Kol A^
Concise Review: Canine Diabetes Mellitus as a Translational Model for Innovative Regenerative Medicine Approaches

Textor JA, Clark KC, Walker NJ, Aristizobal FA, Kol A, LeJeune SS, Bledsoe A, Davidyan A, Gray SN, Bohannon-Worsley LK, Woolard KD, Borjesson DL
Allogeneic Stem Cells Alter Gene Expression and Improve Healing of Distal Limb Wounds in Horses

Clark KC, Fierro FA, Ko EM, Walker NJ, Arzi B, Tepper CG, Dahlenburg H, Cicchetto A, Kol A, Marsh, L, Murphy WJ, Fazel N, Borjesson DL
Human and feline adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells have comparable phenotype, immunomodulatory functions, and transcriptome

Safra N, Hitchens PL, Maverakis E, Mitra A, Korff C, Johnson E, Kol A, Bannasch MJ, Pedersen NC, Bannasch DL
Serum levels of innate immunity cytokines are elevated in dogs with metaphyseal osteopathy (hypertrophic osteodytrophy) during active disease and remission

Monjazeb AM, Kent MS, Grossenbacher SK, Mall C, Zamora AE, Mirsoian A, Chen M, Kol A, Shiao SL, Reddy A, Perks JR, Culp W, Sparger EE, Canter RJ, Sckisel GD, Murphy WJ
Blocking indolamine-2,3-dioxygenase rebound immune suppression boosts anti-tumor effects of radio-immunotherapy in murine models and spontaneous canine malignancies

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

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.