Kevin Keel

Kevin Keel

Associate Professor

Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

5315 Vet Med 3A, Davis, CA 95616

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Foreign Animal Diagnostician, US Department of Agriculture
2004, PhD, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1997, DVM, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1993, MS, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1990, BS, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Request for an administrative supplement for P30 cancer center support grant to support research in canine immunotherapy via collaboration of NCI-designated cancer centers and veterinary medical colleges, Ralph De Vere White (Principal Investigator), National Cancer Institute
Honors and Awards
1992 Student Research Recognition Award, Wildlife Disease Association 41st Annual Conference, El Paso, Texas
1994 Stoddard-Burleigh-Sutton Wildlife Conservation Award, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia
2003 Student Research Recognition Award, Congress of Research Workers in Animal Disease, Chicago, Illinois
2004 Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona
2007 Young Achiever Award, College of Veterinary Medicine,
The University of Georgia
2010 Inducted into the Society of Phi Zeta, Honors Society of Veterinary Medicine
2016 Dean's Team Award for Excellence, UC Davis, School of Medicine.
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2018 Church M, Terio KA, Keel MK : Chapter 12: Procyonidae, Viverridae, Hyenidae, Herpestidae, Eupleridae and Prionodontidae, Denise McAloose, Karen Terio and Judy St. Leger, (ed), Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals, . .
2018 Keel MK, McAloose D, Terio KA : Chapter 9. Canidae, Ursidae and Ailuridae, Denise McAloose, Karen Terio and Judy St. Leger, (ed), Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals, . .
2016 Songer JG, Harmon AE, Keel MK : Toxins of Clostridium difficile, Uzal, Francisco A Songer, J Glenn Prescott, John F Popoff, Michel R, (ed), Clostridial Diseases of Animals, Ames, Iowa. .
Research Focus
Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife promoted by anthropogenic factors. Specific issues investigated include: pathogenesis of white-nose syndrome and techniques to reduce mortality among bats; emerging diseases of white-tailed deer; and emerging infectious diseases of wild carnivores (morbilliviruses and parvoviruses).
Specialty Focus
Anatomic Pathology and Infectious Disease
Ten Recent Publications

Gonzales-Viera O, Casey K, Keel MK
What is your diagnosis? Conjunctival smear in a dog

Clarke LL, Niedringhaus KD, Carmichael KP, Keel MK, Fenton H
Congenital Ocular Abnormalities in Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer

Eskew EA, Shock BC, LaDouceur EEB, Keel K, Miller MR, Foley JE, Todd BD
Gene expression differs in susceptible and resistant amphibians exposed to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Paul-Murphy JR, Engilis A, Pascoe PJ, Williams DC, Gustavsen KA, Drazenovich TL, Keel MK, Polley TM, Engilis IE
Comparison of intraosseous pentobarbital administration and thoracic compression for euthanasia of anesthetized sparrows (Passer domesticus) and starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)

Stenglein MD, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Garcia VE, Layton ML, Hoon-Hanks LL, Boback SM, Keel MK, Drazenovich T, Hawkins MG, DeRisi JL
Differential Disease Susceptibilities in Experimentally Reptarenavirus-Infected Boa Constrictors and Ball Pythons

Hackenbrack N, Rogers MB, Ashley RE, Keel MK, Kubiski SV, Bryan JA, Ghedi E, Holmes EC, Hafenstein SL, Allison AB
Evolution and cryo-electron microscopy capsid structure of a North American bat adenovirus and its relationship to other mastadenoviruses

Eid R, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Keller KA, Wiggins KT, Murphy CJ, LaDouceur EEB, Keel MK, Reilly CM
Choroidal vasculopathy and retinal detachment in a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) with lead toxicosis

Houck EL, Keller KA, Hawkins MG, Burton AG, Casey KM, Keel K, Tong N, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D,
Bilateral aural adenocarcinoma in a Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus)