Natalia Vapniarsky Arzi

Assistant Professor

Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

Diplomate of the American College Of Veterinary Pathologists
1999, B.Sc., Haifa University,
2003, DVM, Szent Istvan University,
2013, DACVP, University of California, Davis,
2018, , Enviromental Health Science Center Leadership Management Course,
2017, PhD, University of California Davis,
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, RO1 Particulate-based in vivo modulation for immunotherapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Jamal Lewis (Principal Investigator), NIH BMBI
Principal Investigator, MermAid bandage for treatment of severe full thickness skin burns., (Principal Investigator), Academic Federation Research Grant Program
Co-Investigator, Novel fish skin biologic bandages for treatment of partial and full thickness wounds, Jamie Peyton (Principal Investigator), STAIR grant
Co-Investigator, Improving mitochondrial function to mitigate ischemia-reperfusion injury from aortic occlusion in a swine model of hemorrhagic shock, Guillaume Hoareau (Principal Investigator), Department of Defense
Principal Investigator, Optimization of the biomimetic properties in tissue-engineered canine cartilage, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Partial Flow Strategies in Hemorrhage and Endovascular Variable Aortic Control, Guillaume Hoareau, DVM, PhD (Principal Investigator), DOD
Research Focus
Regenerative medicine, tissue engineeringAs a veterinary pathologist working in the field of regenerative medicine, I have developed a keen interest in understanding the biology of host-implant interaction. In particular, the nature of the immune response that leads to tolerance and integration of the implant versus rejection. I am determined to devote my efforts as a scientist to unravel the mysteries of these interactions and to find ways to control the outcomes of the implantation with the best possible outcome and minimal morbidity to the recipient.