Patricia Pesavento

Patricia Pesavento


Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

5323 Vet Med 3A, Davis, CA 95616

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists
1994, PhD, Harvard University, Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology,
2000, DVM, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California
2004, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, USA
2016, certificate, Entrepreneurship Academy, Davis, CA
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Determining the Seroprevalence, Genomic Diversity and Host Cell Targets of Canine Circovirus Infections, (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Principal Investigator, Virus discovery and causality: Feline chronic kidney disease, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, Virus induced exosomes, (Principal Investigator), CCAH Koret
Principal Investigator, Feline hepadnavirus, ACVP Conference, (Principal Investigator), Academic Federation Travel Award Program 2019
Principal Investigator, Shelter Outbreak Diagnostic Response, (Principal Investigator), Bernice Barbour Foundation
Honors and Awards
2018 UC Davis Distinguished Teaching Award: Graduate and Professional
2018 SVM Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award
2018 Selected by the students as faculty speaker for the 67th Commencement Ceremony
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2016 Pesavento PA, Parker J : Caliciviridae and Astroviridae, Maclachlan NJ, Dubovi E, (ed), Fenner's Veterinary Virology, San Diego, CA. .
2016 Pesavento PA, Munday J : Papillomaviridae and Polyomaviridae, Maclachlan NJ, Dubovi E, (ed), Fenner's Veterinary Virology, San Diego, CA. .
2013 Hurley K, Pesavento PA : Chapter 19: Disease recognition and diagnostic testing, Miller L, Zawistowski S, (ed), Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, 2nd Ed, Ames, Iowa. 329-43.
2009 Pesavento PA : Chapter 7: Necropsy techniques, Miller L, Hurley KF, (ed), Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters, Ames, Iowa. 107-21.
Research Focus
The Pesavento laboratory devotes considerable effort to analyzing novel patterns of disease, including clinically enigmatic diseases from animal shelters, the human-wildlife interface, our veterinary hospital, or cases from the state diagnostic laboratory. We have a collaborative record of viral discovery that includes identification and characterization of virulent feline caliciviruses, canine diarrhea-associated viruses including Amdo-, Kobu, Sappo, and circoviruses, a bovine Astrovirus associated with encephalitis, canine and avian papillomaviruses, and a potentially oncogenic polyomavirus (RacPyV) from raccoons, and other novel polyomaviruses in red pandas, alpacas, and rats.Aside from viral discovery, the organizing focus of work in the Pesavento laboratory is to investigate the association of these viruses with disease, through study of the biology of interactions between viruses and their target tissues. Depending on the virus this work ranges from the molecular development of viral constructs to perform cell biology or diagnostics to tissue culture models of virus:host cell interaction. The laboratory has current focused efforts, using traditional pathology, molecular virology, and cellular biology, on the study of naturally occurring neuroglial tumors associated with RacPyV, the respiratory polyomaviruses, and the potential contribution of circovirus (DogCV) to canine disease.
Specialty Focus
Anatomic Pathology, Molecular virology
Ten Recent Publications

Carbone M, Adusumilli PS, Alexander HR Jr, Baas P, Bardelli F, Bononi A, Bueno R, Felley-Bosco E, Galateau-Salle F, Jablons D, Mansfield AS, Minaai M, de Perrot M, Pesavento P, Rusch V, Severson DT, Taioli E, Tsao A, Woodard G, Yang H, Zauderer MG, Pass HI
Mesothelioma: Scientific clues for prevention, diagnosis, and therapy

Reagan KL, Marks SL, Pesavento PA, Della Maggiore A, Zhu BY, Grooters AM
Successful management of 3 dogs with colonic pythiosis using itraconzaole, terbinafine, and prednisone

Forth LF, Scholes SFE, Pesavento PA, Jackson K, Mackintosh A, Carson A, Howie F, Schlottau K, Wernike K, Pohlmann A, Höper D, Beer M
Novel Picornavirus in Lambs with Severe Encephalomyelitis

Pesavento PA, Dange RB, Ferreras MC, Dasjerdi A, Pérez V, LaRoca A, Silván JB, Diab S, Jackson K, Phillips IL, Li H, Cunha CW, Wessels M
Systemic Necrotizing Vasculitis in Sheep Is Associated With Ovine Herpesvirus 2

Needle DB, Selig MK, Jackson KA, Delwart E, Tighe E, Leib SL, Seuberlich T, Pesavento PA
Fatal bronchopneumonia caused by skunk adenovirus 1 in an African pygmy hedgehog

Coffey LL, Keesler RI, Pesavento PA, Woolard K, Singapuri A, Watanabe J, Cruzen C, Christe KL, Usachenko J, Yee J, Heng VA, Bliss-Moreau E, Reader JR, von Morgenland W, Gibbons AM, Jackson K, Ardeshir A, Heimsath H, Permar S, Senthamaraikannan P, Presicce P, Kallapur SG, Linnen JM, Gao K, Orr R, MacGill T, McClure M, McFarland R, Morrison JH, Van Rompay KKA
Intraamniotic Zika virus inoculation of pregnant rhesus macaques produces fetal neurologic disease

Aghazadeh M, Shi M, Pesavento PA, Durham AC, Polley T, Donahoe SL, Troyer RM, Barrs VR, Holmes EC, Beatty JA
Transcriptome Analysis and In Situ Hybridization for FcaGHV1 in Feline Lymphoma

Sebbag L, Pesavento PA, Carrasco SE, Reilly CM, Maggs DJ
Feline dry eye syndrome of presumed neurogenic origin: a case report