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    Laurel Gershwin- BS, DVM, PhD
    Professor and Researcher
    Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

    3327 Vet Med 3A
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 6643
    ljgershwin@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    IgE/allergic responses, bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) pathogenesis and effects of air pollutants (environmental tobacco smoke and ozone) on pulmonary allergic disease/asthma

    Specialty Focus

    Immunology

    Education

    1969 BS Veterinary Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
    1971 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
    1979 PhD Microbiology/Immunology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

    Honors and Awards

    1996 Elected to AVMA Council on Research
    1991 Pfizer Award for Excellence in Animal Health Research
    1986 Travel Award, American Association of Immunoogists
    1980 Diplomate by exam, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
    1979 Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation Northern California Branch of American Society for Microbiology
    1971 Phi Zeta
    1968 AVMA Research Fellowship
    1965 Westinghouse Talent Search Honor's

    Licenses

    Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology, & Immunoogy
    State Licensure for practice of veterinary medicine - California
    State Licensure for practice of veterinary medicine- Massachusetts
    State Licensure for practice of veterinary medicine - Maryland

    Active Research Grants

    Principal Investigator, “Bacterial Induced Anti-viral Effects: In Vivo Testing with BRSV Infection”, (Principal Investigator), CFAH: Formula Funds

    Principal Investigator, Combined Immunomodulation and Anti-viral Therapy for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, (Principal Investigator), USDA AFRI - funding from the Dual Purpose/Dual Benefit RFA with NIH

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Laurel Gershwin: Fever, feeding, and grooming behavior around peak clinical signs in bovine respiratory disease. 2016 Toaff-Rosenstein RL, Gershwin LJ, Tucker CB. Fever, feeding, and grooming behavior around peak clinical signs in bovine respiratory disease. Journal of Animal Science,
    • Laurel Gershwin: The sickness response in steers with induced bovine respiratory disease before and after treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug 2016 Toaff-Rosenstein RL, Gershwin LJ, Zanella AJ, Tucker CB The sickness response in steers with induced bovine respiratory disease before and after treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Applied Animal Behavior Science,
    • Laurel Gershwin: Adverse effects of a 10-day course of ibuprofen in Holstein calves. 2016 Walsh P, Carvallo Chaigneau FR, Anderson M, Behrens N, McEligot H, Gunnarson B, Gershwin LJ Adverse effects of a 10-day course of ibuprofen in Holstein calves. J Vet Pharmacol Ther,
    • Laurel Gershwin: A randomized placebo controlled trial of ibuprofen for respiratory syncytial virus Infection in a bovine model 2016 Walsh P, Behrens N, Carvallo Chaigneau FR, McEligot H, Agrawal K, Newman JW, Anderson M, Gershwin LJ A randomized placebo controlled trial of ibuprofen for respiratory syncytial virus Infection in a bovine model PLoS One,
    • Laurel Gershwin: Wooden hutch space allowance influences male Holstein calf health, performance, daily lying time, and respiratory immunity. 2016 Calvo-Lorenzo MS, Hulbert LE, Fowler AL, Louie A, Gershwin LJ, Pinkerton KE, Ballou MA, Klasing KC, Mitloehner FM Wooden hutch space allowance influences male Holstein calf health, performance, daily lying time, and respiratory immunity. J Dairy Sci,
    • Laurel Gershwin: Histophilus somni stimulates expression of antiviral proteins and inhibits BRSV replication in bovine respiratory epithelial cells. 2016 Lin C, Agnes JT, Behrens N, Shao M, Tagawa Y, Gershwin LJ, Corbeil LB Histophilus somni stimulates expression of antiviral proteins and inhibits BRSV replication in bovine respiratory epithelial cells. PLoS One,
    • Laurel Gershwin: Single pathogen challenge with agents of the bovine respiratory disease complex. 2015 Gershwin LJ, Van Eenennaam AL, Anderson ML, McEligot HA, Shao MX, Toaff-Rosenstein R, Taylor JF, Neibergs HL, Womack J Single pathogen challenge with agents of the bovine respiratory disease complex. PLoS One,
    • Laurel Gershwin: Immune modulation of T regulatory cells and IgE responses in horses vaccinated with West Nile virus vaccine combined with a CpG ODN. 2015 Behrens NE, Gershwin LJ Immune modulation of T regulatory cells and IgE responses in horses vaccinated with West Nile virus vaccine combined with a CpG ODN. Vaccine,
    • Laurel Gershwin: Immunological response to single pathogen challenge with agents of the bovine respiratory disease complex: An RNA-sequence analysis of the bronchial lymph node transcriptome. 2015 Tizioto PC, Kim J, Seabury CM, Schnabel RD, Gershwin LJ, Van Eenennaam AL, Toaff-Rosenstein R, Neibergs HL, Taylor JF Immunological response to single pathogen challenge with agents of the bovine respiratory disease complex: An RNA-sequence analysis of the bronchial lymph node transcriptome. PLoS One,
    • Laurel Gershwin: Antiviral efficacy of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) fusion inhibitor in a bovine model of RSV infection. 2015 Jordan R, Shao M, Mackman RL, Perron M, Cihlar T, Lewis SA, Eisenberg EJ, Carey A, Strickley RG, Chien JW, Anderson ML, McEligot HA, Behrens NE, Gershwin LJ Antiviral efficacy of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) fusion inhibitor in a bovine model of RSV infection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2014 Gershwin LJ: Exposure to Allergens During Development, R Halding, K Pinkerton, S Hopper, C Plopper, (ed), The Lung: Development, Aging, and the Environment, second edition. .

    2013 Gershwin LJ: Chapter 2: Immune Responses to Infectious Agents, DC Hirsh, NJ :MacLachlan and RL Walker, (ed), Veterinary Microbiology, third edition, Malden, MA. .

    2008 Plopper CG, Smiley-Jewell SM, Miller LA, Fanucchi MV, Evans MJ, Buckpitt AR, Avdalovic M, Gershwin LJ, Joad JP, Kajekar R, Larson S, Pinkerton KE, Van Winkle LS, Schelegle ES, Pieczarka EM, Wu R, Hyde DM: Primate Models of Allergic Asthma, Kay BA, (ed), Allergy and Allergic Disease, Second Edition, London. Chapter 54.

    2008 Gershwin LJ: Clinical Veterinary Immunology, 6th edition, Kaneko JJ, Harvey JW, Bruss ML, (ed), Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 157-172.

    2004 Gershwin LJ: Exposure to Allergens During Development, Halding R, Pinketon K, Hopper S, Plopper C, (ed), In: The Lung: Development, Aging, and the Environment, Ch 22. 311-319.