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    Jane Sykes- BVSc, PhD
    Academic Administrator and Professor
    Medicine & Epidemiology

    2415B Tupper Hall
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 1393
    jesykes@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Infectious diseases of dogs and cats, especially those of immunocompromised patients; fungal diseases; bloodstream-associated bacterial infections.

    Specialty Focus

    Board Certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

    Clinical Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats

    Clinical Mycology

    Academic Hospital Administration

    Education

    1998 PhD Veterinary Microbiology, University of Melbourne, Australia
    1993 BVSc (Hons) , University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Honors and Awards

    2013 Awarded for top downloaded article in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, "2010 ACVIM small animal consensus statement on leptospirosis: diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention. Sykes JE, Hartmann K, Lunn K, Moore G, Stoddard R, Goldstein RE. J Vet Intern Med, 25(1):1-13, 2011". Awarded May 2013
    2011 Award for the second most downloaded article in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
    2011 Best abstract by a resident at the 29th Annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference, Denver, CO, June 2011.
    2011 Awarded for top downloaded article in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, "Canine Granulocytic Anaplasmosis: A Review. Carrade DD, Foley JE, Borjesson DL, Sykes JE. J Vet Intern Med 23(6):1129-41, 2009"
    1997 School of Graduate Studies Traveling Scholarship
    1997 Rowden White Prize (for achievement in research)
    1996-1998 Australian Postgraduate Award
    1996 John Nevill Research Scholarship
    1995 ACVIM Forum research abstract and scientific poster session competition winner
    1995 Barrenger Scholarship for Overseas Travel/Study
    1994-1995 CSL Scholarship for Infectious Diseases
    1993 First Class Honours Awarded - Dean's Honours List
    1993 The AVA (Vic. Div.) prize in veterinary science for the top student in final year
    1993 Hill's Pet Nutrition Prize in Small Animal Medicine
    1993 The ASAVA/Uncle Ben's Award for Clinical Proficiency
    1993 CVDL Prize for Excellence in Clinical Pathology
    1993 Payne Exhibition for the Highest Aggregate marks in the Clinical Subjects of the Examinations in the Fifth Year of the BVSc Course
    1993 Prize for the Best Bovine Case Report
    1991/1992 Research Scholarship in Veterinary Science
    1991 Chapter of Veterinary Pharmacology Prize for Excellence in Veterinary Pharmacology at the University of Melbourne
    1991 CSL Prize for Veterinary Microbiology
    1991 Dwight's Prize for Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Pathology
    1989 The Baldwin Spencer Prize in Zoology Practical Work

    Licenses

    Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Jane Sykes: Clinical, histopathologic, cystoscopic, and fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of proliferative urethritis in 22 dogs 2019 Borys MA, Hulsebosch SE, Mohr FC, Watson KD, Sykes JE, Simpson KW, Westropp JL Clinical, histopathologic, cystoscopic, and fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of proliferative urethritis in 22 dogs J Vet Intern Med,
    • Jane Sykes: Flucytosine resistance in Cryptococcus gattii is indirectly mediated by the FCY2-FCY1-FUR1 pathway 2018 Vu K, Thompson GR 3rd, Roe CC, Sykes JE, Dreibe EM, Lockhart SR, Meyer W, Engelthaler DM, Gelli A Flucytosine resistance in Cryptococcus gattii is indirectly mediated by the FCY2-FCY1-FUR1 pathway Med Mycol,
    • Jane Sykes: Babesia conradae infection in coyote hunting dogs infected with multiple blood-borne pathogens 2018 Dear JD, Owens SD, Lindsay LL, Biondo AW, Chomel BB, Marcondes M, Sykes JE Babesia conradae infection in coyote hunting dogs infected with multiple blood-borne pathogens J Vet Intern Med,
    • Jane Sykes: Detection and identification of blood-borne infections in dogs in Nigeria using light microscopy and the polymerase chain reaction 2018 Happi AN, Toepp AJ, Ugwu CA, Petersen CA, Sykes JE Detection and identification of blood-borne infections in dogs in Nigeria using light microscopy and the polymerase chain reaction Vet Parasit,
    • Jane Sykes: Successful Treatment of Disseminated Nocardiosis Caused by Nocardia veterana in a Dog 2018 Yaemsiri S, Sykes JE Successful Treatment of Disseminated Nocardiosis Caused by Nocardia veterana in a Dog J Vet Intern Med,
    • Jane Sykes: Evaluation of the Live Biotherapeutic Product, Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Escherichia coli 2-12, in Healthy Dogs and Dogs with Clinical Recurrent UTI 2018 Segev G, Sykes JE, Klumpp DJ, Schaeffer AJ, Antaki EM, Byrne BA, Yaggie RE, Westropp JL Evaluation of the Live Biotherapeutic Product, Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Escherichia coli 2-12, in Healthy Dogs and Dogs with Clinical Recurrent UTI J Vet Intern Med,
    • Jane Sykes: Clinicopathologic and microbiologic findings associated with emphysematous cystitis in 27 dogs 2017 Merkel LK, Lulich J, Polzin D, Ober C, Westropp JL, Sykes JE Clinicopathologic and microbiologic findings associated with emphysematous cystitis in 27 dogs J Am Anim Hosp Assoc,
    • Jane Sykes: Utility of antigen testing for the diagnosis of ocular histoplasmosis in four cats: a case series and literature review 2017 Smith KM, Strom AR, Gilmour MA, LaDouceur E, Reilly CM, Byrne BA, Affolter VK, Sykes JE, Maggs DJ Utility of antigen testing for the diagnosis of ocular histoplasmosis in four cats: a case series and literature review J Feline Med Surg,
    • Jane Sykes: Spatial patterns and impacts of environmental and climatic factors on canine sinonasal aspergillosis in northern California 2017 Magro M, Sykes J, Vishkautsan P, Martinez-Lopez B Spatial patterns and impacts of environmental and climatic factors on canine sinonasal aspergillosis in northern California Front Vet Sci,
    • Jane Sykes: Occurrence of hemotropic mycoplasmas in non-human primates (Alouatta caraya, Sapajus nigritus and Callithrix jacchus) of southern Brazil 2017 Cubilla MP, Santos LC, de Moraes W, Cubas ZS, Leutenegger CM, Estrada M, Vieira RFC, Soares MJ, Lindsay LL, Sykes JE, Biondo AW Occurrence of hemotropic mycoplasmas in non-human primates (Alouatta caraya, Sapajus nigritus and Callithrix jacchus) of southern Brazil Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2016 Sykes JE: Coccidioidomycosis, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, Cote E, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Chapter 232. 1024-1027.

    2016 Sykes JE: Ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and neorickettsiosis, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, Cote E, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Chapter 218. 944-951.

    2015 Sykes JE: Coccidioidomycosis, Cote, E, (ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor, 3e, St Louis. .

    2015 Kapatkin AS, Sykes JE: Coccidioidomycosis in a dog, Lewis D, (ed), Orthopedic Diseases: Self-Assessment Colour Review, London, UK. 71-74.

    2015 Sykes JE: Viral infections, Silverstein SC, Hopper K, (ed), Small Animal Critical Care Medicine 2e. 504-508.