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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

    Active Research Grants

    Co-Investigator, Molecular detection of bacteria in proliferative urethritis in dogs, Jodi Westropp (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Co-Principal Investigator, Genetic analysis of the susceptibility of systemic Aspergillus infections in dogs, Jonathan Dear, Danika Bannasch, Jane Sykes (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • 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 Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases,
    • Jane Sykes: Antimicrobial use Guidelines for Treatment of Respiratory Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats: Antimicrobial Guidelines Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases. 2016 Lappin MR, Blondeau J, Boothe D, Breitschwerdt EB, Guardabassi L, Lloyd DH, Papich MG, Rankin SC, Sykes JE, Turnidge J, Weese JS Antimicrobial use Guidelines for Treatment of Respiratory Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats: Antimicrobial Guidelines Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases. Journal of veterinary internal medicine,
    • Jane Sykes: In vivo Development of Fluconazole Resistance in Serial 
Cryptococcus gattii Isolates from a Cat 2016 Sykes JE, Hodge G, Singapuri A, Yang ML, Gelli A, Thompson GR In vivo Development of Fluconazole Resistance in Serial Cryptococcus gattii Isolates from a Cat Medical Mycology,
    • Jane Sykes: Mycobacterial panniculitis caused by Mycobacterium thermoresistibile in a cat 2016 Vishkautsan P, Reagan KL, Keel MK, Sykes JE Mycobacterial panniculitis caused by Mycobacterium thermoresistibile in a cat Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery,
    • Jane Sykes: Risk factors and spatial distribution of canine coccidioidomycosis in California, 2005-2013 2016 Grayzel S, Martinez-Lopez B, Sykes JE Risk factors and spatial distribution of canine coccidioidomycosis in California, 2005-2013 Transboundary and Emerging Diseases,
    • Jane Sykes: MLST and Whole-Genome-based Population Analysis of Cryptococcus gattii VGIII links Clinical, Veterinary and Environmental Strains, and Reveals Divergent Serotype Specific Sub-Populations and Distant Ancestors 2016 Firacative C, Roe CC, Malik R, Ferreira-Paim K, Escandón P, Sykes JE, Castañón-Olivares LR, Contreras-Peres C, Samayoa B, Sorrell TC, Castañeda E, Lockhart SR, Engelthaler DM, Meyer W MLST and Whole-Genome-based Population Analysis of Cryptococcus gattii VGIII links Clinical, Veterinary and Environmental Strains, and Reveals Divergent Serotype Specific Sub-Populations and Distant Ancestors PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases,
    • Jane Sykes: Clinicopathologic and histopathologic renal abnormalities in dogs with coccidioidomycosis 2016 Mehrkens L, Mohr C, Sykes JE Clinicopathologic and histopathologic renal abnormalities in dogs with coccidioidomycosis Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine,
    • Jane Sykes: Utility of antigen testing for the diagnosis of ocular histoplasmosis in four cats: a case series and literature review 2016 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 Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery,
    • Jane Sykes: Pharmacokinetics of voriconazole after intravenous
and oral administration to healthy cats 2016 Vishkautsan P, Papich MG, Thompson GR, Sykes JE Pharmacokinetics of voriconazole after intravenous and oral administration to healthy cats Am J Vet Res ,
    • Jane Sykes: Update on Canine and Feline Blood Donor Screening for Blood-Borne Pathogens 2016 Wardrop KJ, Birkenheuer AJ, Blais MC, Callan MB, Kohn B, Lappin MR, Sykes JE Update on Canine and Feline Blood Donor Screening for Blood-Borne Pathogens J Vet Intern Med,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2015 Sykes JE: Salmon poisoning disease, Tilley LP, Smith FWK, (ed), Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult 6e. 1196.

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

    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.