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    Rodrigo A Gallardo- DVM, PhD
    Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor in Residence
    Population Health & Reproduction

    4009 VM3B
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 1078
    ragallardo@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Our Laboratory specializes on RNA viral endemic pathogens in the U.S. We have performed research in infectious bursal disease (Gumboro), avian Influenza, Newcastle disease virus and infectious bronchitis virus. Our main focus is to study molecular evolution and variability of infectious bronchitis virus, lately we have been exploring the basis behind the genetic resistance to infectious bronchitis virus.

    We have an investigation line in vaccine design using diatoms as novel adjuvants and boosters of immune responses.

    We also explore the One Health aspects of veterinary medicine using poultry as a model for our work in Africa and Central America

    Specialty Focus

    My research interests are in the area of the avian virology, specifically in RNA viruses and their capabilities of mutation, recombination and variation making them very difficult to control in productive settings. I enjoy applying the information gathered in the laboratory by molecular or virological techniques in the field improving productive parameters and performance of poultry flocks. I also have a special interest in vaccine design for poultry.

    Education

    2004 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    2011 PhD Poultry Molecular Virology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
    2016 N/A Media training , American Association of Avian Pathologists, San Antonio Texas

    Honors and Awards

    2013 WPSRF Scholarship for an MPVM student
    2011 Second Place Graduate Scholar Symposium 2011, Science Poster Presentation, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
    2010 Recipient of the 2010 A.S. Rosenwald Student Poster Award of the American Association of Avian Pathologists, Atlanta, GA

    Licenses

    Board certification in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV)

    Active Research Grants

    Co-Investigator, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics in Poultry, Zhou H (Principal Investigator), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Combination of Quaternary Ammonia and Glutaraldehyde as a Disinfectant Against Enveloped and Non-Enveloped Viruses 2017 Figueroa A, Hauck R, Saldias-Rodriguez J, Gallardo RA Combination of Quaternary Ammonia and Glutaraldehyde as a Disinfectant Against Enveloped and Non-Enveloped Viruses J Appl Poult Res,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Novel mechanisms revealed in the trachea transcriptome of resistant and susceptible chicken lines following infection with Newcastle disease virus 2017 Deist MS, Gallardo RA, Bunn DA, Kelly TR, Dekkers JC, Zhou H, Lamont SJ Novel mechanisms revealed in the trachea transcriptome of resistant and susceptible chicken lines following infection with Newcastle disease virus Clin Vaccine Immunol,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: The effect of diatomaceous earth in live, attenuated infectious bronchitis vaccine, immune responses, and protection against challenge. 2017 Nazmi A, Hauck R, Corbeil LB, Gallardo RA The effect of diatomaceous earth in live, attenuated infectious bronchitis vaccine, immune responses, and protection against challenge. Poult Sci,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Evolution of Avian Encephalomyelitis Virus during Embryo Adaptation. 2017 Hauck R, Sentíes-Cué CG, Wang Y, Kern C, Shivaprasad HL, Zhou H, Gallardo RA Evolution of Avian Encephalomyelitis Virus during Embryo Adaptation. Veterinary Microbiology,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Persistence of Highly Pathogenic and Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses in Footbaths and Poultry Manure. 2017 Hauck R, Crossley B, Rejmanek D, Zhou H, Gallardo RA Persistence of Highly Pathogenic and Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses in Footbaths and Poultry Manure. Avian Dis,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Diatoms and diatomaceous earth as novel poultry vaccine adjuvants 2016 Nazmi A, Hauck R, Davis A, Hildebrand M, Corbeil LB, Gallardo RA Diatoms and diatomaceous earth as novel poultry vaccine adjuvants Poult Sci,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Interacciones. Virus anemia infecciosa & Bronquitis infecciosa aviar 2016 Gallardo RA Interacciones. Virus anemia infecciosa & Bronquitis infecciosa aviar Avinews America Latina,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Variability assessment of California infectious bronchitis virus variants 2016 Gallardo RA, Aleuy OA, Pitesky M, Sentíes-Cué G, Abdelnabi A, Woolcock PR, Hauck R, Toro H Variability assessment of California infectious bronchitis virus variants Avian Dis,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: A coronavirus associated with Runting Stunting Syndrome in broiler chickens 2016 Hauck R, Gallardo RA, Woolcock PR, Shivaprasad HL A coronavirus associated with Runting Stunting Syndrome in broiler chickens Avian Dis ,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Avian encephalomyelitis in layer pullets associated with vaccination 2016 Sentíes-Cué CG, Gallardo RA, Reimers N, Bickford AA, Charlton BR, Shivaprasad HL Avian encephalomyelitis in layer pullets associated with vaccination Avian Dis,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2017 Gallardo RA: Chapter 12: Infectious Bursal Disease—Avian, Gershwin L, Schanck D, (ed), Case Studies in Veterinary Immunology, New York. .