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    Rodrigo A Gallardo- DVM, PhD
    Associate Professor and Associate 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

    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)

    Principal Investigator, Molecular characterization of novel Reovirus variant strains , (Principal Investigator), US Poultry and Egg Association

    Principal Investigator, Understanding chicken immune responses to different Infectious Bronchitis Virus genotypes through resistant and susceptible MHC B haplotype lines , (Principal Investigator), CFAH/NIFA

    Principal Investigator, Role of Zn and Mn in the immune responses to IBV , (Principal Investigator), ZINPRO

    Principal Investigator, Understanding Coryza outbreaks in CA, (Principal Investigator), JS West and Gemperle

    Principal Investigator, Understand immunosupression in broiler chickens, (Principal Investigator), Boeringer Ingelheim

    Principal Investigator, Characterization of Reovirus variant strains in Chile , (Principal Investigator), Agrosuper

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Novel analysis of the Harderian Gland transcriptome responses to NDV in two Inbred Chicken Lines 2018 M. Deist, R.A. Gallardo, D. Bunn, T. Kelly, J. Dekkers, H Zhou, S. Lamont Novel analysis of the Harderian Gland transcriptome responses to NDV in two Inbred Chicken Lines Scientific Reports ,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Physiological Responses to Heat Stress in Two Genetically Distinct Chicken Inbred Lines 2018 Wang Y, Saelao P, Chanthavixay K, Gallardo R, Bunn D, Lamont S, Dekkers J, Kelly T, Zhou H Physiological Responses to Heat Stress in Two Genetically Distinct Chicken Inbred Lines Poultry Science,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Biosecurity Assessment and Seroprevalence of Respiratory Diseases in Backyard Poultry Flocks Located Close and Far from Commercial Premises 2018 Derksen TJ, Lampron R, Hauck R, Pitesky M, Gallardo RA Biosecurity Assessment and Seroprevalence of Respiratory Diseases in Backyard Poultry Flocks Located Close and Far from Commercial Premises Avian Diseases,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Resistant and susceptible chicken lines show distinctive responses to Newcastle disease virus infection in the lung transcriptome 2017 Deist MS, Gallardo RA, Bunn DA, Kelly TR, Dekkers JCM, Zhou H, Lamont SJ Resistant and susceptible chicken lines show distinctive responses to Newcastle disease virus infection in the lung transcriptome BMC Genomics,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Understanding Immune Resistance to Infectious Bronchitis Using Major Histocompatibility Complex Chicken Lines 2017 da Silva AP, Hauck R, Zhou H, Gallardo RA Understanding Immune Resistance to Infectious Bronchitis Using Major Histocompatibility Complex Chicken Lines Avian Dis,
    • Rodrigo A Gallardo: Transcriptome Analysis in Spleen Reveals Differential Regulation of Response to Newcastle Disease Virus in Two Chicken Lines 2017 Zhang J, Kaiser MG, Deist MS, Gallardo RA, Bunn DA, Kelly DA, Dekkers JCM, Zhou H, Lamont SJ Transcriptome Analysis in Spleen Reveals Differential Regulation of Response to Newcastle Disease Virus in Two Chicken Lines Scientific Reports,
    • 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,

    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. .