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    Amir Kol
    Assistant Professor
    Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

    VM3A #3329
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 6812
    akol@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Stem cell biology, Mesenchymal stem cells immunomodulatory mechanisms, naturally occurring inflammatory disease in companion animals

    Specialty Focus

    Veterinary Clinical Pathology

    Education

    2002 BsC , The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
    2006 DVM Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
    2015 PhD , University of California, Davis, CA

    Honors and Awards

    2013-2015 California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Training Program
    2013-2015 ARCS Foundation Scholarship
    2013 Dr. Jerry and Teresa Kaneko Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pathology
    2011-2013 NIH T32 Grant - Post-doctoral Training in Environmental Pathology

    Licenses

    Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology)

    Active Research Grants

    Collaborator, Early HIV Effects on Gut Immunity and Inflammation for Seeding Viral Reservoirs, Satya Dandekar (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and R01

    Principal Investigator, Somatic cell source influence on the efficiency of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell , (Principal Investigator), Veterinary Institute od Regenerative Cures

    Principal Investigator, In vitro differentiation of canine insulin producing pancreatic ß-cells from embryonic stem cells, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Amir Kol: Clinical and histopathologic characterization of canine chronic ulcerative stomatitis 2017 Anderson JG, Peralta S, Kol A, Kass PH, Murphy B Clinical and histopathologic characterization of canine chronic ulcerative stomatitis Vet Pathol,
    • Amir Kol: Human and feline adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells have comparable phenotype, immunomodulatory functions, and transcriptome. 2017 Clark KC, Fierro FA, Ko EM, Walker NJ, Arzi, B, Tepper CG, Dahlenburg H, Cicchetto A, Kol A, Marsh, L, Murphy WJ, Fazel N, Borjesson DL Human and feline adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells have comparable phenotype, immunomodulatory functions, and transcriptome. Stem cell research & therapy,
    • Amir Kol: Allogeneic Stem Cells Alter Gene Expression and Improve Healing of Distal Limb Wounds in Horses. 2017 Textor, JA, Clark, KC, Walker, NJ, Aristizobal, FA, Kol, A, LeJeune, SS, Bledsoe, A, Davidyan, A, Gray, SN, Bohannon-Worsley, LK, Woolard, KD, Borjesson, DL Allogeneic Stem Cells Alter Gene Expression and Improve Healing of Distal Limb Wounds in Horses. Stem cells translational medicine,
    • Amir Kol: Serum levels of innate immunity cytokines are elevated in dogs with metaphyseal osteopathy (hypertrophic osteodytrophy) during active disease and remission 2016 Safra N, Hitchens PL, Maverakis E, Mitra A, Korff C, Johnson E, Kol A, Bannasch MJ, Pedersen NC, Bannasch DL Serum levels of innate immunity cytokines are elevated in dogs with metaphyseal osteopathy (hypertrophic osteodytrophy) during active disease and remission Vet Immunol Immunopathol,
    • Amir Kol: Blocking indolamine-2,3-dioxygenase rebound immune suppression boosts anti-tumor effects of radio-immunotherapy in murine models and
spontaneous canine malignancies 2016 Monjazeb AM, Kent MS, Grossenbacher SK, Mall C, Zamora AE, Mirsoian A, Chen M, Kol A, Shiao SL, Reddy A, Perks JR, Culp W, Sparger EE, Canter RJ, Sckisel GD, Murphy WJ Blocking indolamine-2,3-dioxygenase rebound immune suppression boosts anti-tumor effects of radio-immunotherapy in murine models and spontaneous canine malignancies Clin Cancer Res,
    • Amir Kol: Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell treatment induces specific alloantibodies in horses 2016 Owens SD, Kol A, Walker NJ, Borjesson DL Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell treatment induces specific alloantibodies in horses Stem Cells Int,
    • Amir Kol: Canine and equine mesenchymal stem cells grown in serum free media have altered immunophenotyp 2016 Clark KC, Kol A, Shahbenderian S, Granick JL, Walker NJ, Borjesson DL Canine and equine mesenchymal stem cells grown in serum free media have altered immunophenotyp Stem Cell Rev,
    • Amir Kol: Therapeutic efficacy of fresh, autologous mesenchymal stem cells for severe refractory gingivostomatitis in cats. 2016 Arzi B, Mills-Ko E, Verstraete FJ, Kol A, Walker NJ, Badgley MR, Fazel N, Murphy WJ, Vapniarsky N, Borjesson DL Therapeutic efficacy of fresh, autologous mesenchymal stem cells for severe refractory gingivostomatitis in cats. Stem Cells Transl Med,
    • Amir Kol: Th17 pathway as a target for multipotent stromal cell therapy in dogs: Implications for translational research. 2016 Kol A, Walker NJ, Nordstrom M, Borjesson DL Th17 pathway as a target for multipotent stromal cell therapy in dogs: Implications for translational research. PLoS One - February 12,
    • Amir Kol: Companion animals: Translational scientist's new best friends. 2015 Kol A, Arzi B, Athanasiou KA, Farmer DL, Nolta JA, Rebhun RB, Chen X, Griffiths LG, Verstraete FJ, Murphy CJ, Borjesson DL Companion animals: Translational scientist's new best friends. Sci Transl Med,