Dr. Amir Kol is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis (UCD). Dr. Kol has graduated with a DVM from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel in 2006, followed by a residency program in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at UCD. After the completion of the residency, Dr. Kol perused a Ph.D in Dr. Borjesson’s research laboratory studying comparative mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (MSC) biology, with a focus on inflammatory intestinal diseases. Since 2016, Dr. Kol leads a research group that focuses on stem cell biology and its application to regenerative medicine and disease modeling. Dr. Kol’s group is studying pluripotent and multipotent stem cells in several key veterinary species such as dogs, cats, and cattle. Specifically, Dr. Kol is studying canine-induced pluripotent stem cells and their application to cardiac disease modeling, MSC and their application in viral disease, and intestinal stem cells-derived organoids in dogs, cats, and cattle and their application to intestinal disease modeling. Dr. Kol has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and his research is extramurally funded by several foundations and institutions.