Dr. Amir Kol

Dr. Amir Kol is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and the University of California, Davis. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and a Ph.D in Integrative Pathobiology. Dr. Kol has graduate from the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel in 2006. Amir’s research interests is in stem cell biology and its application to translational veterinary regenerative medicine and disease modeling.

On going project at the Kol lab include 1) immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells in the context of inflammatory and viral diseases, 2) canine stem cell pluripotency mechanisms and regulators and 3) intestinal stem cells-derived organoids as a disease in vitro model system. Amir is also interested in the potential key role that naturally occurring diseases in companion animals may play to inform human clinical trials in the process of novel drug/medical device development.