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Angela Arenas

Assistant Professor


Phone: (979) 862-1764

Mailstop: 4467

Department: VTPB

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  • Veterinary Pathologist Anatomic Pathology, Texas A&M University 2010
  • Diplomate Anatomic Pathology, American College of Veterinary Pathologist 2010
  • Ph.D. Microbiology, Texas A&M University 2007
  • D.V.M. , La Salle University, Colombia 2002


  • Texas Veterinary Medical Specialty License: 0458-S


The case for live attenuated vaccines against neglected zoonotic diseases brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis
AK, Pandey, Cabello A, Akoolo L, Rice-Ficht A, Arenas-Gamboa AM, McMurray D, Ficht TA, de Figueiredo Paul
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 10(8):.
Reticulo-ruminal milk accumulation (ruminal drinking) in five pre-ruminant white-tailed deer (WTD; Odocoileus virginianus) in Texas.
Shakirat, A, Gomez, G, De la Concha AB, Oliveira F, Arenas-Gamboa AM.
Braz J Vet Pathol. 2016 9(2):47-54.
Isolation and identification of Brucella species from dairy cattle by biochemical tests: The first report from Ethiopia.
Geresu MA, Ameni G, Wubete A, Arenas-Gamboa AM, Mamo Kassa G
World Vet. J.. 2016 6(2):80-88.
Choroid plexus papillomas in three horses
Perry A, Delgado J, Eden K, Arenas-Gamboa AM, Howard S, Mansell J, Ruoff C, Porter BF
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 2016
Seropositivity and risk factors for Brucella in dairy cows in Asella and Bishoftu towns, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia.
Geresu MA, Ameni G, Kassa T, Tuli G, Arenas A, Kassa GM
Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.. 2016 10(7):203-213.
Materials composed of the Drosophila Hox protein Ultrabithorax are biocompatible and nonimmunogenic.
1. Patterson JL1, Arenas-Gamboa AM, Wang TY, Hsiao HC, Howell DW, Pellois JP, Rice-Ficht A, Bondos SE
J Biomed Mater Res A. . 2015 103(4):1546-53.
Peripheral neuroblastomas in dogs: A Case Series.
A.M Arenas-Gamboa, M.Tanabe, J. Edwards and R. Storts.
J. Comp. Path.. 2014
Aerosol-induced brucellosis increases TLR-2 expression and increased complexity in the microanatomy of astroglia in Rhesus macaques.
Lee KM, Chou KB, Sansing HA, Didier PJ, Ficht TA, Arenas-Gamboa AM, Roy CJ, Maclean AG.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2013
Sclerosing cholangitis in baboons (Papio spp) resembling primary sclerosing cholangitis of humans.
Arenas-Gamboa, A. M., J. J. Bearss, G. B. Hubbard, B. F. Porter, M. A. Owston, and E. J. Dick, Jr.
Vet. Pathol. 2012 49(3):524-7.
Extended safety and efficacy studies of the attenuated Brucella vaccine candidates 16M∆vjbR and S19∆vjbR in the immunocompromised IRF-1-/- Mouse model
Arenas-Gamboa AM, Rice-Ficht AC, Fan Y, Kahl-McDonagh MM, Ficht TA
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2012
Protective efficacy and safety of Brucella melitensis 16M∆mucR against intraperitoneal and aerosol challenge in BALB/c mice
Arenas-Gamboa, A. M., A. C. Rice-Ficht, M. M. Kahl-McDonagh, and T. A. Ficht.
Infect. Immun.. 2011 79:3653-8.
A fibrous band associated with the non-coronary aortic valve cusp in a dog. Journal of veterinary cardiology
Ajithdoss, D. K., A. M. Arenas-Gamboa, and J. F. Edwards
J Vet Cardiol.. 2011 13(2):127-9.
Epithelioid haemangiosarcoma in the ocular tissue of horses.
Arenas-Gamboa, A. M., and J. Mansell.
J. Comp. Pathol. . 2011 144(4):328-33.
Polymeric particles in vaccine delivery.
Rice-Ficht, A. C., A. M. Arenas-Gamboa, M. M. Kahl-McDonagh, and T. A. Ficht.
Curr. Opin. Microbiol.. 2010 13(1):106-12.
Brucellosis: the case for live, attenuated vaccines.
Ficht TA, Kahl-McDonagh MM, Arenas-Gamboa AM, Rice-Ficht AC
Vaccine. 2009 27(Suppl 4):40-3.
Oral vaccination with microencapsulated strain 19 vaccine confers enhanced protection against Brucella abortus strain 2308 challenge in red deer (Cervus elaphus elaphus)
Arenas-Gamboa AM, Ficht TA, Davis DS, Elzer PH, Kahl-McDonagh M, Wong-Gonzalez A, Rice-Ficht AC
J Wildl Dis.. 2009 45(4):1021-9.
The Brucella abortus S19 ∆vjbR live vaccine candidate is safer than S19 and confers protection against wild-type challenge in BALB/c mice when delivered in a sustained-release vehicle.
Arenas-Gamboa AM, Ficht TA, Kahl-McDonagh MM, Gomez G, Rice-Ficht AC.
Infect Immun.. 2009 77(2):877-84.
Enhanced immune response of red deer (Cervus elaphus) to live RB51 vaccine strain using composite microspheres.
Arenas-Gamboa AM, Ficht TA, Davis DS, Elzer PH, Wong-Gonzalez A, Rice-Ficht AC.
J Wildl Dis. . 2009 45(1):165-73.
Immunization with a single dose of a microencapsulated Brucella melitensis mutant enhances protection against wild-type challenge.
Arenas-Gamboa AM, Ficht TA, Kahl-McDonagh MM, Rice-Ficht AC.
Infect Immun.. 2008 76(6):2448-55.
Aerosol infection of BALB/c mice with Brucella melitensis and Brucella abortus and protective efficacy against aerosol challenge
Kahl-McDonagh MM, Arenas-Gamboa AM, Ficht TA.
Infect Immun. . 2007 75(10):4923-32.
Human brucellosis and adverse pregnancy outcomes
Arenas-Gamboa AM, Rossetti CA, Chaki SP, Garcia-Gonzalez DG, Adams KG, Ficht TA
Curr Trop Med Rep.

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