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Angela Arenas

Assistant Professor

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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


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. 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.. 6(2): 80-88.
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. 10(8).
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.
Peripheral neuroblastomas in dogs: A Case Series.
A.M Arenas-Gamboa, M.Tanabe, J. Edwards and R. Storts.
J. Comp. Path..
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.
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. 49(3): 524-7.
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.. 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.. 13(2): 127-9.
Epithelioid haemangiosarcoma in the ocular tissue of horses.
Arenas-Gamboa, A. M., and J. Mansell.
J. Comp. Pathol. . 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.. 13(1): 106-12.
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.. 45(4): 1021-9.
Brucellosis: the case for live, attenuated vaccines.
Ficht TA, Kahl-McDonagh MM, Arenas-Gamboa AM, Rice-Ficht AC
Vaccine. 27 Suppl 4: 40-3.
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.. 10(7): 203-213.
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. . 45(1): 165-73.
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.. 77(2): 877-84.
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.. 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. . 75(10): 4923-32.
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.
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. . 103(4): 1546-53.
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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