Biography

Kaori Sakamoto

Department of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pathology, Office of Research and Faculty and Graduate Affairs
DVM, PhD, DACVP
Adjunct Faculty, Anatomic Pathology, Associate Professor, Director of CBS Program

Expertise

  • Animal Models of Human Disease
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis of Disease
  • Disease Physiology and Pathogenesis
  • Mycobacterial Diseases
  • Pathology of Filarial Diseases
  • Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

Biography

Research Interests

  • Immunomodulatory effects of mycobacterial cell wall lipids
  • Pathogenesis of granulomatous diseases
  • Intramacrophagic bacterial survival
  • Animal models of granulomatous diseases
  • Pathology of Nematode Infections

Educational Background

  • BS (1991) Duke University
  • MLS (1995) North Carolina State University
  • DVM (1999) North Carolina State University
  • MS (2002) Purdue University
  • PhD (2008) Cornell University
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (2002)

Selected Publications

  • Gupta, T., Lagatta, M., Helms, S., Pavlicek, R., Owino, S.O., Sakamoto, K., Nagy, T., Harvey, S.B., Papania, M., Schultz, K., Quinn, F.D., and R.K. Karls. Evaluation of a temperature-restricted, mucosal tuberculosis vaccine in guinea pigs. Tuberculosis. 2018:113:179-188.
  • Wong, J.K., Chambers, L.C., Elsmo, E.J., Jenkins, T.L., Howerth, E.W., Phillips, A.E., Sánchez, S., and Sakamoto. Burkholderia cepacia outbreak associated with contaminated chlorhexidine 2% scrub in five cats (2012-2014). J Vet Diagn Invest. 2018:30(5):763-9.
  • Novakowski, K.E. Han, S., Dorrington, M.G., Pelka, P., White, P., Hyunh, A., Guarne, A., Sakamoto, K., and D.M.E. Bowdish. Naturally-occurring Transcript Variants of MARCO Reveal the SRCR Domain is Critical for Ligand Binding and Uptake. Immun Cell Biol. 2016:94(7):646-55.
  • Watson, M.K., Cazzini, P., Mayer, J., Gottdenker, N., Reavill, D., Parry, N., Fox, J.G., and Sakamoto. Histopathology and Immunohistochemistry of Severe Inflammatory Bowel Disease Versus Lymphoma in the Ferret (Mustela putorius furo). J Vet Diagn Invest. 2016:28(3):198-206.
  • Edwards, E.E. Garner, B., Williamson, L.H., Storey, B., Gottdenker, N., and Sakamoto. Pathology of Haemonchus contortus in New World camelids in Georgia: a retrospective study (2002 – 2013). J Vet Diagn Invest.2016:28(2):105-9.
  • Chen, X., Sakamoto, K., Quinn, F., Chen, H., and Z. Fu. Lack of intracellular replication of tuberculosis and M. bovis BCG caused by delivering bacilli to lysosomes in murine brain microvascular endothelial cells. Oncotarget. 2015:6(32):32456-32467.
  • Budischak, S.A., Sakamoto, K., Megow, L., Cummings, K., Urban, J., and V. Ezenwa. Resource limitation alters the consequences of coinfection for both hosts and parasites. Int J Parasit. 2015:45(7):455-63.
  • Cazzini, P., Frontera-Acevedo, K., Garner, B., Howerth, E., Torres, B., Northrup, N., and Sakamoto. Morphologic, Molecular, and Ultrastructural Characterization of a Feline Synovial Cell Sarcoma and Derived Cell Line. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2015:27(3):369-76.
  • Frontera-Acevedo, K. and Sakamoto. Local Pulmonary Immune Responses in Domestic Cats Naturally Infected with Cytauxzoon felis. Vet Immunol and Immunopathol. 2015:163(1-2):1-7.
  • Frontera-Acevedo, K., Brown, H.M., Peterson, S., Creevy, K., Garner, B., Balsone. N., Dugan, M., Makemson, C., Sellers, L.B., and K. Sakamoto. 2013. Systemic immune response in Cytauxzoon felis-infected domestic cats.  Amer J Vet Res. 75(6):901-9.